NORMANDY FARM WEDDING: ALYSSA & JUSTIN

Normandy Farm Wedding

Normandy Farm Wedding

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When you think about a wedding, you probably imagine something that’s pretty traditional. A white dress, a church, and a big dinner party where everyone is in their best clothes.

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But what if that’s not the way you want to do it? What if you want your wedding to be different? Something more personal, something more meaningful?

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That’s how we felt when planning the wedding between Alyssa & Justin. They wanted something more meaningful than just the typical “chicken dinner” wedding. They wanted to ensure they were having an experience they could remember forever. And so we decided to shoot their wedding in the countryside, at Normandy Farm!

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Alyssa & Justin’s Normandy Farm wedding was the perfect setting for their intimate, elegant affair. The couple was married in front of the grand ballroom at Normandy Farm and then enjoyed a reception with their closest friends and family. They chose J&J Studios to capture all of their special moments, which were full of laughter, smiles, and love. For this photoshoot, we brought along our cameras and documented every moment of their special day. The beautiful scenery, the gorgeous dresses (yes, plural!), and most importantly. The love between these two people who couldn’t wait for their story to begin!

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MEET THE LOVELY COUPLE: ALYSSA & JUSTIN

Alyssa and Justin are a lovely couple! We had a lot of fun capturing the moments that made their wedding special to them. From the ceremony and reception to the getaway car and pretty details. Everything about their wedding was beautiful, and thoughtful, and united them as a couple. It was filled with meaningful traditions passed down through generations in both their families.

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Alyssa and Justin were also great at letting us know what they wanted to include in every photo, which was very helpful for catching the best shots throughout the day. They wanted professional photos taken during the ceremony, so we snapped some informal shots while they were getting ready.

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After taking candid shots during the cocktail hour, we took a few posed photos at different spots around the venue before capturing some moments while Alyssa & Justin were dancing together. We ended our night with a few more posed shots outside before saying goodnight and heading home.

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NORMANDY FARM WEDDING VENUE

Normandy Farm is an ideal wedding venue in Pennsylvania for its sprawling grounds, charming farmhouse, and rustic barn. The farm’s rolling hills are a unique backdrop for your big day with their beautiful foliage, and the surrounding gardens are bursting with color all season long. The grounds are not just pretty to look at, either. They’re also a great place for guests to have fun when they aren’t busy celebrating you! Whether there’s time for a leisurely stroll or an impromptu date, there is plenty of room for everyone.

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In addition to its outdoor charm, Normandy Farm has a stunning interior as well. The farmhouse features high ceilings and large windows that let in plenty of natural light, which makes it perfect for indoor shooting. You can also hold your ceremony inside if you’d like.

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The open floor plan makes it easy to accommodate your guests, and the rustic wooden beams make the space feel warm and inviting. Afterward, guests can enjoy cocktail hour on the front veranda of the house before heading into the rustic Grand ballroom for dinner and dancing.

The best part about Normandy Farm? No matter your budget, they have something that will fit your needs!

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WEDDING PREPARATIONS

On what was to be one of the most memorable days of their lives, Alyssa and Justin spent their morning getting ready for their wedding at Normandy Farm’s Bridal Suite. It was an intimate affair, with just the couple, their parents, and J&J Studios’ photography team in attendance. As they each got ready in the private suite, our photographers took pictures of them getting their hair done, putting on make-up, and preparing for the big day.

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The suite was already decorated with flowers from Willow & Thistle. Therefore, we took advantage of the blooms already in place by taking some pictures in front of the beautiful display.

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After getting dressed, it was time for Alyssa to get hitched! We took photos outside at Normandy Farm’s venue before heading in for the ceremony itself. While there, we documented Alyssa’s first look with her dad and more.

NORMANDY FARM WEDDING CEREMONY

Alyssa and Justin’s Normandy Farm wedding was the perfect combination of rustic and elegant. This was the first time that Alyssa and Justin would be sharing their love with family and friends, so they needed to get married in a place that felt like home. They chose Normandy Farm, the beautiful venue.

