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 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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