July 19, 2012

Philadelphia Wedding Photographer | Knowlton Mansion | Casey + Eric

Wedding

125 guests and several continents arrived to celebrate Casey and Eric’s wedding at the beautiful Knowlton Mansion in Northeast Philly. (Remember their wintery Princeton engagement session?) You’d never know this 130+ year old mansion was there unless you were looking for it and once you find it, BAM!, you’re presented with this slate roofed, three story Victorian masterpiece with brass chandeliers, hardwood floors, stained glass windows, and manicured gardens. It’s kind of crazy.

Casey, Eric, and guests gathered here on what would have been Casey’s grandparents’ 64 wedding anniversary. She knew of the venue because her grandparents used to live right down the street. Casey carried her grandmother’s angel pin and great aunt Elsie’s handkerchief with her that day.

Philadelphia Knowlton Mansion wedding photography
Philadelphia Knowlton Mansion wedding photography
Philadelphia Knowlton Mansion wedding photography
Philadelphia Knowlton Mansion wedding photography
Philadelphia Knowlton Mansion wedding photography
Philadelphia Knowlton Mansion wedding photography

There is no doubt that their Casey and Eric’s sense of humor made an appearance. Check out the wording on their rsvp cards.

Philadelphia Knowlton Mansion wedding photography

They did a first look and formals before the ceremony so that they could get to the party during cocktail hour.

Philadelphia Knowlton Mansion wedding photography
Philadelphia Knowlton Mansion wedding photography
Philadelphia Knowlton Mansion wedding photography
Philadelphia Knowlton Mansion wedding photography

Oh, right, and I forgot to mention that there are ponies on the property.

Philadelphia Knowlton Mansion wedding photography

And a wine cellar!

Philadelphia Knowlton Mansion wedding photography

The ceremony took place outside under perfectly overcast skies.

Philadelphia Knowlton Mansion wedding photography

I really like the hand binding ceremony that they incorporated into the service.

Philadelphia Knowlton Mansion wedding photography
Philadelphia Knowlton Mansion wedding photography
Philadelphia Knowlton Mansion wedding photography
Philadelphia Knowlton Mansion wedding photography
Philadelphia Knowlton Mansion wedding photography
Philadelphia Knowlton Mansion wedding photography

Eric’s phone reads: “Update Status: Can’t figure out how to properly do it so this will have to do… MARRIED TO”

Philadelphia Knowlton Mansion wedding photography

We retired into the intricately decorated rooms and the stunning conservatory with impossibly tall beamed ceilings for the cocktail hour and reception.

Philadelphia Knowlton Mansion wedding photography
Philadelphia Knowlton Mansion wedding photography
Philadelphia Knowlton Mansion wedding photography

They shared their first dance to Ray LaMontagne’s “You Are the Best Thing.”

Philadelphia Knowlton Mansion wedding photography
Philadelphia Knowlton Mansion wedding photography

The food by Conroy Catering was spectacular. For dinner there was an Indian station and a carving station in addition to the fantastic cocktail hour passed hors d’oeuvres, pasta station, and a bruschetta station.

Philadelphia Knowlton Mansion wedding photography
Philadelphia Knowlton Mansion wedding photography

“Party animals” just scratches the surface when it comes to this crowd. There was hooting, hollering, whistling, flailing, and so much dancing it would make your head spin. And it was awesome!

Philadelphia Knowlton Mansion wedding photography
Philadelphia Knowlton Mansion wedding photography
Philadelphia Knowlton Mansion wedding photography
Philadelphia Knowlton Mansion wedding photography
Philadelphia Knowlton Mansion wedding photography
Philadelphia Knowlton Mansion wedding photography
Philadelphia Knowlton Mansion wedding photography

Great day all around. Casey and Eric, congratulations!

Philadelphia Knowlton Mansion wedding photography

Oh, because
You are the best thing
You are the best thing
You are the best thing
Ever happened to me
~ Ray LaMontagne, “You Are the Best Thing”

Wedding Ceremony: Knowlton Mansion
Wedding Reception: Knowlton Mansion
Wedding Photographer: Lindsay Docherty Photography
Dress Designer: Casablanca Bridal
Hair and Makeup: Gary Charles Salon
Florist: Schmidt’s Florist
Ceremony Pianist: EBE
DJ: EBE
Caterer: Conroy Catering
Wedding Cake: Conroy Catering
Officiant: Journeys of the Heart, Linda Noonan
Rings: Steven Singer
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