Real Weddings: A Cozy Winter Wedding at Brandywine Manor House

 

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So, around now it’s easy to get tired of winter with its freezing temperatures and below negative wind chills, but this winter wedding will give you all the feels.  The Brandywine Manor House’s Manor Barn looks like it’s from a Rockwell painting with a little bit of snow on the ground. The details by Erin and Brandon made the perfect winter wedding-cozy Christmas themed leggings for the girls while they got ready, pinecone and greens boutineers for the men, and a stunning white rose, succulent, pinecone, and greens bouquet for the bride. The Manor Barn made a stunning rustic reception venue with its twinkling lights, sparkling chandeliers, exposed wooden beams, and hardwood floors. The rustic feel was complete with antlers and garland greens on wooden tree slices as centerpieces. This wedding almost makes us want winter to last forever! 

 

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Photographer: Samantha Clark Photo

Venue: Brandywine Manor House in Honey Brook, Pennsylvania

Coordinator: Aimee Farrell of Brandywine Manor House

DJ: Kevin Compton of Silver Sound DJ

Caterer: Williamson Caterers

Dress: David’s Bridal

Flowers and Decor: DIY

 

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

 

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