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We’ve been incredibly fortunate to attract couples who are unafraid to break tradition and do their own thing.  Fall is always our busiest season of the year, and has some of our favorite weddings.  There are fall leaves dripping from the trees, rich color palettes, Halloween parties and hot cider.  Fall weddings can be deeply romantic and completely unique.  Although we adore all of our BWR couples, our dark little souls have a special place for those whom embrace their beautifully creepy sides.

Abandoned Cemetery Engagement

Lily Cheshire is the owner and artist behind Witch’s Way Craft, so Lily and Joe’s engagement photos include an abandoned Cemetery, smoke bombs and 2 cats with only 3 eyes between them. 

Dark, Moody Romance at the Vandiver Inn

The couple continued their theme a year later, with a dark romantic wedding at the Vandiver Inn. She did all the spooky decor from a flower wholesaler and her personal collection of skulls. We loved that they included framed prints of their engagement shoot throughout the venue. 

 

Halloween Elopement with Witchling at the Philadelphia Wedding Chapel

Carrie and Craig traveled from Virginia just to have a Halloween elopement in Philadelphia.  Their private ceremony at the Philadelphia Wedding Chapel included their daughter as a witchy flower girl.  After the ceremony we walked over to Falls Bridge for some Halloween family photos that were loads of fun!

Doctor Seuss Wedding at Laurel Hill Cemetery

The wedding that started it all, was a Doctor Seuss themed wedding in Philly’s historic Laurel Hill Cemetery.  Not only was there a gorgeous bride in a blush pink dress, colorful Truffula trees and paper bouquets made from stories, it remains one of Offbeat Bride’s third most viral blog posts with 3.7 thousand shares for A Doctor Seuss Wedding in a Philadelphia Cemetery.

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Halloween Costume Party at North Bowl

Chrissa and TJ’s Halloween themed costume party at North Bowl was a family affair complete with street art, wedding ring tattoos, and one of the most gorgeous black cakes I’ve ever seen.  And if you’ve never been fortunate enough to photograph family formals with Wayne and Garth, a corpse bride and a fairy princess in a bowling lane, I highly suggest it.  Another favorite of ours fortunate to be included in Offbeat Bride.

 

For more from our Corpse Bride Wedding 

Burlesque Performer at Hunting Hill Mansion

Burlesque Performer Nikki Malicious married her love Steve, at Ridley Creek Mansion with DYI details including paper bouquets, drenched in the  colors of the Philadelphia Flyers and officiated by one of Philly’s favorite drag queens, The Goddess Isis.

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Rock and Roll Bride at Waterloo Village

Waterloo Village was the setting for Christine and Ryan’s rock and roll fall wedding. With rich colors that complimented Christine’s rose tattoo, bridesmaids with leather jackets, and vegan s’mores by the fire, we couldn’t resist the loveliness of a few cemetery bridal portraits.

For more from our Rock and Roll Bride 

This post was originally created in 2016, but I love updating it with my favorites every year.  Are you planning a beautifully creepy fall wedding? Please reach out, we’d love to add your wedding to next year’s re-post! 

Bride and Groom at Bryn Athyn College

Photo walk before an Emerald Ballroom wedding

I ADORE word of mouth referrals, especially when they lead to a fun summer wedding at the Emerald Ballroom!  There’s one particular group of friends, of whom we’ve been fortunate to photograph about 10 weddings for so far.  The first wedding of this group that we photographed had over 20 people in their bridal party. Since that day, we’ve photographed so many of that first bridal party getting married. We’ve photographed their siblings, their friends and now we’re photographing their pregnancies, new babies and family photos.  It’s always amazing to see the bridesmaids become brides, the groomsmen become grooms and seeing them and their families as guests, too. It’s been a real joy to be even a small part of watching this group as their families put down roots and grow.

Rebecca and Kevin’s summer wedding at the Emerald Ballroom was the latest we photographed from this group, and it was absolutely lovely.  They both got ready in family homes which is always such a personal and lovely way to start the day. The couple chose not to see each other until Rebecca walked down the aisle of their family church.  After family formals, we all met at Bryn Mar for some bride and groom portraits. We then headed to the Emerald Ballroom for a reception full of family, friends, great music and loads of fun.

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Prep

Ceremony

Summer Wedding Photo Walk

Reception at the Emerald Ballroom

 
VENDOR LIST
DJ: Justin from Synergetic Sound
Catering:  Mario’s