Elegant Bridal Details for the Chic, Modern Bride
Jenna’s bridal gown, designed by Kitty Chen, was not only elegant, but it fit her perfectly! It was a bit traditional with a little bit of modern thrown in too. The bridesmaids dresses came from David’s Bridal, and the color that Jenna chose complimented each girl beautifully! The stunning bridal jewelry was from Swarovski, and you really can’t go wrong with Badgley Mischka shoes!
Getting Ready with the Girls at the Hilton Penn’s Landing
The girls had their hair and makeup done by the talented team at I Do Hair & Makeup. They are one of our favorite hair and makeup teams, and just love working with them! This time spent with Jenna and her girls was such a special time. Especially once Jenna had her gown on, you could really feel the excitement and anticipation grow!
Getting Ready with the Guys at the Hilton Penn’s Landing
Bo and his guys hung out in a guest room at the Hilton Penn’s Landing, just anticipating the beginning of the day, and the moment he’ll get to see his soon to be wife for the very first time! The guys looked dapper, and chic in their suits from Men’s Wearhouse.
How He Proposed
Jenna and Bo met while working together! We always love when stories start off like this. It takes such a special couples to be able to work together, build a friendship and trust and then take that relationship to the next level. Their relationship blossomed into something more after about 2 years of knowing each other, and they’ve now been together for 8 years. In December of 2016, Bo took Jenna to the beautiful Skylands New Jersey Botanical Gardenson their way to do some skeet shooting for Jenna’s birthday. Little did she know that as they walked down a tree-lined area, that Bo would get down on one knee and ask her to marry him!
The Perfect First Look along the Delaware River Waterfront
Jenna wanted to have her first look right along the Delaware River. It was ideal that their hotel was located right at Penn’s Landing, where we were able to set up a perfect, secluded First Look for Jenna and Bo. We absolutely adored his reaction to seeing her for the very first time!
Photos around Historic, Old City Philadelphia with the Bride, Groom & Bridal Party
Philadelphia. The City of Brotherly Love. The Birthplace of our Country. So full of history, beauty, and never ending photo opportunities. Jenna and Bo knew they wanted their photos around the city of Philadelphia, so we all hopped upon the trolley and drove around the city for 2 hours. We stopped everywhere from the Merchant’s Exchange Building to the 2nd Bank of the United States to City Hall. Each stop, more epic than the last. We had such a blast with them and their bridal party!
Bride & Groom Photos at Adventure Aquarium
We arrived at the Adventure Aquarium just in time to capture a beautiful sunset behind the city of Philadelphia. We then headed inside of the aquarium, where Jenna and Bo excitedly ventured towards one of Bo’s favorite animals – the Hippo! We were so incredibly lucky that one of the Hippos took a liking to us being there, and posed in a photo for us! We then went to one of the most iconic places in the entire Aquarium – the Shark Tunnel! With hundreds of fish and sharks swimming overhead, Jenna curled into Bo and they were able to just take a moment and enjoy being together, and truly enjoy the moments that were about to take place.
Saying “I do!” in the Currents Ballroom at Adventure Aquarium
Where is a better place to say I do than in an aquarium amongst the fish, sharks and even penguins?! Jenna and Bo said their vows in front of all of their closest family and friends. Jenna walked down the aisle with her mom. As they walked, below their feet, was the most memorable and unique aisle runners we’ve ever encountered. The aisle runner showed the timeline of Jenna and Bo’s relationship – from the very beginning to first before they were to become husband and wife! Another unique moment during their ceremony, was when they did a Unity Margarita! They poured two separate margaritas in a large glass, and both drank from it! Love it!
A Romantic Adventure Aquarium Wedding with Family and Friends in the Currents Ballroom
As guests were finishing up cocktail hour, the curtains were pulled back, the doors opened, and the guests entered into the Currents Ballroom, where they were greeted with a backdrop of fish, sting ray and sharks. Their guests were able to get up close and personal with some of the most fascinating sea creatures, while they ate their dinner and danced the night away! Center Stage Entertainment played music that kept everyone on their feet and made sure they had a phenomenal time celebrating such an amazing couple!
The Best New Jersey Wedding Vendors:
- Hair & Makeup Team : I Do Hair & Makeup
- Gown Designer : Kitty Chen
- Gown Retailer : Tina’s Bridal
- Bridesmaids Attire : David’s Bridal
- Groom & Groomsmen Attire : Men’s Wearhouse
- Florist : Carl Alan Floral Design
- DJ : Center Stage Entertainment
- Jewelry : Swarovski
- Invitations : Minted
- Cinematography : Ashe Productions
- Transportation : Founding Footsteps Trolley
- Wedding Cake : Bredenbeck’s Bakery