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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

 

Caitlin + Stephen

Caitlin and Stephen make such a wonderful couple!  The two met while watching the Manayunk Bike Race got engaged about a year before their spectacular wedding day.  Stephen had proposed to Caitlin as she was preparing to take him on a special trip to Atlantic City for his birthday.  He set up a picture of the two of them and a rose on each step leading down to the dining room.  Stephen set up a computer upstairs to play Lee Brice’s “Woman Like You” with a note also asking Caitlin to meet him downstairs in the dining room.  When she arrived, Stephen was on one knee with the ring ready.  She said yes... and that brings us to this wonderful wedding event!

Their wedding day began with preparations at the Sheraton Bucks County Hotel and at Caitlin’s family home.  While we filmed Caitlin and Stephen as they dressed and readied themselves for an exciting day ahead, photos were captured by Unique Concepts Studio.  Be sure to check out some photos from the day on their blog!  Some of the flower arrangements from London Flower and Variety were there during morning preparations.  They looked and smelled so fabulous, with roses in shades of pink, blush and ivory and lavender flower accents.

It was then time to begin the ceremony at St. Ignatius of Antioch in Yardley, PA.  With such an emotion-filled ceremony, it was so hard to keep a dry eye!  Caitlin looked amazing in her wedding gown.  It was strapless with a trumpet flared skirt and we absolutely loved the delicate embroidered accents.  Her bridesmaids wore matching soft pink dresses which coordinated so perfectly with those gorgeous flowers.  And Stephen and his groomsmen looked very handsome in their gray suits.  Pink and gray make a stunning color combination.

After the ceremony concluded, it was time to move to the reception locale.  Caitlin and Stephen’s reception was held in the historic clubhouse of Trenton Country Club, a stately venue that has seen many famous guests over its nearly 120 years.  After dinner, the fun really started!  Check out some of the amazing dance moves witnessed that evening!  Guests had a great time dancing the night away and joking around at the photo booth.  DJ Jeff Taylor from Signature DJs set the tone for a very lively event!

It was such a joy to be a part of such an amazing wedding!  Best wishes to Caitlin and Stephen for a lifetime of love and laughter!

 

Photographer:  Unique Concepts Studio, Inc. – Wynnewood, PA

Floral Design:  London Flower and Variety, Inc. – Philadelphia, PA

Entertainment:  Signature DJs - DJ Jeff Taylor – Philadelphia, PA

Cake:  Cramer’s Bakery – Yardley, PA

Church:  St. Ignatius of Antioch – Yardley, PA

Venue:  Trenton Country Club – West Trenton, NJ

Accommodations:  Sheraton Bucks County Hotel – Langhorne, PA