May 28, 2014

Bucks County Wedding Photographer | Aldie Mansion | Meredith + Dwayne

Wedding

We could not have asked for a more gorgeous day for Meredith and Dwayne’s wedding. It was perfection. No humidity, not a cloud in the sky, and the temperature was just right. The entire day felt good. I fell in love with Meredith and Dwayne that day. Meredith’s jubilance was absolutely infectious. She’s a hardworking, type-A principal at a local Philly school but, on her wedding day, she was all smiles and lightness.
Macro wedding ring picture
Wedding invitations and brides jewelry and shoes
Aldie Mansion brick detailgroom before ceremony at Aldie Mansion in Doylestown
I (along with the bridesmaids) admit that her gown was a surprise. It was a fabulous frock but it didn’t seem quite right for our bride.

Aldie Mansion bride wedding dress

Until she tried it on.

Bride getting ready at Aldie MansionBride getting ready at Aldie Mansion in Doylestown
bride and bridesmaids at Aldie Mansion on wedding day
At that point, there is no way she could have worn anything else.

Thanks to a first look before the ceremony, we had plenty of time to make use of Aldie Mansion’s beautiful property. There are so many spots for great pictures, inside and out. This old brick mansion has so much charm and character.

Beautoful stairway for bride and groom at Aldie Mansion wedding
Aldie-Mansion-wedding-interracial couple
Bride and groom kiss at Aldie Mansion fountain
Bride and groom on grounds of Aldie Mansion on wedding day
Bride and groom in Aldie Mansion with windows
Aldie-Mansion-wedding-dancing

The to-be-weds watched their guests gather in the front courtyard from the windows above.
Aldie-Mansion-wedding-pre-ceremony
The ceremony went on with laughter and the faint sound of the fountain in the background.
Interracial couple ceremony at Aldie Mansion

Aldie-Mansion-wedding-ceremony in front courtyard
Guests mingled on the back patio and the grounds before being called into the reception.
back patio at Aldie Mansion wedding
Meredith and Dwayne entered and danced their first dance as husband and wife to the classic “At Last” by Etta James.
Aldie-Mansion-wedding-first-dance

First dance for wedding couple at Aldie Mansion
Meredith’s father passed away just a few months before the wedding. She wore his wedding band around her neck that day. Instead of a traditional father/daughter dance, she called up all fathers and daughters in attendance to dance together. She shared this dance with all of the important “fathers” in her life.
Father daughter dance at Aldie Mansion
Carolyn, Meredith best friend and neighbor from childhood, got some laughs as the reception kicked off.
Maid of honor speech at Aldie MansionMother of bride responds to speeches
The night was a mess of limbs and smiles as the dancefloor opened to one hell of a party.
bride and bridesmaids at Aldie Mansion wedding reception

Bride and groom dancing at Aldie Mansion wedding reception

Couple cutting the wedding cake at Aldie Mansion

groom dancing at Aldie Mansion wedding reception
It was an incredible day and I am so glad I was able to be with these two to be a part of it all!
Interracial couple getting married at Aldie Mansion in Doylestown
I found a dream, that I could speak to
A dream that I can call my own
I found a thrill to press my cheek to
A thrill that I have never known
~ Etta James, “At Last”

Wedding Ceremony: Aldie Mansion, Doylestown, PA
Wedding Reception: Aldie Mansion, Doylestown, PA
Engagement Session: West Fairmount Park
Wedding Photographer: Lindsay Docherty Photography
Officiant: Darryl Blodgett
Wedding Dress Shop: Sposabella
Earrings: Givenchy
Florist: A Floral Affair
Makeup & Hair: Details Salon
Band: Renaissance Orchestra
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