Megan and Matt - December 31st
Tuesday, January 15, 2008 - WeddingsWooooeeeee! Megan and Matt had a downright fun New Year's Eve wedding! We were so happy to be a part of it! You may remember these two from the amazing engagement session we did last summer in Northern Liberties in Philadelphia. Their wedding day wasn't any less amazing, as the entire day (other than getting ready) was at one of our favorite locations - Knowlton Mansion in Philadelphia. The location is gorgeous, food scrumptious, and staff aims to please! I am sooo getting ahead of myself though!
The day started out with smiles and giggles as we arrived at the hotel - Megan and Matt were both excited to see us, and us them. They are like old friends - every time we meet with them, we all talk all over each other cause we have so much to say! It's pretty funny actually. Trying to have a productive meeting with these two is extremely difficult! We love them to death though and wouldn't want it any other way.
After everyone was finished getting all gussied up, we headed off to Knowlton for M&M's (just wait, it gets better...) first glimpse at each other. They nervously greeted each other with laughs, giggles and kisses and then we were off to try and get as many photos done in the short time we had. We also had the Ketubah signing thrown in the mix, which resulted in some great photos.
The ceremony was a traditional Jewish ceremony, almost completely lit by candlelight - although the guest count was almost at 200, it was intimate. After the ceremony was completed we hurried off to get the last of the family photos done and have some alone time with M&M. We had some fun in the wine cellar, then ran upstairs to have some total alone time, that Matt and Megan could have a few minutes to themselves.
The reception started with a bang as guffaws echoed around the room with the toasts, speeches and dances. A super-yum meal was served (filet!) and the party really got started. I forgot to mention it was a pretty late day ceremony - 7:30 PM - so until the speeches and meal were over, it was nearly 11 PM! Only an hour until midnight! (That was for those of you who have no idea how to tell time...) So anyway, the cake was cut, a bountiful dessert station was put out and the horah commenced! As soon as the horah was over it was nearly midnight and then right at the stroke of 12, balloons fell from the ceiling and hugs, kisses and love were flowing abundantly! It makes our job soooo worthwhile....
A HUGE thanks to Megan and Matt for making our last wedding of 2007 such a memorable one!
First photo here is of Matt and his dad (who was utterly hilarious) sharing a "moment" together.