Morris Arboretum is a gorgeous public garden that’s perfect for anyone looking for a nature filled wedding. Filled with character, this arboretum belongs to the University of Pennsylvania, and is the official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Located in Chestnut hill, this gem of a venue has so many opportunities for gorgeous photos. If you’re looking for a space filled with vibrant nature and wonderful architecture, look no further! The grounds are riddled with wonderfully plotted areas of tall trees, lush gardens, buildings dedicated to specific plants, tree houses, tree swings and so much more!
Janine and Thomas had such an incredible wedding day. They started their day getting ready in an Air BNB not too far away from the Arboretum. They approached getting ready in a way that I wish more people would do – They shared a common space for the entirety of the getting ready process, right up until they decided to get dressed. They saw each other throughout the quiet moments of the morning, the hair and makeup, etc, and then they went into separate rooms to get dressed and had a first look before heading off to the venue! This process leads to so many authentic and genuine moments/interactions between them and their loved ones, and the resulting photographs are ones that tell a meaningful story. This process inspired me so much that I actually chose to do this for my own wedding!
Once we went to the venue, Janine and Thomas had no problem easing into their portraits before the ceremony. We took a golf cart from location to location, making sure to hit all the spots they wanted to see, as well as stopping when we found some good light! Their ceremony was perfect, their reception was filled with love, laughter, tears and joy. I honestly couldn’t think of a more genuine and authentic day to be a part of!
Here’s some of my favorites from the big day. I hope you enjoy, and if you’re planning your own wedding at Morris Arboretum, be sure to reach out and see if we have the day open!
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Whether you're still waiting to get engaged, just getting started planning, or already in the full swing of things - we'd love to hear from you and chat about how we can compliment your day to capture these amazing memories for you.