by J. Scott

Lindsay and Alexander knew exactly what they wanted for their big day. Warm and whimsical, fun and personal, they planned every part of the day to reflect what meant the most to them as a couple—and to those they care about the most. And on Saturday, June 15, 2019, that day arrived. Their wedding at Springton Manor Farm was certainly a day to remember.

Strings at the Linden Tree To Say “I Do”

The ceremony took place in front of the Linden Tree. We have to say, there are few places as picturesque as our 200-year-old Linden Tree as a place to say “I do”—and it certainly was a breathtaking summer evening.

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony at Linden Tree at Springton Manor Farm

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Guests were treated to their choice of water, iced tea or lemonade while they eagerly waited for the bride to arrive—and when Lindsay made her entrance, it was a true sight to behold. With a violin playing to the pace of her walk down the aisle, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house as they watched the first moment of Lindsay and Alexander’s new life together.

Bride and Groom Walk Down Aisle in Front of Scenic Tree at Springton Manor Farm

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Classic With a Culinary Twist for Cocktails and Nibbles

Guests made their way to the Grove for cocktail hour inside the tent. It was certainly an entertaining affair full of mouthwatering food and good music. Everyone enjoyed an array of passed hors d’oeuvres, including:

  • Mini crab cake with lemon horseradish aioli
  • Seared tuna on a sesame seed cracker with wasabi cream
  • Lancaster beef slider with whole grain mustard and pickled vegetable slaw
  • Charred tomato and arugula flatbread with onion and chickpeas
  • Watermelon tart with goat cheese mousse, mint pesto and lemon
Passed Hors d'Oeuvres at Springton Manor Farm Wedding

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While guests enjoyed the lavish spread and sipped their signature cocktails, they were treated to some classics on the keyboard and saxophone. The rustic barrels gave a romantic and modern feel to the occasion and gave guests a chance to gather and share stories about the amazing couple.

Bar and Signature Drink at Springton Wedding

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Cocktail Hour on Lawn of Springton Manor Farm

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Dancing, Donuts And So Much More

Lindsay and Alexander sure know how to throw a party—and nowhere was that more apparent than during their reception. What more could you ask for than a nine-piece band, a champagne toast and lots of dancing?

The tent was decorated in eucalyptus, lavender and dusty rose (which all complemented just how dashing the men looked in their navy blue). The farm tables looked stunning with the ivory linens and lantern and floral centerpieces provided by Blue Moon Florist.

Elegant Place Settings at Springton Manor Farm Wedding

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Centerpieces at Outdoor Wedding in Tent at Springton Manor Farm

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Fine Dining to Start—And a Cheese Steak to Finish!

While it was a night full of dancing and laughing, one of the real showstoppers had to be the food. Once the guests found their seats, they were encouraged to indulge in the huge array of delicious offerings. After a scrumptious baby greens salad with Eckerton Hill Farm heirloom tomato, avocado puree, green apple and a pomegranate seed citrus vinaigrette, the guests had a choice of three delicious mains:

  • Grilled center cut filet of sirloin with a wild mushroom shallot gremolata
  • Pan-roasted king salmon with grilled artichokes, fava bean puree and tomato onion relish
  • Grilled vegetable stack featuring zucchini, squash, eggplant, red pepper, boursin cheese and charred pepper vinaigrette

While that was already an incredible culinary feat, the night didn’t end there. We loved the couple’s special touches—the donut wall was so fun! But it was the Cheese Steak Grill everyone was talking about. After a lot of dancing (and many Aperol Spritzes and Moscow Mules), having made-to-order cheese steaks ensured everyone was happy and, most importantly, full! Talk about something for everyone.

Made to Order Late Night Cheese Steaks

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Throughout the evening, the glow coming off the head table was so apparent. Every person at that celebration could say what an incredible day it was for Lindsay and Alexander. From the speeches to the father-daughter and mother-son dances to the final farewells, it was so clearly a room full of love—and two people ready to start the rest of their lives together. We’re just so happy they decided to do it with us.

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by J. Scott

Since founding J. Scott Catering in 1995, Scott has worked hard to establish a reputation for exceptional Philadelphia catering and superior customer service.