Carolyn + Jeremy: Philadelphia Wedding at St. Thomas of Villanova and the Down Town Club
“Rain” doesn’t even begin to describe the weather on Carolyn and Jeremy’s wedding day. We’re talking torrential downpour, gale force winds, sheets of water and fierce gusts. A downright tempest.
Regardless, Carolyn and Jeremy took it in stride and the day was an absolute blast. If they were phased at all, they didn’t show it. This is the same couple from the engagement session around the Penn campus a few months ago. The day was beautiful, fun, quirky, and hilarious. You’ll see…
I started at Carolyn’s parents’ house in Villanova where the ladies were getting ready. Jeremy and the guys were at the Omni Hotel in the city. Carolyn had some of the most elegant details – Manolo Blahnik wedding shoes, No. 19 Chanel perfume, some glamorous bling, a chapel length veil, and a stunning one shoulder asymmetrical number by Alma Novia by Rosa Clara.
Don’t let the glamour and glitz fool you, Carolyn was laid back and prepared…
The sky opened up between the house and the church, the beautiful St. Thomas of Villanova on Villanova’s campus.
Our original plans were to take pictures around Boat House Row and at the Philadelphia Art Museum steps. That was not happening. Carolyn and I simultaneously came up with doing the formals at 30th Street Station.
The reception was held at the Downtown Club in Philly. In addition to seating cards, guests’ pictures were displayed on boards with table numbers.
The florals by Long Stems Florist were beautiful.
And the food… Check out the seafood buffet on ice. The table numbers were labors of love by Carolyn and Jeremy themselves, the Bostonians paying homage to Philly with liberty bell lanterns.
The bridal party was something.
Carolyn and Jeremy shared their first dance to “Say Hey” by Michael Franti & Spearhead which turned into a bridal party dancefloor shindig.
This started the night and it got even better. This group got down – complete with belly laughs, breakdancing, perfect speeches, outrageous props, a full Viennese dessert room, and all around hilarity. There are simply too many pictures of it all.
Even the cake was superb.
It was an incredible day. Rain? What rain? Thanks again, Carolyn and Jeremy.
My momma told me don’t lose you
‘Cause the best luck I had was you
And I know one thing that I love you
~ Michael Franti & Spearhead, “Say Hey”