Cairnwood Estate Wedding

Garden Weddings

Today’s wedding from Love Me Do Photography is the perfect breath of fresh air. Newlyweds Janelle and Dave planned much of their wedding around the elegance of their venue, the astoundingly gorgeous Cairnwood in Pennsylvania. Add a few Geronimo Balloons for a touch of whimsy, and you’ve got one winner of a wedding day!

newlyweds holding balloons
geronimo balloon portraits

From the bride, Janelle: Dave and I met at work, and we are both oncology nurses; therefore, we quickly realized the importance of love and family. Being together has been one of life’s greatest blessings, and we would love to share our wedding with you and other couples! Dave and I wanted our wedding to be timeless, romantic, and us! A lot of our inspiration was from other weddings featured on Ruffled! We both love vintage and romantic style weddings without the “typical” wedding cheese. Most of all, we wanted an intimate affair where we could openly and honestly celebrate our love.


bride getting ready

bride wearing garter

outdoor first looks

geronimo balloon details

We decided on Cairnwood because it had amazing flexibility. We were able to have gorgeous outdoor photos, outdoor ceremony and cocktail, intimate indoor dinner, and drinks and dancing in the library with an outdoor terrace! It is a beautiful wedding venue and most of our aesthetic was based on the vibe of the venue. In addition to the venue, many of our wedding vendors helped shape the aesthetic through their uniqueness and creativity. I adore all of our vendors, and they made the planning process easy and enjoyable!


bride and groom

bridal party procession

soft pink bouquets

groom singing for ceremony

bride holding glasses

bridesmaids wearing pink

bride and groom

chalkboard wedding signs

hanging flower vases

For future brides, my advice is to follow your heart, stay true to yourselves as a couple, and do not listen to anyone’s negativity! Also, the week of the wedding forget all of the planning and relax with your soon to be husband! The week of the wedding and specifically, the rehearsal dinner and hours before the wedding, were the most special, serene, and memorable moments of our relationship. On the day of the wedding, relax and enjoy every special moment!


etched silverware designs

indoor wedding receptions
outdoor lounge areas

pink indoor receptions

white ruffled wedding cakes

newlyweds getaway

newlyweds getaway


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Postcards from Italy,” Beirut
Bride’s Processional: “Hands Remember,” Seabear (performed by groom)
Recessional: “Vagabond,” Beirut

Wedding Location: Bryn Athyn, PA / Wedding Photographers: Love Me Do Photography / Wedding Venue: Cairnwood / Wedding Flowers: Peicha Chang of Falls Flowers / Wedding Dress: Christos “Irina” / Wedding Shoes: Etienne Aigner (flats), Bertie Hathaway / Reception Dress: Sarah Seven / Bride’s Veil: Sibo Designs “Touch of Love” / Hair Accessory and Garter: Twigs and Honey / Bride’s Clutch: Untamed Petals / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Amsale / Makeup: Cheekadee / Groom’s Suit: J. Crew / Groomsmen’s Suits: Kenneth Cole / Wedding Caterer: Stephen Starr / Wedding Cake: Angela LaSelva / Cake Topper: Red Light Studio / DJ: No Macarena / Balloons: Geronimo Balloons / Rentals: Maggpie Vintage Rentals / Rosemary Sprigs: Secret Garden Herbs / Calligraphy: Mizbon Room / Transportation: Celebrations Limousine

13 comments
  1. lydia {ever ours}

    love love the balloons as bouquets instead!

  2. elizabeth guerrero

    I absolutely love how this wedding included so many unique details. The bride’s garter is FABULOUS, and I just adore the apothecary bottle garland. Beautiful shots, Love Me Do, and amazing job to all the vendors — and biiiiig congrats to a lovely couple!

  3. Tori

    These images are great! What a fantastic wedding. It has the perfect touches of elegance mixed with fun, and full of personality.

  4. Hannah Mia

    Oh, that garter is the most beautiful one I’ve ever seen! Such a beautiful wedding and photos – love how there seems to be a palette and tone running throughout – even in the lighting! x

  5. bridal girl

    Loving all the details of this wedding. The wedding cake also looks so delicious and the bride looks so beautiful. Great work.

  6. Vencanice

    I simply love elegant dresses. Very nice collection of wedding photos, thanks.

  7. Anna

    Her dress is amazing! I’m hoping to find my dream dress next week at Loehmann’s Grab the Gown event in NYC. Keeping my fingers crossed!

  8. e&b photography

    I love the bride holding the groom’s glasses. So cute.

  9. A Day in May Design

    LOVE her dress, the details, everything about this. And especially the photo where she’s holding his glasses :).

  10. Lovella Bridal

    We have to chime in and say that garter is fabulous, too! How chic and tasteful and lovely.

    And that Christos gown is exquisite. Amsale Aberra rolls out one beautiful design after another. This gown fit the bride like a glove!

  11. naomi

    OH my goodness…he sang to her? So sweet…and I love the image with her holding his glasses! He’s simply adorable….and she looks beautiful!

  12. vencanice nis

    Gorgeous wedding dress, decoration, wedding cake, everything…

  13. Lightworks photography

    Love that first balloon shot! Beautiful photography and the pictures make such a lovely set as there is a real sense of style and consistency in the photography – lovely stuff!

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