Philadelphia Wedding Photography | Sara & Dustin's Old Mill Wedding

*Posted by Theresa*

Sara and Dustin tied the knot a few weekends ago with a ceremony at The Old Mill, and they could not have been in better spirits about what the day had in store for them. Both were elated to be surrounded by some of their best friends while getting ready at the Marriott in Conshohocken, and we could feel the excitement in the air from the moment we walked into the room.

Despite the foreboding forecast for the day, (there was a huge chance of rain from almost the start of the day, through the reception!) the two managed to stay calm, cool, and collected, and the rain actually held out for the first look, bridal party portraits and family portraits once we got to The Old Mill!

However, staying true to many of the weekends we have had this year, the weather decided to open up and pour rain RIGHT before the ceremony...which was supposed to be completely outside! The rockstar planners from cHill Weddings decided to jockey the timeline around a bit, and although the two had to ditch the outside plan, they still filled the venue with so many friends and family that it made the day no less special than they had hoped.

Sara and Dustin put their own special twist on all of the fine details at the reception: they made all the signs, centerpieces and decorations! (Think centerpieces made from paint stirrers and a seating card holder made from reclaimed shutters!)

We were so glad to be a part of their special day! Thanks, Sara and Dustin!

Philadelphia Wedding Photography | Leslie & Scott's Old Mill in Rose Valley Wedding

Bride and Groom stand in the doorway of a brick wall at fall wedding• Posted by Natalie •

Leslie and Scott held their rustic fall wedding at one of my favorite wedding venues —The Old Mill in Rose Valley, which was the site of my own wedding on a meltingly hot June day a couple of years ago! Thankfully, Leslie and Scott had much more pleasant weather for their mid-October wedding. They were drawn to many of the same features that attracted me to The Old Mill: It's just outside Philly, but it feels like a different world. Just a few steps from the stone courtyard, there is a beautiful outdoor space that makes you feel like you're getting married in the middle of the woods, complete with a little creek babbling in the background. Leslie, truly a woman after my own heart, accented  this beautiful space with myriad details to complete a scene of pure rustic elegance.

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An antique trunk filled with fall-colored pashminas greeted guests as they made their way over the little stone bridge to the ceremony site. (The pashminas would definitely come in handy later as the sunny afternoon cooled into a brisk evening.) Tree stumps topped with simple flower arrangements lined the aisle and led to a beautiful Chuppah hand-crafted using grapevine wood and white dendrobium orchids. The ceremony itself was a true family affair. Leslie and Scott had held a private ceremony at their dream wedding spot in Bryce Canyon in Utah over the summer, so this day was all about celebrating family. Leslie's nieces guided the third "Flower girl," the couple's dog Chloe, down the aisle. Scott's brother officiated the ceremony, and Leslie & Scott's parents and siblings surrounded them at the Chuppah and took turns with readings and conducting a wine-sharing ceremony. The couple's other dog, Bryce, served as a very well-behaved ring-bearer, running the rings down the aisle right to Leslie.

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Leslie's penchant for details was evident through the reception as well. A mix of round and rectangular tables were topped with brown linens, brightened by a variety of centerpieces and handmade wooden table numbers. Nobody left this event hungry! A variety of intricate passed hors d'eouvres started the night, and, in addition to dinner, guests could visit the martini bar or the ice cream float bar in the courtyard or choose from four flavors of cupcakes! A live band kept people dancing, and they left the night with goody bags of Philadelphia comfort food: Soft pretzels and Tastykakes.

Leslie and Scott, we had a blast with you guys. Thanks for being so awesome, and we hope to keep crossing paths with you in the future!

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PHILADELPHIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS | Matt Godfrey & Natalie Nigito
MAKE-UP | Bella by Design DRESS | La Bella Moda
BRIDAL SASH | Custom-designed by Jenny Yoo
JEWELRY | Bucci's Jewelry & Design

FLOWER GIRL JEWELRY | Carly Marks
VIDEOGRAPHER | Brock Pemberton