Trevor was literally the “boy next door” when he and Olivia met! He had moved all the way from Seattle to stay a while with his brother, Adam, with whom Olivia was already neighbors and friends in Pennsylvania. When Adam returned to the West Coast, Trevor stayed to pursue his relationship with Olivia. He definitely made the right choice to stay!
Trevor’s proposal to Olivia was so amazing. He decided to pop the question on Greek Orthodox Easter, a day which Olivia describes as extremely busy for her family. Each had prepared Easter baskets for the other, Olivia’s being very traditional and filled with candy. In the midst of the holiday rush, Trevor insisted that they not wait to open them until the evening. So he checked out his basket, then Olivia opened hers. In it, Trevor had laid a small photo album which highlighted all their adventures together to date. The last photo was one he had taken on his recent trip to Peru. Even though Trevor is petrified of heights, he stood at the top of a mountain overlooking Machu Picchu (nearly 8,000 ft. elevation!) holding a sign reading, “Olivia will you marry me?” to proclaim his love for her to the world! Olivia had no idea he had done that of course! He asked her then in person and the rest, as they say, is history!
Olivia and her bridesmaids prepared for the wedding day at the historic Wayne Hotel in Wayne, PA while Trevor and his groomsmen got ready just up the road at The Radnor Hotel. We loved the matching sage floral robes that her beautiful bridesmaids wore as they had their hair and makeup done for the big event! They always look so terrific in photos too! Trevor and the guys dressed into their matching gray suits and were so excited for the day to come.
Olivia was the most gorgeous bride! Her strapless, trumpet silhouetted wedding gown featured a beautiful beaded detail and a lovely criss-cross belt in the back. She complemented her ensemble with a sparkling brooch in her hair and a mid-length veil for the ceremony. To echo Trevor’s words, she looked absolutely stunning!
Olivia and Trevor shared beautifully written love notes to each other before they finished getting ready. You couldn’t help but feel a huge tug on the heartstrings when they read them. It was now just about time for the first look! The two shared this touching moment outside on the elevated walkway while M2 Photography captured the moment in photos. We enjoyed working with this very talented photography team so much! And we really loved the moment when Trevor admitted that he didn’t expect to feel so emotional for the first look! We always feel that it really is one of the most exciting, memorable moments of the wedding day.
The two had a beautiful traditional Greek Orthodox ceremony at Annunciation/Evangelismos Greek Orthodox Church in Elkins Park, PA. Olivia’s father proudly walked her to the altar where Trevor was waiting. During the wedding ceremony, they performed the traditional Crowning ceremony and Circling the Table, a ritual representing both the dance of Isaiah and Olivia and Trevor’s first steps as husband and wife. It was truly so lovely and touching to witness.
After their ceremony concluded, we headed to Pomme in Radnor for the reception. The venue was decorated with beautiful romantic blush and rose colored florals and décor by Beautiful Blooms. It fit in perfectly with the rustic elements of the exposed white rafters and stone fireplace. We loved all the fantastic toasts that day, but especially Trevor’s father’s speech where he stated the best thing that Trevor ever did was to marry Olivia! The dancing kicked off with enthusiasm, thanks to the award winning band, Paris from EBE Events and Entertainment. Everyone had such a terrific time celebrating with the newlyweds!
Olivia and Trevor’s wedding was so touching and so romantic and we enjoyed every moment. We congratulate them and wish them a lifetime filled with the love and joy they shared on their special day!
Cinematographers: Glen Elliott // Violet Elliott // Dan Sawyer
Editor: Lisa Skala
Photographer: M2 Photography – Collegeville, PA
Floral Design: Beautiful Blooms – Philadelphia, PA
Hair Stylist: Jill Kozar’s Up Your Do – Jenkintown, PA
Makeup Artist: Dylan Michael Cosmetics – Jenkintown, PA
Entertainment: EBE Events & Entertainment – Paris – Philadelphia, PA
Cake: Ann’s Cake Pan – Horsham, PA
Wedding Coordinator: Details Made Simple – Aberdeen, NJ
Officiant: Rev. John L. Johns – Elkins Park, PA
Church: Annunciation/Evangelismos Greek Orthodox Church – Elkins Park, PA
Venue: Pomme – Radnor, PA
November 1st, 2016
by Kristi Chapman
in Pennsylvania Wedding Film