Winter 2013 – Philadelphia Wedding
Dustin and John’s Save-the-Date (with an amazing layout, designed by the Bride and her friend) set the tone for what would be a SPECTACULAR, UNBELIEVABLY FUN wedding day!! The post-card began as follows..”Two Maryland Natives met at a bowling alley in Philadelphia. The Ravens had just lost a playoff game, but brooding John impressed Dustin. The following day Dustin went on a mission to win John’s heart….” After many amazing dates, a lot of purple wearing & hip-hop playing good times, a pizza parlor and a proposal, Dustin said YES! and the Couple decided to get hitched back where it all began…..
Dustin and John’s Wedding Day started out with the Bride and her dearest friends and family getting ready at the Sheraton Society Hill Hotel and the Groom did just the same in a location nearby ……
The Bride emerges and she is so stunning!…
The Groom and his good friends getting ready….
The ladies walked outside and traffic stopped for a nice moment, allowing us to photograph directly on 2nd Street! We took a quick bus ride (and a brief stint in a Whole Foods Market hahahha!) over to Magic Gardens for a few more shots! It was the best adventure and what a spectacular place to visit for the great mosaic walls alone. Dustin and the ladies looked so great!
Before the ladies arrived at Magic Gardens, Nick traveled with the men to take some shots! Their adventure allowed for just enough time to pop into the nearby record store!
And the party is off (in separate rides) to St. Philip Neri, a beautiful local church with an amazing white marble alter. The light was just beaming inside as Mr.T and Dustin walked down the aisle, and the best part was the I Do’s!! (And watching Dustin’s nephew carry the here come’s your girl sign down the aisle with his mom).
Following the Ceremony the Bride and Groom surprised Ms. Pam & Mr. T (the Bride’s AWESOME Parents) with a Champagne toast in the nearby park to celebrate their upcoming Anniversary, Congratulations!
The Couple made a brief get-away in Mr. T’s awesome car, however we quickly re-joined forces, taking the yellow school bus to a truly epic destination: The Benjamin Franklin Bridge at sunset.
And we are off, final Stop, North Bowl, the very site where the happy, newly married Couple first met! So awesome! Cake, dancing, beautiful speeches, and games followed, along with another truly epic moment of dancing to the Wu-Tang Clan!
Cheers to D & J!!! Their amazing nuptials night ended with bubble gum favors in bowling inspired bottles, and a very fun image dreamed up by the Bride (pictured above). A big thank you goes out to John and Dustin, as well as their lovely families for allowing us to be a part of their truly epic celebration.
Hotel & Accommodations: The Sheraton Society Hotel
Ceremony: St. Philip Neri
Adventure Images at: Magic Gardens
Reception Location: North Bowl Lanes
Event Coordinator: The Bride & her Mom, Ms. Pam
Wedding Invitations, Place cards, Save-the-dates and other signage: The Bride & her friend, Caroline Campoli
Officiant: Father Oliver
Ceremony Musicians: Marianne Molinaro
Florist: Benfield Florist in Severa Park, MD
Bridal Attire: Mary’s Bridal
Hair Stylist: Jen at MackStylist
Groom Attire: JCrew
Band or DJ: DJ Frosty through North Bowl
Cake baker/dessert: Whipped Bakehsop
Wedding Transportation: Philly Trans