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Felicia + Michael

Felicia and Michael were such a wonderful couple to film on their wedding day!  They’re so fun and down to earth, and just so perfect for each other!

The two met in Long Island, NY when they both were recruiters, scouting for their respective colleges.  After they had dated for two years, Michael decided to propose in their favorite city, New York!  After they enjoyed dinner, Michael took Felicia to a rooftop bar overlooking the Empire State Building.  In keeping with their fun-loving nature, he asked Felicia if she wanted to be FAT for the rest of her life (they had joked before that if they got married, her initials would be F.A.T.)!  Knowing exactly what he meant, Felicia said “yes” and the lounge cheered in celebration for them!

Our day started with filming Felicia and Michael getting ready for their big day at separate locations.  They each wrote thoughtful and very emotionally stirring cards to each other which they read aloud for us.  It was touching to hear Felicia’s words to Michael as she proclaimed her love for him and how she can’t wait to dance in the kitchen with him for the rest of their lives.

Felicia’s glamorous strapless wedding gown was such a perfect choice for her!  It featured dazzling beading and a lovely trumpet skirt silhouette.  Her beautiful long veil coordinated so nicely with its embroidered edge. Michael was so handsome in his black suit... and look at those NYC socks!  They’re an homage to the city where Felicia and Michael met and fell in love and where Michael proposed.  Once they were ready, we were off to the church!

Felicia and Michael were married at Christ Our Light Catholic Church in Cherry Hill, NJ.  Their ceremony was filled with both solemn and lighthearted moments.  We loved the way the two made sure to have some fun during their ceremony...check out the way they looked lovingly into each other’s eyes!

After the ceremony, we paused for photos and video at Lakeview Memorial Park. It was a beautiful day for strolling around the park and a pleasure to work alongside Ray O’Connor Photography for this event.  Fun and creative shots were certainly captured as the wedding party posed by the lake, on the rocks and in the garden!

Their reception was held at The Merion in Cinnaminson, NJ.  We enjoy filming at this venue so much!  Brava Vita Flowers & Gifts did a magnificent job decorating the ballroom with fabulous large centerpieces in tall, glass vases.  And Monte Carlo from EBE Events & Entertainment were amazing as always as they rocked the house and kept the party going strong all evening long!  You can see how much fun Felicia, Michael and all their guests were having on that dance floor!

Best wishes to Felicia and Michael!  May you always find love, laughter and happiness together!

 

Photographer:  Ray O'Connor Photography - East Northport, New York

Floral Design:  Brava Vita Flowers & Gifts - Sewell, NJ

Hair Stylist:  Family Member

Makeup Artist:  Jessica Leason

Entertainment:  EBE  Events & Entertainment - Monte Carlo - Philadelphia, PA

Cake:  The Merion - Cinnaminson, NJ

Officiant:  Father Tom Keily  - Cherry Hill, NJ

Church:  Christ Our Light Catholic Church - Cherry Hill, NJ

Venue:  The Merion - Cinnaminson, NJ

Accommodations:  The Wyndham Philadelphia - Mount Laurel - Mount Laurel, NJ

Sarah + Ken

Sarah and Ken have a great sense of humor and just love to have fun!  They met at a New Year’s Eve party and knew right on their first date that they would eventually be getting married.  Their wedding day was filled with such fun, laughter... and as Sarah had envisioned, dancing, dancing, dancing!

The couple’s wedding event event was held in Baltimore, Maryland.  Sarah began her day at her family home, getting ready in a fun and relaxed atmosphere with all of her best friends.  Friends also supplied their professional hair and makeup talents as the bridal party got ready for the big day.  Sarah and Ken paused to read such inspiring love letters that they wrote for each other.  We loved how Ken referred to this day as the greatest day of his life and shared his excitement for the life they’re about to start together.

The beautiful bridesmaids wore matching navy blue dresses while their groomsmen counterparts dressed in dark suits.  The bridal bouquets were gorgeous fall shades of orange and burgundy, a red that was a perfect match to Ken’s tie.  And Sarah was such a stunning bride!  She chose an elegant lace covered, A-line silhouetted gown with cap sleeves and had a mid-length veil attached to the back of her hair.  Just beautiful!

Sarah and Ken held their wedding event at Notre Dame of Maryland University.  Just before making their marriage official, professional photographs were taken of the wedding party and their families by Aaron Haslinger.  It was a true pleasure to work with him.  The ceremony then took place in the recently renovated Marikle Chapel of the Annunciation in Theresa Hall and their reception was held in a nearby event space on campus.

Their ceremony can easily be described as traditional and touching.  And their reception was simply fun!  The couple dreamed of a wedding filled with laughter, fun and lots of dancing... and this is exactly what they achieved!  Sarah’s amazing dance with her father was no exception.  They kept their dance surprise a secret: the music skipped and they broke out in a lighthearted dance routine together!  It was priceless!  Friends and family had a wonderful time celebrating the new marriage of Sarah and Ken!

Sarah and Ken had a wedding event full of love and laughter that truly delighted everyone.  We find ourselves so fortunate to have played a part in their special day.  Congratulations to the happy couple!  In words taken from their ceremony reading, “May your hearts be joined forever in love”.

