An International, Garden-Inspired Wedding at the Old Mill in Rose Valley, Pennsylvania

Sarah Mills (29 and a hospital development coordinator) and Thomas Higgins’s (33 and a senior manager) Pennsylvania wedding transported guests to gardens around the world. Mixing the Old Mill’s landscape with matching decor and international details, the couple put their own spin on a natural celebration. A beer garden cocktail hour, a lush wedding cake and globe wedding favors set the scene. Rebecca Barger Photography captured nearly 200 guests entering the venue’s outdoor courtyard in Rose Valley, Pennsylvania. Everyone sipped on craft beers and ciders from genuine German beer mugs and snacked on soft pretzels. Inside the tented reception, friends and family members found their seats near a flower-covered wedding cake. Bright hydrangeas, peonies and stargazer lilies covered every layer. The bridesmaid bouquets also encased it in bunches of green hydrangeas and roses. (It looked like a mini garden in itself.) After a slice, the couple sent everyone home with a sweet globe-inspired coaster set, touching on the global theme. Each one matched the international city-seating chart with a neutral, map-inspired tag. “The celebration was our opportunity to thank everyone in our lives who has helped us get to where we are today,” Sarah says. “This was evident in our attention to details ensuring guests had a memorable experience and felt the love.”