Category Archives: New Jersey

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

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

Trisha + Michael

We absolutely loved this all-in-one wedding at The Merion in Cinnaminson.  Trisha and Michael are such a wonderful couple and were such a pleasure to work with on this late winter wedding.

As Mike was the Vice President of the Clevemore Fancy Brigade of the Philadelphia Mummers, the two met through a friend at an organization event years ago. Their relationship grew over the years.  Most weekends, the two visit with friends and enjoy their fire pit in the evenings.  As they were having a conversation about how people “make things official” these days on Facebook, a friend asked Mike when he was going to do that.  That’s when he proposed to Trisha while their group of friends watched and celebrated.

Fast forward to their joyous wedding day.  Trisha’s beautiful wedding dress was simply amazing!  It featured a ruffled skirt with a black sash and a sparkling jeweled bodice.  The bridal party wore long black dresses in keeping with Trisha and Mike’s black, white and red wedding theme colors. Their red bouquets popped against their black gowns. The groomsmen sported red vests and ties to coordinate beautifully.  Perfect colors for a late winter affair.

They held their ceremony there at The Merion and then posed for formal photos for Nicole Shilliday of Shilliday Photography.  Afterwards, Trisha, Mike and their guests moved on to their reception.  This was such a fun-filled and very festive celebration of two special people.  With their ties to the famed Philadelphia organization, they were sure to have the mummers there to entertain as they danced the iconic mummer’s strut! Take a look at the wonderful dance moves at this wedding!

Congratulations to Trisha and Michael!  We wish you a lifetime of happiness surrounded by the love of friends and family always!

 

Photographer:  Shilliday Photography - Cherry Hill, NJ

Hair Stylist:  I Do Hair and Makeup - Casey Dickerson - Cherry Hill, NJ

Makeup Artist:  I Do Hair and Makeup - Casey Dickerson - Cherry Hill, NJ

Cake:  The Merion’s Elegant Cakes Patisserie - Cinnaminson, NJ

Venue:  The Merion - Cinnaminson, NJ