Tori and Andy met like so many couples today, using an online dating app! They each happened to be at their parents’ homes for Rosh Hashanah when they began their relationship. Then a month later, they met in person for the first time at a Halloween party in New York City where their now-favorite DJ was playing. They danced together all night long… literally, as they didn’t t say their goodbyes until 7am!
Andy proposed to Tori on his parents’ anniversary at the end of summer when the couple was at the shore town of Longport. The two were supposed to meet their friends for dinner at a restaurant but were a few minutes early. Andy cleverly suggested that they walk out onto the dock to watch as the sun set over the water. As they sat on the bench, Andy told Tori how much he loved her and that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her. He then got down on one knee and popped the question! Tori said ‘yes’, of course! Andy had arranged for a photographer who immediately came out of hiding and took photos of the newly-engaged couple. To Tori’s surprise, her brothers were also there and brought their puppy, Sonny over to the dock so he could be included in the photos! And that wasn’t the end of Andy’s surprises, as he had 60 of their friends and family at her parent’s home waiting to celebrate with them! It was such a special day for Tori and Andy. And we were so happy to capture the next big moment in their life together and to celebrate with them on their beautiful wedding day!
Evantine Design provided the amazing rows of bright floral arrangements in lavender, coral, ivory, pinks and blues that lined each side of the winding aisle in the fully transformed barn. We loved how the round tables and chairs were set up around the room for guests to witness the ceremony. And the huge floral installation filled with peonies, astilbe, sweetpeas, roses and more suspended above was absolutely breathtaking! The entire space had such a warm glow and felt so glamorous and yet so cozy at the same time.
Tori and Andy’s early evening ceremony was officiated by Rabbi Seymour Rosenbloom. Andy couldn’t contain his emotion as Tori walked down the aisle on the arm of her parents. The couple read deeply personal vows they wrote for each other, and their ceremony ended with the traditional breaking of the glass and cheerful shouts of ‘Mazel Tov’ from everyone!
After their ceremony, the reception began with the dance of the Hora! Hamotzi, the Blessings, were given then during the evening’s first course, Andy’s best man, Josh, and Tori’s maid of honor, Rachel toasted the couple. Each toast was so heartfelt and delivered so beautifully.
After the second course, all eyes were on Tori and Andy as they had their first dance together, with those sweet parent dances following.
Guests danced the evening away, a total guarantee thanks to the fantastic sounds of Element Music’s Groove Society! Then Tori’s parents and brothers gave beautiful speeches before the wedding cake was cut and served to guests. And look at that unbelievable “Lily of the Valley” cake by Velvet Sky Bakery! We know it was just as delicious as it was such an incredible work of art.
This entire wedding event was so beautiful and so unique, and we were delighted to be there to film and to celebrate with Tori and Andy. We congratulate them and wish them all the best as they start this new chapter in their life together.
Photographer: Drew Noel Photography – Ewing, NJ
Floral Design: Evantine Design – Philadelphia, PA
Hair Stylist: Ariel Katrina Hair – Medford, NJ
Makeup Artist: Julie Kate & Co. – Philadelphia, PA
Wedding Dress: Mark Ingram Atelier
Entertainment: Element Music – Groove Society – New York, NY
Catering: Lily and the Rose Catering – Kim Klopstock – Ballston Spa, PA
Cake: Velvet Sky Bakery – Jordan Harvey – Jenkintown, PA
Officiant: Rabbi Seymour Rosenbloom – Elkins Park, PA
Wedding Coordinator: Evantine Design – Brian Kappra and Robert Canada – Philadelphia, PA
August 5th, 2021
by Kristi Chapman
in Pennsylvania Wedding Film