Pen Ryn wedding photography is always an elegant endeavor. The grounds are lovely, the mansion is stately. Our team member Cat was our lead photographer, and she took excellent care (and pictures!) of Kristen and Derek.
Kristen is a graduate student studying Clinical Psychology. She loves how Derek unconditionally loves and supports her. Derek is an electrical engineer in Philadelphia. He loves how easily Kristen makes him laugh and smile, even in the bleakest of situations.
Kristen looked beautiful with hair by Fresh Beauty Lounge, and a gown from Kleinfelds. Precious Petals provided gorgeous sunflower bouquets and decorations. The ceremony and reception were both at the beautiful Pen Ryn Estate in Bensalem, PA.
One of the real assets that Pen Ryn Estate has for weddings are rooms upstairs where the couple can get ready. There is a suite perfectly situated for brides with long dresses, and Cat beautifully captured Kristen in her beautiful gown. The guys got ready in a room across the hall, toasting and having fun watching the guests arriving.
Ceremony and Portraits
Once Kristen and Derek finished preparing, it was time to get married! The weather was perfect, and their ceremony was led by a family friend, which made it even more special. A very talented string trio (the Ellen Strange Trio) played pre-ceremony music and set an amazing mood. Derek’s first view of Kristen was so very special. Everyone turned to watch her walk down the aisle with her father.
After the ceremony we took lots of family portraits at the altar, then Cat took Kristen and Derek down to the water for some portraits of the newly married couple.
After cocktail hour, Kristen and Derek entered the reception to thunderous applause. Their first dance was really good, too! As someone who can’t dance, I am always impressed when a couple moves as well together as Kristen and Derek do. I’m also glad they held the dip long enough for us to get around to capture it.
Eclipse Entertainers did a fantastic job leading the party and keeping everyone dancing all night. Isgro Pastries once again provided a stellar and beautiful wedding cake. We are so very happy for Kristen and Derek. Congratulations, and thank you for making us a part of your wedding day celebration!
Pen Ryn Wedding Photography by Michael Chadwick