We were so thrilled to be able to meet this sweet couple long before their wedding day! Most of our consultations for couples booking our services do take place over the phone for the convenience of our clients, however Carly and Glenn wanted to visit us here in New Jersey after their work day to meet with us in person. We had such a wonderful evening with them and were so happy they chose us to film their wedding… and that we’d be seeing them again on their magical wedding day one year later!
Carly and Glenn met by chance at Morgan’s Pier one day, as mutual friends they were with recognized each other and started to catch up. They began talking as well and truly felt an instant connection. The couple then found out that they lived on the same street and only about 5 blocks away from each other! Although Carly felt right away that she had found the man she wanted to spend the rest of her life with, she was on guard because he simply seemed too good to be true! She discovered over the following weeks that he was honestly as amazing as she thought and everything that she was looking for in a partner.
Carly had suspected that Glenn’s proposal would take place when they were on vacation in Florida, but Glenn had other ideas. He asked Carly after work one day if she wanted to go for a walk by the museum of art and then visit the AMOR sculpture for photos. Glenn had a photographer there waiting for them, ready to document the moment in photos as he got down on one knee and asked Carly to marry him. She said ‘yes’!
When their much anticipated wedding day arrived, the couple got ready for the day’s events in separate suites at the Hotel Monaco in Philadelphia. Glenn’s father, who was also his best man on this special day, helped Glenn put on his monogrammed jacket and fasten those stylish new cufflinks. The guys all enjoyed a beer as they continued to celebrate and get dressed to the nines for the occasion.
Carly also celebrated with her bridesmaids as they toasted to the couple during their time together that late morning! After hair and makeup was professionally styled by Flawless Finish Artistry and Ashley Bohl, her bridesmaids changed out of their matching floral robes into beautiful, long flowing dusty rose gowns with coordinating necklines. We loved the message they held on separate cards for Glenn to see via photo message: ‘…just wait until you see your bride!’.
And they weren’t kidding! Carly was such a gorgeous bride in her Kitty Chen Couture strapless dress. It featured a lovely lace overlay and intricate beading in the bodice. Carly carried a beautiful bouquet from Beautiful Blooms with white flowers and lots of fresh greenery, held together with long silk ribbons in that beautiful, soft dusty rose. With a long, lace-edged veil attached to the back of her hair for the ceremony and a dazzling hair brooch, Carly was just about ready to head outside to let Glenn see her for the first time on their wedding day!
Their exciting first look took place near the hotel at the Rose Garden on the grounds of Independence National Historical Park. It was so romantic! The couple hugged, kissed and gazed into each other’s eyes until it was time to pull them away and bring the bridal party over for their photo shoot! Before the ceremony was set to begin, we traveled along and filmed as the bridal party traversed the Philadelphia cobblestone streets from the Rose Garden for their photo shoot at the Second Bank, the Merchants Exchange and at Morgan’s pier, the place where Carly and Glenn first met. It was such a pleasure for us to film alongside, and truly so great to work with the team at Artistic Imagery!
Then it was on to Tendenza for their ceremony and reception! This glamorous, industrial chic venue by Cescaphe Event Group features exposed brick, stainless steel, modern chandeliers, spectacular uplighting and lots of high-style urban appeal! Glenn was awe-struck as he watched Carly walk up the aisle to meet him with her parents by her side. The couple wrote their own wonderfully personalized vows, their sincere promises to each other, and recited them before their family and friends. It was such an emotional and touching ceremony. At the conclusion, Rev. Bob Devine made it official and pronounced Carly and Glenn ‘husband and wife’!
The reception continued there at Tendenza, where Carly and Glenn’s arrival was announced to the cheers of their guests and an exciting sparkler salute! The couple proceeded then to the center of the room for their first lively and romantic dance together. Later in the evening, we were glad to capture the heartfelt moments when Carly and Glenn shared lovely dances with their parents before dinner was served. Then, the dance floor opened again to all their guests who were eager to get out there and dance the night away! DJ Jason Roy definitely rocked the house that night!
It was so wonderful to have the opportunity to film this beautiful couple and to share in their magical wedding day! Congratulations to Carly and Glenn!
Photographer: Artistic Imagery – Fairless Hills, PA
Floral Design: Beautiful Blooms – Philadelphia, PA
Hair Stylist: Flawless Finish Artistry – Philadelphia, PA
Makeup Artist: Ashley Marie Makeup Artistry – Ashley Bohl – Blackwood, NJ
Wedding Dress: Kitty Chen Couture
Entertainment: DJ Jason Roy – Philadelphia, PA
Cake: Cescaphe Event Group – Philadelphia, PA
Officiant: Reverend Bob Devine – West Chester, PA
Venue: Tendenza – Philadelphia, PA
Accommodations: Hotel Monaco – Philadelphia, PA
January 19th, 2018
by Kristi Chapman
in Pennsylvania Philadelphia Wedding Film