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A Sayen Gardens Wedding – Corinne and Chris

So, I shoot a lot of weddings and Corinne and Chris’s Sayen Gardens wedding was absolutely one of the most one-of-a-kind affairs I’ve ever had the pleasure of capturing. When I arrived at Hairports where Corinne and bridesmaids were getting their hair and makeup done, they immediately set me up with a trove of interesting details to shoot that merely hinted at the neat traditions and interesting takes Corrine and Chris would show off on their wedding day. Among those details, were two sets of shoes, white boots for the ceremony and a pair of light-up sneakers in neon colors that could most accurately be described as “rad”. The women donned saris and the bouquets were an artful synthesis of asian fans and flowers. For the first look, Chris wore a purple unicorn-themed blindfold (No explanation needed). During the nuptials, instead of a more traditional sand ceremony or a candle-lighting, Chris and Corinne prepared Tabouli as a nod to Chris’s Syrian heritage. Immediately following, Corinne and Chris retrieved a bottle of bourbon from where they had buried it a few days prior in order to ward off any bad weather. The table centerpieces and decorations inside the Sayen House reception were all mementos from their visits to National Parks, a passion that Corinne and Chris told me in our very first meeting. Its an interest I share with them and it played no small role in why I was excited about them as a couple and their wedding. They polished their perfect day off with a packed dance floor and some incredibly tasty cupcakes created by Danielle’s cake-tastic creations. It was a  truly unique wedding and I was also happy I got to be there to capture it.

Congratulations Corrine and Chris! Enjoy the Photos!

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1Groom wears a blindfold for his first look at the Sayen House and Gardens Wedding. Photo by Weldon Wedding Photography
Bride removes grooms blindfold during a first look at The Sayen House and Gardens Wedding. Photo by Weldon Wedding Photography
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bride and groom walking the path at their sayen gardens wedding. Photo by Bucks County Wedding Photographer Weldon Wedding Photography
bride and groom dance in the field at their Sayen Gardens Weddings. Photo by New Jersey wedding photographers Weldon Wedding Photography
bride and groom sit by a waterfall in New Jersey at their sayen house and gardens wedding. Photo by Weldon Wedding Photography
A wedding ceremony at the Temple at the Sayen house and Gardens. Photo by Bucks County-based Weldon Wedding Photography
Bride and groom make tabouli during their wedding ceremony in New Jersey. Photo by Weldon Wedding Photography
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6Bridal Party Performs a traditional Indian dance at a Sayen House and Gardens Wedding. Image by Weldon Wedding Photography
4groom serenades his new wife on the dance floor at the Sayen House and Gardens Wedding. Weldon Wedding Photography

Wedding Venue: Sayen House and Gardens

Caterer: Mafalda’s
Decorations: K’s Event Decorations and Rental
Wedding Cake Design: Danielle’s cake-tastic creations
Florist: Petal Pushers Inc
Videographer: Greg Hoffman Films
Transportation: Cescaphe Trolley
Hair/Makeup Stylists: The Hairports Wash and Blow Dry Bar
Digital Caricature Artist: Drawn Together NYC

 

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A Manor House at Prophecy Creek Wedding – Lindsay and Spencer

Lindsay and Spencer’s Manor House at Prophecy Creek wedding was fantastic. The whole day, from start to finish, was meticulously planned and beautifully executed. We kicked off the morning, capturing getting ready photos. The women spent the morning at Lindsay’s parents’ beautiful home in Doylestown where, after getting their hair and makeup done, Lindsay and her bridesmaids took some valuable time to relax outside on the patio with champagne. Once refreshed and relaxed, they donned their dresses, made some final adjustments, had a first look with Lindsay’s father, and boarded the trolley to head to the church. Spencer was, true-to- form, smiling from the moment I saw him. That smile was a permanent fixture throughout the day. After the moving ceremony at Doylestown Presybterian, they exited to a line of guests throwing rose petals. We hopped on the trolley again where the corks and bottle caps were discarded with reckless abandon and the bridal party got an early start on the revelry of the reception. The Manor House at Prophecy Creek is a gorgeous venue and on Saturday it was breath-taking. With the perfect weather and the stunning work by Doylestown’s Floribunda, the venue looked as beautiful as I’ve ever seen it. After portraits on the grounds, cocktails at dusk, and a delicious meal served up by Robert Fair, The Untouchables opened the dance floor and put on one of the best performances I’ve seen from a wedding band. It was my first time working with them, and they did an excellent job, as clearly evidenced by the many, many, many photos of guests on the dance floor. The whole day was incredible and I know how much work Lindsay and her mother Nancy put into planning it.

