Once Upon a Dream // Samantha + Ken

Samantha and Ken met through a mutual friend and shared a date with friends just a few weeks later.  Unfortunate events led to Samantha almost canceling before their first official date, however they did keep their plans to go to the Flyers game… and both were so happy that they did!  They’ve been inseparable ever since!

Ken proposed to Samantha at the most magical place on earth… Disney World!  They went together in 2012 and loved it so much, they decided to travel there again the following year with her parents as well.  What better place in the kingdom for a proposal but in front of Cinderella’s castle?!  After the obligatory photo in front of the castle, Ken got down on one knee with the ring and left Samantha in shock.  Needless to say, she said ‘yes’!

Samantha and her bridesmaids had their hair done and makeup applied at Cynthia Roberts Salon and Spa on the morning of the wedding.  Afterwards, they headed to Samantha’s home so she could change into her gown there.  Before they finished getting ready for their exciting day, Samantha and Ken exchanged gifts and beautifully written sentiments in cards delivered to each other.  In true fairytale form, Samantha referred to Ken as her ‘happily ever after’.  We just love capturing the card exchange on film so the bride and groom can actually hear their love reading their words aloud after the wedding day has passed.  It’s a wonderful memory that will live on in their wedding film.

Samantha looked like a princess in her gorgeous wedding gown!  It was a beautiful strapless mermaid silhouetted gown with lovely ruching throughout.  She wore her hair down with a mid length veil attached at the back.  Ken dressed into an ultra formal classic black tuxedo with a white tie and looked absolutely dashing.  After Samantha’s father caught his first view of his beautiful daughter coming down the stairs, it was time to head to the church!

Samantha and Ken’s ceremony took place at Sacred Heart Church in Vineland.  Traditional vows were exchanged in their sacred Catholic ceremony and it wasn’t long before the two were pronounced husband and wife.

On the way to their reception venue in Philadelphia, we stopped on Broad Street with the wedding party and their photographer, KGM Expressions Photography, for a quick photo and video shoot.  What amazing footage was captured in the heart of the city on this lovely summer day!  And we always love working with Kim and Ray Hennessy!  Be sure to check out some images they captured of Samantha and Ken’s wedding on their blog!

Then it was time to venture on to their reception at the glamorous venue, Vie, Cescaphe’s wonderful fusion of French Provencal design, soft romance and modern décor.  Beautiful Blooms adorned the ballroom with lovely, lush white floral arrangements, candles and décor to add additional elegance to this event.  It was truly a fairytale wedding!

We absolutely loved the flower petals that fell to the floor during Samantha and Ken’s beautifully choreographed first dance.  Afterwards, the party really ramped up, courtesy of CTO Park Central!  Check out that packed dance floor!  Everyone had a fabulous time dancing the night away!

Earlier that evening, Samantha’s father had wished the couple a lifetime of happiness, good fortune and prosperity.  We want to echo those sentiments and offer our sincere congratulations to Samantha and Ken!  Best wishes!

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Cinematographers:  Glen Elliott  //  Violet Elliott  //   Lisa Skala

Editor:   Dan Sawyer

Photographer:   KGM Expressions Photography – Clementon, NJ

Hair Stylist:  Cynthia Roberts Salon and Spa – Vineland, NJ

Makeup Artist:  Cynthia Roberts Salon and Spa – Vineland, NJ

Floral Design:  Beautiful Blooms – Philadelphia, PA

Entertainment:  CTO – Park Central – Philadelphia, PA

Cake:  Cescaphe Event Group – Philadelphia, PA

Officiant:  Father Ed Friel – Vineland, NJ

Church:  Sacred Heart Church (Christ the Good Shepherd Parish) – Vineland, NJ

Venue:  Vie – Philadelphia, PA