A Classic and Historic Wedding at the Cairnwood Estate in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania

Jennifer (33 and a yoga instructor and business owner) and John’s (31 and an architect) wedding venue, the Cairnwood Estate, perfectly blended their varying tastes.  Its classic yet ornate aesthetic, with a grand staircase and mantles, was perfect for Jennifer, who wanted a more whimsical and intimate day, and John, who fancies architecture and history. “John is an architect and we both were attracted to places with historic architectural significance,” Jennifer says. “We also wanted a place intimate enough that we felt like we were having a fancy dinner party. Cairnwood was the perfect fit.”

After the ceremony, guests explored the mansion, which was outfitted in vintage books and arrangements of red, ivory and lavender roses, hydrangeas and candles on the mantles and tables. Despite the day’s rain, inside the ornate estate, guests were treated to views of the grounds from the Great Hall, which housed the ceremony. —Allie Volpe