Real Weddings: A University of Valley Forge Winter Wedding

Anna and Ethan met while having coffee at the student success center at the University of Valley Forge in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, so it was only natural (and extra special) to have their wedding there.  They chose the little Mason Chapel on campus for their ceremony because they loved the history of the building, the intimate size, and the beautiful stained glass windows. 

The photographer, Kate Serbin, stated that a snow and ice storm kept them from driving into downtown Phoenixville as planned for wedding photos, but the university had compassion on them and let them use the lovely library for their photos. The library was extra special to the bride who had majored in history and always loved the building. As you can see, the photos looked amazing-who knew that books could provide such a stunning and unique backdrop? 

Ceremony venue | University of Valley Forge (Mason Chapel building)
Photo location | Storms Research Center (in University of Valley Forge)
Reception venue | North Coventry Fire Company Hall
Bride’s shoes | Kate Spade NY Keds
Dress | David’s Bridal
Hair pins | Charming Charlie
Florist | Lalonie’s Heavenly Flowers (Birdsboro, PA)
Caterer | Italian Delite (Birdsboro, PA) and Moyers Catering (Boyertown, PA)
DJ | Mark Lerario from Affordable Music DJs
Groom & Groomsmen attire | Studio Suits
Bride’s Wedding Ring | Andrew Douglass Jewelry
Groom’s Wedding Band | Saferingz
Wedding Cake | April Sweets
Photographer | Kate Serbin of Freckled Perspective

 

 

 

 

 

Real Weddings: A Classic Winter Wedding at Philadelphia’s Union Trust Part Two

The Union Trust was the perfect setting for Lindsay and Andrey’s wedding. (See the first part of their gorgeous wedding here!) With its soaring sixty-five foot illuminated engraved ceilings, architecturally accented walls, multiple private rooms, and a breathtaking balcony that overlooks the whole site, the Union Trust building blends Philadelphia history with a modern touch.  

We love how the two incorporated their dogs into so much of the wedding-the love they have for their pups (and each other) is so beautiful. The wedding was picture-perfect: the larger than life floral installations and floating candle tablesapes by the talented Carl Alan made the Union Trust look glamorous and romantic. The sparkler exit was the finishing touch to a glamorous wedding.

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Photographer | Nina Lily Photography
Venue | Union Trust
Hair Stylist | Artur Kirsh
Makeup Artist | Christina of  Artur Kirsh
Florals | Carl Alan
Invitations | Carolyn Verdi Boutique
Bridal Gown | La Sposa
Bridal Boutique | Unveiled Philadelphia
Bridesmaids | Bill Levkoff
Wedding Bands | Golden Nugget Jewelers
Groom’s Attire | Men’s Wearhouse
Catering | Finley Catering
DJ | Richie from Cutting Edge Entertainment

Real Weddings: A Classic Winter Wedding at Philadelphia’s Union Trust

 

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There’s so many reasons to love the winter in the city-yes, we said to love winter. Ice skating at Blue Cross River Rink, snuggling up with some hot cocoa in front of a fireplace, the list goes on and on. Once you see these gorgeous photos of a classic winter wedding day in Philadelphia, you’ll love winter too.

Lindsay and Andrey got married on a beautiful day in February at Union Trust in Philadelphia. After an intimate first look at the Loew’s Hotel,  the bridal party went to Washington Square Park for a few photos. For Lindsay and Andrey, their bridal party wouldn’t have been complete without their adorable dogs. So cute!

One of the favorite parts of the photographer was capturing the happy couple walking to Union Trust because of how excited the two were to get married. We love that!

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Photographer | Nina Lily Photography

Venue | Union Trust

Hair Stylist | Artur Kirsh

Makeup Artist | Christina of Artur Kirsh

Florals | Carl Alan

Invitations | Carolyn Verdi Boutique

Bridal Gown | La Sposa

Bridal Boutique | Unveiled Philadelphia

Bridesmaids | Bill Levkoff

Wedding Bands | Golden Nugget Jewelers

Groom’s Attire |  Men’s Wearhouse

Catering | Finley Catering

DJ | Richie from Cutting Edge Entertainment

 

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