 

Photographer:  Aaron Haslinger Photography - Baltimore, MD

Floral Design:  Giant

Cake:  Fenwick Bakery - Parkville, MD

Officiant:  Pastor Greg Hobaugh

Church:  Notre Dame of Maryland University Marikle Chapel of the Annunciation (Theresa Hall) - Baltimore, MD

Venue:  Notre Dame of Maryland University - Baltimore, MD

 

Jennifer + Derrik

Jennifer and Derrik met at Syracuse College of Law where they bonded over their love of basketball… rival teams though!  Jennifer had gone to Villanova University for undergrad and so was a big ‘Nova fan whereas Derrik followed his beloved Orange team from Syracuse.  The two are able to keep their love for each other strong despite their differences!

As the two prepared for their day, they exchanged touching love letters and wonderful gifts.  Jennifer was so excited to receive a beautiful quilted leather Chanel handbag from her one and only!  Then they dressed for the big day ahead! Jennifer’s gorgeous strapless wedding dress featured top to bottom ruching and a glamorous rhinestone belt.  She looked simply amazing!  It was then time to head to the church, where their beautiful wedding ceremony took place at Jennifer’s alma mater, Villanova, at the St. Thomas of Villanova Parish.

After Jennifer and Derrik exchanged their vows, it was time to get ready for their reception.  We paused to film the couple and their wedding party while formal photos were taken by Two Suits and a Dress and loved the way Jennifer’s bridesmaids wore the traditional white.

We then arrived at the Merion Cricket Club.  With its soaring vaulted ceilings, beautiful chandeliers and arched windows, the Ballroom at the club is simply stunning.  It was decorated that day with magnificent centerpieces filled with ivory florals.  Robertson’s Flowers and Events did an amazing job with the décor.

The party was then ignited by BVT Live!’s Back2Life.  This eight piece dance band really knew how to keep the party hopping and everyone on the dance floor!  We truly enjoyed filming this celebration of marriage.

We wish our sincere congratulations and a lifetime of love and happiness to Jennifer and Derrik!

 

Photographer:  Two Suits and a Dress - Philadelphia, PA

Floral Design:  Robertson's Flowers and Events - Philadelphia, PA; Bryn Mawr, PA; Wyndmoor, PA

Entertainment:  BVT Live!’s Back2Life - Philadelphia, PA

Church:  St. Thomas of Villanova - Villanova, PA 

Venue:  Merion Cricket Club - Haverford, PA

Eugenia + Jordan

Genie and Jordan actually met over thirteen years ago when they both attended the same high school in Houston, TX.  Even after he moved away, the two stayed in touch and continued to deepen their strong friendship.  Their love continued to flourish despite the fact that Genie was attending college in Texas while Jordan attended the Naval Academy in Maryland.  One November day, Jordan proposed along the water’s edge in Annapolis, and since the city has special meaning to them both, they decided to hold their wedding there on this beautiful summer day.

Genie and her bridesmaids got ready for the big day together at the Marriott Annapolis Waterfront Hotel.  There they were professionally styled by Amie Decker Beauty dressed in beautiful coordinating floral robes.  What a beautiful setting for a wedding celebration!  After everyone was ready to go, wonderful professional photos were taken by Renee Michele Photography on the docks overlooking the Chesapeake Bay.

Their ceremony took place at The Naval Academy Chapel.  Genie was such a gorgeous bride!  Her delicate headband was the perfect accessory for her vintage style wedding gown.  We can’t say enough how beautiful the beading along the top and sleeves and lace throughout the skirt were!  Jordan was sure to wear his Full Dress Whites for this special occasion and of course, he looked so handsome.   And with this being a military wedding, the ceremony exit concluded with the traditional Arch of Swords as Genie was welcomed into the naval family with that gentle swat!

After formal photos, we were off to the reception.  The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club is an amazing venue, filled with nautical flair and gorgeous water views.  The garden landscape and waterfront location was so lovely, providing wonderful areas to film the happy couple.  Inside, the venue was beautifully decorated in the navy blue and corals found in the dresses of the bridal party.  Soo Son of Silverstems provided beautiful floral arrangements for this occasion.  And Entertainment Exchange’s Nightsong kept the party rolling and the guests enjoying themselves thoroughly on the dance floor!

Congratulations to such a sweet couple!  We wish all the best to Eugenia and Jorgan!

 

Photographer:  Renee Michele Photography – Washington, DC; Maryland; Virginia

Floral Design:  Soo Son - Silverstems – Annapolis, MD

Hair Stylist:  Amie Decker Beauty – Savage, MD

Makeup Artist:  Amie Decker Beauty – Savage, MD

Entertainment:  Entertainment Exchange – Nightsong – Baltimore, MD

Cake:  Fiona’s Cakes - Severna Park, MD

Wedding Coordinator:  Sarah Bett - Events by Sarah – Houston, TX

Church:  The Naval Academy Chapel – Annapolis, MD

Venue:  Chesapeake Bay Beach Club – Stevensville, MD

Accommodations:  Marriott Annapolis Waterfront Hotel – Annapolis, MD