Danika & Matt's Fall wedding at Valley Green Inn

Groom lifts bride for kiss in woods in Fairmount Park

• Posted by Matt •

Danika & Matt were our third wedding at Valley Green Inn this year, which meant that this quaint Philadelphia wedding venue along the Wissahickon River officially overtook Bear Creek Mountain Resort as our most-visited venue.  You'll hear no complaints from us, though, since this is one of our favorite Philadelphia wedding locations, especially in the fall when the surrounding woods create such a colorful backdrop. (To see more Valley Green Inn weddings, check the links at the end of this post.) Danika & Matt capitalized on the season and wove pops of red, yellow and orange throughout their Fall-themed day. A special thanks to Melissa Kelly who joined me as a second photographer for the day.

This quirky couple brought lots of personality to the day. Danika shared a handful of portrait ideas with us beforehand so we knew going into it that they were going to be a fun couple to photograph. They are both trained fighters (think mixed martial arts, jiu jitsu, etc.) and they met at the gym they where train at so they decided to incorporate that into their day. There were cookies shaped like a bride and groom wearing fighting gloves, their actual gloves they train with were on display and a lot more. The bride and groom even burst through a banner with their gloves on just like they would at the beginning of a fight!

It was also pretty funny to see their friends from the gym, all seated at a table together, with a variety of black eyes and visible bruising from recent matches.

Danika & Matt, Thanks for bringing so many fresh ideas to a familiar place. Your taste and style really made us feel like we were at a venue we had never been to before!

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Additional Valley Green Inn weddings: Lindsey & Brad, Steve & Lara (more to come as we catch up on our blogging!)