The couple hosted their ceremony in the backyard of the bride’s family home on the Main Line, complete with two Brachiosaurus, three Triceratops and a T-Rex! A custom platform was built for the tented ceremony & a beautiful floating floral alter was created for the couple to exchange their vows under. For the ceremony, the couple had selected a dear friend to officiate the wedding. The wedding was fun, tender and whimsical, just like the Stefanie & James!
I am so grateful for the relationship I have with this couple! Stefanie and James are a match made in heaven and being part of the first day of their life together was such an honor. It is no surprise to me that I became close to this couple, I photographed the wedding of a close friend to the bride, a few years ago, and I fully believe that really wonderful clients only have really wonderful friends!
After the ceremony concluded, everyone made their way to the Merion Cricket Club for cocktails and reception. With the heat finally subsiding, the guests filtered out of the Merion, overflowing onto the cricket club lawn. Valley forge florist created the perfect wedding space for the couple’s wedding reception. Every inch of the ballroom was filled with people the couple love! They even planned on the band performing on the balcony to optimize the size of the dance floor & thankfully, they did, because the Sunday James Band had the dance floor filled the entire evening.
I have been so fortunate to capture hundreds of weddings through my career & it is not too often I have a couple that surprises me… Well, they did! As I photographed Stephanie and James as the gave their thank you speech to their wedding guests, I notice they turned their attention to me & actually said THANK YOU, to me, in front of everyone! It was a heart filled letter of love the couple shared with me in front of their guests! This is the first time in my career that this happened & it made me feel beyond grateful, knowing that my clients don’t just see my images, but they feel the energy I put into them and their story!
To view the client slideshow for this Merion Cricket Club, Haverford PA, Wedding (click here).
Contributing Event Vendors:
Reception Venue – Merion Cricket Club
Ceremony Venue – Private Residence
Wedding Planner – Carri Sola
Band – Sunday James Band
Photographer – Sarah DiCicco Photography
Wedding Gown Designer – Mira Zwillinger
Bridal Shop – Mark Ingram Atelier
Bridal Shoes – Jimmy Choo
Bridesmaid Dresses – Amsale
Grooms Fashion – Black Lapel
Grooms Watch – IWC Portuguese
Groomsman Bow ties – Beau Ties Ltd. of Vermont
Brides Hair Stylist – Christi from Studio CL
Bridesmaid Hair – Hair by Meghan
Makeup Artist – Cheekadee Makeup Artists
Invitations – Bella Figura
Floral Designer – Valley Forge Flowers
Wedding Cake – Clay’s Bakery
Wooden signs – Sweet NC Collective from Etsy (shop owner: Meg)
Wedding programs/place cards/menus – Minted
Wedding coasters and cocktail napkins – SipHipHooray from Etsy (shop owner: Meagan Adair Morris)
Bride’s bracelet – I.D. Jewelry