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Capturing Love at Twin Pines Manor: Mike and Sherri's Intimate Elopement in Ephrata, PA

In the world of family photography, every couple's love story is a unique masterpiece waiting to be captured. Such was the case with Mike and Sherri, a couple who, after facing unexpected challenges in their wedding plans, decided to embark on a more intimate journey. As a family photographer, I had the privilege of being a witness to their beautiful love story at the enchanting Twin Pines Manor Bed & Breakfast.


The Unexpected Shift

It all began in January when I received a call from Mike and Sherri. Originally planning to tie the knot in the romantic setting of Italy, unforeseen concerns about the marriage license approval process prompted them to shift gears and opt for an intimate elopement instead. Choosing the picturesque Twin Pines Manor as their venue, they secured a spot for the weekend and obtained special permission to exchange their vows in the magical garden of this hidden gem.


Discovering Twin Pines Manor

To my delight, this stunning manor turned out to be just a stone's throw away from my home, tucked away behind rows of trees. As I drove down the path, the manor and its gardens unveiled themselves like a secret paradise. Rows of blossoming cherry trees and radiant sunshine set the stage for what promised to be a day filled with love and magic.


Meeting Mike and Sherri

Upon my arrival, I was warmly greeted by Mike and Sherri just outside the manor's door. Mike shared that Sherri had a breathtaking gown, but what stole the show for me was her vibrant purple hair – a reflection of her unique and adventurous spirit that resonated with my own heart.


The Ceremony

The couple opted for a private ceremony in the enchanting garden. Surrounded by nature's beauty, they exchanged heartfelt vows, creating a moment that was both intimate and magical. The love between Mike and Sherri was palpable, radiating joy and warmth that added an extra layer of beauty to the surroundings.


Capturing the Love

After the ceremony, we embarked on a journey to explore the breathtaking grounds of Twin Pines Manor. The manor's charm provided a perfect backdrop for capturing the genuine love and connection between Mike and Sherri. Their comfort and playful demeanor made the entire experience an absolute joy for me as their photographer.


Mike and Sherri's elopement at Twin Pines Manor was a testament to the resilience of love in the face of unexpected twists. As a photographer, I am grateful to have been a part of their special day, capturing the essence of their unique love story against the backdrop of a hidden gem. Twin Pines Manor will forever hold the memories of this beautiful couple and their intimate celebration, reminding us all that love, in its purest form, is a masterpiece worth capturing.


Next, they embark on their inaugural European adventure. The Malinowskis are set to celebrate a symbolic union amidst the enchanting backdrop of Rome. I have no doubt that their European photographer will capture the magic through a series of photographs that will beautifully encapsulate their special moments throughout the city. Simply mesmerizing, isn't it?





Tasha Skye Creative is a family and portrait photographer & graphic designer based in Lancaster County, PA. Capturing authentic people in a bright and bold way.

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