We arrived to the Joseph Ambler Inn, in North Whales, Pennsylvania on Thursday, October 23rd. This place was just about the cutest little hotel I've ever seen in my life. The property is laid out with many different cottages, with individual rooms in each cottage. We had a nice sized suite in one of the cottages. This cottage also had a separate party room, which provided the perfect setting for the wedding's after-party as well!
|Our Suite, complete with patio and jacuzzi tub!|
|8 Month pregnant. My seamstress did an AMAZING job with my dress!|
|Writing her vows before the ceremony|
|Adorable bridesmaids - they had a LONG day!|
I thought Mal's Bridal bouquet and bridesmaids bouquets were unbelievable! I loved the wheat and the sturdy wheat stems. It was such a perfect Fall bouquet!
The ceremony and reception was held at The Manorhouse at Commonwealth in Horsham, Pennsylvania. This place was gorrrrgeous. It was so quaint and beautiful!
The altar for the ceremony was made by the groom, Eric, and his friend. They completely assembled it from scratch and it looked amazing at their outdoor ceremony. Even cooler? Mal and Eric plan to incorporate pieces of this into their house now that the wedding is over. From a headboard for their bed, to a dining room table, all the wood will be reused in their new home. How green, and how awesome!?
The wedding ceremony was officiated by each of their brothers. I don't usually declare "best of's" for weddings because I love each wedding I go to for all different reasons and such, but I do have to say that this ceremony was one of the best ceremony's I've ever witnessed. Personal, sweet, tearful, genuine, hilarious, and serious all at the same time. It was a beautifully well-done ceremony.
|Mal's personal Fall touches - ceremony programs, centerpieces, seating cards, card basket|
Mal and Eric were announced and shared their first dance as husband and wife to Never My Love by the Association.
They danced with their parents, Mal danced to Your Smiling Face by James Taylor and Eric danced to My Wish by Rascal Flatts.
|Cake Smashing! (Though they didn't actually do it)|
Mal did her bouquet toss and her brother's girlfriend caught it!!
At the end of the night there was a french fry bar complete with three different types of french tries and tons of toppings for said french fries!!!!
Favors were these delicious, and beautiful cupcakes in individual boxes:
It's totally crazy, but I counted it all up and this was the 20th wedding Chris and I had been to together since October 2009. I feel like we've seen it all and have had a blast at so many wonderful celebrations for the people who mean so much to us in our lives. To read some other recaps of the weddings we've been to, check out the "My Wedding" tab at the top of this page and scroll down to the wedding recap section.