Bri + Chad | Moonstone Manor Wedding

Moonstone Manor Wedding

"Cambria is AMAZING!!! She photographed my wedding Saturday September 2nd 2017 at Moonstone Manor in Elizabethtown, PA. My husband wanted someone he felt comfortable with that would understand our vision without forcing there style on us. Cambria was perfect! She turned our rainy day into one we will never forget. She was able to capture everything we talked about and even mores we didn’t. Our guest gave great feed back on how “down to earth” she is. We truly are thankful for everything she did for us not only on that day, or the engagement session, but everyday in between. Cambria truly has a gift and we were honored to have her photograph us."

-BreAnn Spinello

Tell me about your wedding! What was the inspiration behind your day? Did you have a specific theme or style? Any traditions? 
We got married at a beautiful Mansion “Moonstone Manor” in Elizabethtown, PA. It was a small wedding with our closest friends and family. We wanted a gatsby theme but without the costumes. Elegant but simple. We wanted it to feel welcoming and fun for guests.

What were some of your favorite parts of your wedding day?
We did a first a first look. It was my favorite part. Unrehearsed raw emotion. I was fine the whole day, happy, excited, all smiles, but when I opened the door to walk out to my future husband emotions took over and I was nervous, I started crying shaking and smiling all at once. The fact that I knew my future husband was about to see me for the first time was the best overwhelming feeling I’ve ever had. We also enjoyed the adventure of taking pictures let’s just say slippery rocks and a wedding gown/suit don’t go well with water. But it makes for one heck of a picture!

How did you meet? Tell us about the proposal.
Chad and I met at a local bar in York, PA on Christmas Day. Safe to say he was my best gift ever. We dated for 3 years before he asked me to marry him. We are very adventurous people we love to hike be on the river or go on vacation. Chad took me to me Pole Steeple on my birthday (in February) which is a hiking spot. Weird I thought why are we going hiking when there’s snow on the ground. But that’s where he asked me at the top of a cliff over looking a pond. It was very romantic.

Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you’d like to share with other couples planning their day?
Make it fun! Don’t spend money on anything you can do yourself. Invitations are nice but they end up in the trash. Spend money on photography, food and the DJ. The rest will work itself out. And don’t look at the weather! It’s your day try to remember that, make it how you and your fiancé talked about it.