Leandra and Tim’s gorgeous day was full of warmth and whimsy. The Tyler Gardens was the stunning backdrop to host their dreamy celebration with classic details including the groom’s velvet suit, white bridesmaid dresses, and the bride’s crazy beautiful long sleeve lace gown.
For their reception, they have an ultra dreamy design with hanging greenery and soft candlelight. The dreamy florals from Connie Mccallister Flowers feature red + blush pops, pampas grass, and dried blooms. See all the highlights below captured by Emily Wren Photography and in the full gallery.
From Emily Wren Photography: Leandra + Tim’s wedding at Tyler Garden Weddings was a stunning celebration of the classics–think velvety tuxes, white bridesmaids gowns, and a gorgeous long-sleeved lace bridal gown–that was also full of warmth and whimsy!
HOW THEY MET
It’s no surprise that these two would have a super stylish wedding. Tim is a Senior Stylist at DnA Salon and the couple first met when Leandra sat down in his chair as a client. It must have been a great haircut because she remembers thinking after that first encounter “I’m going to marry this man!” The couple fell in love from there and have a 1 and a half year old son named Harrison who was proud to be the ring bearer for his parents!
THIS VENUE IS GORGEOUS
Tyler Gardens was the perfect location to put on an elegant autumnal wedding. The Newtown, PA venue boasts dramatic stonewalls and staircases, a four-tiered Formal Garden, and bronze sculptures created by the original owner of the estate. Connie Mccallister Flowers leaned in to the grandeur of the grounds with bouquets and floral arrangements that featured deep red roses and dahlias, as well as dried flowers and feathery pampas grasses.
ONE STYLISH COUPLE
Leandra wore a breathtaking long-sleeved lace wedding gown that balanced old world charm with contemporary touches like a streamlined silhouette and open back and Tim wore a deep green velvet suit. Happily Ever After Hair and Shimmer and Spice provided hair and makeup for Leandra and her bridesmaids, who radiated in their white dresses.
LATE OCTOBER WEDDING
Arielle Fera Events worked her magic to make Tyler Gardens even more enchanted than usual and music during the outdoor ceremony was provided by The Philadelphia String Quartet. There was no shortage of splendor in this late October wedding. I loved capturing this sweet couple and their special day!https://www.weddingchicks.com/blog/modern-romance-fall-garden-wedding-l-18131-l-43.html
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These high school sweethearts share a special bond that we couldn’t have been happier to share. Kellie and Adam’s wedding day started with getting ready for photos at home and then sharing the first look at home. We traveled to Tyler Gardens Portraits for some gorgeous portraits that evening. As soon as you arrive, you’re surrounded by a picturesque European garden, encompassed by lush greens, and a stunning brick path. They wanted to make the most of their formal portrait time before the ceremony started, and did just that! Most couples decide to do a first look and portraits early on so that way the cocktail hour can be spent mingling with loved ones.
Adam shared that he loves Kellie’s devotion and loyalty to their family and her ability to make him laugh at any moment. Kellie said that “Adam’s determination to always be the best version of himself and the fact that he will do anything for his family”. We enjoyed every minute of the ceremony and reception held at Falls Manor Catering. The tablescapes, uplighting, and neutral boho color pallet totally set the mood!
Their relationship is also fueled by naps, snuggling with their 2 dogs and cat, and exploring the world! It’s no wonder their first dance song was “Better Together “by Luke Combs. They chose it because from the first time they heard it, they knew right away… it was supposed to be their song. It just fits them perfectly. From the ProPhoto by MK team – Thanks for choosing us to celebrate your love and devotion to one another!
Visiting this historic garden is like taking a step back in time to an era of elegance. Our sweetheart table looked just right nestled into the multi-tiered landscaping at Tyler Gardens in the golden evening light! I loved the hand dyed table runner by Hello, Bird. and the wild climbing florals by Faye and Renee Floral Design, which were perfectly and organically styled by Arielle Fera Events! We were simply overwhelmed with the beauty and variety of locations to shoot, and despite the 90 degree heat, we spent hours running around capturing it all and loving every minute of it. It was such a joy working with an incredible group of wedding vendors!
