Celeste and Anthony had been college sweethearts since their junior year at Penn State. The day they met at a ‘champagne brunch’ party (each actually doing a double take at the sight of the other!), they talked for the remainder of the event. They just felt like they’d known each other and had been friends forever. That night, their fraternity and sorority happened to have a social scheduled, so the two met up again and have been together ever since!
One beautiful Sunday afternoon in July, Anthony asked Celeste to spend the day with him at Valley Forge National Park where they could relax and have a picnic lunch. This park is one of Celeste’s favorites so she happily agreed. As they sat in the shade of a tree eating lunch, Anthony jumped up and nervously got down on one knee with the ring in his hand! Celeste was so surprised and happy that she forgot to say ‘yes’! Anthony had arranged for two of Celeste’s sisters and his own sister to be there in hiding, taking pictures and video of the whole event. They ran out to meet them after the proposal so they could all celebrate together!
Fast forward now to their wonderful wedding day. Celeste and Anthony held their wedding event at Penn Oaks Golf Club in West Chester, PA, where a lovely white tent was waiting for their ceremony, beautifully decorated with lush, green garlands and perfect, personalized signs.
While Anthony and his groomsmen dressed into their matching formal black suits with black neckties, Celeste prepared for her day with her bridesmaids there in the bridal suite at their venue. Her beautiful bridesmaids dressed into long blush gowns in keeping with the romantic wedding theme colors. Later they would accessorize with lovely bouquets in light shades of pink from Amaranth Florist.
Meanwhile, Celeste had her hair and makeup expertly applied by Kiss the Bride before dressing into her gorgeous wedding gown. She wore an amazing A-line silhouetted dress with glittering spaghetti straps and beautiful beading all throughout the bodice. She accessorized her gown with a coordinating belt, put on her delicate bracelet from Tiffany’s and in her hair, attached a long wispy veil for the ceremony. So beautiful already, she couldn’t have looked more stunning on this special day.
Once they were both ready for the day’s events, they met up in the enchanting garden setting of their venue for their first look. We loved the tiny kisses they shared when they saw each other for the first time that day! The couple’s photographer, Erica Engle at Between Pines, was there to capture the magic as well and it was pleasure to work alongside her. Everyone was so excited for the ceremony that was just about to begin!
Inside the tent on the terrace at Penn Oaks, Celeste and Anthony held their wonderful wedding ceremony. Celeste was escorted down the aisle by her father to stand beside her love who was waiting there in anticipation. Reverend Bob Devine officiated their traditional ceremony and led the two in reciting their vows to each other. Before long, Celeste and Anthony were pronounced as the newest Mr. and Mrs.!
Soon, the couple’s entrance to the ballroom was announced to the cheers of their friends and family! After the touching first dance and parent dances, Celeste’s sister & maid of honor and Anthony’s best man gave heartwarming (and funny!) toasts to the couple. Then, the party really kicked off! DJ Bob Mills from Philly Event Group DJ’d this wedding and definitely played the tunes that people wanted to hear… Check out the amazing dance moves from Celeste and Anthony’s guests as they clearly enjoyed themselves all night!
We had so much fun at this wedding and truly enjoyed our entire experience in working with Celeste and Anthony. They’re such a sweet, lighthearted couple and throughout their day, we could really see just how perfect they are for each other. Our heartfelt congratulations to Celeste and Anthony!
Photographer: Between Pines – Erica Engle
Floral Design: Amaranth Florist – Narberth, PA
Event Design: Poco Pink Creative Co. (welcome sign, signature drink signs, seating chart) – Philadelphia, PA
Hair Stylist: Kiss the Bride Hair & Makeup – Galloway, NJ
Makeup Artist: Kiss the Bride Hair & Makeup – Galloway, NJ
Entertainment: Philly Event Group – DJ Bob Mills – Huntington Valley, PA
Cake: Bakers of Buffington – Downingtown, PA
Officiant: Reverend Bob Devine – West Chester, PA
Venue: Penn Oaks Golf Club – West Chester, PA
October 29th, 2018
by Kristi Chapman
in Pennsylvania Wedding Film