It seems fitting that on this unseasonably warm September day, we get to share the this incredibly romantic wedding from Chris & Becca photography! Phillip and Tessa's summer wedding at John Wright Restaurant was both romanic and quaint. Tessa carefully chose details with a nods to her Oxford heritage: from the locket on her bouquet to the fabric that made the bridesmaid dresses, each detail was meaningful and told a small part of their story. We adore absolutely everything about this wedding, but especially the absolutely joy and love radiating from them both the entire day.
From Becca: Philip and Tessa met when her sister Sophie married Philip’s best childhood friend Gregory in Oxford, England. They didn’t begin dating until much later, and during a family trip to the Abruzzo region of Italy. (Where Philip’s Italian side of the family were originally from) It didn’t take much longer for them to realize they had fallen head over heels for one another.
Tessa grew up in Oxford, England, and included some lovely details that gave nods to those who couldn’t travel across the Atlantic for the wedding. This included the locket on her bouquet, and the fabric that made the Maid and Matron of Honor’s dresses, which was given to Tessa by her Grandmother. The dresses were lovingly hand made by Gregory’s mother (the same Gregory at who’s wedding Philip and Tessa met!) Her bridesmaids gave her a beautiful book that they had all signed before the ceremony, and they each signed her shoes as well.
Philip and Tessa’s reception were held at the River Room at the John Wright Restaurant in Wrightsville, PA. The venue is a perfect mix of rustic, industrial, and completely charming. Each centerpiece featured a different herb, as well as rosemary wrapped into every napkin. I don’t know if we’ve ever been to a reception that smelled so delicious! The gorgeous brick walls in the River Room, combined with the delicate gold chairs and rustic accents made a truly stunning reception space.
Their cake was chocolate and buttercream, made by The Copper Crust in York, PA and was decorated with fresh roses, baby’s breath and wax flowers.The John Wright Restaurant looks out over a crazy beautiful river view, and we were lucky enough to have a full moon that night as well.