Love was in the air when Caleb and Shanna first met at a mutual friend's wedding when Caleb sat next to Shanna at the oneg shabbat. He started schmoozing and cracked a joke to break the ice, and they began sharing stories about driving through the mountains while listening to Taylor Swift, the quirks of being Jewish, and the values instilled in them by their grandparents. As the wedding ended, Shanna asked Caleb if he wanted to ditch the afterparty and join her for a walk. Without hesitation, he said yes. They took turns navigating the streets of Philadelphia, getting lost in the darkness, sharing stories, and laughing. Since then, not much has changed, and their joy was just as evident throughout their entire wedding day at The Mansion At Knox Farm. Keep scrolling to see all of the photos taken by Shaw Photography, featuring videography by Olive & Rye, flowers by Ferncroft Floral, and event planning by Social Maven, with their full wedding gallery at the bottom of this page!
Shanna and Caleb's wedding celebration was an intimate event with only 25 people, so they went the extra mile when it came to the smaller details. The outdoor ceremony featured an organic floral chuppah with vintage furniture seating for all of the guests. Shanna wore an off-the-shoulder silk dress by Lihi Hod. She originally had vowed not to wear white on her wedding day, but the second she put that gown on, she cried and knew it was the one. Cocktails in colorful glassware were displayed at the tented reception entrance for dinner, along with calligraphy bottles to guide guests to their seats. Charcuterie and salads were served in small wire baskets to add to the late summer picnic vibes. And the party went late into the night, summing up the wedding's slogan of "Celebrate Everything."
Event planner and designer Social Maven would encourage every couple to, "Stay true to yourself. The wedding industrial complex can sweep you away and take charge of your day. But it is your day. So stick to what you both want, and if you need to be flexible, figure out what your priorities are and how to achieve those. Mostly, have fun! Take deep breaths, and take mental snapshots of all the beauty that surrounds you on that day. It goes by so quickly, and you want images and memories to hold on to."