Winona and Dan | Greendance Winery Wedding

A little slice of heaven.  That is what we thought of Winona and Dan’s wedding day at Greendance, the Winery at Sandhill.  What started as a cloudy day turned into the sun bursting through the fields of grapevines, right in time for the wedding day to begin.  The ceremony was down a winding path lined with white floral hanging baskets, in between tall  and stately trees.  It was right over the hill from the apple orchard. The reception was through a white picket fence on a fieldstone patio, which was adjacent to the winery.  See what I mean?  A little slice of heaven.

“I think he’s anxious,” Winona says to me right as we walk through the hotel door.  “He told me he didn’t want to talk the night before the wedding because it’s bad luck.  I had to remind him that the wives tale is not to see each other the night before the wedding for bad luck- we could still talk on the phone!”  It was endearingly cute, hearing about Dan’s anticipation for the wedding day! Winona was calm and collected, and even though she admitted once to feeling antsy (who doesn’t on their wedding day?!), I would never have been able to tell!  She was glowing and elegant, and her smile was as radiant as the sun.

This wedding was certainly near and dear to our heart- we photographed Dan’s brother’s wedding a few years ago (shout out to Ryan and Melanie!), and remembered his friends and family.  There is something extra special about seeing familiar faces smiling back at you throughout the day!

Take a look to see what I mean…
An elegant empire-waist wedding dress hanging in a hotel window.
Elegant and glittery wedding shoes
The mother of the bride zips up the wedding dress.
The bride slips on her engagement ring during the getting ready pictures on her wedding day
The bride puts her wedding earrings on as her mother helps
The portrait of a bride before her wedding ceremony at Greendance Winery at Sandhill
A picture of the bride before her wedding ceremony at Greendance, the Winery at Sandhill
A picture of Greendance, the Winery at Sandill in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania
A picture of the bride in an apple orchard at Greendance Winery at Sandhill

A picture of a bride at Greendance, the winery at Sandhill

Look at this ravishing lady!!!

The bride and her father hug at Greendance Winery at Sandhill in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania
A picture of a groom at Greendance, the Winery at Sandhill in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania
A picture of a groom
A picture of a groom standing at a barn at Greendance, the Winery at Sandhill in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania
A groom taking a picture with his mother at  Greendance, the Winery at Sandhill in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania

A picture of the groom and his brothers at Greendance, the Winery at Sandhill in Mt. Pleasant, PA

Handsome gents! Dan and his brothers.

A sign leading guests to the ceremony site at Greendance, a Winery at Sandhill in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania

The bride and her father walk down the winding path to the ceremony site at Greendance, the Winery at Sandhill in Mt. Pleasant Pennsylvania

A few of the processional images to set the scene…

The bride and her father walk down a stone path to the wedding ceremony at Greendance, a Winery at Sandhill in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania
The bride and her father walk down a stone path to the wedding ceremony at Greendance, the Winery at Sandhill in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania
The groom smiles as he sees his bride walking into the wedding ceremony at Greendance, the Winery at Sandhill in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania
The groom smiles at his bride during a wedding ceremony at Greendance, a Winery at Sandhill in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania
The bride and groom hold hands at their wedding ceremony at Greendance, the Winery at Sandhill in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania
The guest of the wedding watching the ceremony at Greendance, the Winery at Sandhill in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania
The bride and groom exchange rings during a woodlands wedding ceremony at Greendance, The Winery at Sandhill in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania
The bride and groom have their first kiss during a wedding ceremony at Greendance, the Winery at Sandhill in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania
The mother of the groom blows bubbles as the married couple exits the wedding ceremony at Greendance, the Winery at Sandhill in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania
The bride and groom leave the wedding ceremony down a stone pathway at Greendance, the Winery at Sandhill in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania
A picture of the bride and groom at Greendance, the Winery at Sandhill in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania

A picture of a bride and groom at Greendance, the Winery at Sandhill in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania

Ah- aren’t they a model couple?!!!

A picture of the bride and groom walking in an apple orchard at Greendance, the winery at Sandhill in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania

A picture of the bride and groom in an orchard at Greendance, the Winery at Sandhill in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania

So. In. Love.

A picture of the bride and groom in an apple orchard at Greendance, the Winery at Sandhill in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania
A picture of a bride and groom in an apple orchard at Greendance, the Winery at Sandhill in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania
A picture of the bride and groom in the forest at Greendance, the Winery at Sandhill in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania
A picture of the bride and groom by the lake at Greendance, the Winery at Sandhill in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania
A picture of the bride and groom walking through Greendance, The Winery at Sandhill in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania
The bride and groom are introduced into their wedding reception at Greendance, the Winery at Sandhill in Mt. Pleasant, Pennslyvania

The bride and groom dance their first dance at Greendance, the Winery at Sandhill in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania

I just love the expressions captured during their first dance!

The bride and groom
The bride and groom dance their first dance at Greendance, The Winery at Sandhill in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania

The bride and groom feed each other cake at their wedding reception at Greendance, the Winery at Sandhill in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania

I’ve said it before, but I love a great cake smash.

The groom and his mother dance at a wedding reception at Greendance, the Winery at Sandhill in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania
The bride dances with her father at Greendance, the Winery at Sandhill in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania
Greendance, the Winery at Sandhill in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania
Guests blow bubbles and dance at a wedding reception at Greendance, the winery at Sandhill in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania
The guests dance at a wedding reception at Greendance, the Winery at Sandhill in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania

Guests dance at a wedding reception at Greendance, the Winery at Sandhill in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania
The guests dance at a wedding reception at Greendance, the Winery at Sandhill in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania

Greendance, the Winery at Sandhill

We asked Ryan to help us test the lighting. (Ryan, you didn’t think you’d get out of the blog post, did you? Missed you, Melanie!)

The bride and groom

Some of my favorite wedding rings. I love that they incorporated rose gold!

The wedding cake, floral arrangements, and guest favors at a wedding reception at Greendance, the Winery at Sandhill in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania
A picture of the bride and groom at Greendance, the Winery at Sandhill in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania
A picture of the bride and groom at Greendance, the Winery at Sandhill in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania

L~ F~:

We missed you, too Melanie! Sending hugs to you and your sweet family! xoxo

Melanie Lipner

I am so so sad I missed the wedding and seeing you guys again! It was for a good reason though : ) These pictures are stunning, as expected!! Dan and Winona are such a beautiful couple, I’m sure they were easy to photograph! Hopefully our paths will cross again!