Botanical Fairy-tale Wedding at Willow Springs Estates by Alyssa Kaufman Films

written by Dolly Marshall

You can call it destiny or divine intervention when two people are meant to be. That’s exactly what happened with Abigail and Jeremy. It was only after many years and a series of life changing events that love could finally unite them together.

bride and groom walk on lawn at outdoor estate
wedding book
wedding floral arrangement

How They Met

“Jeremy and I met when I was a teenager through church camp. We didn’t know each other well he was 7 older than me. He and my mom got close when they both endured cancer treatments at the same time. From then on, he was very close to my family, but we wouldn’t see each other romantically until many years later when God brought us together.”

bride and groom snuggle outside
bridesmaid helps bride into wedding dress
groom gets shoes shined
smiling bride on wedding day

The Proposal

“Jeremy brought me to a park bench on the river where we had first begun openly discussing in detail the possibility of a relationship. He was my first boyfriend so I was anxious, but he comforted me by reading me verses from the Bible. So that’s the spot he took me to ask me to be his wife!”

bride in wedding dress
groom and groomsmen walk down aisle
outdoor wedding arch

Wedding Planning

“I had a fun experience planning my wedding because I have a wonderful mom and the best-est best friends who’d been dreaming about this day with me for such a long time. From dress shopping to color palette over-analyzing, my friends and family were there for me to help me bring my dreams to life!”

wedding guests seated on lawn at outdoor ceremony
bride escorted by father walk down the aisle at wedding
groom, groomsmen and wedding officiant wait for bride

officiant conducts marriage ceremony
bride and groom get married on outdoor estate

Willow Springs Estates

“Our venue is called Willow Springs estates, and it’s more beautiful than anything I could have pictured myself! It’s a quarry in Central Pennsylvania with teal blue water, and it’s swarming with weeping willow trees. The pavilion where the reception took place reminded me of a castle – it looked like a fairy-tale, how could I not get married there!”

Willow Springs Estates
bride and groom embrace on lawn at Willow Springs Estates
wedding table decor with mini globe and trunk

Wedding Inspiration

wedding cheesecake with The Little Mermaid topper
wedding details with mirrored sign
wedding table decor featuring a miniature bust of Beethoven

Best Moment

“Actually I have two favorite parts of my wedding day (Sorry I can’t decide!) The first one was when I got to the end of the aisle, Jeremy mouthed “hi” to me and it made me smile so much. Then, during one of the slow dances at the reception, he picked me up and spun me during the orchestral swell of the song and it was absolutely magical.”

bride and groom say hi
bride and groom dance at reception

Wedding Planing Advice

“Don’t get lost in the sauce! Remember this day is about two hearts becoming one. All the other gunk is just for fun. It will be special no matter what, so let go of the craving for perfection :)”

bride and groom tightly embrace
groom and mother dance at wedding
bride and father dance at wedding
wedding guests at sunset reception
wedding guests dance on dance floor
wedding guests dance at reception
bride and groom embrace


“I loved my vendors. I really didn’t want to be a bridezilla, and everyone was so nice and receptive to my vision. I approached them all as if making new friends (and some of them were already friends) and I think that bred an intimacy and comfort-ability that was a win-win for all parties.”

Vendors | Dress: seng coutoure | Photography: Addie Eshelman Photography | Flowers- Ever After Floral design | Videography: Alyssa Kaufman films | Venue- Willow Springs Estates | Bridesmaids dresses: Revelry

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