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