Ellen + Greg // Engagement Session

At The Valley Green Inn in Philadelphia, PA


Greg and Ellen got engaged on her 30th birthday in front of the Valley Green Inn in Wissahickon Valley Park. On the morning of her birthday, Greg told Ellen that we were going somewhere fun, but didn't share any details. As they drove down from our apartment in Chestnut Hill that morning, Ellen could see that we were approaching the park. 


The Inn and the park was a very special place for Ellen. During her time at Villanova, she ran track/cross country and would run past the Valley Green Inn thousands of times, but could never stop there to enjoy a meal. 

Wissahickon Valley Park itself was one of the reasons she wanted to attend Villanova in the first place and actually helped inspire her and Greg to move to Philadelphia from New York City, where they met. 



As they walked from the car towards the Inn, Greg walked Ellen along the creek, spun her around and got down on one knee! 

She was so shocked, but was even more surprised to see their families run out from their hiding places around the Inn; where they witnessed the whole thing.They spent the rest of the morning and afternoon celebrating over brunch with their families, sharing champagne on the porch of the Valley Green Inn.