You might want to sit down for this one, but winter is quickly starting to become my favorite wedding season. Sure it’s a heck of a lot slower than PA’s most popular wedding months of May, October, and June but there is some sort of peaceful tranquility in the winter wedding scene.
Danielle and Bryant, two amazing teachers who are a perfect match, chose a family church for their heartfelt ceremony. Incorporating the winter theme, the couple tied beautiful branches to the pews to create a neat outside brought inside feel. Rather than traditional transportation, Danielle and Bryant opted for a traditional yellow school bus with the nicest driver ever…well at least compared to my childhood bus drivers.
The reception kicked off at Brandywine Manor House which hosts beautiful views, even in the winter, and a two historical barns that were transitioned into one space. I loved the personalized touches that Danielle incorporated such as Canvas paintings that stated “You Will Always Be My Forever” and “I Vow To Love You Even When You’re 45 And Still Play XBox”. Guests also had the privilege of sipping beer from the Groom’s family brewery Generations Brewing. Overall such an amazing event with two amazing people!
So in closing.. some tips if considering a winter wedding:
- Be mindful of the ceremony start time. Sunset is around 5pm that time of year so opt for a first look or an early afternoon ceremony to capture the best light.
- Stay close to lodging or choose a venue that offers rooms. Most hotels offer a shuttle service and if the weather is foul, guests may feel more comfortable to be closer to lodging rather than taking a longer drive home.
- Dress appropriately if planning to have images outside. Wearing a pair of flats and wearing a jacket is always recommended. Both are easy to take off and switch to something else.
Check out more images from Danielle & Bryant’s wedding here!
Ceremony: Episcopal Church of the Ascension
Reception: Brandywine Manor House