Bucks County Wedding at Holly Hedge Estate

Katie and Chad

Ceremony and Reception; Holly Hedge Estate, New Hope, Pa.           https://www.hollyhedge.com/

Officiant; Andy Mahaney                                                                             http://www.theweddingpastor.com/

Flowers; The Pod Shop                                                                                 http://podshopflowersweddings.com/

DJ; Synergetic Sound and Lighting                                                           http://sslproductions.com/

String Quartet; Morris String Quartet                                                      http://www.morrisquartet.com/

 

It was an unexpectedly warm day for a fall wedding. Katie was so excited; the day was finally here. She has such a close family, and was fortunate enough to not only have her grandmother there, but her great grandmother as well. In fact, her great grandmother helped raise her while Katie’s mom was finishing her nursing degree. Katie even wore her grandmother’s and great-grandmothers rings as well as the ring from Chad.

Katie received her EMT license during her senior year of high school. While at Temple University, she joined the Temple University Emergency Medical Services, while Chad worked for the Temple University Police. The two met on a call in 2010.

Their first date was supposed to be a car show, but it got rained out. Instead of cancelling the date, they sat and talked for hours, watching a Flyers game with Chad’s son Connor.

Chad proposed on April 30th, 2016 at Tyler State Park in Newtown, Pa. They still love to go there frequently to walk their little dog Lexi.

The wedding rings, including Katie’s grandmother’s and greatgrandmother’s wedding rings, at left. Her and Chad’s rings sit interlocked at right.

Katie’s wedding gown as seen through roses hanging in the old historic barn.

The wedding rings, including Katie’s grandmother’s and greatgrandmother’s wedding rings, at left. Her and Chad’s rings sit interlocked at right.

Details of Katie’s wedding day jewelry.

The bridesmaids swirl out her gown around her.

Helpful bridemaids eagerly help Katie spread her train.

A bride’s quiet reflection.

Katie is very close to her mom Susan, who is so happy for her daughter on her wedding day. “We have been thinking of this day since Katie was a little girl”.

Katie cries as she reads the letter from Chad.

Katie wipes away a tear after reading Chad’s letter to her.

Groom Chad; time to start getting ready.

Chad’s wedding attire.

Chad helps his son Connor get ready.

Son and father, best man and groom, seem to be in sync as they get ready.

Chad reading his letter from his bride.

The first look. Katie sees Chad standing by the Holly Hedge courtyard gate.

Chad wipes a way a tear from Katie’s cheek. First looks can be very emotional.

Some time to play.

I love these balcony doors. There are so many great spots to photograph brides and grooms at Holly Hedge Estate.

Many couples love to use a field for a natural feel to their wedding photos.

Katie and Chad steal a moment in the long tall grass before their ceremony.

Katie wanted to also to a “first look” with her dad, to surprise him in her wedding gown.

Katies’ dad John reacts to seeing n daughter in her wedding dress for the first time. He loved it!

Dad is loving the dress!

Katie’s dad John gives his daugther the biggest hug, so thrilled to see her in her gown.

The bridemaids stroll the grounds of Holly Hedge Estate.

Katie choose a palette of soft teal and peach, and the bridesmaids bouquets complimented the dresses perfectly.

Katie was a very beautiful bride and selected a gown with a cut out back and flared train.

Katie looks down and thinks about her ceremony, which is about to begin.

The Morris String Quartet is set up on the courtyard balcony and is ready to play for the ceremony.

Katie’s great grandmother Annie, 92 years young, watches her granddaughter Susan be seated.

Katie’s mom Susan squeezes the hand of her grandmother, Annie.

Chad tears up during his vows to Katie.

Katie, caught up in emotion, laughs and cries during her wedding ceremony.

Bride and Groom rejoice.

Champagne in beautifully etched glass flutes.

Chad sweeps up his bride and twirls her around as they are introduced.

Katie during a nice moment with her grandmother Susan.

I love those little white lights on the Holly Hedge Courtyard.

Here’s a favorite photos of mine; night on the Holly Hedge Courtyard.