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The ceremony wasn’t necessarily traditional, but it was still elegant. It started with the bride’s grand entrance, which included her father escorting her down the aisle while swaying to the music. She was then joined by Justin as they took their vows and exchanged rings.

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The most moving moments of the ceremony were when Alyssa and Justin recited their vows to each other. It was a sweet moment as they spoke about how much they love and support each other, promising to be with each other through all the joys and challenges in life. They said, “I will love you deeply, trust you completely, care for you gently, laugh with you freely, share our hopes with you boldly, dream with you vibrantly and hold you close through the years.” As they said “I do,” the audience cheered.
After these few touching moments, it was time for food!

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COCKTAIL HOUR

The cocktail hour, or “cocktail reception” as it’s sometimes called, is an opportunity for everyone to take a break from the stress of the ceremony and enjoy some light snacks and drinks. The Normandy Farm wedding was a chance for guests to relax before heading over to the ballroom for dinner. It was also a great chance for Alyssa and Justin to come together as a couple for the first time in front of all their guests.

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With only a little time between the ceremony and dinner, it’s important to keep things moving quickly. The bride and groom should be available at the cocktail hour so they can greet their guests and thank them for coming. So don’t forget to have your photographer on hand at this event. It’s a great opportunity to get some shots of people interacting with one another.

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In addition to snacks and drinks, many couples also like to include a signature cocktail or mocktail at this event. This provides an opportunity for couples not only to do something sweet in honor of their guest but also allows them to bring attention to local vendors who helped with the planning.

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The grand entrance was nothing short of dramatic. The couple entered the ceremony space through a small doorway in the wall, lit by a string of light bulbs, and were greeted by cheers from their friends and family. This moment was one of the most memorable for everyone present. The couple’s excitement at seeing so many loved ones gathered together in one place was contagious. Alyssa beamed as she walked down the aisle to her husband-to-be, and Justin’s face lit up with joy as he saw his bride in her stunning dress.

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The bright and spacious Grand Ballroom, and the delicious food delight our taste buds. Even during cocktail hour in the Grand Foyer, we could see that something special was about to happen.

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Alyssa and Justin’s guests had a blast at their reception. We all know that weddings can be long and drawn out, but Normandy Farm proved that it is possible to have a long reception with plenty of dancing without ever feeling dragged out or overstaying its welcome. The DJ was excellent at gauging how far people wanted to go. People were up and dancing more often than not, but he always slowed it down when everyone needed to catch their breath. He also did a great job mixing things up based on the audience’s vibe.

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The evening ended with us all gathered in the courtyard, enjoying a stick lights show set to music (thanks again to Normandy Farm’s incredible staff). It was such a fun way for us to say goodbye to Alyssa and Justin as they started their marriage journey together.

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VENDORS

The details of a wedding are myriad and after the first blush of love. It can be easy to forget that not everything is as romantic as it seems. Take the story of Alyssa and Justin’s wedding ceremony.

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Alyssa and Justin’s wedding ceremony was full of small personal touches that made their day special, including the music they chose to walk down the aisle to, the guests they invited, and their vows. And then there was their officiant, who made the service light and personal while also keeping it short and sweet.

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All their vendors worked hard to make the day go without a hitch. Each had a role in making sure everyone looked their best (including getting Alyssa dressed in her stunning gown) and that every detail was planned out down to the finest point. From the ceremony to the reception in a grand ballroom with impeccable décor, Alyssa, Justin, and all of their guests were happy with all aspects of their big day!

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Photo + Video: @jjstudiosphiladelphia
Venue: Normandy Farms
DJ: EBE Talent (Khalif)
Florist: Willow & Thistle
Hairstylist: Up Your Do
Makeup artist: Makeup By Beca
Jeweler: Zoland
MC: Khalif (DJ)

 

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When you’re getting married, it’s all about the day itself. The dress, the flowers, the venue. All of that is so important and definitely deserves your attention. But what about the photos? You’ll have them forever to remember every detail of that special day, and you want them to be perfect.

At J&J Studios, we know how important it is to have high-quality wedding photos that capture every detail of your big day. That’s why we offer a wide range of services. From just covering the event itself with our award-winning photography team to shooting engagement sessions, bridals, and full wedding coverage.