Madeline and Brendon had a wonderful Fall Ridgeland Mansion Wedding in Fairmount Park Philadelphia PA. They trimmed down their guest count and made adjustments to their original plans due to covid-19 but it turned out to just what they wanted! Madison gives us all the details and a peek behind the scenes of her wedding planning and love story!
Sometimes with wedding venues, it’s love at first sight!
“The two of us wanted something beautiful and in Philadelphia but on the more casual side. We’d seen a couple of venues but knew the Ridgeland Mansion was the one when we saw the historic federal-style home and beautiful grounds. The greenery is really amazing. It’s still in Philly but feels private and tucked away. We also loved Jenn from Joshua’s Catering, which is the company that hosts and coordinates Ridgeland events. I frankly don’t even know her actual title because she does everything. Seriously. She and the whole Joshua’s team were so terrific. We locked down our Ridgeland Mansion wedding before we even left our first tour.”
Incorporating meaningful and personal components to your wedding day can really make it an extra special experience. Here are some ways Madeline personalized her day by having some of her favorites people, and her dog, play a special role in their day.
“A few things! First, we did a self-uniting marriage so that my sister could officiate. She did such a great job. She’s the funniest, most loving, and the most earnest person I know and she could not have done a better job. She had me and Brendon crying. My parents and step-parents have given me everything I could have ever wanted in life (and then some) so seeing them so happy all day is my favorite wedding-day memory (aside from, you know, getting married).
I’ve also had my little dachshund, Ween, for almost 12 years now. I got her when I was still in high school and she’s been with me for every milestone since. Having her there for our wedding was really special to both of us. (And she looks fabulous in her photos! She is absolutely convinced that Brendon is her man.) Another fun thing was my brother’s “Corona Toast” with bottles of Corona. We had to. And my lifelong best friend gave an actual champagne toast as well that had Brendon and I cracking up and tearing up in equal turns. Finally, the wedding was the day before my 29th birthday, so that was fun. I really got to co-opt the proceedings.”
Covid-19 has had an effect on many 2020 weddings and Madeline and Brendon’s was no exception. Here is what they did to keep safe and still tie the knot at their Ridgeland Mansion Wedding.
Wedding Venue: The Ridgeland Mansion, Fairmount Park
Wedding Cake: Bredenbeck’s Bakery
Caterer: Joshua’s Catering
Wedding Dress: BHLDN
Wedding Dress shop: BHLDN
Wedding Dress Alterations: Prim & Perverse
Hair: Bride did her own (one talented lady!)
Make-up: Bride did her own (one talented lady!)
Flowers: Carmen’s Flowers and Gifts
Groom’s attire: Enzo
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