This summer of weddings has been one for the books! I will slowly be catching up on my blogging from this past season, so lets get started! I’m so excited to be sharing Jeff + Ariele’s summer Tyler Gardens wedding celebration. These two officially tied the knot last year, but due to Covid, we were really able to have a grand party this time! This was my first time capturing a Tyler Gardens wedding this year and it was so stunning! Especially with Jeff and Ariele as my main subjects – they were such sweet people and radiated joy the entire time!
Summer Tyler Gardens Wedding
Before I move on to the sneak peek of their beautiful wedding, I just have to share this. So, when a couple books with me, I send them a few questionnaires during our time together, to get to know them better! One question I ask, is to tell me a few things you love about your person. And sheesh, their answers were so beautiful I just had to share!
“Jeff is the most thoughtful, kind and caring man. I love how much he cares about everyone in his life. We are the silliest together. I love how goofy and funny he is. We can laugh and have the best time doing anything. He is my favorite person!” – Ariele, about her husband.
“Ari is like sunshine! She lights up every room she walks into with her bubbly charm and infectious laughter. Her bright smile can make anyone feel welcomed. Once you get to know her, you can’t help but be warmed by her loving and caring personality.” – Jeff, about his wife.
I mean… how adorable is that?! I love that so much! Anyhoo, I hope you love this little peek into their stunning summer wedding at Tyler Gardens! Congratulations again, Mr. and Mrs. Fleming! I’m so grateful to have captured this day!
The couple will say “I do” in June at Parque in Newtown Square.
Be prepared, just roll with it, and be flexible — all good tips when planning any wedding-related festivities, particularly during a year in which the world’s projected to see more Big Days than in the past three decades. So this couple was smart when they booked their wedding venue, Parque Ridley Creek, before even getting engaged. They’ll say “I do” next month. But first, a look back at how the groom popped the question and their Tyler Gardens engagement-photo session, with imagery by Emily Wren.
The couple: Kristen Konski, in business operations management for Jaguar Land Rover, and Stephen Keller, a tech sales professional at Salesforce, both 33, of Hoboken
How they met: Kristen and Stephen have Kristen’s friend Jeana to thank for bringing them together. Jeana had recently started a job at Salesforce, where Stephen worked. After Jeana found out he was single and fit her pal’s “type,” she convinced Kristen — a former New York Jets cheerleader who was teaching at the Bar Method at the time — to give him a chance. Despite her hesitancy (Kristen was jaded after too many bad relationships), she let Jeana share her number with Stephen, who reached out for a date.
It took a few weeks to get it on the calendar — Kristen says that time in her life was akin to the film 27 Dresses, filled with friends’ bachelorette parties, bridal or baby showers, and weddings — but that first date at Soho House in NYC was the start of forever.
The attire: Because the scenery at Tyler Gardens is so beautiful, the couple chose to keep their looks timeless and simple — and nod to their blush, ivory and gold color scheme. Kristen donned an A-line ivory maxi dress with pink florals. “I didn’t want to go with anything too stylish as trends fade and don’t always photograph well.”
Stephen donned khakis, a white button-down and a blue blazer.
A final wedding note: The pair has this to say about their upcoming nuptials: “Just like the past two years, our planning process was unconventional and anything but normal.” But here at Philadelphia Wedding, we think unique approaches make the best stories — and we’d love to hear yours, toohttps://www.phillymag.com/philadelphia-wedding/2022/05/09/tyler-gardens-engagement-photos/
Tyler Gardens, a wedding venue tucked gently inside the grounds of Bucks County Community College. Surrounded by a lush landscape and old-world buildings, the french and Italian inspired gardens are sought after by couples across the Philadelphia area.
