There’s a very special significance to Kellie and Jason’s wedding date, as this was five years to the day that they first talked after meeting! So even though their original wedding day was postponed, they truly couldn’t have picked a better day to get married. Their wedding event was absolutely perfect and we were so blessed to be able to be there to film and to celebrate with them.
On the morning of the wedding, Kellie left Salon Moda where she and her bridal party had their hair and makeup done, and arrived at Jason’s parents’ home so she could finish getting dressed. But before getting into her gown, she read her sweet love letter from Jason and opened her gift, a gorgeous necklace. Kellie then got dressed with help from her sister, her maid of honor on this special day, her cousin and bridesmaid and her mother. And Jason and his groomsmen wore matching blue suits, all looking so handsome!
Kellie was such a stunning bride! Her Hayley Paige wedding dress had cross back spaghetti straps creating a lovely keyhole effect in back, a guipure lace embroidered bodice with side cut outs and a gorgeous full, tiered tulle skirt. She wore her beautiful long hair down in waves, swept and fastened in the back with a beautiful brooch. And for something blue, she had her new last name carefully sewn into the lining of her gown.
Then before leaving for the church, Kellie’s father saw his beautiful daughter dressed in her gown for the first time that day… and was all smiles, of course. We love all of these touching moments during the day where the love is overflowing!
Kellie and Jason’s ceremony was held at St. Anselm Parish in Philadelphia. Jason smiled ear to ear when he saw his bride enter the church and walk down the aisle on the arm of her father. After the beautiful message was given by Father Anthony Rossi, they recited their traditional vows and were introduced for the very first time as ‘Mr. & Mrs.’!
After the ceremony, a fire truck was parked outside the church (Jason is a Philadelphia firefighter) and it was awesome to see both Kellie and Jason get up onto the truck! And it was so cute when Jason teased her, pretending to lose balance! We filmed while their photo shoot with their fantastic photographer, Chuck Anerino of Anerino Originals, took place outside the church and continued on at their reception venue. Kellie, Jason and their bridal party had a blast posing for those formal and candid shots. Check out some of the amazing photos on Chuck’s blog!
Kellie and Jason’s reception began at one of our favorite venues, Normandy Farm Hotel & Conference Center. Philadelphia Flower Co. provided gorgeous table centerpieces overflowing with luscious blush and pink blooms and greenery. The couple entered the Grand Ballroom following cocktails and danced their first dance of the evening together. Then, Kellie shared the traditional dance with her father and Jason with his mother.
Guests were seated and we heard some truly awesome speeches, including the ones given by Kellie’s sister and Jason’s best men, his three best friends. We won’t soon forget their toasts because they were so hilarious! But they were also filled with genuine, heartfelt sentiments in tribute to the couple of honor.
After dinner was the cutting of that beautiful four-tiered, semi-naked cake from Normandy Farm Bakeshop and dancing continued well into the evening. EBE Talent’s John Guarracino and partner played the hits that kept Kellie, Jason and their friends and family on the dance floor!
It was so wonderful to be there to capture this fantastic wedding day. Congratulations to Kellie and Jason! We wish them a lifetime filled with their continued love and joy!
Photographer: Anerino Originals – Chuck Wilmington, DE
Floral Design: Philadelphia Flower Co. – Philadelphia, PA
Hair Stylist: Salon Moda – Nicole Anderson – Huntington Valley, PA
Makeup Artist: Salon Moda – Gianna Schroeder – Huntington Valley, PA
Wedding Dress: Hayley Paige for Kleinfeld Bridal
Cake: Normandy Farm Bakeshop – Blue Bell, PA
Jeweler: Golden Nugget Jewelers – Philadelphia, PA
Officiant: Reverend Anthony Rossi – Philadelphia, PA
Church: St. Anselm Parish – Philadelphia, PA
Venue: Normandy Farm Hotel & Conference Center – Bensalem, PA
November 11th, 2021
by Kristi Chapman
in Pennsylvania Wedding Film