Congratulations to Lindsay and Spencer!! Enjoy the photos and be sure to wish them well in the comments below!

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bride pins the boutineer on her grandfather at her Doylestown pa wedding. Photo by Doylestown Wedding Photographers Weldon Wedding Photography
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Wedding Ceremony at Doylestown Presbyterian Church. Photo by Doylestown Wedding Photographers Weldon Wedding Photography
guests throw rose petals as bride and groom exit a stone church in Doylestown, PA. Photo by Doylestown Wedding Photographers Weldon Wedding Photography
bridesmaids in front of a red door at a stone church. Photo by Doylestown Wedding Photographers Weldon Wedding Photography
1bridesmaids dance and drink champagne on a trolley to the wedding reception. Photo by Doylestown Wedding Photographers Weldon Wedding Photography
bride and groom celebrate with bridal party on the back of a trolley on the way to their reception in ambler pa. Photo by Doylestown Wedding Photographers Weldon Wedding Photography
2bride and groom win a swing wrapped in greenery at the manor house at prophecy creek wedding. Photo by Philadelphia Wedding Photographers Weldon Wedding Photography
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bride and groom walk holding hands in front of a brick silo at the manor house at prophecy creek wedding. Photo by Doylestown Wedding Photographers Weldon Wedding Photography
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reception at a wedding at the manor house at prophecy creek. Photo by Weldon Wedding Photography
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Hair/Makeup Stylists: Nancy Caroline Bridal Beauty
Church: Doylestown Presbyterian Church
Venue: Manor House at Prophecy Creek Park
Caterer: Robert Fair Caterer
Florist: Floribunda
Wedding Videographer: Merryweather Films
Wedding Band: The Untouchables
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A Bryn Athyn Cathedral Wedding – Hannah and Joe

I knew during our very first phone call that Hannah and Joe’s Bryn Athyn Cathedral wedding was going to be incredible. Not only is the Bryn Athyn Cathedral itself gorgeous, but the reception venue, The Lord’s New Church, is replete with the same beautiful stone architecture and nestled in the same serene landscape that makes all of Bryn Athyn so perfect for a wedding. Moreover, Hannah and Joe are unbelievably nice and truly genuine people. Those emotions really shine through in the pictures and it was clear that the guests felt incredibly close to the bride and groom. Hannah and Joe’s wedding had every single emotional moment that makes photographing weddings so rewarding.  We started off the day at Blue Salon where Hannah and her bridesmaids got their hair and makeup done. We then headed over the Bryn Athyn Cathedral. It’s really a stunning church both inside and out. At the Cathedral, Hannah and Joe shared one of the most amazing first looks I’ve ever captured. There were tears (and laughter) all around as they exchanged gifts with each other. The ceremony that followed was solemn and beautiful and afterwards we headed to the cocktail hour and reception at the Lord’s New Church. It was a night filled with great speeches, non-stop dancing, a few photos at sunset in the meadow, and a French fry bar (which is of course, the best kind of bar there is =))

Congratulations to Hannah and Joe! Enjoy the photos and be sure to wish them well in the comments below.

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bride gets hair sprayed during getting ready for her Bryn Athyn cathedral wedding. Photo by Philadelphia wedding photographers Weldon Wedding Photography.
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5bride getting ready with bridesmaidsat the Bryn Athyn cathedral. Photo by Philadelphia wedding photographers Weldon Wedding Photography.
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1bride and groom cry during first look at Bryn Athyn cathedral. Photo by Philadelphia wedding photographers Weldon Wedding Photography.
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1First look at the Bryn Athyn Cathedral. Photo by Philadelphia wedding photographers Weldon Wedding Photography.
1bride and groom walk together before the Bryn Athyn cathedral wedding. Photo by Philadelphia wedding photographers Weldon Wedding Photography.
Bryn Athyn Cathedral Wedding near Cairnwood estate . Photo by Philadelphia wedding photographers Weldon Wedding Photography.
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1Bride walks down the aisle at the Bryn Athyn Cathedral, Photo by Philadelphia wedding photographers Weldon Wedding Photography.
1Wedding at the Bryn Athyn Cathedral. Image by Weldon Wedding Photography.
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Bryn Athyn Wedding Ceremony. Photo by Philadelphia wedding photographers Weldon Wedding Photography.
1groom carries bride into the tall grass of a meadow at The Lord
Bride and groom share a kiss in the field at the Lord
Bride and groom first dance at their wedding reception at the Lords
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4bride and baby face off on the dance floor at a wedding reception in Bryn Athyn. Photo by Philadelphia wedding photographers Weldon Wedding Photography.
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A Cape May Wedding – Kayla and Brian

