Katie & Mike’s Gilded  Estate Wedding at Elkins Estate (Elstowe Manor)

a gorgeous Philadelphia mansion wedding with painted frescoes, gilded rooms, and a stunning candlelit reception. Featuring a private mini concert by the groom who is an accomplished rapper. Planning by Lauren Popp Events. Elstowe Manor at Elkins Estate venue. Documentary wedding photographer, Michelle Elyse Photography 

 

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“Michelle!!!

These are GORGEOUS! We are currently in Puerto Rico at breakfast fawning over them with a mimosa in hand. We had literally the most perfect day and we thank you for being a part of it to capture our special day. I knew from the moment I saw your portfolio that you would be our dream photographer to work with! We will be sure to leave the most wonderful reviews. “

-Katie & Mike

 

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now onto the mini gallery of the full day. Starting off with some pics of these two getting ready in the most exquisitely detailed rooms with their nearest and dearest

 

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These two then met up for a private first look, where Mike surprised Katie with a song he had written and recorded for her (Mike is an awesome rapper and has opened for bands such as The Chainsmokers). Mike later performed this song during the reception and I tell you it was just incredible! I wouldn’t be surprised if I heard it on the radio someday. 

After the first look, we took some portraits around the Manor and Estate for both the couple and their family and wedding party.

 

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Guests begin to arrive at the Elstowe Manor for the gorgeous outdoor ceremony. Hydrangeas and happy smiles abound

 

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Time to celebrate! Katie and Mike started out the cocktail hour with a very posh private dining experience while guests partook in a sumptuous spread of foods including interactive food boats being carried around by staff. 

 

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And then the reception space was ready for guests. This breathtaking scene full of candles and crystal glassware was so fitting for their romantic setting. Great conversation and food was enjoyed before heading onto the dance floor

 

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Thank you so much Katie and Mike for asking me to photograph your engagement and wedding! I’m forever your #1 fan ~XO Michelle

 

CONTACT ME HERE: Michelle Elyse Photography

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please excuse any corniness in the writing below… I promise I’m much better at taking photographs than AI is at writing these guided posts 🙂

 

 

Gallery Highlights

1. The Gilded Venue: A glimpse of Elstowe Manor’s opulent interiors, showcasing the stunning gilded murals that provided the perfect backdrop for the ceremony on Elkins Estate.

2. Radiant Bride: Katie’s classic bridal look, highlighted by her radiant smile and the soft sunlight streaming through the manor’s windows.

3. A Private Mini Concert: During their first look, Mike surprised Katie with an incredible recorded song that he had written and produced just for her! An accomplished rapper, Mike later performed his song as guests raged with delight on the dance floor.

4. Candlelit Reception: The grand ballroom illuminated by candlelight, creating a warm and romantic atmosphere for the evening’s celebration.

 

 

 

 

A Tale of Timeless Elegance: Katie and Mike’s Unforgettable Wedding at Elstowe Manor on Elkins Estate

In the storied halls of Elstowe Manor, nestled within the lush expanses of Elkins Estate in Elkins Park, just outside Philadelphia, Katie and Mike’s wedding unfolded like a page from a romance novel. The venue, steeped in history and adorned with gilded murals, provided a majestic backdrop for a celebration that blended timeless elegance with personal touches that spoke volumes about the couple’s unique love story.

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Elstowe Manor, with its stunning architecture and rich history, set the stage for a wedding steeped in splendor. Built in 1898, the manor’s opulent interiors and intricate details resonate with the echoes of a bygone era. The grand entrance hall, adorned with ornate gilded murals, immediately captured the essence of the day. Luxurious, timeless, and filled with grace.

As guests arrived, they were transported into a world where every corner told a story. The frescoed ceilings and opulent decor provided a fitting prelude to the love story about to be celebrated. The ceremony took place in a sun-drenched patio beside the mansion. A testament to the venue’s enduring beauty and Katie and Mike’s impeccable taste.

A Ceremony to Remember – Documentary Wedding Photographer

Katie, radiant in a classic white gown, glided down the aisle adorned with soft floral arrangements in muted tones, perfectly complementing the venue’s grandeur. Her bouquet echoed the elegance of the manor itself. Mike, dashing in a tailored suit, awaited his bride with a smile that spoke of a love that transcends time.

The ceremony was filled with heartfelt vows and the warm presence of close family and friends. As they exchanged rings, the air seemed to hold its breath. Capturing the profound moment when their lives became inextricably entwined.

An Enchanted Evening in Philadelphia by Editorial Wedding Photographer

As the sun dipped below the horizon, the celebration moved to the manor’s grand ballroom for a reception that was nothing short of magical. Candlelight cast a golden glow across the room, enhancing the gilded murals. And creating an atmosphere of romantic enchantment. Tables adorned with tall centerpieces—reflected the timeless beauty that characterized the entire event.

The highlight of the evening was a surprise that left everyone in awe. Mike, a talented musician, had written and recorded a song especially for Katie. As the couple took to the dance floor, the notes of this upbeat love song filled the room as guests danced to the beat. This moment was definitely one for the books.

The reception flowed seamlessly. With guests savoring gourmet cuisine and dancing to a mix of rap, punk, and 90’s grunge tunes. The music filled the night with melodies that resonated with the joy and celebration of the moment.

A Farewell to Remember – Candid Wedding Photographer

Katie and Mike’s wedding at Elstowe Manor was a testament to timeless elegance and deep personal connections. The gilded murals and candlelit reception painted a picture of romance that was both grand and intimate. While Mike’s serenade to Katie added a personal touch that made their day unforgettable.

Their story, woven into the fabric of Elstowe Manor, serves as a beautiful reminder that love, in its purest form, is a timeless masterpiece.

Katie and Mike’s wedding was not just a celebration; it was a timeless story brought to life in a setting as grand and beautiful as their love.

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