Aldie Mansion Doylestown Wedding

Bride and groom at Aldie Mansion in Doylestown

There’s nothing quite like a classic Aldie Mansion Wedding! With it’s beautiful grounds and English Country Estate vibes, it’s one of our favorite venues to photograph. We were fortunate to have a our last wedding there featured on Philly In Love and were thrilled to be back for  Gwen and Chris’s classic green and white wedding.  It was a day filled with family, friends and laughter and classic elegance inspired by leafy greenery.

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Bridal Prep

Bridal Prep

Aldie Mansion has some lovely spots to get ready.  While Gwen and her family got ready in the bridal suite, Chris and the guys were down in the library.  Both room have beautiful natural light and large windows. Nerves are always a bit high before the couple sees each other, so taking travel to a venue out of the equation always makes for a simpler, more relaxed day.

Bride and Groom Portraits

Aldie Mansion weddings have so many beautiful spots for photos, I never feel like we have enough time to explore them all! From the beautiful grounds to gorgeous archways and warm wood rooms, there is no reason to go anywhere else for photos. It’s never rained for one of our weddings there, but there are so many beautiful indoor options, it would be just as stunning no matter what the weather.

 

Ceremony

Gwen and Chris chose to have their ceremony inside to take out any concerns about the weather. To continue their “Greenery” inspiration, Accents by Michelle created a beautiful wall made of greens which provided a backdrop for the ceremony as well as for the photo booth later in the evening. The greens were incorporated through the day in beautiful, subtle ways for a fresh, clean look. (not to mention a great money saving idea!)

 

Reception

One of the strengths of this gorgeous venue is the wedding planners and staff. They always run absolutely flawless events. The food by Jeffery Miller is top notch, the room is lovely and there are lots of spots for couples to walk outdoors for some fresh air after dancing like mad. And trust me, this reception had some MAJOR dancing going on!

Night Portraits

The giant tree on the property is a beautiful spot for night portraits and Gwen and Chris were ready to sneak away for a few minutes to take a breather.  It’s a beautiful way to finish the photography for the evening. So much romance, so many laughs. This was one to remember.

 

Cherry Blossom Family Shoot

Family shoot in the Philadelphia Cherry Blossoms

The Philadelphia Cherry Blossoms are one of my very favorite things about living in Philadelphia.  It’s one of the first signs of spring in our city and beautiful pops of fragrant pink clusters are dusting the newly green grass in various spots around the city.  Every year we get a few cherry blossom shoots, models, dancers, engagements and weddings.  This year I really wanted to spend the whole week in them. I wanted to meet new clients, re-unite with regular clients and celebrate spring with Paul and our cameras, and that’s just what we did.

We’ve photographed more families and kids than ever this season, and our first Philadelphia Cherry Blossom family shoot was with Samson and his son Ernest, to celebrate Ernest’s first birthday! We chose the area behind the Please Touch Museum for it’s ease of access with a little one. Going mid week was key to the success of this one. During the weekend when the festival is in full swing, you have to pay for parking there.  The blossoms are only at their peak for one week, and we timed it with his shoot perfectly.  He was an absolute delight.  We photographed him as he sat in the beautiful trees, smiling and laughing with his dad.  It was quite a special afternoon to celebrate the love of a father and son. I hope we get to photograph them again as Ernest grows!

Would you like to celebrate spring with new photos? Reach out to us! We’ve got some amazing locations we’d love to see you in!