July 6, 2018

Bucks County Wedding Photographer | Holly Hedge Estate | Kelsie + Devin

Wedding

As I learned at their engagement session at Longwood Gardens last year, Kelsie and Devin are casual and goofy.  There is no pretension whatsoever and they toy with each other.  I wondered how they would create their wedding at Holly Hedge Estate, a venue not ostentatious but incredibly classy and beautiful.  As you’ll see, they pulled it off to perfection!

bride and groom candid picture at Holly Hedge Estate wedding

Kelsie went to one dress shop and it all came down to a lace gown and this strapless beaded number.  She figured she only lives once so she went for the glamor!

Maggie Sottero wedding dress hanging at Holly Hedge Estate

I love the intricate detail on their Verragio engagement and wedding ring set.

Verragio wedding and engagement rings against old stone and moss wedding invitation with greenery at Holly Hedge Estate

I really can’t get enough of this Holly Hedge.  It’s one of my favorites.  The old barn has the most incredible windows.  I could take pictures there all day!

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Devin was cool as a cucumber.  To be honest, I’m not sure he’s ever been anything else.

handsome groom on wedding day at Holly Hedge Estate

They shared their first look and we explored the grounds and yes, took more time with those windows!

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We even went to a little glen that I had never seen before.

lovely weding portrait of bride and groom in glen behind Holly Hedge Estate

Despite the threat of rain, Kelsie and Devin were able to have their ceremony outdoors on a wonderfully overcast day.  The soft skies made all of the surrounding green especially vibrant.  I’ve seen ceremonies at Holly Hedge a few different ways.  This one was set in the courtyard under majestic trees.

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Their cocktail hour featured a professional cigar roller.  It was a fantastic touch for guests!

professional cigar roller at cocktail hour at Holly Hedge Estate groom with hand rolled cigar at wedding cocktail hour bridesmaids bustling beautiful beaded wedding gown

Their reception was lovely.  Inside the new barn were garlands of greenery covering the beams in the ceiling.  Centerpieces were placed on blue striped and toile tablecloths.  Guest seating cards were propped in live grass and surrounded by family wedding pictures on the welcome table.

family signage with garland on easel placecards in grass display on blue toile tablecloth table with family pictures placecards in fresh green grass at Holly Hedge Estate wedding reception hand drawn calligraphy on mirror at Holly Hedge Estate peach and white wedding centerpieces on blue toile tablecloths

After starting the night off with “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran and speeches, guests shook and shimmied all night long!

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I feel pretty lucky that they were up for going out with me for a few minutes after the sun set to grab a few shots with Devin’s cigar and to embrace the quiet of the Bucks county spring night.

bride and groom walking out onto brick courtyard at night at Holly Hedge Estate groom smoking a cigar on wedding night

It was such a fantastic day!  Thank you for inviting me to spend it with you two!

late night image of bride and groom at Holly Hedge Estate

Baby, I’m dancing in the dark with you between my arms
Barefoot on the grass, listening to our favorite song
When you said you looked a mess, I whispered underneath my breath
But you heard it, darling, you look perfect tonight
~ Ed Sheeran, “Perfect”

Wedding Ceremony: Holly Hedge Estate, New Hope, PA
Wedding Reception: Holly Hedge Estate, New Hope, PA
Engagement Session: Longwood Gardens
Wedding Photographer: Lindsay Docherty Photography
Music: Pop Philly, EBE Entertainment
Caterer: Holly Hedge Estate
Wedding Cake: Ciao Bella Cakes
Wedding gown designer: Maggie Sottero
Wedding Gown Shop: L & H Couture
Wedding Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaids Dresses: Jenny Yoo
Groom’s Suit: Jos. A. Bank
Wedding Ring Designer:  Verragio
Jewelry Shop: Marks Jewelers
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