Pomme Radnor Fall Wedding | Carol & Giovanni

Pomme Radnor Fall Wedding | Carol & Giovanni

Carol & Giovanni’s fall wedding at Pomme Radnor was nothing short of incredible! From the moment that Carol said YES, to meeting up again for their engagement photos, we’ve gotten to know them and love them and could not wait to capture this memorable day for the two of them!

Free-spirited, Bohemian details for a Modern, Fun, Chic Bride

Carol’s bridal gown was from Anthropologie‘s line BHLDN. It was the type of dress that gave everyone one of those “WOW!” moments when they saw her in it for the first time. From the beautiful tulle to the rose gold rhinestone belt, there was no detail left untouched.  The bridesmaids full length sequin attire was by Christina Wu. Although Carol decided to start the day off with beautiful heels, she had her cute Kate Spade sneakers waiting for her to dance the night away at the reception!

Getting Ready with the Girls at Carol’s Parents House

Carol and her bridesmaids got ready in the home where Carol grew up. It was so much fun to have Nicole Owad with SL8 Hair Salon there to do the ladies hair as well as Bella Faccia Cosmetics to doll them up with some beautiful makeup for the day.

 First Look with Dad?  Always a YAY! Just seeing the reaction of a daddy seeing his baby girl for the first time on the morning of the wedding is so emotional! We love it!  A little something to honor her hubby…

Getting Ready with the Guys at The Bride & Grooms House

While the ladies were being pampered, the guys were having their own fun the morning of the wedding! Giovanni looked absolutely dapper in his custom suit by Indochino. We loved his personalized inscription on the inside of his suit jacket. It makes us so happy when our couples want their fur-babies to be a part of their wedding day!  Carol & Giovanni’s new puppy, Albus Dumbledood made an appearance the morning of the wedding, hanging with his daddy!

How He Proposed

There really isn’t anything quite like capturing a surprise proposal.  So, when Giovanni contacted us to capture this precise moment, when he would ask Carol to be his wife, we were beyond honored!  To see the entire story, check out the link here: Blue Cross River Rink Surprise Proposal

Saying “I Do” at Saint Philip Neri Church in Lafayette Hill, PA

The moment that Giovanni saw Carol was so sweet, and so emotional. You could tell that he was anticipating this moment for so long. Their ceremony was meaningful, with a little bit of fun and laughter mixed in!

Bridal Party Photos at Pomme

Pomme has such a beautiful outdoor space for photos, and we were so excited to take advantage of the entire area with Giovanni & Carols nearest and dearest!  We had a bit of fun with the balloons that the bridesmaids blew up that morning!

Bride and Groom Portraits at Pomme

The love, laughter and romance was so easy to capture with a couple like Giovanni & Carol.  You could see how much he loves her and takes care of her, and how she loves to joke around with him and bring so much laughter to their relationship. With Pomme‘s setting, just as pretty as a French Park, we had no shortage of areas to capture this perfect bride and groom together!

A Reception with their Family & Friends at Pomme – A Peachtree Venue

Pomme boasts of being a rustic, chic and natural, unique wedding venue, and it surely did not disappoint! The large windows overlooked the outdoor scenery, while the inside showed off the beautiful wooden globe lighting and natural aesthetic. It was simple, yet glamorous! The wooden chairs, with white tables clothes and greenery galore really set the mood for the evening. All of the details, from the place cards to table numbers, were self made by the bride!

A One of A Kind Wedding Cake

When your mom is the Queen of The Cookie Queen, you get to see first-hand all of the love that goes into having your dream wedding cake come to life.  Carol’s mom is such a wonderful, talented artist and the cake turned out absolutely beautiful! (…and totally yummy!!)

A Sparkler Send-Off for the Bride & Groom

Sparklers are such a fun way to end the night with the bride and groom!  Sometimes we so a little light-painting, and some times they have the most important people gathered around them as they leave their wedding, and begin their journey as husband and wife! We highly recommend the 36″ sparklers to last the longest and to have the most fun with!

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Fabulous Fall Wedding at the Union League of Philadelphia | Mackenzie + Armand

Fabulous Fall Wedding at the Union League of Philadelphia | Mackenzie + Armand

Mackenzie and Armand’s fall wedding at the Unique League of Philadelphia was truly one-of-a-kind with a classic style that incorporated unique and stylish details along the way. We already knew they were a pleasure to work with from their engagement session and loved getting to know their friends and family throughout the wedding day. The couple’s unforgettable wedding day was stylish, sentimental, and gorgeous, just like the bride and groom!

Chic Bridal Details for a Modern, Classy Bride

The bridal gown was custom designed by Kate McDonald Bridal as a modern take on the traditional a-line ball gown, which Mackenzie looked gorgeous and elegant in, of course. The bridesmaids dresses came from BHLDN, Anthropologie’s bridal line, and they looked absolutely beautiful. The stunning bridal jewelry made by DeFino & Campagna Fine Jewelry that gave her a pop of blue, was gifted by her parents for her college graduation.

Getting Ready With the Girls at The Inn at Union League

Mackenzie and her bridesmaids had a great time getting ready at The Inn at the Union League! You could tell this was an important time for her and her mom, especially when the gown was finally on, hence her moms excited reaction.

   

Such a sweet moment between the bride and her father for their First Look!

Mackenzie’s junior bridesmaid, Abigail, kept a longtime family tradition going! Abigail’s mother was a flower girl at Mackenzie’s mother’s wedding, and when Abigail’s mother married, Mackenzie was her flower girl. What a great way to involve your family and keep up a family tradition!

