• Posted by Matt •
We had the opportunity to return to one of our favorite venues in the city last month for Chris and Mary Lou's Valley Green Inn wedding in Fairmount Park. We were just there a few months ago but always love the chance to go back! September weddings are always fun there, as well, because the foliage gives you such great backdrops for pictures!
You may recognize these two. A few weeks ago we posted their engagement photos at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
The wedding day started off closer to the city, with the bride getting ready in Fairmount and the groom getting ready at the DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel downtown. They did a great job of keeping things simple, with Mary Lou only having her two sisters with her and Chris just having his dad. When they were both ready, they made their way to Valley Green Inn for the festivities.
One of the things we like so much about Chris and Mary Lou, like so many of our couples, is how laid back they are and how willing they are to roll with the punches. So when their guests' transportation was running a bit late, we put together an impromptu first look on the bridge near Valley Green Inn. We got Chris into place atop the bridge and brought Mary Lou up to see her groom-to-be .
That gave the guests some extra time to arrive, it allowed us to get great photos before the light disappeared and let everyone still enjoy cocktail hour after the ceremony.
The rest of the evening was nice and simple, just like the newly-married couple wanted it to be. In lieu of a normal reception they hosted what was essentially an extended cocktail hour that included dinner. They wanted to just be able to hang out with their family and friends and that's exactly what they did.
Special thanks to photographer Douglas Bovitt for helping us out!
Chris and Mary Lou, we had a great time being a part of your wedding day. We are honored that you felt confident in our abilities produce the kind of work that you were hoping for with your wedding photography!