Once again, we were blessed to be able to work with such a sweet couple and a wonderful family on this beautiful wedding day!
Catherine and Tyler met at the beach in Belmar, New Jersey in the summer of 2014. They had no idea when they started talking that they grew up just five minutes away from each other, as they went to different schools. They did really enjoy their conversations that summer and decided to meet up again just before Thanksgiving since they would both be in their hometown for the holiday. By that time, Catherine was unattached, and as she put it, their “flame sparked!”! The two have been inseparable since then.
And now, Catherine and Tyler were getting married… And we loved how Monsignor Richard LaVerghetta so perfectly told their love story during their ceremony that day!
Catherine and her bridal party got ready on the morning of her wedding at her parents’ home. Catherine’s maids of honor and bridesmaids wore beautiful light periwinkle blue gowns in mismatched designs and all looked so pretty! They carried such heavenly floral bouquets in white, overflowing with fresh greenery, from Angela Nicole Design. Once the bridal party was all dressed and ready, they, along with Catherine’s mother, helped her dress into her gorgeous wedding gown.
Catherine’s sleeveless wedding dress from Martin Thornburg had lovely scalloped lace shoulder straps, and was covered in lace and shimmering beading from head to toe. It had a fit and flare silhouette and featured a stunning chapel length train. Catherine wore a breathtaking cathedral veil for the ceremony and had fastened lovely white roses in the back of her hair. She was an absolutely stunning bride! And the tears were definitely flowing all around as her bridal party watched Catherine’s dad see his beautiful daughter for the first time on the wedding day as she descended the stairs of their family home.
Meanwhile, Tyler and his groomsmen prepared for the day at Catherine and Tyler’s own house, dressing into their handsome and bright blue suits. Tyler’s white floral tie differed from his groomsmen’s ties with their bright blue flowers. And they all wore standout, whimsical socks for the occasion!
Monsignor LaVerghetta celebrated a wonderfully passionate and very personalized Mass at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Hamilton, New Jersey, where Catherine and Tyler “promised to love each other the way God loves us: unconditionally, faithfully and forever”. The two recited their vows to each other, exchanged rings and were now ‘husband and wife’. As they exited the church, they were saluted with celebratory bubbles and headed to their photo shoot via a party bus with their bridal party!
Photos of the couple and their bridal party were taken at the Merchant Exchange and at several other historic sites around the city of Philadelphia by photographer extraordinaire, Mike Morby. We love working with him and his team and had such a blast as formal and candid photos were taken all day.
Cescaphe’s modern and luxurious venue, The Lucy, was the site of Catherine and Tyler’s fantastic reception, and it was decorated exquisitely for this special event. Catherine and Tyler arrived and entered the ballroom and danced their first dance together. Then, Tyler shared a sweet dance with his mother and Catherine with her father… until the two switched it up with a fabulous, fun choreographed dance! It was simply marvelous!
There were lots of wonderful toasts to the bride and groom this evening as Catherine’s father gave a touching welcome speech, followed by toasts from Tyler’s brothers, from Catherine’s two maids of honor and from Tyler’s best men. And as Catherine’s maids of honor said, this moment is just “the beginning of a love-filled lifetime of happiness together” for Catherine and Tyler.
Band of Gold was the entertainment for this party and they were so fantastic… and look at what a great time everyone had! During the evening, Catherine’s father’s band even got on stage and played for everyone while Catherine sang! It was so wonderful and so much fun!
Congratulations and best wishes to Catherine and Tyler on what is just the beginning of a lifetime of love and happiness together!
Photographer: Morby Photography – Pottstown, PA
Floral Design: Angela Nicole Design – Allentown, NJ
Hair Stylist: The Beauty Room – Bordentown, NJ
Makeup Artist: The Beauty Room – Bordentown, NJ
Entertainment: Band of Gold – Toms River, NJ
Cake: Cescaphe Cakes – Philadelphia, PA
Wedding Coordinator: Cescaphe Event Group – Philadelphia, PA
Lighting: Beautiful Blooms Events – Philadelphia, PA
Photobooth: Gifadelphia Photobooths – Philadelphia, PA
Officiant: Msgr. Richard LaVerghetta – Evesham Township, NJ
Church: St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church – Hamilton, NJ
Venue: The Lucy – Philadelphia, PA
November 11th, 2019
by Kristi Chapman
in Pennsylvania Philadelphia Wedding Film