Rustic Garden Wedding at the Welkinweir Estate


Kelly and Steve’s rustic garden themed wedding at the Welkinweir Estate was the perfect blend of effortless romance with pretty, rustic details.  Nestled in 197 acres of preserved land, a historic stone estate house sits next to a lake reflecting magnificent woodlands. Welkinweir, translates to “where the sky meets the water”, so Kelly chose a color scheme of shades of blue.

I loved the library for bridal preparations, lined with warm wood as Kelly dressed for her first look with Steve by the water.  A sweet outdoor ceremony included a tree planting ceremony and some opportunity for bridal party photos during cocktail hour.  Kelly assembled several of our favorite vendors including food by The Columbia Station | Robert Ryan Catering & Design, and music by Band Lima Bean Riot, one of the best wedding bands around.  Beautiful blue arrangements by Florist dawn ekdahl and Kelly’s stunning lace dress byPA Wedding Dress Retailer Bridal sophisticate.

So congratulations to Kelly and Steve!  And thank you for letting me be a part of your journey.

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7 thoughts on “Rustic Garden Wedding at the Welkinweir Estate”

  1. What a beautiful garden wedding at Welkinweir Estate! The light is gorgeous and you did such a phenomenal job capturing their day! Love the ceremony images and the bridal portraits of her in the window while getting ready. So beautiful!

  2. This wedding is the perfect example of when I SAY YES TO THE PHOTOGRAPHY. And dress. And make-up. And location. And everything. The bridal portraits are stunning, the wedding rings are so beautiful, and Welkinweir Estate is … just yes. Amazing.

  3. Gorgeous wedding venue!! You made such good use of the grounds at the Welkinweir Estate from the library portraits to the continued festivities outdoors. The wedding reception photos are lit perfectly, and the portraits of the bride and groom are simply dreamy. Everything fit into their rustic garden theme, even the ring detail shots! Great work!

  4. Laura and Paul you always seem to amazing me with your wedding photography work. You are both so truly talented. I am sure the couple is so very happy with the way you captured there love story. The Welkinweir Estate looks like a great location to have a wedding at! When I get married I am hiring you for all your ongoing great quality work you produce. I just love looking at your photography blog post!

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