I shot a dream garden wedding in Buck’s County, PA at historic Aldie Mansion.
Andrew and Lindsay share the perfect high-school-sweetheart love story. Spanning the years through college and careers they finally decided to tie the knot surrounded by friends and family in a lavender garden.
Lindsay was exquisite in head-to-toe BHLDN , choosing the Lita gown with Curving Periphery Veil for the aisle, and Mimosa T-strap shoes in mint. Andrew cut a dash in Armani black tie with a pocket square; all of his groomsmen wore fun socks, chosen by the groom himself as one of their gifts from him. These two are super generous. They share their love hard with all whom they adore. They welcomed me in with open arms, I still remember my entire team feeling utterly welcomed.’Wow, they were just all so nice” was the common theme we spoke about in the job van on the way home that evening.
Why a Garden Wedding
The manse and grounds held all the guests in downright Downton Abbey style throughout the night. Amongst library nooks, paneled rooms and an original oak bar, the candlelit atmosphere made everyone feel like they were inside the wedding scene of a High Tudor novel.
Congrats Lindsay and Andrew. You’ve come a long was from each winning the Best Smile award in high school.
Whatever you’re doing, you’re doing it right.
From the Aldie Mansion website:
Named after the William R. Mercer family’s ancestral estate in Perthshire, Scotland, and modeled after the Compton Wynyates in Warwickshire, England,
Aldie Mansion stands on more than 10 acres of carefully tended grounds. While this early 20th-Century estate’s period charm adds to the character of any special event, the restored mansion offers the space and amenities of a more contemporary venue.
For large gatherings, the building’s 2,400-squarefoot atrium serves as a perfect setting for dancing and dining; while the library, gallery and great hall are each ideal for more intimate events.
Outdoors, as well, the mansion’s prolific gardens, stone terraces, working fountains, and flowering trees are sure to make an impression. If you’re seeking a location for a wedding, reunion, or conference, Aldie’s distinctive architecture, elegant landscaping, and experienced professional staff are guaranteed to make your event a memorable success.
Words + Pictures by Angela Cappetta