Since Open Aire Affairs took over the wedding aspect of the grounds, each year their summer Open House attracts couples and vendors alike as they flock among the colorful florals, dreaming up luxurious wedding plans for the year ahead.
This year, vendors planned an elegant french romance shoot featuring 3 different models wearing glamourous gowns, over-the-top florals, and fine art stationery. Photographer, Yana Shellman shares her portion of the shoot with us
Photography: Yana Shellman Photography | Venue: Tyler Grdens | Venue management: Open Aire Affairs | Stationery: Elephant Limbo | Gowns: Nicole Bridal | Bar: Home Brewed Events | Live music:Pat and Sean Kelly | Flowers: A Cottage Gardener | Catering: Josua’s Events | Catering: Piccolo Trattoria | Stylist: I Am Yoko | Video: PGP Weddings | Jewelry: Harry Merrill | Hair and makeup: Aisha Nycole | Planning: La Rue Events | Hand-painted champagne: Caitlyn Creative
What do you get when you match a European-inspired four-tiered garden with blossoming details at every turn? Styled Social Philadelphia. This Parisian chic wedding inspiration balances the organic, flourishing beauty of of the earth with the structured, pattern-forward style of the city. And long story short, this is the kind of whimsical garden wedding inspo we crave! So pop on some La Vie En Rose, enjoy some macarons and linger over these fine art images from Styled Social attendee Haley Richter Photography with us.
We’re gearing up for our next Styled Socials where wedding photographers will have the opportunity to shoot a full-scale editorial like this one, produced by us and designed by a team of handpicked local vendors. We’d love to see you there!
Photography: Haley Richter Photography
Planning: Copper + Chloe
Ceremony + Floral Design: Belovely Design
Venue: Tyler Gardens
Gown: Tatyana Merenyuk
Suit: Stitch & Tie
Ring: Rough Luxe Jewelry
Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes
Hair Stylist: Boho Hair Salon
Makeup Artist: Predame Beauty
Tabletop Rentals: Lovely Luxe Rentals
Furniture Rentals: Open Aire Affairs
Paper Goods: Whimsy B. Paperie
Cake: Antoinette Boulangerie
Model: Alexis Burkhardt
The inspiration began with the love and passion to take a deep dive into the beautiful culture of a true Pakistani couple, capturing the authentic traditions of what their wedding day entails.
Kristina Wittig Event Coordination along with Jess Palatucci Photography collaborated to shoot this true love fairy tale in the enchanted Tyler Gardens, managed by Open Aire Affairs. Their couple was magnificent to work with, guiding them through their real life story, assisting them to capture every detail, as they learned about their culture and what surrounds their big day!
The gorgeous invitation designed by April Lynn, from April Lynn designs was one to capture the eye and set the tone for any guest attending this wedding. The heavy weight laser cut invitations, with glimmering champagne and red colors shined from a mile away. These unique invitations were simply stunning and added a true elegance to the design of the shoot, along with the specially designed menu and place seating cards.
The bride’s gorgeous beaded gown, purchased from a small boutique in Pakistan was the focal point for Kristina’s inspiration when choosing colors. Accenting her gorgeous gown was the traditional dupatta which brought this shoot to life with its vibrant gold beaded maroon fabric.
Kim Bensing from Studio Sprig in Doylestown, Bucks County, created a gorgeous centerpiece and bouquet filled with vibrant and luscious dahlia paired with textured celosia, trailing eucalyptus and ivy with a touch of fragrant rosemary. These flowers were unlike any you have ever seen, and were a staple to the gorgeous Farmhouse table used to create their vision for reception seating. This floral arrangement complimented the texture of the of the sequined gold table runner and fire orange napkins.
This remarkable team could never have captured such truly amazing and breathtaking images without the extremely hardworking and talented Jess Palatucci, a fine art wedding photographer from Philadelphia. She incorporates real film into her galleries, and her light and airy yet bold & film inspired editing style brought these pictures to life!
