On September 1, I had the pleasure of working with the absolutely lovely bride, Tina. From start to finish, this wedding was the perfect blend of romance, tradition and fun. This particular wedding is a wonderful example of how much your venue can impact the feel of your wedding and become an extension of your personality and vision. Tina and Eric’s wedding reception took place at Moonstone Manor in Elizabethtown, PA. This rustic and eclectic mansion is ideal for creating a warm and romantic setting, but still provides the flexibility to add in unique and fun touches.


When I first arrived at the venue, I immediately took notice of the natural elements that surrounded the area. A small river trickled near the ceremony site, giving off the most subtle but soothing background music. Once inside, I was impressed with the beautifully decorated rooms that accommodated the bridal party as they prepared for the big day. Moonstone Manor’s owner, Penny, is an exceptional hostess and made me feel welcomed from the moment I arrived on the grounds.

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Once set-up, I focused my sole attention on the bride, Tina and worked to turn her dream bridal makeup into reality. Prior to the wedding day, Tina had decided upon her specific look. Not wearing much makeup on a regular basis, Tina wanted to her makeup to subtly enhance her features on her wedding day while still looking natural and timeless. Using soft colors and natural hues, I emphasized Tina’s bright blue eyes and porcelain skin to create a fresh and youthful look with a touch of romance.

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As I always say, your wedding should be an extension of who you are and this includes everything from your dress, your venue and especially your makeup. Tina’s personality translated beautifully into every detail of her wedding day. Getting to know her through the bridal makeup process, I could sense that she was a naturally fun and outgoing person whose love for her family and friends ran deep. The Moonstone Manor was the perfect fit for a venue and Tina’s natural and romantic bridal look blended seamlessly into this theme!


I would like to extend an extra special thank you to all of the vendors who helped to make Tina and Eric’s wedding day an absolute fairytale. Thomas Beaman Photography and SV Media Productions did an extraordinary job capturing the subtle and intricate details of the bridal makeup. But more than just the makeup, the bride’s expressions and emotions were reflected beautifully in the film from this special day. Your talent has helped to preserve my artwork in film and video that will remain forever in time – and for that I am truly grateful!

Enjoy Tina and Eric’s newly finished wedding video here!

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Full List of Wedding Vendors:

Wedding Reception: Moonstone Manor

Catering: Weddings by JDK

Flowers: Hammaker’s Flower Shop

Video: SV Media Productions

Transportation: Elite Trolley

Photography: Thomas Beaman Photography

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