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Cape May is a unique town and last weekend I had the pleasure of shooting Kayla and Brian’s intimate Cape May Wedding. I first worked with Kayla and Brian a few months ago when we shot their engagement session in New Hope. During that shoot, Kayla, originally from Texas, introduced the word “wassel” into my vocabulary and though I still hold some skepticism that it’s a thing, I feel confident after revisiting the topic last weekend, that she wouldn’t intentionally mislead me. Kayla and Brian are fantastic to photograph and just great people to be around. Kind, funny, and down-to-earth. They kept their wedding intentionally small and got to spend the day with their closest friends and family. The March weather at the Jersey shore can be unpredictable and though it was a bit chilly, we managed to get outside the Southern Mansion to capture a fantastic first look and some great pictures of a very happy couple. Were it Christmas time, I’m sure we would have been treated to a good wassel. The ceremony took place in the inside and then all guests were treated to some excellent acoustic music during cocktails and reception dj-ing by the incomparable Pat and Sean Kelly

Congratulations to Kayla and Brian! Enjoy the photos and be sure to wish the couple well in the comments below.

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First look at the Southern Mansion in cape may New Jersey. Photo by nj wedding photographers Weldon Wedding Photography.
bride and groom portraits at the Southern Mansion. Photo by nj wedding photographers Weldon Wedding Photography.
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Reception at Southern Mansion. Photo by nj wedding photographers Weldon Wedding Photography.
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A Cescaphe Vie Wedding – Anu and Edwin

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When we had out initial planning call many months ago, we were imagining a cold day and maybe even some snow. Anu and Edwin’s Cescaphe Vie wedding surprised us though with balmy 50 degree temperatures and rain. It turns out, the weather wasn’t the only surprise on what was a really unique (and a very Philly) wedding day. Anu and Edwin are an awesome couple. They managed to infuse their wedding day with their creativity and an amazing sense of humor. Despite the wet conditions they were determined to get outside. We coordinated a First Look with the entire bridal party in Logan Circle and captured portraits of everyone at the Art Museum before heading to The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul for a beautiful ceremony. Anu and Edwin clearly spent a lot of time thinking about how they wanted their wedding to go and especially at the reception, they scripted lots of moments that were unique to them and their relationship. Before they came out to formally greet their guests at Cescaphe Vie there was a hilarious introduction video which showed them working through a few “rejected” reception ideas. Then, they entered the party, donned in inflatable elephants and Edwin wore Jason Kelce’s genie get-up from the Eagles recent Super Bowl parade. And to be clear, I don’t mean he wore a similar genie outfit, he wore the exact genie outfit that Jason Kelce wore. They then launched into a fantastically choreographed and flawlessly performed dance routine which I gather took weeks of preparation. There was also a few performances that Edwin surprised Anu with. First, Edwin had a Dohl drummer join a violinist in an awesome duet that was really unique. Then, Michael Jackson took the dance floor to perform a medley of some of his best routines. It was an awesome night and we were so happy we could be there to capture it.

Congratulations to Anu and Edwin! Enjoy this sneak peek and be sure to wish the couple well in the comments!

 

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Bride and Groom First Look at Logan Circle in Philadelphia with City Hall in the background. Photo by Weldon Wedding Photography.
2groom rocks some awesome shoes on the steps of the art museum in Philadelphia. Photo by Weldon Wedding Photography.
Bride walks down the aisle with her parents at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Photo by Weldon Wedding Photography.
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Bride and Groom enter reception at Cescaphe Vie. Both wearing inflatable elephants. Groom wearing Jason Kelce
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Michael Jackson impersonator at Philadelphia
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1Guests join in with Michael Jackson Thriller dance on the floor at a Cescaphe Vie Wedding Reception. Photo by Weldon Wedding Photography.

 

Hair/Makeup Stylists: Jacklyn Ryan

Ceremony: Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
Reception Venue and Caterer: Cescaphe Vie
Florist:Chelsea Mettinger
Videographer: Liz Wiese
Band/DJ: Everett Jackson