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Have you ever been surprised with a party or shower? If you didn't suspect it, you probably were not dressed with hair and makeup done the way you would have been, had you known. I think it's safe to say that Barbara was really surprised at her party at Talamore Country Club in Ambler PA. She was told by her husband that he hired a photographer to do some professional pictures as a birthday gift to her. Great idea because it gave her a reason to be dressed up. The surprise didn't end there though. For MC they had a comedian who is famous in Nigeria, where Barbara and Alan are from. He flew in for a couple engagements. Alan got down on one knee, presented her with a bouquet of roses. You would think that's it, but no, he also gave her a beautiful and very large ring. For dinner they had authentic Nigerian Food along with the Talamore's American food. I tried the rice and some kind of fried dough, both were delicious! Did you know that Talamore allows outside caterers? After cutting the cake and some heart felt words for Barbara by family and friends the dancing began and never stopped till the party was over. Everybody had a great time. Here is a sneak peek till I can get the rest of the photos processed and uploaded.
Here is a different approach to a wedding: Split up the wedding day by holding the ceremony and the reception on different days. This is what Tracey and Jim did and I must say, it worked out very well. Immediately after the Saturday mass, the wedding ceremony was held at St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 2316 Fairhill Ave, Glenside, PA 19038. The ceremony was followed by a short photography session and a bubble exit.
The next week was the reception at the newly renovated Country House at Blue Stone, 711 Boehms Church Rd, Blue Bell PA. We met them early and took formal pictures, then they enjoyed their reception. There were several unique elements at the reception. First, the prints of the wedding ceremony were framed and displayed around the home style rooms and on the baby grand piano. They looked beautiful, if I do say so myself. There is also an outdoor area with a fire pit which the guests enjoyed, especially the cigar smoking men. Inside the music was provided by Unbreakable Entertainment from Warminster PA. During the evening, everybody went outside and watched as Tracey and Jim released a hot air balloon lantern. They also had some cute family wedding traditions, like everybody waving flags and singing "God Bless America" and ending the evening with a human pyramid. It was a really fun wedding with a really nice group of people. Speaking of nice, the staff at Blue Stone Country Club were wonderful and the food was outstanding. I definitely recommend checking them out if you are planning a wedding. Here is their sneak peek:
Congratulations to Zach and Rebecca on a wonderful wedding at the Warrington Country Club,1360 Almshouse Road, Warrington PA . The beauty of the bride was almost matched by the wonderful weather and the view of their outdoor location. The bridal party colors were a gorgeous yellow and white accented by the men wearing a dark blue tux. The white and yellow roses were provided by Domenic Graziano's. The Warrington Country Club has been totally renovated in this past year. It was always pretty, but we love the new glamorous look. First thing in the day while we were taking pictures of the girls, the bride's son was asking where is the doughnut wall was. Turns out it was a dessert option I had never seen before. This was a wall of freshly made donuts with a wide variety of options. Image the smell of fresh doughnuts still warm and some even dripping with fresh chocolate. It looked delicious! The guests were treated to a delicious dinner and had a great time dancing and visiting with each other. Here are just a few of my favorite images. Check my website to see more soon.
Located at GPS Coordinates: +40.329932/-74.939177. Now, you know it's rural when the address is GPS coordinates! But actually, it's down the street from downtown New Hope on the PA side. You can book your wedding there. They have a pretty outdoor area with a pond for the ceremony and a large tent for the reception. However, the wedding we did there was not booked like that. We went into the preserve unofficially and parked next to a beautiful stone bridge. The bride and her bridal party entered down a staircase that was wooden steps attached to a hill. The groom and his men waited on the bridge, where the ceremony took place. It was a beautiful, peaceful setting. A simple and quick ceremony attended only by the bride and groom, their parents and the bridal party. One of the smartest decisions they made was to have a reveal before the wedding, which allowed us to take some time to get images by the pretty pond Bowman's Hill has set up for weddings. That area was booked for another person's wedding at the same time as ours, so going to it before the other people (who officially booked with the preserve) was the only time we would have the opportunity. After the wedding, the reception was in the backyard of the bride and grooms house. They had a large tent. The bar/liquor set up was second to none. The food was out of this world delicious from O'Neil catering! There were many personalized items on display. The table seating assignments were written on an old window. The "sign in book" was a set of wooden stairs. No doubt these special momentos are now found in their house.
Two of the nicest people you could ever meet are Paul & Dina. After being a couple for 7 years they decided to tie the knot at the beautiful Normandy Farm Hotel and Conference Center, 1401 Morris Rd Blue Bell, PA 19422. The tone of the whole wedding was just an easy-going & fun event, like the personalities of the bride and groom. The flowers were provided by Blooms and Buds, 1214 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell PA 19422. They were beautiful! Here are just a few images from their wonderful day:
Cinderella has nothing over Kim when it comes to having a romantic Prince charming. Eric proposed to Kim with an engraved glass slipper and that theme was carried over to their beautiful Talamore Country Club wedding. They chose Talamore because they fell in love with the beauty of the rolling green hills, lakes, and bridge. Their dream of an outdoor wedding was almost dashed by a weather forecast of 70% chance of thunderstorms. But actually, it did not even rain at all. The music for both the ceremony and reception was provided by Frank Raffa from Sound Sensation. He had everybody up and dancing all night long. After the reception was over we went out front to get a last romantic image for Kim & Eric. Here is a sneak peek.
There is nothing like a wedding in a rural, country setting. Since we are in Montgomery County, PA, we are near many beautiful venues with the country scenery. Some are truly in the "country." Others are in places that used to be rural, but the surrounding farms have been developed and now are the suburbs of Philadelphia. I define a "country" wedding as one that takes place in a setting that is wooded, or a farm. Here are a few ideas of recent weddings with this theme.
Located at 859 County Line Road Horsham, PA 19044 Tel: 215-343-0965.Graeme Park is a historical landmark in Horsham PA. It featuring the Keith House, the only surviving residence of a Colonial Pennsylvania Governor. The mansion has remained virtually intact since the late 18th century. There are many beautiful areas for pictures, a pond, an old barn, the Keith house, the woods a bridge etc. The wedding we did there recently was great. The day was beautiful to look at but unusually cold for that time of year. The bridal party kept on their shirts over their dresses to help stay warm but were more than willing to stay outside and have fun playing around to allow us to get some great shots of the bride and groom.
One decision they had made that turned out to be perfect was to wear leather boots. They were beautiful, comfortable and practical for walking around on the grass. If you are looking for a beautiful pair of boots try the western cowboy boots from the Texan brand King Ranch.
The wedding was outside the Keith house and the reception was in a large heated tent on the grounds. The bride and groom filled the tent with personal touches and even spent the year building large wooden games to place outside for their guests to play. They had some very original ideas. One thing I had never seen before is that they had a sapling at the ceremony. Both mothers watered it in the beginning and the bride and groom watered it after the vowels. I'm sure it will make them think of their wedding for many years as it grows.