Philadelphia Wedding Photographer | Glen Foerd Mansion | Stephanie + Nick
Remember the oddity that was the snowstorm in late October? Yeah, so do Stephanie and Nick who had their wedding that day! Stephanie, a self-proclaimed type A, was a little concerned about the wintry mix that had shown up way too early in the year. Despite the wonky weather, the day went off beautifully! This is the same couple that wasn’t looking for love that I was telling you about a few months ago from their engagement session around Chestnut Hill.
I met with Stephanie at the Sheraton not far from the wedding venue. She was there with her mother and sister watching the flakes through the window. She changed into her gorgeous Vera Wang gown. It had beautiful lace overlays on delicate chiffon. The large gardenia in her hair smelled heavenly.
We made our way over the charming Glen Foerd Mansion in Northeast Philadelphia, right on the Delaware River. The plan was to have a first look though Nick showed up and they pretty much bumped into each other at the door. She had actually talked to him earlier in the day when she called the room and he answered. As a couple, they’re great together. Nick calms her and it’s so obvious when they’re around each other. We took a few chilly pictures outside and then checked out the basement and wine cellar for more.
They hid away upstairs while the guests streamed in from the cold.
The ceremony was held in the impressive conservatory. The guests lit the room with candles that they held throughout the service. It may have been blustering just outside those windows but it felt warm and loving in that room.
Cocktail hour blended into dinner. A buffet station was set up in the drawing room and guests wandered and mingled throughout the historic building, trying out the scotch tasting downstairs and the art gallery on the second floor. If you’ve never been to a wedding at Glen Foerd, find a way! The place has so many nooks, crannies, displays, and is absolutely chock full of character. Stephanie and Nick had picture frames of themselves and their family spread throughout the rooms.
Guests were ushered back into the conservatory, which had been set up for the reception. Stephanie and Nick danced their first dance to Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton’s “Islands in the Stream”.
The fall-themed cake by Conroy Catering was perfection.
One of the highlights from the night was a dance by Nick’s parents, celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary the very next day!
Such a great day. Stephanie and Nick, congratulations! I’m so glad you found your complement in each other.
Islands in the stream
That is what we are
No one in between how can we be wrong
Sail away with me to another world
And we rely on each other uh huh
From one lover to another uh huh
~ Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, “Islands in the Stream”