Claire & Joe’s outdoor wedding at Philander Chase Knox Estate in Malvern, PA was simply perfect despite the steamy July heat! These two love birds have the sweetest connection and I’m glad my associate, Abbey, was there to capture every second of their big day! Claire & Joe met as biology partners in their sophomore year at Penn State University and were inseparable ever since. Joe surprised Claire with a proposal on the beach in Ocean City, NJ and then the planning began!
The Philander Chase Knox Estate is one of my favorite venues! Managed by Robert Ryan Catering, this sprawling historic property is part of the Valley Forge National Historical Park and it has a little something for everyone. The old greenhouse and spring house are perfect backdrops for photos and the back lawn has a beautiful looking pond above the garden ceremony space. After the ceremony, guests can enjoy the inside of the estate house and its period accurate decor or have cocktails out on the slate patio.
The details for Claire & Joe’s wedding were elegant yet colorful and fun! Claire wore the beautiful Beloved Gown by BHLDN and her bridesmaids matched the day’s jewel-toned theme in plum dresses by Bill Levkoff. Beautiful bouquets and floral arrangements were provided by Cottage Flowers Design who helped create the most beautiful jewel-toned tablescapes for their reception.
It is clear to see how loved Claire and Joe are by all of their friends and family – I’m so glad that we could play a small part in capturing their wedding at Philander Chase Knox Estate!
Congratulations Claire & Joe!
Venue: Philander Chase Knox Estate
Photography: Krista Brackin Photography
Associate Photographer: Abbey Bradshaw
Caterer: Robert Ryan Caterer
Bridal Gown Designer & Boutique: BHLDN
Bridesmaid Gowns: Agnes Edmunds Bridal
Bridesmaid Gown Designer: Bill Levkoff
Groom & Groomsmen: Joseph A Bank & J.Crew Mens
Jeweler: Confer’s Jewelers
Hair & Makeup: Gretchen Elizabeth Salon
Florist: Cottage Flowers Design
Cake: The Master’s Baker
Invitations: Crane & Co
Calligraphy & Signage: The Nittany Quill
DJ: Silver Sound Entertainment