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Trisha + Evan

We were so thrilled to be there to film and celebrate this absolutely fantastic wedding event in Philadelphia!  And the fact that this couple was so sweet was just icing on the cake.  Trisha and Evan were married on a beautiful day in mid-October... the weather was perfect and the love truly overflowing that day.

Trisha met Evan after she happened to work with his best friend from high school.  She and her friend and co-worker planned an evening to hang out with friends in Doylestown, and all met at the house of one of their friends.  The last person to arrive that evening was Evan.  Trisha and Evan started talking later that night, exchanged numbers and soon fell madly in love.

Fast forward a bit to their wedding event!  Trisha got ready for the big day at her parents' house in Philadelphia with her family and bridal party joining in for the morning preparations.  There, she had her last touches of makeup applied by MadMakeup and her beautiful long, wavy hairstyle perfected by Ariel Katrina Hair.  The bridal party made sure to take some time for photos together, too, before dressing into their lovely long gowns.

Then, Trisha dressed into her gorgeous wedding gown with help from her mother and sister.  Her strapless dress had a sweetheart bodice and was covered in lace embroidery in a beautiful floral pattern.  It had just the perfect amount of shimmer and a fabulous princess silhouette.   She accessorized with a delicate necklace and dangling earrings, and completed her look with a long, traditional veil for the ceremony.  Trisha looked so amazing!

Evan prepared for the wedding day with his groomsmen at his parents' home, dressing into his dark navy tuxedo with his father by his side.  His mother then added the perfect final touch with an ivory floral boutonniere.

Once Trisha was all dressed and ready, her father received his first look at his beautiful daughter on this very special day.  We absolutely loved how emotional he was at the sight of his daughter descending the stairs, and was tearful several more times throughout the day, too!  It was so wonderful to be there for these sweet and sentimental moments.

Trisha and Evan's traditional Catholic ceremony was held at St. Martha Parish in the northeast section of Philadelphia.  Trisha entered the church and walked down the aisle on the arm of her father.  This was the moment she and Evan had their first look at each other on this special day, and Evan was so emotional at the sight of his bride.  Father Jonathan Dalin delivered a beautiful message and led the two in reciting their vows and exchanging rings.  Then, Trisha and Evan were officially 'husband and wife'!

We all had a fantastic time during the formal photo shoot at Nazareth Academy, and what a gorgeous, historic location for those wedding photos!  One of our absolute favorites, Artistic Imagery, captured the day's events for Trisha and Evan, and we know that album will be so beautiful.

Then, it was time to party!  Trisha and Evan's reception took place at Heroes Ballroom in the Philadelphia FOP Lodge #5.   They chose such beautiful, iconic fall colors for their event, matching the bridal party's gowns in warm cinnamon brown, merlot red, creamy white, dusty rose and burgundy.... and a touch of lavender, too!   The flower arrangements from London Flower & Variety were simply amazing.  And the couple's white, semi-naked, four-tiered cake with burgundy and ivory blooms from Schenks Family Bakery was also so delightful.

Father Dalin gave the blessing and we heard toasts from Trisha's father, from her sister and maid of honor and from Evan's two best men, his brothers.  Evan then expressed his love and gratitude to their family and friends on behalf of Trisha and himself for being there to support and celebrate with them.

Then, in another one of our favorite moments, the traditional (and so emotional) parent dances took place, and Trisha danced a sweet waltz with her grandfather and a lively dance with her father-in-law as a surprise as well.  And after dinner, dancing and celebrating continued all night thanks to the absolutely fantastic sounds of the Slippery Band!

This was truly a wonderful day and we were so happy to be a part of capturing it for Trisha and Evan.  Best wishes to the newlyweds!


Photographer:  Artistic Imagery - Bensalem, PA

Floral Design:  London Flower & Variety, Inc. - Philadelphia, PA

Hair Stylist:  Ariel Katrina Hair - Medford, NJ

Makeup Artist:   MadMakeup - Madeleine O'Donnell and Victoria - Philadelphia, PA

Entertainment:  Slippery Band - Philadelphia, PA

Wedding Planner:  Carol Lloyd

Photo Booth:  The Best Philly Photo Booth - Patrick - Media, PA

Cake:  Schenks Family Bakery - Philadelphia, PA

Officiant:  Rev. Jonathan Dalin - Philadelphia, PA

Church:  St. Martha Parish - Philadelphia, PA

Venue:  Heroes Ballroom - Philadelphia, PA



Ashley + Matt

Ashley and Matt met and got to know each other like so many of us do, through working together at the same company.  Their proposal however, was not so usual!  Ashley and Matt went on vacation in the Outer Banks of North Carolina with her extended family, a twenty year tradition for her family.  When everyone was gathered at the house, Matt asked his cousin to send everyone out to the balcony while the two went for a walk to a gazebo overlooking the beach.  At that moment, a small plane few overhead with the message, "Will you marry me Ashley?"!  Of course, she said yes!

