Ballroom at Ellis Preserve Elegant Summer Wedding

July 24, 2018

I don’t even know how to put into words how special this wedding was. To Ali, Nick, their families and friends and also to me. I met Ali and Nick last summer after Denise, Nick’s mom, hired me to photograph the proposal. Nick took Ali to a mini golf place here in Lancaster, on the day they were celebrating 6 years together… and that was also the place they went on their 1st date. Ali’s smile was contagious and radiant. I was pregnant and remember forgetting about how sick I was feeling after meeting her. She was so happy, literally jumping up and down. <3

A few months after, they booked me for their wedding and we met once again, now for their engagement session. There I met Ali’s parents and their dog, Rylie! The entire family became dear to me… I don’t know how to explain the connection I immediately felt with the Cocco/Russo family. One of those things we can only attribute to divine intervention!!!

After 1 year planning all of the details, July 20th arrived. The forecast called for rain a few days before, but the sun was shinning as bright as Ali on her wedding day! I arrived at The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve to find an amazing group of ladies getting ready in the bridal suite. Music was playing, makeup, hair product and professionals were everywhere. The vibe in that room was just incredible!!! Well, I couldn’t expect anything else… Ali is so joyful, so of course she has joyful friends!

Nick is one of the calmest people I have ever met in my entire life. He is very soft spoken and his demeanor will transmit so much peace to you… Even though he’s super chill, you could see in his eyes how happy he was to be marrying the love of his life.

They said I DO in front of 200 guests in the lawn of Ellis Preserve and then danced the night away in the ballroom…

Mr. & Mrs Russo (woohoo!!!), I wish you a lifetime of joy and happiness. May God bless your marriage and may all your dreams come true together. You are one of the most amazing couples I have ever had the pleasure to meet. Thank you for your kindness towards me and for choosing me to register your YES!!! You guys have a friend in me!!! Congratulations!!!

Below are a few of my favorites from your elegant summer wedding. Enjoy!



Venue: The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve

Wedding Planner: Heidi Kolby – 44th & Luxe Events

Day of Coordinator: Megan McCarthy

Catering: Finley Catering

Videography: Well Spun Weddings 

Floral: Marcus Hook Florist

Cake: Termini

DJ: Schaffer Sounds

Makeup: Blush Salon

Hair: Alyssa Gallen

Gown: Maggie SoteroBijou Bridal



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    July 25th, 2018 at 11:15 am

    I don’t know what to say. These pictures are absolutely beautiful. You captured Ali and Nick’s happiness and love. Thank you Juliana for such lovely photographs. Outstanding job!!!

    Dear Juliana,
    You did an outstanding job of capturing the love between Ali and Nick. Thank you. These photographs are just beautiful.

  2. jtomlinson

    July 25th, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    Aww Lisa, thank you so much for your kind words! Thank YOU!!! I feel honored to be Nick & Ali’s photographer!

  3. Noella

    March 15th, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    Hi there! Such a great short article, thank

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