Real Weddings: A Late Winter Rustic Wedding at The Gables at Chadds Ford Part Two

 

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Michael and Morgan’s rustic wedding at The Gables at Chadds Ford had so many details that any bride would love. For placecards, guests were given keys with a vintage inspired cameo tag that matched their wedding invites. Each table featured a poem with a famous love quote like this one from Sleepless in Seattle with the quote “it was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together… and I knew it.” The wedding guestbook featured wooden circles that guests signed before dropping down in the frame sort of like the game Plinko.  (Similar guestbooks can be found on Etsy by the store WeddingGuestbook.) The stunning wedding cake featured greenery and dusty pink roses to make it both romantic and rustic.  The make your own S’mores bar and coffee bar were perfect finishing touches for a late winter wedding, as was the sparkler send-off. Such a gorgeous wedding! 

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Ceremony & Reception: The Gables at Chadds Ford in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

Hair & Makeup: ONLO Beauty

Florist: Green Meadow Florist in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

DJ: Silver Sound DJ – Marty Smith

Cake: Maggie Fry

Dress: Mon Cheri by David Tutera

Photography: Samantha Jay Photography

 

 

Real Weddings: A Late Winter Rustic Wedding at The Gables at Chadds Ford Part One

Michael and Morgan’s wedding at The Gables at Chadds Ford in the Brandywine Valley was simply stunning. You know that we love the little details of a wedding and this wedding was full of them! To begin with, the cameo wedding silhouette wedding invitations added a romantic vintage feel to the wedding day.  

The couple exchanged wedding day gifts with Morgan giving him a watch with a card saying “it’s about time I get to marry you.”  They also each give their parents an inscribed handkerchief reading “today a groom, tomorrow a husband, always your son” and “today a bride, tomorrow a wife, always your daughter.”  (Photographer Samantha Jay Photography did an amazing job of capturing these little details-tell your wedding photographer that you want these details captured!)

The terrace at The Gables was a perfect setting for the outside ceremony with lush gardens and a stone wall serving as an altar. We loved the chalkboard signs-such a cute, rustic touch! 

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Ceremony & Reception: The Gables at Chadds Ford in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

Hair & Makeup: ONLO Beauty

Florist: Green Meadow Florist in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

Dress: Mon Cheri by David Tutera

Photography: Samantha Jay Photography

Real Weddings: A Late Summer Wedding in Blue Bell Part Two

After a stunning outdoor ceremony (see it here!), Sarah and Nick hosted a reception that was equally rustic, nature-inspired, and fun! We love that they gave out wildflower seeds as wedding favors-such a simple favor that will remind the guests of their day for years to come. For a whimsical touch, the couple had guests sign a “Jenga” guestbook. (Jenga is a popular board game where 54 blocks are stacked upon each other and players remove one block at a time hoping the structure doesn’t fall.  If a player removes a block and the tower falls, that player loses. With a Jenga guestbook, guests sign the individual blocks as a nice keepsake for the couple.) The final fun touch for this wedding- a “treat yoself” dessert bar sign. Love it! 

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Photography: Gallo Imaging
Flowers: DIY by the bride
Venue: The Manor House at Prophecy Creek Park in Ambler, Pennsylvania
Caterers/Wedding Cake: Robert Fair Caterers at The Manor House at Prophecy Creek Park in Ambler, Pennsylvania

 

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