5.01.2011

A Regal Philadelphia Wedding

As I sit and type this, I am drawing a close to another amazing weekend in my life.  While weekends are the time {most} people kick back and relax, it's the time when I really kick it into high gear.  My husband Adam had a charity race yesterday morning (in which he finished second... you GO Glen Coco!), and after that we hit up the great city of Philadelphia.  


Whilst in Philly, Adam went to a Phillies game for a bachelor party while I had the opportunity to meet with two great new clients.  I had a few hours(!) to kill in Philly by myself, so I walked around Old City for awhile, treated myself to an ice cream at THE Franklin Fountain, and met up with two great friends for a Parisian-inspired street fair and {not Parisian-inspired} sushi.  Despite the fact that I earned incredibly painful blisters from kicking it in my Matt Bernsons all day, it was truly a great day in the city of brotherly love.


I'm excited to share with you this wedding in that great city of Philadelphia, and the love that ensues.  Lindsay of Lindsay Docherty Photography was so kind to submit Brianne and Scott's wedding, and I was so flipping excited to see that it was a 'local' wedding.  Likewise, I was thrilled to see it was a military wedding.  And one with a beautiful dress.  And beautiful shoes.  And bride.  And, true to the city itself, love.






















From Lindsay: "Brianne and Scott celebrated their elegantly classic wedding at Pen Ryn Mansion in Bensalem, PA, about 30 minutes outside of Philadelphia, on a perfect day in October. It was sunny and 70 degrees after several days of miserable rain and temperatures in the mid 50s. The breeze coming off the Delaware River was just right. Bree looked incredible. Her ballgown from Ashley's Bridal Couture had intricate beading and Belle-type pickups. I adore the red bloom she had in her hair. The ladies were in candy apple red floor length evening gowns, complete with red shoes and red opera gloves. Bree's mother, Kim, is an incredibly accomplished quilter and created the ring pillow for the day. Sunflowers are Bree's favorite so they made appearances throughout the day. Scott is a Marine and showed up in his dapper dress blues. He was stationed in Hawaii and the couple moved there a few days after the ceremony for a very extended honeymoon. Their ceremony ended with a dramatic Hollywood kiss and sword arch. Ten bridesmaids and ten groomsmen and one ring bearer. And holy cow what a good looking group! The reception started with gorgeous light coming in the large windows in the ballroom. The place looked great. Seating cards were handmade and attached to mini pumpkins."

Photography: Lindsay Docherty Photography / Caterer & Venue: Pen Ryn Mansion / Floral Design: Infinitely Yours / Cake: Town Crier Bakery / DJ: Eclipse Entertainers / Gown: Ashley's Bridal Shoppe / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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11 comments:

jacin {lovely little details} said...

i love all these pictures and the phillies jerseys at the end?? love that idea (though i would not be caught dead in a phillies jersey hahaha) ;)

bonafidebride said...

Ha, too funny! It's so fun living in Jersey amongst all these sports teams.. Everyone has their team!

jdreistadt said...

Aw i love the photo of all the shoes lined up on the mantel! So fun!

bonafidebride said...

It's my favorite!

Alicia@CharityWedding said...

Love the red shoes and that mansion is gorgeous!

Kate/MagnoliaRouge said...

Wow check out all those red shoes!! Love the little escort cards too!

Quilt Mom said...

we had such a great time, the venue was awesome, the food fantastic, the bride and groom, just so beautiful! And our photographer, Lindsay was so much fun to work with, and so unbelievable invisible during all the important moments of this wedding! I love that she gets her shots but is not in the way!

Lyndsi with an Lyndsi said...

Such an amazing wedding and even more amazing people. It was a perfect day and I was honored to be a part of it. Lindsay did an amazing job with the photos.

bonafidebride said...

So lovely of you both to comment! I always love hearing from the friends and family who were there to witness the love, taste the food, and just experience it all first-hand!

Brianne said...

This was my big day and the only thing I was sad about was how quickly it went by! My family and friends truly made our amazing day "special". I still get teary eyed looking at our pictures. The mansion was gorgeous and we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day. My photographer Lindsay was one of the best I'd ever seen and we were so thrilled to have her at our wedding. I'm so happy to be able to share our photos with other brides! Thank you for all of your comments :)

bonafidebride said...

Brianne, thanks for commenting! Your wedding was LOVELY. I loved learning all about it, and I wish you the best of marriage together!