Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Intimate Fall Wedding

May 6, 2022

Imagine the perfect Fall day. October is on its way out, the falling leaves rustle as a breeze makes its way through the streets. It’s one of the last warm days before November rushes in to take over. The air smells fresh and crisp. The sun quickly sets, giving way to a dark, moody night.

Okay, now that I’ve got you feeling these vibes… you know exactly what Olivia and Dominic’s Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Intimate Fall wedding felt like. 

The Wedding Venue & Details

Olivia and Dominic’s wedding took place at the historic Cairnwood Estate in the small town of Bryn-Athyn, just outside of Philadelphia. The estate featured beautiful gardens full of crispy leaves, dressing suites, and a two-story vaulted ceiling in the great hall. This wedding was the perfect mix of luxurious yet intimate. The venue itself is still one of my favorites to this day. But, so was the wedding party’s attire. The groomsmen wore the classiest black tuxedos. Wait, there’s more. The bridesmaids wore shades of burnt orange in mismatched patterns. I mean, wait until you see these!! They had the perfect fall wedding color palette. 

Somehow, not even the venue or the wedding party’s attire was my favorite part of the day. Looking back on Olivia and Dominic’s wedding to this day, tears still come to my eyes as I reminisce on their heartfelt first look. After seeing each other for the first time, they laughed and cried through their private letter readings. It was truly such an honor to capture such an intimate, private moment for them. After knocking out some romantics, it was time to head to their ceremony location.

The Ceremony Space

Olivia and Dominic tied the knot at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in the Chestnut Hill District. As if the church wasn’t enough to drop my jaw, I was able to spend a bit of time exploring the area. The Chestnut Hill District boasts historic charm, Victorian townhomes, and breathtaking mansions. I felt like I was walking through the streets of Diagon Alley on my way to Hogwarts. Once this sweet couple was pronounced husband and wife, we were able to sneak away for some champagne toasts and classic car shots. 

Party Time

Back at the Cairnwood Estate, the guests celebrated their hearts out in honor of Olivia and Dominic. After a candlelight dinner and the sweetest, most touching speeches and first dances, it was time for an outfit change. Olivia slipped into a stunning, sleek satin dress to make sure she could dance all night long with her husband. 

It’s safe to say that I could go on and on about this incredible Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Intimate Fall wedding. But instead, I’ll let the photos speak the rest for me. Have I mentioned lately how lucky I am to have this as my job?! If you’re ready to make some magic for your wedding day, let’s connect. As always, follow me over on Instagram (@michellegodfreyphoto) to keep up with my latest travels, photoshoots, and more. 

Vendor List:

Event Planning Rockstars: Enchanted Allure Events
Photography: Michelle Godfrey Photo
Venue: The Cairnwood Estate
Florals: Ling’s Moment



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