*Posted by Matt*
Appleford Estate in Villanova was one of those places we had always wanted to work but just never had the opportunity. The estate has these wonderfully manicured grounds and extremely unique interiors so making things look pretty could not be easier. Then Tom and Kim came along and their wedding at Appleford Estate was simply beautiful.
We started out with a ceremony in Conshohocken at St. Matthew's Church which just set the tone for the day. The church itself is stunning with an elaborate altar design and bright white color scheme. Kim's beautiful trumpet-style wedding gown and Tom's grey suit looked super sharp there!
From there we went straight to Villanova for portraits at Appleford Estate. If you've never been to Appleford, you really should go. It has trails open to the public so you can just enjoy the scenery without having to shell out any money! For weddings, it's a dream. The estate itself sits at the end of a long, tree-lined drive and has ample space for bridal party portraits and bride and groom portraits!
We kind of wandered around with the bridal party and got their portraits outside done first so we could really spend some time with the bride and groom around the property. They have some small ponds and a really cool manicured garden, so there are really a lot of options to choose from! Then we went inside to utilize the awesome staircase! We were even able to do a few bridal party portraits with bookshelves!
The big group did not disappoint when it came to party, either. There was rarely open space on the dance floor and, for the people who weren't so keen on dancing, these guys had a contingency plan. They had outdoor games at the wedding!
One other huge highlight was when they rolled out Federal Doughnuts as wedding desert!
Our first time at Appleford did not disappoint! We can't wait to go back.