Aimee and Jeff’s Bally Spring Inn wedding was a little wet and a lot of fun. I got to know this sweet couple last year during their engagement shoot at Ridley Creek State Park and have been looking forward to their wedding day ever since.
The Bally Spring Inn is located in a peaceful country setting on the banks of the Perkiomen Creek. It is a beautifully restored 19th century rustic barn set on 29 beautiful acres. Upon arrival, we saw two girls in florals robes and decided to follow them. They led us into the Farmhouse and right to the bride! TheFarmhouse was built in the 18th century and runs along the banks of the Perkiomen Creek. Aimee was getting her hair done while her mom and bridesmaids looked on. My assistant was thrilled to see a dog in the room; Abby is one of Aimee and Jeff’s three dogs. She was super sweet and stayed by Aimee’s side the entire time. We grabbed Aimee’s Casablanca dress from All Things Bridal and headed out to explore the Farmhouse. The rooms had amazing hardwood floors and stone walls. And though it was cloudy, there was still great light coming in through the windows for photos.
While the girls took turns getting hair and makeup done by Oh My Glam! Bridal Artistry, we went downstairs to meet Jeff and his groomsmen. They were rocking out….we could hear the music from upstairs! They were helping each other adjust their ties and suspenders while waiting to have their hair styled by Trevor from Reed’s Barber Shop and Shave Parlor. This was so cool. The barber gave each of the guys a fresh cut and shave before they got dressed and then styled each of their hair. We have never seen that before! Once finished we got a few portraits of Jeff and then some of him with his groomsmen. They we excited to show off the watches and socks they received as gifts from Jeff.
We headed back upstairs to photograph the rings, shoes and brides bouquet. I loved the simplicity of Aimee’s primarily white bouquet of daisies, roses and peonies from Kremp Florist. Then the bridesmaids got into their gray dresses and Aimee into her gorgeous white gown with an ivory lace overlay. We snapped a few quick bridal portraits before heading outside for the ceremony.
Though there was light rain, the couple decided to move forward with their outdoor ceremony. Aimee’s father and brother walked her down the aisle, where Jeff waited for her in front of the perfect country side gazebo. The ceremony was brief, but full of such personalization and guests enjoyed the babbling of the creek in the background. After the ceremony, the guests were ushered inside for cocktail hour while we made quick work of family formals and bridal party photos. We sent everyone inside, except for Aimee and Jeff. They were happy to endure the misty rain so we could get photos on the gorgeous ground of the Bally Spring Inn. The natural beauty of the property was only outshone by the love of this beautiful couple.
The couple had some time to relax and we head off to the barn to get ready for the reception. The Bally Spring Inn wedding reception space was a restored barn with beautiful and unique architecture. The handcrafted stone and woodwork throughout the large dining area and vintage bar were amazing. The dance floor was highlighted by a beautiful stone fireplace and hand carved beams. Their stunning Brooklyn Girl Bakery cake sat atop a slab of wood and had a wooden Mr. and Mrs. Moyer cake topper.
DJ Adam from Sound Factor Entertainment got on the mic and started introductions. First the parents of the bride and groom, then the bridal party and last, but definitely not least the bride and groom! Aimee and Jeff entered to a roaring applause and made their way to the dance floor for their first dance. I loved being able to use the three story staircase to get photos from above looking through the white string lights. After their dance, everyone was seated and enjoyed toasts from the maid of honor and best man. I have to say that Tyler, Jeff’s best friend, brought down the house! Guests enjoyed dinner before the couple cut their cake. Then DJ Adam got the real party going. We stole Aimee and Jeff away for one last thing before leaving. We headed back outside for some night photos. Though barely dark, I think they came out beautiful.
Thank you to Aimee and Jeff for trusting me to photograph your wedding day. I hope you continue to grow and laugh together! I hope you enjoy the highlights and slideshow below.