Manor House at Commonwealth fall wedding

rustic fall wedding
Fall wedding at manor house at commonwealth

I absolutely adore a rustic fall wedding. Alex and Russell’s sweet rustic wedding in Horsham, Pa was a perfect example of why.

Alex got ready in her families home, surrounded by family heirlooms. The warm wood and antiques made perfect backdrops for photographing her sweet details. I’m obsessed with Alex’s bridal portraits.   Using an 85mm 1.4, nearly wide open, standing between the bride and a window, makes for large, lovely highlights in the eyes. Shooting wide open blurred the bedspread behind her to made a unique splash of color. Alex’s dress from The Sample Rack in Philly was a perfect choice for an elegant vintage look.  Alex’s mother, clearly the most talented woman on the planet, made her daughter’s veil, headpiece, and all of the beautiful reception signage.   She also made and kept secret for a year, table centerpieces of quilting squares including a large piece featuring the couple’s dog for their sweetheart table.  Next they’ll be sewn into a quilt for the newlyweds.

The Manor House at Commonwealth in Horsham, Pa is one of my favorite rustic venues for a fall wedding. It was the perfect setting for the Florals by Lynn Labb which included Lotus Pods and roses, which I became quite obsessed with. Alex’s elegant fall wedding color palette of Midnight Blue, Pumpkin and pale peach made for an sophisticated wedding party with suits from Ventresca’s.  Alex’s brother Will played guitar for the self-uniting ceremony led by Russell’s sister, and Brad Allen, of Sky Orphan Productions used the recording for their highlight reel. Lavender seeds were a charming and fragrant exit for the bride and groom. The covered porch of the venue makes for a lovely cocktail hour, and after dinner and dancing, a midnight blue cake from Brendenbecks Bakery was the perfect ending to the evening. 

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All photos by Lori Foxworth and Paul Cofield of Black, White and Raw Photography

If you are considering video for a BWR wedding, I suggest using one of our preferred videographers.  It makes for more cohesive coverage when we’ve danced around weddings together before.  Video highlight reel by Brad Allen of Sky Orphan Productions.  Music by Will Brunner.


9 thoughts on “Manor House at Commonwealth fall wedding”

  1. I totally see what you mean about capturing those highlights in her eyes! Beautiful capture of their first look and the couple portraits, these are some of my favorite wedding colors and I love how well their adorable cake matched the occasion!

  2. Lori,

    This is a beautifully-shot wedding. I agree with you that the bridal portraits are amazing with the colors behind her but I especially loved the carefree nature of the photos of the groom in the swing and the emotion on their faces during the ceremony.
    There’s a lot to love in this gallery as it was clearly a beautiful day and you captured it wonderfully. Especially love the rich fall colors in all the photos and that really cool cake topper. Great job!

  3. This is a beautifully shot wedding! And I’m in love with Manor House Commonwealth. The bride looks gorgeous, the groom looks like he’s having a great time and the wedding day it self is simply beautiful! Great job!

  4. such a beautiful fall wedding at the Manor House at Commonwealth. You always give such a beautiful variety of wedding pictures in your blogs and its wonderful. I love looking through the couples wedding day and seeing how it unfolded.

  5. I love that wedding cake!!! Black White and Raw Photography goes the extra mile with wedding photography. This Manor House at Commonwealth fall wedding is so lovely and you captured moments that will be framed for a lifetime! Thank you for sharing your wedding photography with us <3

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