Pennsylvania Backyard Wedding:
Sue + Jay

I love a backyard wedding. It is sweet, simple and just big enough to include your very closest friends and family. Every single guest looks like they’ll burst with happiness for the couple getting married. It’s just that kind of day. Sue and Jay’s wedding at their Bryn Mawr home was no different. It had that perfect combination of heartfelt simplicity and gorgeous detail to make it feel really, really special. These two are creative by nature and by trade (Sue is an artist and Jay is an architect) so we weren’t surprised by the level of detail and hands-on craftsmanship that went into their wedding. But even amongst all of the lovely details, most couldn’t stop watching Sue and Jay. Seeing these two together makes you believe in soul mates after all.

Philadelphia Backyard Wedding Photography

Philadelphia Backyard Wedding Photography

Philadelphia Backyard Wedding Photography

Pennsylvania Outdoor Spring Wedding

Pennsylvania Outdoor Spring Wedding

Leslie Rosen Catering’s presentation of the food was an art form, not to mention how tasty everything was. They really took Sue and Jay’s vision and made it their own.

Pennsylvania Outdoor Spring Wedding

Bryn Mawr Creative Wedding Photography

Bryn Mawr Creative Wedding Photography

Bryn Mawr Creative Wedding Photography

Philadelphia Unconventional backyard Wedding

Long Stems was responsible for the beautiful floral design and Sue’s bouquet. It looked fresh-picked from the garden with the perfect tonal array of color and mixed textures.

Philadelphia Unconventional backyard Wedding

Philadelphia Unconventional backyard Wedding

Pennsylvania DIY Spring Wedding Photography by Sweetwater PortraitsSeeing Jay cry during the nuptials cracked all of us. There were just so many tender, heartfelt moments during this day.

Pennsylvania DIY Spring Wedding Photography by Sweetwater Portraits

Pennsylvania DIY Spring Wedding Photography by Sweetwater Portraits

Birds! We loved the bird theme that was carried throughout the wedding as both Sue and Jay are avid bird watchers. Sue enlisted Two Paper Dolls to use her  lino cut of the birds to create the invitation and place cards. Sue’s birds also graced the napkins which she printed by hand! Whipped Bakeshop made this whimsical cake.

Philadelphia Alternative DIY Wedding

Philadelphia Alternative DIY Wedding

Philadelphia Alternative DIY Wedding

Philadelphia off Beat Wedding

I love this picture that Dutch took of Jay taking Ivy out during the reception. It’s such a tiny moment during the night, but something about it feels so classic.

Big thanks to Phil Mantas for helping Dutch and I photograph this! Sue & Jay’s wedding was back in the fall when I was still shooting on crutches and needed help during parts of the day that moved faster than I could hop : )

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