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An Anthony Wayne House Wedding – Aubrey and Phil

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Aubrey and Phil’s Anthony Wayne House wedding was fantastic. Despite the fact that they had close to 200 people celebrate with them, the day still somehow felt incredibly intimate. Aubrey and Phil are both warm, funny, and friendly and it was simply a pleasure capturing their day. We started a the hotel and then headed to The Anthony Wayne House in Historic Waynesborough. Once there, we had a little bit of time before the ceremony started and Aubrey’s bridesmaids spent a little time regaling her mother with tales of high school mischief that she wasn’t previously aware of (e.g. lawn-forking: it’s a Pottstown thing, apparently). I found that conversation both hilarious and a fantastic opportunity to capture some candid shots of the women before the ceremony. During the ceremony, the portraits and the reception that followed I was struck by how expressive, natural, and close Phil and Aubrey are. The formalities of the wedding day was not at all intimidating to them and they couldn’t be separated all night long. As evidenced by the photos, you can see that they spent their wedding sharing the same brilliant smile.

Congratulations Aubrey and Phil! Enjoy the photos and please be sure to wish the couple well I the comments below!

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1bride getting ready at the Anthony Wayne House Wedding. Image by Philadelphia wedding photographer Weldon Wedding Photography
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1bride and groom at their wedding ceremony at the Anthony Wayne House. Image by Philadelphia wedding photographer Weldon Wedding Photography
2Bride and Groom share a moment after their wedding ceremony at the Anthony Wayne house. Image by Philadelphia wedding photographer Weldon Wedding Photography
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3bride and groom react during the speeches at their wedding reception at The Anthony Wayne house. Image by Philadelphia wedding photographer Weldon Wedding Photography
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1night time shot of bride and groom near a tree wrapped in lights at their Anthony Wayne House wedding. Photo by Philadelphia wedding photographer Weldon Wedding Photography
Wedding Ceremony & Reception: Anthony Wayne House
Hair Stylist: Jessica McGuckin
Caterer: Jeffrey Miller Catering
Florist: OffShoots
Band/DJ: Synergetic Sounds (Dave Nederostek)
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Yardley Country Club and Princeton Wedding – Emily and Tom

What an awesome day for Emily and Tom’s Yardley Country Club and Princeton Wedding. Emily and Tom met at the University of Pittsburgh. Like most Pitt grads, they and their fellow Pitt grad guests have a serious affinity for their school (the reception was peppered with shouts of Go Pitt!). Though they live now in Pittsburgh, Tom’s family is from Yardley so that’s where they chose to celebrate the day. Emily was also a huge fan of the buildings and gardens at Princeton University so we captured their first look and wedding portraits on Princeton’s beautiful campus.  One of my favorite stories that I heard repeatedly throughout their day was that Tom was so enamored with Emily that he, standing at over six feet tall, would happily visit Emily at her parents’ house and sleep on their five-foot futon in order to spend time with her and her family. It clearly did the trick in demonstrating his commitment to Emily and now, hopefully, they can come to terms on appropriately sized furniture in their new home together.

Congratulations Emily and Tom! Enjoy the Photos!

bride and groom portraits at Prospect Gardens at Princeton University. Photo by New Jersey Wedding Photographer Weldon Wedding Photography
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3black and white image of bride and groom climbing the steps at Whig Hall at a Princeton Wedding. Image by Weldon Wedding Photography.
1bride and groom on the steps of whig hall at Princeton university . Image by Weldon Wedding Photography.
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Bride and Groom at sunset at the Yardley County Club. Image by Bucks County

 

First Look: Prospect House Gardens
Wedding Portraits: Princeton University
Ceremony: St Ignatius
Hair/Makeup Stylists: Be You Studio, Langhorne
Caterer: Yardley Country Club
Florist: Marrazzo’s Manor Lane Florist
Band/DJ: Pulse Entertainment

 

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A Manor House at Prophecy Creek Wedding – Stephanie and Jon

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Stephanie and Jon’s Manor House at Prophecy Creek Wedding was excellent! Stephanie and Jon found me in 2015 and I loved my meeting with them because I could tell how excited they were about each other and the photography on their day. In the fall we visited their alma mater, Lafayette college for their engagement shoot and we made some great photos and I got to meet Daisy, their dog who played an important role in the wedding. Stephanie and Jon’s day was particularly unique because they blended their Jewish and Hindu backgrounds and traditions throughout the day. Stephanie’s grandmother blessed Jon before the ceremony and Stephanie and Jon surprised everyone when they changed into a Sari and Sherwani (respectively) and performed a traditional Indian dance at the end of the reception. It may have also been the first time I’ve shot a wedding where the Bride had just completed her boards and the Groom had just passed the bar. That’s a lot to take on in the same year you get married. Stephanie and Jon are the true definition of a power couple and they are super kind, warm and just great people to be around. It was such an awesome day and I’m so happy we got to capture it for them.

Congratulations Stephanie and Jon! Enjoy the photos and be sure too wish them well in the comments below!

