Old Mill Rose Valley Wedding | Philadelphia Wedding Photographer | DJ + Sam

 The Old Mill Rose Valley Wedding | Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

In my heart is adventure and a love for travel, so being able to photograph a destination wedding in Philadelphia was everything I had hoped for...and meeting wonderfully sweet people like DJ, Sam, and their friends and families made the weekend utterly perfect. These two are seemingly opposite from first impressions - Sam is the chatty one in their relationship, while DJ is on the quieter side. Where she moves around from table to table engaging with as many people as possible, he watches her with pride and love. And where she dances like crazy and starts rap battles on the dance floor, he has the most fun being by her side.

But where the two are most alike is first in their love for each other. Kind, supportive, and caring, each look they share and each smile at each other is full of nothing but joy and a sweet understanding. During their wedding mass they continued to whisper to each other and share smiles as they officially became husband and wife. And when we traveled to The Old Mill at Rose Valley to finish out their wedding day with bride and groom portraits, DJ held his new bride close as they looked forward to the future to come.

Everything about their wedding was elegant and thoughtful. Beautiful gray linens sat under coloring books Sam had chosen to keep her sweet nieces entertained for a long night. Mr. & Mrs. signs on their chair backs perfectly matched the handwritten 'Sixty-One' on a surprise cake they presented to DJ's grandparents, who were celebrating a milestone anniversary. As DJ and Sam snuck out of their reception for a few minutes to kiss under the twinkling lights that adorned the outside of The Old Mill, they knew in their hearts that forever would look beautiful as long as they were with each other.

Bride's Dress: David's Bridal [Lace jacket and alterations by Irina Sigal] | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaid's Dresses: David's Bridal | Menswear: Men's Wearhouse | Ceremony: St. John Chrysostom | Reception: The Old Mill at Rose Valley | Invitations: Alexa Nelson | Hair: Happily Ever After Hair | Makeup: Underground Artistry | Florals: Fresh Designs Florist | Transportation: Philadelphia Sightseeing Tours | Catering: Conner Catering | DJ: Silver Sound | Bakery: Sophisticakes

 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Organic white and dark blue wedding invitations
 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | All-white bridal bouquet with navy pinstripe ribbon

I'll take a pair of royal blue Badgley Mischka's any day!

 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Royal blue Badgley Mischka bridal shoes
 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | With this ring wedding ring dish
 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Stunning white gold wedding ring
 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Bride getting ready with lace jacket
 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Bride getting buttoned up

I love the lace jacket Sam added to her wedding dress for two classy looks in one day.

 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Bride getting ready with lace jacket
 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Miss Dior perfume

Meanwhile, the guys got ready before riding a vintage Philadelphia trolley over to the ceremony.

 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Groom getting ready
 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Groom watch gift
 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Groomsmen in vintage trolley

It was time for the ceremony afterwards, with the sweetest little flower girls and their floral crowns!

 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Flower girls with floral crowns
 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Traditional Catholic wedding mass ceremony
 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Traditional Catholic wedding mass ceremony
 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Traditional Catholic wedding mass ceremony
 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Traditional Catholic wedding mass ceremony

After a sweet Catholic mass ceremony we headed to The Old Mill for portraits...between a bamboo forest and a gorgeous stone wall, I'm officially in love with this venue!

 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Blush and navy bridal party
 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Blush and navy bridal party
 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Blush and navy bridal party
 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Blush and navy bridal party

Welcome to some of my favorite bride and groom portraits EVER!

 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Bride and groom portraits in a bamboo forest
 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Bride and groom portraits in a bamboo forest
 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Bride and groom portraits in a bamboo forest
 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Bride and groom portraits
 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Bride and groom portraits by a stone wall
 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Bride and groom portraits in front of a stone wall
 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Bridal portrait with cathedral veil
 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Bridal portraits with cathedral veil

I think we can all agree that Sam made a stunning bride...we finished off with a portrait in the empty ball room, and just WAIT until you see these gorgeous details!

 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Bride and groom portraits in empty ballroom
 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Elegant gray and white wedding reception
 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Elegant gray and white wedding reception
 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Elegant gray and white wedding reception with white chiavari chairs
 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Elegant gray sweetheart table with Mr and Mrs signs
 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | White chiavari chair with Mrs sign
 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Elegant gray and white wedding reception
 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Gray linen table settings
 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Elegant gray and white wedding reception
 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Elegant gray and white wedding reception
 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Elegant all-white wedding cake with greenery
 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Bride and groom first dance
 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Mother son first dance

There was dancing and a family-style dinner which I LOVED before a few sunset bride and groom portraits with Sam's second look of the day...

 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Bride and groom portraits
 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | All-white elegant bridal bouquet with greenery

This was just the sweetest...Sam and DJ wished his grandparents a happy anniversary on the day they celebrated sixty one years together!

 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Surprise anniversary cake

...and the wedding guests partied the night away to amazing music and a ton of fun!

 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Wedding reception dancing
 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Wedding reception dancing
 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Wedding reception dancing
 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Wedding reception dancing
 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Wedding reception dancing

Congratulations DJ and Sam...I know your hearts are full of joy and your future together is beautiful.

 Elegant Gray, Navy, and White Wedding | The Old Mill at Rose Valley Pennsylvania Wedding | Bride and groom portrait under twinkling nighttime lights

Maria Grace Photography

My name is Maria, and I am a wedding and family photographer based out of Hampton Roads, Virginia, but I am always excited about traveling. I love families who truly enjoy spending time with each other and living life together. I love couples that are looking forward to their wedding day because they are so excited to finally be married to.