Ashley from Kiss and Makeup Professional Wedding Artistry created a flawless look complimenting the brides natural beauty, leaving her face glowing! Kristina then worked with the bride for the traditional dupata pinning.
No wedding would be complete without a cake. Denise from D’s cups designed a decedent white fondant with gold accent five tier wedding cake. This cake was draped with a beautiful red sheer fabric with gold trimmed detail to match the brides dupatta, headpiece and gold jewelry. It was a simply beautiful cake that was sure to make heads turn.
Lastly, the team wanted to bring a unique vendor in who would attribute to the gorgeous landscaping the grounds at Tyler Gardens had to offer. BackDroppers flower wall backdrop rentals is located in Philadelphia. The backdrop provided for the styled shoot was their signature silk flower wall. The wall was built by Kevin and over a 1000 flowers were hand placed and designed on the wall by Lesley. This wall was a mix of roses, peonies, hydrangeas and lilies which helped to create a beautiful yet romantic garden backdrop to highlight some of the gorgeous photos taken of the beautiful couple.
Following this truly magical day the bride wrote,
“This shoot allowed Bilal and I to feel the same giddy feeling we did when we got married a few months back. There’s a certain beauty to putting those outfits back on without the stress and pressure of the wedding. Jess and the team made us feel like a true bride and groom that day and Tyler Gardens is a magical place to be. This shoot let us reawaken passion, love, culture and true beauty. We especially wanted to do this shoot because you’ll be hard pressed to find someone who wants to do a shoot for a Pakistani Muslim couple and represent their culture in its true authentic beauty- but here is this shoot calling our name and these incredible people who wanted to show just that. We’re so grateful!
Kristina Wittig Event Coordination // Jess Palatucci Photography & Videography // Open Aire Affairs // Studio Sprig // D’s Cups // Kiss and Makeup Professional Makeup Artistry // April Lynn Designs // BackDroppers
This 200-acre estate and five acre garden is a wonderful culmination of French, Italian, and Philadelphian influences. The Tyler Mansion and gardens stand as hidden gems in Bucks County and have the capacity to transport guests and visitors back to elegant bygone eras. In addition to bronze statues and a stunning collection of flora, the garden also contains stone walls and staircases that serve as the structure and “bones” of the garden. The prime time to book your wedding for is in the months of June and September or October.
Alex and Kyle had a picturesque Tyler Gardens wedding. Tyler Gardens has become one of my favorite venues, with it’s four-tier Formal Gardens, there are so many beautiful locations to photograph my couple. Because there as so many locations I broke up there alone session into two parts. I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. Furthermore I can’t say enough about Alex and Kyle. We hit it off right from the start. For their engagement session I went to Carl Schurz Park in NYC. They both went to school at Penn State, however they met on Tinder. After they both swiped right, here we are. I’m excited to share a few of my favorite images. Alex and Kyle, congratulations and thank you so much for having us be a part of your wonderful day.
What’s more romantic then saying “I do” a second time? This midsummers dream took place at Tyler Gardens in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. This sweet adoring couple brought their pups along for an intimate vow shoot – how cute!
What a lovely renewal shoot we love the soft pastel colours and the floral dress as they offset the location and the summers day – it is just a dream. Thank you to all the suppliers listed below and for more styled shoots head here.http://www.brideandtonic.com/2018/11/25/late-summer-vow-renewal-in-pennsylvania/
The sweetest native of New York, Kelly McGowan, stepped foot into our little slice of paradise this past August with her cousin and aunt, and we are so thankful she did! Dressing Kelly for her special day was such an honor. Kelly chose a Martina Liana gown while adding the matching veil to complete her look. Kelly married Scott Thornton at Tyler Gardens in Newtown, Pennsylvania. Their day was beautifully captured and truly shows their love for another.
HOW DID SCOTT POP THE QUESTION AND ASK YOU TO BE HIS FOREVER?
Scott took me to Allentown Rose Garden where he had a friend hiding to take pictures as he got down on one knee in front of a beautiful rose archway.
WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD GIVE TO SOMEONE PREPARING FOR THEIR WEDDING DAY?
HAVE FUN WITH IT and always remember it is YOUR wedding, nobody else’s. Please yourself, not what everyone else wants 🙂
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE MARGARET ELLEN BRIDAL? HOW DID YOU KNOW YOUR DRESS WAS “THE ONE”?
Once I put on the veil, I knew that was it. I got all the feels!! 😀https://www.margaretellenbridal.com/blogpost/tag/tyler+garden+weddings
This romantic garden wedding inspiration by BARRIE ANNE PHOTOGRAPHY marries a light, airy aesthetic with classic European glamour. By tying in subtle French inspiration and natural styling, the creative teams design goal was to showcase their love for sprawling European estates and Victorian gardens.
Barrie explains more about the shoot, “For a venue, we knew instantly there was no other choice than TYLER GARDEN, which is reminiscent of a golden age of elegance with fairy tale charm. The French and Italian inspired gardens were full of little details, dramatic stone walls, staircases, fountains and clandestine corners that we swooned over as they meld perfectly into our inspiration couples profile.
Venue management, OPEN AIRE AFFAIRS, were on-site throughout the whole day catering to our every need. The beauty dream team of TOP KNOTS BY AIMEE and JAZMIN RAE MAKEUP ensured our couple looked immaculate throughout the shoot. Beautiful florals by TOPIARY 219 looked spectacular – both in the bouquet and atop the magnificent TIDES CROSSING vintage rental pieces. RSVP LOVE crafted the stationery suite and HAVEN AND HASBROOK handled the calligraphy details. Bringing all these masters of the wedding industry together and ensuring the day ran smoothly was the ever talented and supremely organized, ENGAGED EVENT MANAGEMENT.”
Straight out of a fairy tale comes this whimsical styled wedding shoot at Tyler Gardens in Newtown PA. This styled wedding was elegant, yet retained a natural outdoor vibe by combining beautiful vintage furniture and decorations with breathtaking floral designs coupled with the natural beauty of Tyler Gardens in Newtown PA. Being an outdoor shoot allowed for the use of two beautiful pups to help provide a fun atmosphere along with many unexpected moments! This wedding theme can be used across the board with many different religious beliefs and backgrounds and will be sure to leave your family and guests talking about how beautiful the day was for years to come!
Photographer: Marc Daniele photography// Etsy Designer:Marshmallow Ink//Calligrapher: Barely Blush Ink//Heirlooms and extras: The Mrs Box//Heirlooms and extras:Curio and Oak//Linens and Coverings:Adorn Company//Calligrapher: Hanwriting//Calligrapher: Lace and Belle Designs//Design and Decor: Fox and Finch Vintage Rentals//Shoes:House of Elliot Lace Boots//Invitation Designer: Sam Allen Creates//Dress Designer: Justin Alexander//Dress Designer:Blush by Hayley Paige//Dress Store:Saras Bridal NJ//Tuxedo and Mens Attire:Chaz Matazz//Jewelry: Marnie Lewis Jewelry//Makeup Artist:Juliana Fink//Design and Decor:Open Aire Affairs//Floral Designer: Froggy’s Garden Flowers//Second Shooter: KSS Photography//Reception Venue: Tyler Gardens/Open Aire Affairs//Submitted via Two Bright Lights
“The holders were created out of wood and painted white with a touch of gold for an elegant yet organic look.””This added that cozy and intimate vibe to an outdoor garden space in the twilight hours of the elopement.”Calligraphy by Haven & Hasbrook was added to agate slices which made for the loveliest place cards. But the ultimate standout from this shoot? Can we just all pause and talk about the beauty that is this cake designed by La Linea Desserts?So much love for these insanely gorgeous sugar flowers! And how fabulous is this hanging display idea?Persnickety Invitation Studio did a beautiful job with the custom stationery for this shootAnd we just love how the berry and vine motif was carried throughout.