Love Grows Everyday // Shannon + Bryan

Derby Day holds a special significance to Shannon and Bryan. It’s the day that Bryan proposed to Shannon and the day, one year later, that the two were married!  Bryan’s proposal was well planned.  He popped the question as the two strolled along the creek adjacent to the Liberty Tap Room, a cozy and fun restaurant/bar where they had just enjoyed dinner.  This was also the place where the two had their first encounter.  After Shannon said “yes”, the restaurant guests who had been watching out the window all clapped and cheered!

Their beautiful wedding took place at the historic Phoenixville Foundry in Phoenixville, PA.  This gorgeous venue is one of the oldest structures in the city.  It all began with their ceremony which was held outdoors on this perfect late afternoon.  Shannon and Bryan wrote and read their heartwarming personal vows to each other.  It was obvious that they were crafted lovingly from the heart.  We know that everyone in attendance was deeply moved.

Shannon was so beautiful in her mermaid silhouette wedding gown.  It featured dazzling beading embroidered throughout her gown.  We also loved her veil which she had fastened to the back of her lovely, relaxed updo.

Soft pastel shades of lavender, lilac and pink were the theme colors for this traditional wedding and were reflected wonderfully in the gorgeous flowers which flanked the altar and lined the aisle.  As always, Carl Alan Floral Designs did a magnificent job with the décor for this entire event.  Shannon’s beautiful bridesmaids also coordinated wonderfully wearing long, matching lilac gowns.

The weather was splendid, so we were thrilled to be able to film the couple and wedding party outdoors while Leslie Gilbert Photography took formal photos.  Be sure to check out some of her photos from the day on her blog!  The perfectly landscaped gardens provided a delightful backdrop for photos and video.  The couple also got a private moment to stroll along the Truss bridge on this, one of the most special days of their lives.

The reception then began inside the Phoenixville Foundry’s ballroom.  Inside, the industrial theme celebrates the rich history of the steel foundry, featuring exposed steel trusses along 60 foot high ceilings and clerestory windows.  Shannon and Bryan’s reception was filled with such fun moments.  And The FM Band definitely rocked the house! We saw some amazing dance moves on the dance floor, which remained packed that evening!

This was one amazing wedding from the start, right to the end.  We were so happy to celebrate this day with Shannon and Bryan!  Congratulations to the both of them!

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Cinematographers:  Glen Elliott  //  Shawn Caple

Editor:   Lisa Skala

Photographer:  Leslie Gilbert Photography – Marietta, PA

Floral Design:  Carl Alan Floral Designs -Philadelphia, PA

Hair Stylist:  Bell Tower Salon & Spa – Wyomissing, PA

Makeup Artist:  Beautiful Brides Philly – Philadelphia, PA

Entertainment:  The FM Band – Philadelphia, PA

Cake:  The Master’s Baker – West Chester, PA

Wedding Coordinator: J. Scott Catering – Monica DiRenzo – Malvern, PA

Officiant:  Saint Miriam Pro Cathedral – Monsignor James St. George – Blue Bell, PA

Venue:  Phoenixville Foundry – Phoenixville, PA

Accommodations:  Hilton Garden Inn Valley Forge/Oaks, PA – Phoenixville, PA