February 21, 2019

Bucks County Wedding Photographer | Aldie Mansion | Kat + Dan

Wedding

Kat and Dan married on a crisp, sunny day in December at one of my favorite venues in the area, Aldie Mansion

outside of Aldie Mansion on a winter wedding day

The space was perfect for Kat who looked like she stepped out of a glamorous 1920s novel.  Her soft blonde hair fell along her face with an antique hair clasp.  Her gown (the 49th one she tried on!) was an incredible lace and beaded number that had been discontinued but she sourced and brought in.  The fluttering sleeves and delicate lace along the bottom were additions and I can’t imagine the dress without them.

lace wedding gown with sleeves at Aldie Mansion
maid of honor helping bride get dressed on wedding day
maid of honor fixing brides train on morning of wedding
lovely bride with side swept hair on wedding morning
gorgeous blonde bride portrait on wedding day

Leave it to Kat to accessorize with deep red, velvet pumps.

brides maroon velvet shoes on chair
bride showing off closed toe velvet shoes

She also brought in family jewelry to complete the look – a great grandmother’s art deco engagement ring, a sapphire ring from an aunt, a silver mirror from a great great grandmother, a grandmother’s handkerchief, a six pence piece that her mother wore down the aisle and another worn by her grandmother.  I would name each of these women but they are almost all Katharines.

brides jewelry on a winter wedding morning
bride holding grandmothers vintage mirror

And Dan? Totally dapper!

groom in profile on wedding morning

We took some time alone to wander the grounds of the estate. 

bride in gorgeous winter daylight on wedding day
bride and groom first look at Aldie Mansion winter wedding day
wedding bride and groom after first look at Aldie Mansion
groom admiring bride at Aldie Mansion on winter wedding day
bride and groom cuddling together outside of Aldie Mansion on winter wedding day
light and dark pinks in large brides wedding bouquet

Kat was clever enough to bring a fur and have one for each of her jewel-toned bridesmaids.

bride and groom kissing in front of lit tree outside of Aldie Mansion
bridesmaids and groomsmen together in jewel tones on winter wedding day

Aldie Mansion was decked out for the holidays with a massive tree, hot cider, and a fire going in the fireplace.

bride and groom in front of huge Christmas tree at Aldie Mansion
bride and groom in front of beautiful window at Aldie Mansion

The ceremony began shortly after sunset.  The two laughed and smiled through their story together, vows, and ring exchange.

bride and father about to walk into wedding ceremony at Aldie Mansion
whole room view of winter wedding ceremony at Aldie Mansion
bride and groom reading vows at wedding ceremony at Aldie Mansion
reciting vows between bride and groom on wedding day inside at Aldie Mansion
bride reciting her vows to groom on wedding day at Aldie Mansion
bride and groom recessional after ceremony at Aldie Mansion

During cocktail hour, the ballroom was transformed into tables of gold candlesticks and blooms in deep reds, blush, and mocha.

pink and white and gold winter wedding centerpieces at Aldie Mansion
brides bouquet in library at Aldie Mansion

Kat and Dan shared their first dance to Something Just Like This by Coldplay.

Kat’s dance with her father was adorable but Dan’s dance with his mother really got the party going.

bride and father dance at wedding reception at Aldie Mansion
groom dancing with mom at wedding reception

Matron of Honor Kara (yes, you’ve seen her with a mic before!) killed it with the bridesmaids duties all day long.

maid of honor speech at Aldie Mansion
bride and groom listening to speeches at wedding at Aldie Mansion

The newlyweds treated their guests to a good time with sparklers down the back lawn before heading back in for some delicious ice cream served in the couple’s wedding favor.

bride and groom going through sparkler sendoff at Aldie Mansion
bride and groom going through sparklers outside of Aldie Mansion wedding
sweet moment between bride and groom at Aldie Mansion wedding
wedding rings on baseball hat favor
bride eating ice cream out of baseball hat favor

Thank you both so much for inviting me in to share such a beautiful day with you two.  XOXO!

bride and groom outside by the big lit oak tree at Aldie Mansion

Where’d you wanna go?
How much you wanna risk?
I’m not looking for somebody
With some superhuman gifts
Some superhero
Some fairytale bliss
Just something I can turn to
Somebody I can kiss
I want something just like this
~ Coldplay, Something Just Like This

Wedding Ceremony: Aldie Mansion, Doylestown, PA
Wedding Reception: Aldie Mansion, Doylestown, PA
Engagement Session: Manhattan
Wedding Photographer: Lindsay Docherty Photography
Flowers: Buttercup
Hair Stylist: Up Your Do!, Jill Kozar
Makeup Artist: Dylan Michael Cosmetics, Cindy Singer
Ceremony string duo: Bachelor Boys Band
Cocktail hour jazz duo: Bachelor Boys Band
Reception Band: Bachelor Boys Band
Caterer: Jeffrey A Miller Catering
Wedding Cake: Jeffrey A Miller Catering
Wedding gown designer: Maggie Sottero
Wedding gown shop: Bijou Bridal
Alterations: Nikolette, Bijou Bridal
Bride’s Shoes: Kelly & Katie
Groom’s Suit: Pronto Uomo
Groom’s Shoes: Nike
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Adrianna Papell, BHLDN, Dessy, David’s Bridal
Engagement Ring Designer: Anthony Robert
Jewelry Shop: Anthony Robert Jewelers
Wedding Ring Designer: Malidani Jewelry Corp


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