Brittany and Kevin first met as teens at a "college day" event where the students from the local all-girls and all-boys high schools visit a prep school to learn about the different college opportunities. The two ended up in a lot of classrooms together and discovered that they had a mutual friend in common. Kevin knew right from their first encounter that he was in love with Brittany, and even told his friend he would marry her someday! They continued to see each other at different events and locations, with Kevin usually initiating the conversations. But one evening when they saw each other at a bar, Brittany called Kevin over to talk. She noticed the ring he was wearing was an Irish Claddaugh ring, and she was wearing the same one! After finding out if he was already taken as the ring can often signify (he wasn't), they hit it off, enjoying the rest of the evening together. By the following week, they were officially dating and sharing their first magical kiss!
The special place Kevin chose to propose to Brittany has a huge significance in their lives for several reasons. He asked her to marry him in Disney's World's Epcot park, on the bridge right across from the Italy pavilion. Brittany loves that scenic bridge, and the couple have a fantastic photo of the two of them on it that they treasure from a previous trip. But also, Brittany and Kevin have always planned a special honeymoon in Italy that they'll be taking soon!
Brittany and Kevin were actually officially married before this very special day. But this was the day to wear the beautiful white dress and to dress up in the fine suit. It was the day to hold their wedding ceremony at their church. And of course, it was the day to celebrate their wonderful marriage with all their family and friends!
On the morning of their wedding, Brittany and Kevin each got ready at their parents' homes, not very far from the church where their ceremony would soon take place. The team from Nancy Caroline Beauty finished their artistry with hair and makeup and Brittany's bridal party dressed into their lovely long pink gowns.
Kevin and his groomsmen had fun hanging out together before it was time for them to get into their dark blue suits with coordinating pink neckties. And we loved his fun aqua puppy dog socks! A fabulous tribute to their little pup who would be joining in the day's celebrations, too!
Then it was time for Brittany to put on her beautiful wedding dress. She wore an amazing plunging v-neckline gown from Eddy K with gorgeous glittering embroidery. She accessorized with pearl earrings and necklace and a long, flowing veil for the ceremony. And her beautiful ivory and pink bouquet from London Flower & Variety included a pin with photos of Brittany's beloved grandmothers.
Before the ceremony was to start, Brittany and Kevin read beautifully written love notes that they exchanged that morning. This is always such a meaningful, sweet moment to capture and we know they'll both treasure having the first time they read their cards to re-watch and relive forever.
Brittany and Kevin's ceremony was held at St. Ephrem Parish in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. And their marriage ceremony was made even more wonderful because Kevin's uncle, Father Vincent Guest, officiated their traditional Catholic ceremony. We really enjoyed his personal message to Brittany and Kevin as they continue in this new chapter in their lives together. The couple said their 'I do's', exchanged rings and were soon pronounced 'still husband and wife'!
We all had so much fun during Brittany and Kevin's photo shoots with Emily Kirsten Photography! The formal and candid photos were taken after the ceremony at nearby Holy Ghost Preparatory School, the place where Brittany and Kevin first met, and at their reception venue. You could see how much fun they and their wedding party all had during their shoots. And of course, their cute pup got in on the action, too! Check out some of the photos on her website!
Then it was time for the party to celebrate the happy couple! Brittany and Kevin's reception kicked off at Pen Ryn Estate's newest venue, River's Edge. This beautiful tented garden pavilion has an impressive arched ceiling, patio paver flooring and boasts amazing views of the Delaware River. The venue was filled with floral centerpieces and décor that reflected the shades of pink in wedding theme colors. Absolutely gorgeous!
Brittany and Kevin skipped into the room to the cheers of everyone and danced their first, very fun, dance together! This was followed by a beautiful, very moving welcome speech and toast from Brittany's father and the blessing. We also fell in love with the toasts given by Brittany's maid of honor and Kevin's best man and especially the recitation of the traditional Irish Blessing. Then those touching parent dances followed.
Brittany and Kevin cut their five-tiered cake adorned with lovely pink roses from Isgro Pasticceria and the dance floor was opened to everyone. The Exceptions were truly exceptional and kept the party rocking and everyone out on that dance floor and having fun all night!
Brittany and Kevin's wedding day was incredible and we were so happy to be able to share in their day and to celebrate with them! Through delays and several changes in plans, the two always stayed positive, determined to make their dream wedding day come true and they succeeded without a doubt. Their beautiful wedding event was absolutely perfect! Congratulations to such a sweet couple, Brittany and Kevin. We wish them all the best!
Photographer: Emily Kirsten Photography - Philadelphia, PA
Floral Design: London Flower & Variety, Inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Hair Stylist: Nancy Caroline Beauty - Yardley, PA
Makeup Artist: Nancy Caroline Beauty - Yardley, PA
Wedding Gown: Eddy K
Bridal Shoes: Lilly Pulitzer (sneakers)
Entertainment: The Exceptions - Philadelphia, PA
Photo Booth: Old City Photo Booth - Philadelphia, PA
Transportation: Philadelphia Trolley Works - Philadelphia, PA
Cake: Isgro Pasticceria - Philadelphia, PA
Officiant: Father Vincent Guest - Camden, NJ
Church: St. Ephrem Parish - Bensalem, PA
Venue: River's Edge at Pen Ryn Estate - Bensalem, PA