Getting Ready With the Groomsmen

Armand was so stylish in his vibrant blue suit, custom designed by Canali! His boutonniere was genuinely unique, a modern, handcrafted wooden piece and his Rolex added to his modern groom style. While the ladies were getting pampered, Armand and his groomsmen enjoyed a little free time before making final touches on their dashing looks at the Hyatt at the Bellevue.

How He Proposed

“We met at University of Rhode Island through mutual friends. Two of Mackenzie’s friends through a campus group called The Student Alumni Association happen to be Armand’s roommates and they introduced us!

There is a pretty cool tradition at URI that your college career as a Rhody Ram both starts and ends on the quad in the center of campus. The very first thing you do as a student is meet your orientation group on the quad and the very last is graduation on the quad. We were up visiting campus on what I thought was a regular weekend getaway. As we were walking back to our car, crossing the quad, Armand proposed!”
– Mackenzie

The Perfect First Look for the Bride and Groom

The moment Mackenzie and Armand laid eyes on each other for the first time on their wedding day was so sweet and perfect! They loved having that special time together before the excitement of the day took off. We wanted to take advantage of the rare time with just the two of them, so we photographed the pair inside the library of the Union League. The library ended up being the perfect intimate setting for romantic portraits of the bride and groom!

After their adorable First Look in the library, we took advantage of downtown Philly with portraits of the couple with classic Philadelphia in the background.

Saying, “I Do!” in the Historic Meade Room

This classic, historic room only needed a few floral details to create a romantic wedding ceremony. The bride and groom had clearly been anxiously awaiting this moment, but they still managed to plan meaningful details that involved their family.

During the ceremony, the couple lit a unity candle using candlesticks made by the bride’s grandfather years ago when he worked in a steel mill in Pittsburgh. Loving how they included their family in their wedding plans!

fall wedding at the Union League of Philadelphia

A Reception With All Their Family & Friends in the Grand Ballroom!

Lincoln Hall at Union League is an epic reception venue with glamorous details like the chandeliers and spectacular stage for the band. The navy blue tables, plentiful floral decor, and gold accents complemented the historic design of the room, adding to the classic, but chic wedding style. Mackenzie and Armand chose an amazing venue and created an unforgettable event for their family and friends.

In lieu of wedding favors, the newlyweds made a donation to the American Cancer Society. And after the wedding, all the floral arrangements were donated to the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania. We’re so lucky to have beautiful couples like Mackenzie and Armand that have hearts of gold!

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An Incredibly Gorgeous Wedding at The Park Chateau | Corley & John

An Incredibly Gorgeous Wedding at The Park Chateau | Corley & John

As you pull up to the gates of the Park Chateau Estate & Gardens, you are greeted with a grand cobblestone entrance way, pristine gardens and a venue fit for royalty! This day may have started like a few of our recent weddings, with rain. But as the ceremony time got closer, the sky cleared and the sun shined down on John and Corley and the love they share!

Ryan and I are both lucky enough to know the groom, but its funny, because he knew both Ryan and I separately before we even ever met! I went to school with John and Ryan played hockey with him! On the morning of their wedding, we had the privilege of meeting Corley for the very first time, and it was like meeting an old friend.  Corley was super sweet and you could just see the love that she has for John!

Hope you enjoy a little peek into their amazing day!

Vendors Included:

Venue :: Park Chateau Estate & Gardens // Hair & Makeup :: From This Day Forward Hair & Makeup // Bridal Makeup :: Michelle Mayfield // Brides Dress :: Stella York // Dress Shop :: L.A. Bridal // Bridesmaids Dresses :: Christina Wu Celebration // Florist :: Allure Floral Design // DJ :: Eclipse Events // Ukulele Player :: Josh Kekoa // Wedding Cake :: Palermo’s Bakery // Officiant :: Harris Bloom // Leis :: Hawaii Flower Lei

The day started with the ladies getting ready in the beautiful bridal suite! The room is huge and perfectly set up for large bridal parties to get ready! Especially the salon area for hair and makeup!    Corley’s dress was so beautiful, luxurious and elegant!  I am in love with the blush and rose gold bridesmaids dresses from Christina Wu Celebration!  The bride checking out the current weather situation… praying for those blue skies to appear! (Spoiler – they did!!!!)  Corley’s grandmother zipping up her dress!  Checking out how beautiful her daughter Bella looks with her flower crown! While the ladies were getting ready, the boys hung out in the grooms suite, drinking beer and eating bacon that was made especially for them!  Since Corley is Hawaiian, she had lei’s flown in from Hawaii and her grandmother presented each of the groomsmen and John with a lei for the wedding, which symbolizes love and respect.  John dressing their son Noah 🙂  I was so excited that Corley and John decided to do a first look!  It gave us SO much time for photos!

As we approached the staircase, the tears started to build up in Corley’s eyes… it was a good thing that bridal attendant Ashley had tissues ready for her!  (Spoiler alert – Corley needed lots of Ashley’s tissues throughout the day! haha!)  Corley looks so elegant walking down the gorgeous staircase…  John was SO excited to see Corley!!  The library was AMAZING to shoot in as the rain started to ease up outside!  These two… Swoon!  About an hour before the ceremony was due to begin, the rain stopped, so we took advantage and went outside!  Corley!  You are beyond gorgeous my dear! John, you’re not so bad yourself!   John making vows to Corley’s daughter Bella, promising to be the best dad possible for her!  YAY!!  Congratulations Mr & Mrs Feldman!!  The laughter this day was absolutely contagious!  John and Corley, the way they look at one another… there really isn’t anything quite like it.  It’s inspiring. Such an elegant ballroom!  Palermo’s Bakery did an amazing job on the wedding cake!