September 4, 2013

Montgomery County Wedding Photographer | Quarry Hill Farm | Carla + Ben

Wedding

I learned a new word at Carla and Ben’s wedding: schvitz. It’s a Yiddish verb meaning ‘sweat’ and we all did a lot of it on that 100+ heat index day. As Ben’s eternally happy sister proclaimed, “it’s in to be schvitzy”. As hot as it was, the wedding was beautiful! It was held at up and coming Quarry Hill Farm in Harleysville, PA and was everything Carla had imagined: fresh, organic, local, and spectacular! As a couple who met while gardening, there couldn’t have been a more perfect place.

Philadelphia wedding photography at Quarry Hill Farms
Philadelphia wedding photography at Quarry Hill Farms

The couple looked great while they were prepping themselves to see each other that day.

Philadelphia wedding photography at Quarry Hill Farms
Philadelphia wedding photography at Quarry Hill Farms
Philadelphia wedding photography at Quarry Hill Farms

We were able to spend a little bit of time walking around the property before the ketubah signing.

Philadelphia wedding photography at Quarry Hill Farms
Philadelphia wedding photography at Quarry Hill Farms

Easily one of my favorite pictures of the day:
Philadelphia wedding photography at Quarry Hill Farms

Their dog, Sal, was there for emotional support (also present during their Philly engagement session).

Philadelphia wedding photography at Quarry Hill Farms

They gifted their wedding party custom Chucks!

Philadelphia wedding photography at Quarry Hill Farms

The rabbi arrived and filled out his part of the ketubah and we had a ketubah signing and a quick rehearsal before heading out for the main event.

Philadelphia wedding photography at Quarry Hill Farms
Philadelphia wedding photography at Quarry Hill Farms

The meadow on the property was idyllic. You turn a corner and walk up an incline and you’re surrounded by wildflowers, blue skies, and even a windmill in the distance behind the chuppah.

Philadelphia wedding photography at Quarry Hill Farms
Philadelphia wedding photography at Quarry Hill Farms
Philadelphia wedding photography at Quarry Hill Farms
Philadelphia wedding photography at Quarry Hill Farms
Philadelphia wedding photography at Quarry Hill Farms
Philadelphia wedding photography at Quarry Hill Farms

We got a few more family formals after their Jewish ceremony.

Philadelphia wedding photography at Quarry Hill Farms

And though the pictures don’t show how hot it really was, trust me…

Philadelphia wedding photography at Quarry Hill Farms

The reception was at the barn – dinner and toasts were outside and the dancing was indoors. There were fabulous strings of lights everywhere – setting the perfect glow for the evening as the sun went down.

Philadelphia wedding photography at Quarry Hill Farms

Guests found their seat by way of herb-themed tables. “Nourishing Love,” as Carla called it. The centerpieces were a labor of love that spanned over three parties of painting plant pots. It was a great way of bonding with friends and families before the wedding. Guests were invited to take the plants home after the wedding and continue to feed and love them in their new homes.

Philadelphia wedding photography at Quarry Hill Farms
Philadelphia wedding photography at Quarry Hill Farms
Philadelphia wedding photography at Quarry Hill Farms
Philadelphia wedding photography at Quarry Hill Farms

The couple of the day arrived and spent the rest of the evening listening to fantastic toasts, watching the fireworks display, eating scrumptious food (including a gourmet ice cream buffet!), and dancing their butts off.

Philadelphia wedding photography at Quarry Hill Farms
Philadelphia wedding photography at Quarry Hill Farms
Philadelphia wedding photography at Quarry Hill Farms

Love, love, love the sheer back on Carla’s wedding gown!

Philadelphia wedding photography at Quarry Hill Farms
Philadelphia wedding photography at Quarry Hill Farms
Philadelphia wedding photography at Quarry Hill Farms
Philadelphia wedding photography at Quarry Hill Farms
Philadelphia wedding photography at Quarry Hill Farms

Their first dance was “I Only Have Eyes for You” by The Flamingos.

Philadelphia wedding photography at Quarry Hill Farms

The Oh, snap! Photo Studio was a resounding success, especially due to the mustaches that everyone had on by the end of the night!

Philadelphia wedding photography at Quarry Hill Farms
Philadelphia wedding photography at Quarry Hill Farms
Philadelphia wedding photography at Quarry Hill Farms

All in all, a beautiful day, a beautiful wedding, and a very beautiful couple.

Philadelphia wedding photography at Quarry Hill Farms

You are here and so am I
Maybe millions of people go by
But they all disappear from view
And I only have eyes for you
~ The Flamingos, “I Only Have Eyes for You”

Wedding Ceremony: Quarry Hill Farm, Harleysville, PA
Wedding Reception: Quarry Hill FarmHarleysville, PA
Wedding Photographer: Lindsay Docherty Photography
Photo Booth: Lindsay Docherty Photography Oh, snap! Photo Studio
Paper Suite and Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Hair & Makeup: Jolie Spa
Dress Shop: Kleinfeld Bridals
Shoes: Badgley Mishka
Reception music: Central Park Orchestra
Caterer: All About Catering
Wedding Cake: All About Catering

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