Awbury Arboretum Wedding Philadelphia, PA

Laid-back Garden Wedding in Philadelphia

Justine and Andrew got married at Awbury Arboretum, a perfect bit of nature tucked away in Philadelphia, the city that they love! The couple planned this beautiful summer wedding to be low-key and fun and that’s exactly what it was! It was a day that those most important to Justine and Andrew could come together and celebrate their love for each. The perfect place for their wedding day was on the wrap around porch and lush lawns of the Cope House at this sweet nature-filled venue.

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Getting Ready at the Cope House

Awbury Arboretum’s Cope House has historic charm and makes a lovely place for getting ready. I love the look Justine put together for her wedding day. She found just the right dress at Bijou Bridal with a gorgeous lace-up back and paired it with her Swedish Hasbeens clogs and an amazing wildflower inspired bouquet to complete her elegant, boho bridal look.

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Wedding Day Gift From the Groom

Just before their first look, Justine opened a gift from her soon to be husband. It was a stunning wooden jewelry box handcrafted by the groom himself with their wedding day engraved inside. How special is that? I am a sucker for a handmade gift!

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Bride and Groom First Look 

Justine & Andrew decided to have a first look and do all of their formal photos before their ceremony. They had a private moment on the porch where they saw each other for the first time and then we walked about the property for couples’ photos and strolled through the big, green meadow.

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Outside Ceremony

They had an outside ceremony on the back lawn tucked up against the trees.

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Cocktail Hour with Birchtree Catering

Cocktail hour at Awbury is always a treat! Birchtree, their exclusive caterer, offers all kinds of delectable delights, not to mention delicious summer cocktails!

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Dogs at their Wedding

Justine & Andrew each have dogs that they adore and of course, they included them as honored guests at their cocktail hour. It is a big bonus for dog lovers that Awbury Arboretum is dog-friendly!

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Awbury Arboretum Reception Time!

Their tented reception was beautifully decorated with delightful pops of color from their amazing garden-fresh florals. They chose to have a big farm table, instead of a sweetheart table, where the bride & groom sat with their entire wedding party. They even chose to have their meal served family-style, which was a nice touch and added to the welcoming and love-filled meal.

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Wedding Reception Ice cream Truck

The Curbside Creamery pulled up after dinner, much to the delight of their wedding guests and soon everyone had waffle cones overflowing with their favorite flavors. It was defiantly a hit!

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Vendors List

Wedding Venue:  Awbury Arboretum

Band:   Mole Street Artists

Ice Cream Truck:  Curbside Creamery

Caterer:    Birchtree Catering

Wedding Dress: Bijou Bridal

Bride’s Wedding Shoes: Hasbeens

Hair: Lather Hair Studio

Rings:  L Priori Jewelry

Wedding Officiant:  Journeys of the Heart

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  1. Julia Dent

    July 31st, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    This looks like the absolute perfect summer wedding! Everything is so colorful and pretty!

  2. admin

    August 2nd, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    Beautiful summer wedding for sure!

  3. tonya

    August 1st, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    Awbury Arboretum is so pretty! I love the detailing on her dress and the design on the back.

  4. admin

    August 2nd, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    The back of the dress was dreamy!

  5. Meghan & Melissa

    August 2nd, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    wow! what a beautiful place for a wedding! I love your dress and all of the little details.

  6. admin

    August 2nd, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    She definitely found the perfect dress!

  7. Amanda

    August 2nd, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Such a beautiful wedding! Amazing shots

  8. admin

    August 17th, 2019 at 2:06 am

    One of my favorite Philly wedding venues!

  9. Tina

    August 3rd, 2019 at 12:06 am

    Beautiful photos!

  10. admin

    August 17th, 2019 at 2:05 am

    Thank you! I love Awbury Arboretum for weddings!

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