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Some Enchanted Evening // Casey + Colin

Casey and Colin met online and emailed back and forth for a little while before meeting for the first time in person.  When they did, they met at Tria for drinks and ended up staying until closing time!  They were both head over heels for each other right from the beginning, and their relationship grew very quickly.  Within weeks, the two were “officially” dating!

On their second anniversary of becoming a couple, the two went back to Tria and then to Parc (where that first talk of becoming “official” had occurred) for drinks and dinner.  When they returned to the apartment, inside the darkness were so many tea lights (battery operated of course!) and rose petals scattered everywhere.  There was a long white paper rolled out and lined with more tea lights and rose petals, with every important moment they shared together written on a timeline along this paper runway.  At the end, Colin had written a list of stats they had gathered in their time together and for the final moment on the paper, Colin had written that day’s date with “The Proposal”! 

Casey was shocked since the apartment was completely normal when they had left, but Colin, who had planned this for weeks, had arranged for two friends to set everything up while they were out.  Casey said ‘yes’!

On their lovely almost-fall wedding day, Casey and Colin each got ready at the Marriott hotel, the Courtyard Philadelphia DowntownDaneene Jensen & Associates professionally styled the hair and applied the makeup for Casey and her beautiful maid of honor and bridesmaids there at the hotel before the bridal party all dressed into their formal gowns (and the bridesman in his suit!). 

In a nearby room, Colin dressed into his stylish blue suit and took time out of getting ready with his groomsmen to read a beautiful card Casey wrote for him just for this day.  Casey received her love note from Colin as well, and read it aloud for us.  It was both sentimental and funny, as Colin told her he couldn’t wait for them to dance that wedding staple, the cupid shuffle!  After opening their gifts to each other, the couple continued to get ready for their wedding event.

In her gorgeous wedding gown, Casey looked like a fairy tale princess!  As Colin would say shortly afterwards, she truly looked “amazing”!  Casey wore a beautiful strapless Watters bridal gown, with an intricate lace overlay and beaded sash.  She wore a long, flowing veil on the back of her hair for her ceremony and accessorized with dazzling earrings and a bracelet.  Her sister and maid of honor and her mother helped her with those final preparations, and once she slipped on those fantastic Betsey Johnson shoes, she was ready to go meet Colin!

Casey and Colin met for the first time that day outside near their venue for their exciting first look!  We were thrilled to be able to capture that moment for their film, as the two couldn’t take their eyes off each other!  We were so happy to work with Magi and her team at Magdalena Studios too, who photographed this wonderful event for the couple!  Be sure to check out some of the incredible photos from the day below!

After their formal photo shoot, it was time for their ceremony to begin outdoors at The Horticulture Center in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park, with the idyllic gardens and reflecting pool fountain as the backdrop.  Officiated by Colin’s cousin, who was also among his groomsmen, their ceremony was so personalized, so sincere and so special.  We loved the vows that Casey and Colin wrote for each other and the pure emotion they felt as they recited them for each other.  There was hardly a dry eye and at times, it felt like no one else was there aside from the couple during these touching moments!

With all the lush, green plants and trees and twinkle lights strung throughout, Casey and Colin’s wedding reception at the Horticulture Center had the feeling of a magical, enchanted forest!  Casey had wanted a fairy tale, ‘Mid-Summer Night’s Dream’ vibe and she definitely achieved it!  Uncommon Events helped set the stage for this delightful wedding event, with lush flower centerpieces in bright shades of magenta and violet.  It was romantic and exciting at the same time!  And be sure to check out that scrumptious wedding drip cake from Sweet T’s Bakeshop!

Casey and Colin entered the modern greenhouse and danced their first dance together… followed by a fantastic rush by her bridal party to join in on the dance floor!  Lovesick, Inc. DJ’d this wedding event and definitely kept the party going all evening.  Guests had a ball on that dance floor!  

During the reception, Casey’s mother provided the blessing, followed by her father with his heartfelt welcome toast.  Later, we were delighted to hear the speeches from Casey’s sister and from Colin’s best man as they each reminded us of how much Casey and Colin complement each other, how much they’re a perfect fit and how much they’re wished love and happiness.  Just as Casey’s father had toasted to them, “May all their wishes come true.”  Congratulations to Casey and Colin!

(photos courtesy of Magdalena Studios)

Photographer:  Magdalena Studios –  Southern NJ; Philadelphia, PA

Floral Design:  Uncommon Events – Philadelphia, PA

Hair Stylist:  Daneene Jensen & Associates – Doylestown, PA

Makeup Artist:  Daneene Jensen & Associates – Doylestown, PA

Wedding Gown:  Watters

Entertainment:  Love Sick, Inc. – Philadelphia, PA

Wedding Cake: Sweet T’s Bakeshop – Haddonfield, NJ

Officiant:  Jack Herrmann

Venue:  The Horticulture Center at Fairmount Park – Philadelphia, PA

Accommodations:  Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown – Philadelphia, PA


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