Late Summer Wedding at Cairnwood Estate in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania – Alexandra & Eric

Congratulations to Alexandra and Eric, who had their beautiful late August wedding at the Cairnwood Estate in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania. It is a well known belief that rain on your wedding day is good luck. It’s even better if the rain gives way to bright, sunny skies just before the ceremony, which was the good fortune these two enjoyed!

Both Alex and Eric got ready inside the charming and intimate Cairnwood Estate. Alex wore a truly stunning strapless sweetheart Martina Liana wedding gown, complete with a long, whimsical veil.  

I love the interiors of this venue—each room across the Estate has its own sumptuous decor that makes you want to linger, a perfect backdrop for photos. Against the room’s salmon-paneled walls with ornate gold molding details, I enjoyed capturing shots of Alex’s gown, shoes, bridal jewelry, and that stunning sparkling engagement ring—designed by the groom himself!

After the getting-ready rituals of reading letters and spending quality time with the wedding party, the couple exchanged a sweet and teary first look. Vows were exchanged at the gorgeous old Bryn Athyn Cathedral. We took more portraits outside the stone walls, enjoying the lovely weather. 

The couple said “I do” and headed back to Cairnwood Estate in not just any ride, but the very same old Lincoln the bride’s parents drove on their own wedding day! A truly sentimental and special detail.

Outdoors on the terrace of the venue, a white tent decked out in string lights and crystal chandeliers offered a romantic touch for the reception area. Elegant fuschia and peach roses nestled in relaxed greenery decorated the tables, as did white pillar candles inside timeless lanterns. Dinner and dancing closed out a beautiful wedding celebration. 




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  • Heidi

    What a beautiful day and a lovely venue!ReplyCancel




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