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