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1bride and groom on bridge at manor house at prophecy creek. Photo by Weldon Wedding Photography
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1bridal party crowding in for the shot. Photo by Weldon Wedding Photography
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1ketubah signing at manor house at prophecy creek. Photo by Weldon Wedding Photography
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Ceremony at Manor House of Prophecy Creek. Photo by Weldon Wedding Photography
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bride and groom near the grain silo at the manor house at prophecy creek. Photo by Weldon Wedding Photography
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2bride and groom on the swing at night outside their manor house at prophecy creek wedding. Photo by Weldon Wedding Photography
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Hair/Makeup Stylists: Gloss Hair & Makeup Artistry
Caterer: Robert Fair Catering
Florist: Carl Alan Floral Design Ltd.
Videographer: Abominable Productions
Band/DJ: EBE Rio

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A Holly Hedge Wedding – Sunny and Austin

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Sunny and Austin’s Holly Hedge Wedding was fantastic. Holly Hedge is one of my favorite venues to shoot at and Sunny and Austin are one of my favorite couples to photograph. In our very first conversation over a year ago, Sunny blew me away with how excited she was, both for and about pictures. We talked about all kinds of ideas for the engagement session which after careful consideration we were able to plan in the fall at a semi-private beach near Cape May at sunset.  We had such a good time and I was really looking forward to Saturday’s wedding. Saturday’s weather was aggressively steamy and though the clouds were threatening all day, we had some fantastic luck with the rain as it came and went at the perfect times. We were able to capture some portraits at the nearby Stockton Bridge, where we they literally stopped traffic.  Back at Holly Hedge, their dog Coda made a brief appearance to stake his claim to Sunny. Then we all enjoyed a beautiful outdoor ceremony that beat the rain by mere minutes. After the cocktails in the old barn and a packed dance floor reception, we captured some enchanting late night photos in the rain. Having the opportunity to shoot those night shots is one of my favorite things to do and capturing them in the rain at the end of a long wedding day takes a special couple like Sunny and Austin. So happy we got to be there for this wedding1

Congrats Sunny and Austin! Be sure to wish them well in the comments below!

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1Holle Hedge Estate Wedding Detail shots of the bridesmaids dresses. Photo by Weldon Wedding Photography.
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1A first look at Holly Hedge wedding. Photo by Weldon Wedding Photography.
1Bride and Groom portraits on the Stockton bridge in New Hope PA. Photo by Weldon Wedding Photography.
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Children carry signs out before bride at a Holly Hedge Estate Wedding in New Hope PA. Photo by Weldon Wedding Photography.
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steamy night photo of bride and groom inside a window at Holly Hedge. Photo by Weldon Wedding Photography.
1Bride and Groom at night framed in ivy and gates of the courtyard at their Holly Hedge Wedding. Photo by Weldon Wedding Photography.

 

Hair/Makeup Stylists: Daneene Make Up
Caterer: Holly Hedge
Florist: Mark Bryan Designs
Videographer: Elijah Lee Reeder
Band/DJ: John Parker Band

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Gloria and Rick’s New Jersey Farm Wedding

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Gloria and Rick’s New Jersey Farm Wedding was simply amazing. The wedding took place at Gloria’s parents farm in Allentown NJ. The farm was an absolutely perfect wedding venue. From the beautifully restored farm house, to the old barn where the ceremony was held, to the formal garden that hosted the cocktail hour and finally to the open air tent with a clear ceiling so Gloria and Rick could enjoy the reception beneath the stars. There was so much to like about this wedding, and not the least of which was Gloria and Rick and their fantastic personalities.

There is a tradition in the South that in order to stave off rain on your wedding day, the couple buries an unopened bottle of bourbon, upside down at the site of the ceremony exactly one month prior to the day. I can’t speak to its supernatural effectiveness but I can report that the weather on Saturday was absolutely perfect so maybe there’s something there. One of the highlights of the day to both witness and photograph was Rick and Gloria digging up that bourbon bottle. They had apparently buried it deeper than they’d intended so it took a bit longer to exhume, which of course meant more time for pictures. It was excellent. Before the bourbon fiasco and before the ceremony, we also dedicated some time to photographing Gloria with her horses. Gloria is a champion horse rider and wanted to make sure she got her two horses, who live on the property, into her wedding photos. They made for excellent subjects.

This wedding day required a lot of organization and planning and I can’t say enough about the excellent work of Kristin Phalines and her team at Kyle Michelle Weddings. Their setups looked fantastic and they managed the day seamlessly. They also did a great job working with the amazing artistry of the Chesterfield Floral Company.

Congrats to Gloria and Rick! Be sure to wish the couple well in the comments below!

13wedding dress hanging in a barn. Photo by New Jersey Wedding Photographer Weldon Wedding Photography.
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3bride walks with her white horse prior to her wedding in Allentown nj. Photo by New Jersey Wedding Photographer Weldon Wedding Photography.
1bride with white horse on her wedding. Photo by New Jersey Wedding Photographer Weldon Wedding Photography.
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4bride feeds her white horse in a field before her farm wedding. Photo by New Jersey Wedding Photographer Weldon Wedding Photography.
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3a farm wedding in new jersey with a ceremony in front of an old red barn. Photo by New Jersey Wedding Photographer Weldon Wedding Photography.
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2Bride and groom dig up a buried bottle of bourbon at wedding ceremony. Photo by New Jersey Wedding Photographer Weldon Wedding Photography.
bottle of bourbon after being dug up at a wedding ceremony. Photo by New Jersey Wedding Photographer Weldon Wedding Photography.
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5bride and groom at a farm sitting on the ground in front of a rail fence in the late afternoon sun. Photo by New Jersey Wedding Photographer Weldon Wedding Photography.
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Wedding Planner: Kristin Phalines www.kylemichelleweddings.com
Hair/Makeup Stylists: Brittany and Alexa
Caterer: Max Hansen Caterers
Florist: Chesterfield Floral Company
Videographer: Atomic Tangerine
Band/DJ: Love Sick