Succop Nature Park Wedding
If you follow the blog, you might know that my wife and I had our wedding at Succop Nature Park. It will always have a special place in my heart. That said, even if I wasn’t married there, it’s still one of the best places to get married. The light is always fantastic, the photo locations are boundless, and it just kinda feels like home.
Paige and Chad were incredible too. They gave us tons of time for photos, and trusted the vision ;) We love couples that love photography!
The breathtaking property
Managed by the Audubon Society, Succop Nature Park is 50 beautiful acres of woodlands, fields & water! The property is used for both educational and other outdoor activities throughout the year. Miles of walking trails are open to the public from dawn to dust, not to mention guests are free to roam through cocktail hour!
Marcraig House History
The main portion of this house was built in 1830 by John Maharg after receiving a deed for the property. The home and property were sold to T.W. Phillips Jr in 1921 and he expanded the home and grounds. The property was then bought by Phillip’s daughter Margaret Phillips Succop. Margaret lived in the house after updating (hello modern plumbing!) and expanding it (two more wings!), but her and her husband always invited the public to utilize the property for picnics!
Audubon Society of Western PA
Margaret Succop’s eldest son Tom and his wife donated the estate to the Butler County Community College Education Foundation in 2001 who owned and operated it until the Audubon Sicety of Western Pennsylvania took over in 2011.
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Paige and Chad’s paths crossed during Halloween weekend 2014 at West Virginia University. Chad was in town for a football game at his Alma Mater, while Paige was attending grad school there. Paige was super disappointed when she found out that Chad lived 3 hours away in Baltimore, MD but the two started talking despite the distance. 10 days later, Chad drove through Morgantown on his way home (Jamestown, NY) for hunting season to take Paige on their first date. Sparks flew and the rest is history.
They did the long distance thing until Paige graduated from grad school in May 2015. Soon after graduation, she moved to Washington, DC for a new job and to be closer to Chad. After a year of battling DC traffic, Paige and Chad are excited to be meeting halfway in Bethesda, MD. Cheers to finally living in the same city!
Venue: Succop Nature Park
Wedding Photographers: Michael Will Photographers
Cake: Pennie’s Bakeshop
Wedding Dress: Allure Bridal
DJ: Steven Vance
Hair/MU: Bongiorno Bella
Florist: Roots and Wings Floral
Wedding Rings: Goldstock Jewelers