This Couple Filled Brandywine Manor House with Evergreen Details for Their New Year’s Day Wedding

June 28, 2018 | Junebug Weddings

After just five short months of planning, Carlyn and Dylan transformed Brandywine Manor House into the winter wedding wonderland of their dreams! To integrate their love of nature and make their ceremony feel as if they were outdoors, the couple used evergreen trees as the backdrop for their ceremony inside the venue’s rustic barn. They also brought in  Flowers by Jena Paige to create winter-inspired red and white floral bouquets and simple greenery table runners to add subtle pops of color. We can’t get enough of the handmade details, especially the National Park table numbers and custom seating chart map, as well as the winter-specific details, such as the blanket wraps and s’mores bar, which truly made this a cozy affair to remember. EarthMark Photography did a brilliant job of capturing every dreamy and romantic moment of Carlyn and Dylan’s wedding!

The Couple:

Carlyn and Dylan

The Wedding:

Brandywine Manor House, Honey Brook, Pennsylvania

Throughout our wedding planning process, we wanted everything to be true to who we are as individuals and together as a couple. We were grateful to have so many amazing vendors who made this possible. We both felt incredibly honored to have family and friends fly in from all over the country. Nothing was better than being in a room with so many people who have been integral parts of our lives!

We fell in love with Brandywine Manor House the first time we walked through the doors. Dylan and I knew we wanted a natural space that felt homey and comfortable and we wanted our guests to feel the same. Once we saw the use of natural wood and fireplaces we were sold. It felt so cozy on the day-of and the venue was so beautiful that we used minimal decorations to accent space.

Dylan and I have a love of the outdoors and wanted to feel like we were around nature despite having an indoor winter wedding, We chose to have evergreens as our alter background, which made us feel like we were getting married in the woods plus it smelled amazing. We also decided to write our vows together, each promising each other the same things in front of our family and friends.

We have a goal to visit as many national parks as possible and wanted to incorporate this into our reception. To do so, we numbered our tables with National park postcards and displayed the table seatings on a giant wooden map of the US, which my aunt created. She also made our welcome sign! Dylan stained and assembled our cake/cupcake display as well as our wooden coaster wedding favors for a personalized touch.

Processional – “More Than Words” (instrumental) by Extreme
First Dance – “I Like to be With Me When I’m With You” by Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors

The Wedding Team:

Photography – EarthMark Photography
Venue – Brandywine Manor House
Floral Design – Flowers by Jena Paige
Catering – Williamson Catering
Cake – Bella’s Desserts
Makeup Artist and Hair Styling – Something You Onsite


Congratulations to Carlyn and Dylan, and our biggest thanks to Junebug member EarthMark Photography for sharing this cozy winter wedding at Brandywine Manor House with us! Planning a winter wedding of your own? Let us help you find your perfect style with these 15 winter bridal looks!

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