A Charming Historic Inn Wedding That's Fit for a Gilmore Girl
November 8, 2016
Mid Atlantic
Al FrescoLuxury VenueOutdoor Weddings
If we're going to discuss fabulous fall trends, then we certainly can't leave out the beauty of a wedding day at the Moonstone Manor captured by Joey Kennedy Photography. It's enough to make the Gilmore Girls jealous (and rightly so). Complete with richly hued wildflowers by design blooms and better than imagined details, we've got every second of this stunner sitting patiently (and prettily) in The Vault
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From Joey Kennedy Photography...Erin's style really impressed me, I love to see classic and elegant with a fun twist. Moonstone manor was also a fabulous location for an outdoor wedding.

From the Bride...We first met at my dad’s farm in Virginia the winter of 2013 and from there we spent all summer hiking, rock climbing, and camping. It was the best way to get to know each other and fall in love. Nick had secretly reserved my favorite hike, Old Rag Mountain, as the site where he proposed summer of 2014.

When it came to picking a wedding venue we figured since we were both from different states one side of the family would have to travel anyways; so we decided to meet in the middle. We found Moonstone Manor and thought it would be the perfect place for a laid back, yet classy manor wedding.

The first look was definitely the highlight for both of us, as well as a surprise performance (more on that later), but the whole weekend was equally incredible. It was really a chance for our family and friends from all over the world, some we hadn’t seen for years, to get together and have a reunion. Saturday we hosted a big brunch and hung out with everyone at the house we were renting on the Susquehanna River. This made the wedding day even more relaxed and fun since most everyone had had a chance to get to know each other. The day before our wedding Nick and I went for a beautiful hike. It was really intimate and reminded us why we were getting married and how blessed we were to have each other and everyone we love around us.

We really wanted our guests to have FUN in our wedding. We love weddings where people can feel free to relax and find different things to do in between the program. We had organized a photo booth, guest book table, lounge area for guests to relax, sparklers for the kids, and lots of entertainment. My sister is a singer so she sang Debussy as I walked down the aisle and her A Capella group surprised us with a set of songs during the reception. Another incredible group of people completely surprised everyone at the wedding -- Nick’s huge family from the tiny island of Malta spent months organizing and rehearsing a dance for us that they performed near the end of the night. Their performance was beyond amazing.

Advice: Don’t be afraid to ask friends and family for help. They were all so helpful the weekend of our wedding and did so much to make the day beautiful.