Looking for some major inspiration for your wedding ceremony and reception? Then be sure to check out our real weddings video channel, packed with tons of beautiful weddings and countless ideas to steal for your own big day. Each week we take a deeper look at one of our favorite new love stories, and today's inspiration comes courtesy of Sam and Jon's summer wedding in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania.
Florescio Films joined the bride and groom for their outdoor celebration at Cairnwood Estate, a stunning Beaux Arts-style mansion dating back to the late 1800s. The ultra-elegant estate and the property's manicured grounds served as a stately backdrop for Sam and Jon's big day, and we're sure the newlyweds felt like royalty when they left their party. After all, when your wedding venue is basically a castle, how can you not feel like a king and queen? The bride and her 'maids got ready inside the estate's beautiful walls, then headed outdoors for a ceremony on the sprawling lawn.
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After swapping "I do's," the couple asked their guests to follow them into a tented courtyard for the reception. There, everyone sat at elegant tables decorated with tall floral centerpieces and an eclectic mix of mercury glass votives. While the tent protected the party from any chance of inclement weather, the open sides let everyone see the surrounding gardens and lawn.
Once dinner ended, friends and family headed inside the estate for dancing. The venue's gorgeous interior architecture made for a great backdrop for the party, transforming the dance floor into an elevated party space. And with the changing uplighting, the bride's gown totally glittered inside Cairnwood's rooms.