Emily & Vinny | DoubleTree Reading, PA Wedding
To say that this wedding was centered around family and friends would be an understatement. Every detail of Emily and Vinny’s beautiful day at the DoubleTree Reading was picture-perfect, but what really made the day special was how intentional this sweet couple was about including their families and friends in this celebration of their marriage. Every thoughtful word spoken, gift given, and hug showed their love for the people they chose to celebrate this occasion with, and you couldn’t help but feel like a part of the family on their big day!
What was even more fun about this wedding was the fact that I got to reconnect with an old friend – Emily and I worked together in high school and she is still just as sweet, caring, and bubbly as she was back then! It’s just extra special for us to get to celebrate with couples who we know personally before their wedding day, and this wedding was no exception.
From the moment the day began, the emotion, joy, and love was palpable. The boys began the day by getting ready in a suite at the DoubleTree Reading, while the girls got their hair and makeup done at Emily’s childhood home. We then headed to the St. Catherine’s Chapel in Mt. Penn, PA, where Emily and Vinny exchanged vows in a family-centered Catholic mass.
After leaving the chapel, we headed back to the DoubleTree to party! This bridal party was one of the easiest we’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. It’s not always easy for wedding photographers to wrangle a dozen hungry bridesmaids and groomsmen and convince them to exercise those cheek muscles and smile for just a little bit longer before they can hit the dance floor, but these guys went the extra mile and even allowed us to drag them to the top of a parking garage. I love when clients trust us to execute a crazy idea, and I really think these portraits were totally worth the trek!
And finally, Emily and Vinny spent their night cutting up the dance floor. I have seen a lot of couples tear it up at their wedding reception, but let’s just say that these two have the moves! At one point, they had the entire dance floor stopped and watching them as they flew around, spinning and dancing in expert fashion, to the point that every onlooker (including us!) was entranced.
What an awesome celebration of an awesome couple! Thanks Emily and Vinny for including us in your day! We wish you all the best!
Wedding Dress | Pronovias (via Elizabeth John Bridal)
Groom Attire | Collars N’Cuffs – Tux, Carrot and Gibbs – Details
Florals | Color It Green
Ceremony Venue | St. Catharine of Siena Chapel
Reception Venue | DoubleTree Hotel Reading, PA
DJ | Center Stage Entertainment
Cake | Unique Desserts by Chef Anne Louise
Catering | DoubleTree Hotel Reading, PA
Bridesmaids Dresses | Badgley Mischka via Rent the Runway
Groomsmen Attire | Collars N’Cuffs – Tux, Carrot and Gibbs – Details
Invitations | JesSmith Designs