Fast forward to their gorgeous wedding day in May.  Ashley and Matt chose the phenomenal Laurita Winery in New Egypt, NJ for their ceremony and reception.  We love this wedding location and couldn't wait to film their wedding here.  But first, the bridal party had a great time getting ready for the day with assistance from Rebecca Ryan Makeup and Ariel Katrina Hair at the Courtyard Marriott Burlington.  The ladies all wore matching t-shirts with "Bride Tribe" printed on them and joked and paused for photos.  They guys dressed in matching light gray suits with peachy-orange ties while the bridesmaids wore lovely long, mismatched chiffon gowns in charcoal gray.  The gray-peach color combination was so spring-like and charming.  And we'd certainly be remiss if we didn't mention how cute the flower girls and ring bearer were all dressed up for the day!

Then there was Ashley!  She wore a strapless gown that was covered to the floor in beautiful lace appliqués with a subtle beading detail. Glamorous pearl and rhinestone brooches were placed into the back of her hair, keeping her lovely long locks swept to one side.  What a beautiful bride!  Ashley's flower bouquet from Wild Stems was also beautiful in soft peaches, rose and white.  Her bridesmaids' bouquets were similar but with bright pops of orange.  Before leaving for their first look, Ashley and Matt were delighted to read love notes that they wrote ahead of time for each other.

Then, we were off to Laurita Winery!  Ashley and Matt had a first look there in the vineyards of the winery.  First looks are always so exciting!  They were both so anxious to see each other all dressed up for the big day and ready to tie the knot!

After the touching first look, there were plenty of scenic locations for photos and video.  Ashley and Matt paused for photos in front of the rustic barn and all throughout the rows and rows of grapevines in the vineyards while Susan Hennessey and her assistant took such marvelous photos of the couple, the bridal party and family in the pastoral location.  Take a look at some of her photos on her blog!

Ashley and Matt had a wonderful outdoor ceremony at Laurita.  We loved the "choose a seat not a side" sign letting guests know that they should mix up the seating for the ceremony and sit on either side of the aisle.  The couple stood in front of a impressive wood pergola adorned with the most gorgeous spray of flowers in deep oranges, rose and gold.  Ashley and Matt spoke beautiful, personal vows written from the heart as their ceremony was officiated by a friend of the two.

The wedding reception was held inside the winery, with rustic chic elements found all around.  In the "marketplace", white market string lights draped from the rough hewn beams and the winery's market awnings in burgundy and green complimented the red brick walls and iron chandeliers.  The reception tables had such amazing centerpieces... beautiful flower arrangements in oranges, peaches and white surrounding eye catching wine bottles with white string lights inside.  They were very unique and certainly gave a nod to the winery setting.

Ashely and Matt kicked off the reception with a beautifully choreographed first dance and truly looked like professional dancers on the dance floor!  We were treated to wonderful toasts just before dinner, then the dance floor was opened up!  SCE Event Group's Jason Jani's DJ services were spectacular and everyone had a blast dancing the evening away!

The reception ended with a spectacular fireworks display and a sparkler salute to honor the bride and groom upon Ashley and Matt's exit from the event.

This was such a wonderful wedding... superb location, perfect weather and awesome couple!  Congratulations to Ashley and Matt!  To echo the words of your sisters and maids of honor, may you have a beautiful marriage filled with years of happiness.


Photographer:  Susan Hennessey Photography - Moorestown, NJ

Floral Design:  Wild Stems - Philadelphia, PA

Hair Stylist:  Ariel Katrina Hair - Cherry Hill, NJ

Makeup Artist:  Rebecca Ryan - Warminster, PA

Entertainment:  SCE Event Group -  Jason Jani - West Long Branch, NJ

Cake:  Chocolate Carousel - Wall Township, NJ

Officiant:  Mike Jovanis

Venue:  Laurita Winery - New Egypt, NJ

Accommodations:  Courtyard Marriott Burlington Mt. Holly /Westhampton - Westhampton, NJ