Truth be told, living near the beach, I really miss fall weather. The extent of my autumn comes in the form of air conditioning and pumpkin lattes, so when a fall wedding comes my way from quite possible the autumn capital of the USA, Pennsylvania, I reach for my scarf and sink into the whole thing. The photographs from Judith Rae are the whip cream on the pumpkin pie… fabulous captures of a beautiful day!
From the photographer… Once they had found the Edgar N. Putman Pavillion at the James A. Michener Museum in the quaint historic town of Doyestown in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, they knew that it was the perfect place! They loved the juxtaposition of the high old stone prison walls in which the museum was built, the sleek all-glass modern design of the Putman Pavilion where the reception would be held, and the sculpture gardens on either side of the Pavilion.
From there, they just wanted the details to be in keeping with the historic nature of the Bucks County area, but with a modern classic feel. They tried to reflect that in the invitations (which were printed using the oldest form of print (letterpress) with Italian paper that had been made in the same way for the last 500 years, using a historic map of the town were the wedding ceremony was held as the liner of the invitation, with a modern script.
After the ceremony, Marisa and Paul drove off in a classic convertible Mercedes to meet their guests at the Museum. Guests were welcome to walk through the museum exhibit into cocktail hour.
They incorporated a modern colour-blocking theme with the table arrangements in the Pavilion for their reception and had a car-themed table names (which Paul did himself) and cookie favor/escort cards.
They also played with the whole British-American theme as well. Those touches were seen in the British and American flag lapel pins worn by the men in the wedding party in lieu of boutonnieres, the little English tea cup used by their ring bearer to hold the wedding rings at the wedding ceremony, and the envelope holder at their reception was a real British post box in the traditional bright British red color.
Photography: Judith Rae Photography | Floral Design: Doylestown Floribunda | Wedding Dress: JLM Couture | Stationery: Judy Paulen Designs, Inc. | Bride's Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Catering: Jeffrey A. Miller Catering | Make-up: Katja Kardonova kardonova@ | Hair: Yossi Bouskila at Tosler Davis Salon | DJ: Sugartown Industries, DJ Colleen Crumbcake | Bridesmaids and flower girl dresses: J.Crew | Makeup: Katja Kardonova | Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Musicians: Rittenhouse String Quartet | Wedding Dress Boutique: Kleinfeld Bridal