For a couple from California, this garden wedding is the perfect mix of Pennsylvania and California cool. From the sushi appetizers, to the surfboard guest book and the beautiful surroundings of the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove made even more so by Beautiful Blooms, this is the epitome of garden celebration done right. And the images by Lindsay Docherty Photography are a testament to all that pretty garden goodness. See even more right here.
I can’t even form the words to describe this wedding. Stupendous? Magical? Utterly perfect? Take your pick; any of them will work. The sushi-loving, California couple were a delight, the weather was more than anyone could have asked for (a threat of rain turned to 0% precipitation that day), the venue is one of my all-time favorites (John James Audubon Center), and the details… oh the details!
The peach and teal invitations and stationary suite were gorgeously coordinated throughout the day. Beautiful Blooms outdid themselves! The many floral pieces and décor accents presented a look that was amazingly cohesive and delicate without ever being too over-the-top. It was just right done just right.
Laura’s white lace over champagne strapless gown was beautiful. She tried on about 7 dresses and knew that this was the one.
Laura arrived in a white Rolls Royce with the man who has been the guy in her life until that day. She left in that same classic car with Ryan that night.
The outdoor ceremony was lovely and very personal. Gidget, Laura’s sister’s French Bulldog helped the sweet flower girls down the aisle, the couple gave memory boxes to each of the parents, they signed their marriage certificate with a custom wax seal, and the ceremony music was courtesy of friends and family of the bride – all marvelous musicians. Laura doesn’t remember a word of the ceremony.
The Audubon Center has a pretty awesome perk for guests during cocktail hour – an owl!
Laura surprised Ryan, an avid surfer, with a custom longboard as a wedding gift – a gift that doubled as a guest book! As one could imagine from a family of musicians, the reception was a blast. Friends played during the father/daughter dance and nary a tune after 1970 was played that night on that checkerboard floor.
This wedding had so much amazing. So much thought and care went into every component to create a blissful day for Laura and Ryan.
Photography: Lindsay Docherty Photography | Cakes: Bredenbeck's Bakery and Ice Cream Parlor | Shoes: Bandolino | Rings: 33 Jewels | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Catering: Jeffrey Miller Catering | Hair & Makeup: Nu Waves Salon & Day Spa | Ceremony Music: Whistling Wolves | Ceremony Music: Enso Quartet | Bridal Dress: Marisa Bridals | DJ And Videographer: Lovesick | Dress Shop: Bridals by Danielle's | Florist & Event Design: Beautiful Blooms Events | Flower Girl's Dresses: Laurie's Tutu Boutique | Paper Suite & Invitations: Maxine Monroe | Reception Music: Burning Bridget Cleary | Veil: The Ivory Suite | Wedding & Ceremony: John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove