Today’s pretty at-home wedding was sent over by Michael Ash – again, lovely evidence that simplicity is a beautiful way to go. Abbey’s home has been in her family for six generations and is on a beautiful property in Chester County, Pennsylvania, so hosting the reception there was pretty much a no brainer. Says the bride, “It was so convenient and fun to have the reception venue at your fingertips at all times.”

Instead of cut flowers, centerpieces were wooden planter boxes filled with potted flowers.

Origami paper cranes were a nod to the bride’s Japanese heritage.

Favorite moments? “Crowd-surfing to Sandstorm by Darude with my bride by my side,” says Ben. “I think a star was born when we kissed.” For Abbey, “I loved the entire ceremony. My immediate and extended family were all very involved and it was so special for me.”

Congratulations, newlyweds!


Photography: Ash Imagery / Venue: private residence in Chester County, Pennsylvania / Bride’s dress: Monique Lhuillier / Groom’s attire: J.Crew / Flowers: Heather Potter at Cottage Flowers / Sailcloth tent: Sperry Tents /  Caterer: Memorable Affairs / Music: DJ Mike Mandato of Silver Sound

See lots more from this beautiful wedding over on Michael Ash’s blog.

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  1. Michael Ash

    Thank you, Kathryn :)

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  2. Sarah

    Mike is so talented, and I just love this wedding! Those centerpieces are my favorite.

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  3. Ryan Ray

    Awesome job!! love that out of focus shot!

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  4. Jasmine

    Everyone looks like they are having an amazing time at this wedding!

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  5. K

    How strange that the only photograph showing even some of the bride’s face is from so far away.

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  6. chandra ~ oh lovely day

    gorgeous. love that first shot!!

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  7. Brindey

    Absolutely gorgeous! The bride is beautiful!!!

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  8. Daily Cup of Couture

    I always love the Monique Lhullier ‘Grace’ dress – stunning bride!!!


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  9. kristi wright

    Love his work. That first photo is magical!

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  10. Sally @ ourdreamlives

    I love the paper cranes, the marquee, the flower boxes… such a beautiful wedding reception! And the photography is absolutely stunning!

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