Today I am so excited to share Gina and Dave’s wedding at the Merion! These two truly light up around each other and I loved being with them on their wedding day! From the super sweet daddy/daughter first look, to the beautiful portraits in Old City Philadelphia, to the amazing great Gatsby themed reception, their wedding day was perfect! Here are a few of my favorites from the day!
I love how carefree Dave is. I am the more anxious one in the relationship and always worrying whether things would be perfect and Dave always brings me back down to reality and reassures me that everything will be OK in the end. I love how funny he is. He has a great personality and I cant think of a day I’ve spent with him that he hasn’t made me laugh more times than I can count. I love that he cares about me and listens to me whenever I tell him about my day and my students. I love how he is a hopeless romantic who brings me flowers or Dunkin iced coffee just because. Mostly I love how I never have a worry in the world when I am around him because he makes everything in my life so much better just by being in it. The first night he told me he loved me we were asleep on the couch in my living room and a bright movie on the TV woke both of us up and he just turned and looked at me and said “I love you”. Every moment I have shared with Dave has been like that. Simple and perfect and yet so spontaneous and I cant wait for a lifetime more of moments like that.
I love how thoughtful and kind Gina is to me. She has really accepted me for who I really am. I could be having a bad day or upset about something but all I have to do is look at Gina and I instantly am in a better mood. I’ve been with Gina for a very long time. She was only 17 when I met her and I was 20. We basically watched each other become adults. She just has this way of making you feel good about yourself. It makes me feel amazing knowing I have a woman who can accept me for who I am and truly love me for me. I also didn’t think I had a type, but Gina is my type. I just love that she’s in my life and that shes going to be in my life forever.
We are most excited about sharing this moment with our friends and family and excited to start this journey together. We each knew each other were the one when we were young and knew we wanted to be together forever and have waited what feels like a lifetime. We are just so anxious for it to be here so our dreams can become a reality and we get to share this life together as a team.
We wanted to do a great Gatsby theme because it was one of the first movies we saw together and wanted our wedding to have that young, carefree, party feel.
As soon as we walked into the Merion we knew as soon as we saw that staircase and entrance way that this is where we wanted to be when we take that first step together. When we went into the room we chose, the skylight ballroom we were blown away by the huge dome that made it feel like you were under the stars.