Elegance and picturesque details combined for this couple’s wintry day!  The Glasbern Inn located in Fogelsville, PA ( just an hour outside of Philadelphia) was the perfect location for Brett and Alisha’s rustic event!  Their chosen color palette of dark reds and blues were an ideal contrast to the crisp snowy white backdrop.  The moody florals designed by Stephanies Greens and Things definitely brought their vision to life!  The burgundy bridesmaids dresses and the navy blue groomsmen suits were the perfect complements to the color scheme as well.  As the couple and their wedding party adventured out into the cold, their photographer Nina Lily Photography captured the snowfall and all its glory!  For more loveliness keep scrolling for behind-the-scenes details and the couples wedding planning story.
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Elegant Rustic Winter Wedding at The Glasbern Inn Nina Lily Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings Venues Vendors
Elegant Rustic Winter Wedding at The Glasbern Inn Nina Lily Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings Venues Vendors
Elegant Rustic Winter Wedding at The Glasbern Inn Nina Lily Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings Venues Vendors

How They Met

“Brett and Alisa met in 2014 when they were both casts in a local theater production. A few weeks into rehearsals, Brett asked another cast member (and future groomsmen) to introduce him to Alisa. Brett and Alisa then connected over the next few weeks and quickly went on their first date.”

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Elegant Rustic Winter Wedding at The Glasbern Inn Nina Lily Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings Venues Vendors

The Proposal

“Brett was definitely nervous in the days leading up to asking Alisa to marry him. He came up with a plan to pick her up from work and take her out for dinner. When Alisa got in the car, Brett’s phone rang. It was their mutual friend calling from the theater saying he was there for a meeting found Brett’s wallet backstage and that he could wait for him to come get it. He also mentioned he has his daughter with him, so Alisa should come in and say hello to her. Luckily, the theater is close to Alisa’s work, and they were able to get the wallet before their dinner reservation. When the couple arrived at the theater, Brett opened the door, and the stage was covered in rose petals. Alisa quickly knew what was actually happening and followed Brett to center stage. Brett had a friend waiting to take photos, and he asked for Alisa’s hand on the stage where they met two years earlier.”

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Elegant Rustic Winter Wedding at The Glasbern Inn Nina Lily Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings Venues Vendors

“Brett’s favorite moment was seeing Alisa for the first time. We did the first look in the snow, and it was more than we could have expected. The backdrop at The Glasbern and the weather was a perfect setting. Plus, seeing each other privately for the first time gave us the opportunity to truly soak in the day and get excited for what’s ahead. For Alisa, her favorite part was opening her gift from Brett. It was very sentimental and showed her how much love is in Brett’s heart and that he would always support her dreams.”

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Wedding Planning

“Our experience was definitely average we would say. We had our moments of frustration and moments of incredible joy that we were so lucky to have what we always dreamed of. I personally feel the hardest part of planning is answering everyone’s questions! :) When you and your significant other are trying to make big choices on something that is only going to happen one time for you, it’s a juggling act of emotions.”

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The Glasbern Inn

“When we started the venue search, we knew we had a few ‘must haves’ we loved venues on the more rustic side, we wanted somewhere that did the catering, and we wanted something that was central to both of our families. We found our venue on The Knot, and it was the first one we visited, and we were blown away! We knew we had to visit other venues just to make sure we did our do diligence. When touring other venues we just knew The Glasbern was the one. It was ‘rustic elegance,’ it had rooms for people to stay, dining options, other accommodations were near by, and it was almost exactly in the middle of where our families lived.”

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Wedding Inspiration

“We really just focused on doing things we loved and cared about. We come from different religious backgrounds, so we incorporated aspects of both that we cared about. We (mostly Alisa) were hoping for snow! So we went with dark colors, and Alisa envisioned a long-sleeved dress from the beginning. Planning a wedding in December was a little nerve raking because you can’t predict the weather, but as the day grew closer, we embraced it and hoped for the best. It turned out to be the perfect day and our friends and family all made it there safely!”

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Wedding Planning Advice

“Don’t try and do everything at once. Pace yourself and start early! It leaves plenty of time for decision making and enjoying the process.”

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Wedding Vendors

“We had a wonderful experience with all of our vendors! We have already recommended all of them to friends who are currently planning weddings. If we had to do it over again, we wouldn’t change anything!”

Wedding Video


Vendors | Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Glasbern Inn | Florals: Stephanies Greens and Things | Decor: Fox and Finch Vintage Rentals | Canopy: Handmade by bride’s father | Stationery: Honeybliss Design Co. |  Dress Shop/Dress Designer: Davids Bridal/Galina Signature | Suits: Mens Wearhouse | Bridal Accessories: Shoes- Badgley Mischka and Earrings- My mothers wedding earrings | Cake/Bakery: Cozze Cakes | DJ/Band: The Bachelor Boys Band | Photographer: Sam Shuma, Nina Lily Photography | Videographer: Joey St. John | Hand-painted Signs: Perfectly Safe Penguin | Hair & Makeup: Alisha Nycole & Co.