Summer Wedding at Philander Chase Knox Estate

Dutch & Kaitlyn

We are thrilled to share the story of Dutch and Kaitlyn’s enchanting summer wedding at the Philander Chase Knox Estate within Valley Forge Park in Malvern, PA. This wedding was a beautiful blend of elegance, and fun, creating an unforgettable day for everyone involved.

The wedding day began with a heartwarming first look on the grounds of Valley Forge Park. Dutch, looking dapper in his blue tux from Men’s Wearhouse, couldn’t take his eyes off Kaitlyn. She looked stunning in her mother’s re-designed wedding dress expertly tailored by Melissa Rutledge of Melissa’s Perfect Fit Sewing and Alterations. This moment, filled with anticipation, love and joy, set the perfect tone for the rest of the day.

Following their first look, we captured some beautiful photos of Dutch and Kaitlyn with their adorable mini-goldendoodle, Leo. The expansive and picturesque grounds of the estate provided a stunning backdrop for these portraits. The bridal party joined in for photos next, with bridesmaids looking elegant in light blue dresses from Azazie and groomsmen matching Dutch in their blue tuxes.

The Ceremony:

The ceremony was held on the estate’s lawn, with the historic mansion watching over the ceremony. Surrounded by 3,500 acres of rolling green meadows and towering trees, the setting was simply breathtaking. Dutch and Kaitlyn exchanged heartfelt vows, rededicating their lives to one another in front of family and friends with Dutch’s sister, Cara, officiating their wedding. It was a beautiful, and personal ceremony.

Cocktail hour took place on the estate’s charming patio, where guests enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres and drinks while mingling in the beautiful outdoor setting. The flowers, a lovely mix of greenery, eucalyptus, and white roses designed by Gypsy Hill Florals, added a touch of elegance to the decor. The reception was held in a beautifully decorated tent, where guests enjoyed a night of dining, dancing, and celebration. The group knew how to party, and the dance floor was alive with energy. Dutch and Kaitlyn’s friends and family were so welcoming and fun to be around, making the night even more special.

One of the highlights of the evening was the last dance to Kesha’s “Timber.” Friends broke out bubble guns, filling the air with shimmering bubbles, creating a magical and fun atmosphere. The night concluded with a delightful bubble exit, a fitting end to a perfect day.

This wedding was especially significant as it marked Dutch and Kaitlyn’s one-year anniversary. They had a small ceremony the previous year and wanted to celebrate their love with a big wedding surrounded by their loved ones. Their families were incredibly kind and inviting, and their friends brought so much joy and energy to the day. It was an honor to capture their celebration and witness their deep love and commitment.

About The Venue:

The Philander Chase Knox Estate, operated by Robert Ryan Catering, offers an oasis of natural beauty and historic charm. Surrounded by the scenic Valley Forge National Historical Park, this venue provides an exclusive and picturesque setting for weddings. With a capacity for 200 guests, a rain plan option, and beautiful amenities, it is truly the perfect location for an elegant outdoor event.

To Dutch & Kaitlyn:

Dutch and Kaitlyn, you both are so incredibly kind, caring, and so much fun to be with. You truly made us feel so important on your own wedding day. Your smiles can light up a room, and we found ourselves smiling at our computer while editing this preview. We loved every minute we spent with you, your friends, and your family (and Leo). Your wedding was so fun and we cannot wait to show you all of the photos. Until they’re finished, we hope you enjoy this preview of your summer wedding at Philander Chase Knox Estate in Malvern, PA!

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June 18, 2024



  1. Maureen Markward says:

    MAGICAL.!!! The photographers did the most amazing job ever. They made everyone feel so comfortable and they were very pleasant to work with. They were unobtrusive and yet they got all the great shots that our couple requested. It was seamless. I would HIGHLY recommend them for any future photography needs. What a wonderful experience. Thank you , thank you, thank you !!!

  2. Brendan Daniel Giuseppe says:

    beautiful wedding from the venue to the staging/set up and most of all the wedding couple. These pictures capture it all – great job by Josiah and Setph. Wish we had chosen you guys to capture our special moment !!!!!!!

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