An outdoor wedding amongst the trees with blue skies and the sun. That’s the kind of wedding Mandy and Andrew had at the Tyler Arboretum surrounded by their family and friends on a gorgeously perfect June day. Mandy decided to forego heels for a pair of Tom’s wedges and the whole affair similarly exudes a relaxed yet elegant air. Yellow lace bridesmaid dresses, elegant braids, succulents, polka dot burlap… Enjoy all the loveliness below :)
From the bride about her wedding day (we love her reflection in third person!):
The bride and groom’s theme for their June 20th wedding was natural elegance. Mandy and Andrew, the bride and groom, focused on trying to use organic materials found in the USA for their guests to have a truly homemade experience.
The wedding site was at the Tyler Arboretum in Media, PA. The arboretum offered exquisite views with local trees and flowers, which was exactly what the bride and groom wanted for their special day.
Lisa Schaffer sells mixed bunches at the West Chester Growers Market every Saturday and gladly offered to design the centerpieces. She used her talents to make unbelievably beautiful creations. Antique Mason jars the bride and groom found in the year leading up to their wedding housed Schaffer’s exquisite bouquets.
The bridesmaids’ dresses were purchased from the bride’s favorite store, Anthropologie. The groomsmen wore gray suits to offset the girls muted yellow, while black accessories tied the look together.
The ceremony included some unique and personal touches. The groom’s younger brother was the officiant and gave a heart-warming sermon while both the bride and groom’s fathers read poems from their native countries, Hungary and Iran. Mandy and Andrew wrote their own vows with both humor and love. The ceremony was an especially sentimental part of the day for the bride and groom.
The bride and groom chose succulents they found on Etsy as their wedding favor. They had them sent all the way from California the week before the wedding. Mandy enlisted her bridesmaids’ help to create the “Let Love Grow Wild” signs that were placed on the favor.
Andrew used his wood working skills to create a card box that featured the bride and groom’s initials out of a tree he and his father cut down.
After dancing to “You are the Best Thing” by Ray Lamontagne, Mandy and Andrew wowed the audience with a dance number to “Love is an Open Door” from the movie Frozen. Mandy and Andrew’s awesome dance moves brought cheers and applause from their guests.
Venue: Tyler Arboretum | Bride’s dress: Anastasia’s Bridal | Bride’s shoes: Tom’s | Hair and make up: Avante Salon and Spa, West Chester | Bridesmaid’s dresses: Anthropologie | Florals: Matlack Florist in West Chester | Cathering & Cake: Jeffrey Miller Catering | Photographer: Brae Howard Photography | Second photographer: Peach Plum Pear Photography