Patrick & Sarah | Fall wedding at the Desmond in Malvern

veil covers bride and groom leaning against log cabin in Valley Forge Park in PA

• Posted by Natalie •

Patrick and Sarah's elegant ballroom wedding at the end of October was such a happy, beautiful day.  They tied the knot at St. Patrick's Church in Malvern, which is one of my new favorite churches!  The beautiful lights, the variety of angles and the welcoming and warm atmosphere bumped it right up to the top of my list of best Philadephia churches for photos.  As an added bonus it's near a lot of top places for wedding portraits.

Patrick & Sarah chose Valley Forge Park for their wedding portraits, which was a perfect complement to their fall wedding.  The changing leaves created a beautiful backdrop for this fun-loving bridal party.  I love that the parents of the bride and groom came along for the portraits as well.  There was just so much love for this sweet couple!

Their wedding reception was at the charming Desmond Hotel, in Malvern, which is just outside Philadelphia.  It was a great setting for an elegant reception, where the decor was primarily white with pops of deep reds and purples.  They also had an awesome wedding cake. It featured a variety of Philadelphia landmarks plus the Temple University "T", which earned major bonus points from Matt and I who are fellow alums.

Patrick and Sarah, we're so glad you took Greg & Meredith's advice!  It was such a pleasure getting to know you and your wedding was just perfect from top to bottom!  We look forward to seeing you next year at your friends' wedding!

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