Philadelphia Wedding Photography: Matt & Lynda's Rose Valley Wedding

Bride and Groom kissing in a treehouse at Tyler Arboretum

• Posted by Matt •

Matt and Lynda's Fall wedding at the Old Mill in Rose Valley was special to me because I have known Lynda's dad and stepmom for quite some time. Mr. and Mrs. Rayer are both entrenched in the arts in Philadelphia, so there was a certain level of validation that came along with being chosen as Lynda and Matt's wedding photographer! It was also special for Natalie, who got married at the Old Mill a couple years ago!

Lynda and Matt ended up with snowy engagement photos during one of the rare snow days last year, so even though it was still pretty cold the day of their early November wedding, we were happy to see a little bit of the sun! The bride got her hair and makeup done at Karma Salon & Spa in Media before heading back to the Radnor Hotel to finish getting ready. Meanwhile the groom got ready at his parent's house in Media.

The guys had some funny groomsmen portrait ideas (like showing off the groom and groomsmen matching argyle socks) so we spent a good amount of time laughing while doing that.

Then it was off to the ceremony at Nativity BVM Church in Media. They decided to have a traditional Catholic wedding ceremony followed by family portraits right inside the church. Nativity BVM is such a gorgeous church, it was so easy to get great pictures while we were there!

Next up was our favorite part of the day as we headed to Tyler Arboretum for bridal party portraits. All of the fun sculptures and pieces there lent themselves nicely to some funny bridal party portraits and some really beautiful bride and groom portraits as well. Keeping with their big ideas for portraits, all of the guys had superhero t-shirts for a groomsmen photo!

The reception took place at the Old Mill in Rose Valley and the couple did a great job of making that unique as well. Instead of a cake they had a cupcake display, they had mini pumpkins as table numbers, Tastykake pies as gifts for people to take home and much more. They also had one of the best sets by the Mummers at a wedding I've ever seen!

Matt & Lynda, thank you so much for making us a part of your big celebration! You had so many creative ideas for your wedding and your photos.  We're so glad you trusted us to help bring them to life!

Bride and bridesmaids get hair and makeup

Bride with fatherGroom and groomsmen show off their argyle socksCeremony at Nativity BVMBridal Party Portaits at Tyler ArboretumGroom gets stuck in chairBridesmaids and Groomsmen have fun during portraitsGroom and groomsmen wear superhero tshirts under tuxedosOld Mill reception detailsMummers strut at wedding in the Old MillBride and Groom smash cupcakes during wedding