Alyssa + Nate’s Springton Manor Farm Wedding Glenmore, PA
Alyssa and Nate are one of those super laid back and fun couple to be around. From the first moment we met over coffee at Dunkin Donuts last year for our consultation, I knew that I was the perfect Philadelphia-area wedding photographer for them! Alyssa is a total sweetheart and easy to talk to, Nate is super friendly too and loves chatting about cameras which is fun for me! If you haven’t seen their engagement photos at Warwick County Park, definitely check those out here. Especially after their engagement session last October, I couldn’t wait for their Springton Manor Farm wedding in Glenmore, PA last month!
The day started out wonderfully, with everyone getting ready with their side of the bridal parties. Alyssa with her bridesmaids and Nate with his groomsmen. They were not planning on seeing each other before the ceremony. So we made sure to have time for a First See with Alyssa and her father. And then a “First Look” with the couple right after. They didn’t actually see each other. But instead, read letters they wrote to each other. And Nate was able to get a butt-grab in lol!! It seems like this might have been the only warm sunny weekend in May, all the other weekends were filled with rain and were chilly. We were blessed with perfect weather and everything went pretty much as planned. You really can’t ask for more in a wedding day.
Their ceremony was just perfect, under the shade of a giant tree on the farm. Goats were in the background. And they were surrounded by over 150 of their friends and family. Somehow after their ceremony and family photos, we only had 10 minutes to do their bride and groom portraits… That is so crazy! I was super worried but luckily they were up for eating their dinner after everyone else. And we skipped out back of the tented reception just in time for the perfect golden light before sunset. And when I say they are a chill couple I meant it. They were up for laying on a bench, almost getting peed on by goats, prancing through two different tall-grass fields, and laying on the ground all for the sake of photos. And they totally rocked it (and it was so worth it!).
And finally, the reception was SO FUN! The food was delicious. Everybody was dancing and having a blast, thanks to Jason Downey of Xenon Entertainment. Jason and Nate have known each other for years, that’s so awesome that he could DJ for them. They even had a fire pit with all the fixings for s’mores. And 13th Street Cocktails kept the drinks flowing all night in their re-purposed camper van (so cool!)
Red Nose Day
Red Nose Day is something that is very important to Alyssa and Nate. It was incorporated in their engagement session with red nose kiss photos. They had a very special secret #rednoseday kiss during their ceremony that sealed their marriage (followed by the real kiss of course!) And they were introduced into their wedding reception with red noses. The nation-wide fundraiser raised money for children to have meals, vaccines, clean water, access to education and more. You can read more about Red Nose Day and how Walgreens has done it’s part in the campaign.
Thank you so much for choosing me as your wedding photographer Alyssa and Nate! Here’s to many many years of happiness (all the years!). And I hope you enjoyed your tropical honeymoon!
Venue: Springton Manor Farm
Hair: Cut Ups Inc.
Wedding dress: Taylored For You
Suits: Weitzenkorn’s Men’s Store
(recognize the name? That’s my husband’s business!)
Catering: Queen of Hearts
Cake: Bakers of Buffington
Drinks: 13th Street Cocktails