July 21, 2011

Wedding Photography at Pen Ryn Mansion in Bensalem, PA: Lisa + Mike

Wedding

I admit that I was a little worried about Lisa and Michael’s big day. They say rain is good luck but I don’t know many couples who would choose “good luck” over having the outdoor ceremony they imagined. Luckily, the rain was only a threat. We waited a few minutes and it all passed and the day was just fantastic. You might remember Lisa and Mike from their engagement session around Rittenhouse Square last fall.

Take a look at how their day unfolded. The stage was set in Bensalem, PA at Pen Ryn Mansion. The pearls belong to maid of honor, Jessica, as Lisa’s something borrowed.

wedding invitation and bridal jewelry
Lisa looked in.cred.i.ble! Her slender build was just made to be in a wedding gown. And I can’t even tell you how much I adored the flower in her hair. She just had this elegant grace about her that I can’t even describe.

bride getting ready for wedding
bride getting ready for wedding
bride getting ready for wedding
bride getting ready for wedding
bride getting ready for wedding
One of my favorite moments of the day was the first look (or “reveal”) before the wedding when Mike first laid eyes on his lovely bride. His expression was pricesless!

bride getting ready for wedding
We took some time to wander around the grounds for pictures of just the two of them before the rush of the ceremony and wedding day really began.

bride and groom wedding photography
bride and groom wedding photography
bride and groom wedding photography
Guests mingled on the front patio as we waited for the final word on the ceremony location.

wedding guest
outdoor ceremony at Pen Ryn Mansion
bridesmaid at Pen Ryn Mansion
Their ceremony blended a little bit of his Catholic faith with her Jewish faith.

bride and groom wedding photography
bride and groom wedding photography
wedding ceremony photography at Pen Ryn Mansion
wedding ceremony photography at Pen Ryn Mansion
wedding ceremony photography at Pen Ryn Mansion
wedding ceremony photography at Pen Ryn Mansion
We got a few formals before heading in for the cocktail hour and reception.

wedding ceremony photography at Pen Ryn Mansion
wedding ceremony photography at Pen Ryn Mansion
wedding reception photography at Pen Ryn Mansion
wedding reception photography at Pen Ryn Mansion
Lisa and Mike danced their first dance to Jefferson Starship’s “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”.

first dance photography at Pen Ryn Mansion
And then Mike and his daughter, Haley, adorably crashed the father daughter dance.

wedding reception photography at Pen Ryn Mansion
I loved the Mr. and Mrs. signs that Lisa had for the backs of the chairs.

wedding reception photography at Pen Ryn Mansion
The reception was a ton of fun. Schaffer Sound took care of the party that night.

wedding reception photography at Pen Ryn Mansion
wedding reception photography at Pen Ryn Mansion
This was a hugely fun (and attractive!) group they brought out that evening. It’s not a party unless I’m out there on the dancefloor shimmying along to the beats.

wedding reception photography at Pen Ryn Mansion
wedding reception photography at Pen Ryn Mansion
And if you’ve followed this blog at all, you know I can’t pass up the food shots.

wedding reception photography at Pen Ryn Mansion
We were given a glorious treat by wedding guest, Sorin, shaking his thang to Billie Jean. Someone seriously needs to hire this guy for parties. He was a smash hit. With moves like this, it’s no wonder!

wedding reception photography at Pen Ryn Mansion
wedding reception photography at Pen Ryn Mansion
Lisa and Mike, what a fantastic wedding. All the best to you both this year and forever!

bride and groom wedding photography at Pen Ryn Mansion

Lookin’ in your eyes I see a paradise
This world that I found is too good to be true
Standin’ here beside you, want so much to give you
This love in my heart that I’m feelin’ for you
~ Jefferson Starship, “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”

Ceremony: Pen Ryn Mansion
Reception: Pen Ryn Mansion
Ceremony Pianist and Violinist: Sweet Harmony
Officiant: Rev. Natalie Kita of Soul Mates
Reception DJ: Schaffer Sound
Catering: Pen Ryn Mansion
Wedding Cake: Termini Bros.
Invitations: Cricket Printing

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