Ailene + Jason: fall wedding at Joseph Ambler Inn
In my teaser post I mentioned that Ailene and Jason were married on a “chilly” November day. I’ve been corrected. It was downright freezing! Such a far cry from the hot (and incredible) engagement session we had just a few months earlier.
Ailene and Jason celebrated their wedding at the Joesph Ambler Inn in North Wales, PA (about 25 miles northwest-ish of Philadelphia). This couple was just as fun and beautiful as ever. Ailene, who looked amazing, wore a simple Nicole Miller sheath dress with a cute lace bolero (Etsy) and bright red, silk flower in her hair.
The florals were provided by Enchanted Florist and were perfect for this fall wedding. Ailene carried a bouquet of only red dahlias while her three girls carried bouquets of spider mums, delphinium, celosia, and green button mums.
And the jewelry was something else too. Jason’s ring was partially created from meteorite and bore the inscription, ” I’ll love you forever. – A 11-6-10″.
Ailene and Jason opted for a first look before the ceremony so that they would still have daylight for their pictures and have time to enjoy all of their cocktail hour. She carried a handkerchief that belonged to Jason’s great grandmother (a good call since she got teary when she and Jason saw each other for the first time that day).
After goofing off with the wedding party and family we got to wander around the Joseph Ambler Inn. It’s a great property with old stone buildings and brick walkways. It backs up to woods and we caught a glimpse of a few deer as well. It’s right off the highway so it was really accessible but you’d never know it once you drive up the road.
The ceremony began as the sun was setting and was pretty much dark by the end. Poor Ailene was literally shivering while she was standing up there but she looked radiant.
Cocktail hour was held on the outdoor terrace and consisted of laughter and mingling while gathered around the heat lamps.
Guests were brought into the ballroom and the reception began ad Ailene and Jason danced their first dance to Elton John’s “Your Song”.
The reception was great. Great toasts, dancing, and smiles all around!
The favors were cookies from her grandmother’s recipe that Cailin, her maid of honor, and mother made in the days leading up to the wedding. Her mom also made triple ginger and oatmeal chocolate cookies for the dessert table. Yum!
What a fantastic day! Jason and Ailene, thanks so much for bringing me in to be a part of it!
And you can tell everybody this is your song
It may be quite simple but now that it’s done
I hope you don’t mind
I hope you don’t mind that I put down in words
How wonderful life is while you’re in the world
~ Your Song, Elton John