Caitlin & Christopher | Elkins Estate | Elkins Park, PA

Caitlin & Christopher's Wedding at Elstowe Manor at Elkins Estate

The Wedding of…
Caitlin Azzo & Christopher Price

Their Vendors
Ceremony & Reception: Elstowe Manor at Elkins Estate, call/text: 908.418.4186
Gown: Reem Acra, at L'elite Bridal, Boston, MA
Bridesmaids: Dessy
Tux: Custom Tux, at 9 Tailors
Photographer & Cinematographer:
Asya Photography,

Makeup: Danielle, DevEsthetics
Hair: Marissa Grace Artistry
Florist: Heritage GatheringsCake:
Palermo Bakery
Band: EBE Entertainment, EBE Imagine Band
Catering: Elkins Estate by Landmark
Officiant: Debby Rickards of Journeys of the Heart
Wedding Planner: Jaclyn Fisher, Two Little Birds Planning
Stationery: Albertine Press
Bride's Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Engagement Ring Heirloom: Redesigned by Chris w/ L. Priori Jewelry
Wedding Bands: L. Priori Jewelry
Candle Rentals: Caroline's Rentals

“Beautiful & Romantic”

Caitlin: We met the old-fashioned way — through a friend. I was in med school at Penn, and one of my guy friends was actually Chris’s best friend from undergrad at Dartmouth. Chris moved to Philadelphia for his PhD at Penn, and we started hanging out in the same group. We were friends for over a year when we went on a cabin trip with all our friends over July 4th weekend. When we got back, we watched the fireworks together on a bridge over the Schuylkill River. It was such a special moment and we’ve been together ever since.

Chris: Eventually we talked about getting married and discussed potential rings. Caitlin loved one of her grandmother’s rings that had a pearl in the center. I worked with L. Priori Jewelers to replace the pearl with a diamond while keeping the ring's design intact. Planning the proposal was difficult because Caitlin is an emergency room physician and was slightly suspicious when I suggested going to New Hampshire for a hiking weekend. I picked a mountain we hadn’t been to yet and proposed near the top.

Caitlin & Christopher's Wedding at Elstowe Manor at Elkins Estate

Caitlin & Christopher's Wedding at Elstowe Manor at Elkins Estate

Caitlin: We knew we wanted to get married in Philly, which was accessible from my hometown in West Virginia. It was also where we met and had been our home for six years. A lot of the venues in Philly were very nice, but I ended up finding a photo of Elkins Estate. It was an abandoned mansion bought by Landmark Hospitality who were renovating it to be a wedding venue. It had incredible outdoor areas and unique architecture. We worked directly with Jeanne Cretella, the president of Landmark, from the beginning.

She gave us and our wedding planner, Jaclyn Fisher, a tour and was the one we were with on phone calls and emails. We were shooting for June 2023, a year and a half away, and we were going to be their very first wedding. They were absolutely incredible to work with. They are planning many more guests rooms, but even then they had renovated 17 of them. We were able to stay there during our wedding weekend with our family, bridesmaids, and groomsmen. From the moment we walked in, they made us feel so special as their couple.

Chris: Though they were still under construction, we were able to sample all their food and wine options at another one of their venues to confirm our choices. They focused on personal details for us even while managing such a large construction project. They even had our photographer and band tour the place so they could understand the new venue.

Caitlin & Christopher's Wedding at Elstowe Manor at Elkins Estate

Caitlin & Christopher's Wedding at Elstowe Manor at Elkins Estate

Caitlin: The day of the wedding, Jeanne held my train as I walked down the steps. Jaclyn, along with Jeanne and her daughter Maddy, helped with everything. Our ceremony was outside and the venue has a beautiful indoor-to-outdoor transition with open French doors. We wrote our own vows, which was my favorite part of the ceremony.

Right after our ceremony, we had a private room with appetizers and our signature drinks. Our cocktail hour was held in the music room, the entrance foyer, and the library. We had live music and the food was so delicious. The interior has a lot of marble and fresco ceilings and its big windows brought in natural light for the bars and the dining area.

Chris: They had this amazing Barnegat Bay flounder, which was a big favorite. The braised beef short ribs were amazing too. Two of the three layers of our cake were lemon and one was cannoli, and we also had passed desserts and an assortment of pastries and small petit fours.

Chris & Caitlin: The first ones we want to thank are our parents. They made our wedding weekend a reality and showered us with love and support. Jaclyn Fisher, our wedding planner, was outstanding throughout the process. Both of us were super busy during this time. I was finishing my PhD and Caitlin was finishing her residency and about to start her fellowship.

The scale of the construction project was massive and even six months before the wedding there were still many things to get done, but by then we had so much trust in their team and their high standards that we knew this was going to be perfect. We want to thank all our family and friends who made the trip. It was the best day, and we got to share it with the people we love.

Elstowe Manor at Elkins Estate, Elkins Park, PA call/text: 908.418.4186,