Wes and Mike’s intimate chateau celebration
In discussing what we wanted our big day to look and feel like, we kept returning to the idea that the wedding we wanted to have is one we would want to attend. To start, we needed to decide on a time and general location where everyone we wanted there could attend. This lead us to a late winter wedding where our guests would already be largely free of other obligations and also looking for a reason to get out of their houses.
We set out to create a classic yet relaxed atmosphere for their wedding that reflected their low key styles that allow our lively friends and family to feel warm, welcome, and ready to party. From the moment we saw it, we knew we chose the right venue in Hotel Du Village, a historic chateau in Bucks County, PA. This was a great location for us, and was perfectly intimate and refined with some rustic touches. The venue also offered farm-to-table cuisine and crafted cocktails to meet our foodie tastes. Our designer, Betsy Karetnick, helped two grooms select florals in blues, whites, and greens with plenty of warm candlelight to complement the season and venue and the crazy amount of love in the room.
Photographers; Emma and Dimitri
Venue and catering; Hotel Du Village
Floral: Betsy Karetnick, The Portlable Garden
Decorative Signage: Emily Ayres
Music and lighting: Stylus Entertainment
Printed Programs, Seating, and Menus: Minted
Rings: Tiffany & Co. and Blue Nile
It was an honor and a privilege to shoot this lovely couple’s winter wedding. They are such genuinely lovely people and the wedding was gorgeous. I always get a little teary eyed at gay weddings, to see how far we have come and how a same sex couple can freely express their love for each other is a beautiful thing. Wes and Mike both have very loving families, it was a pleasure to work with all of them and to see such happiness. I love my job 🙂