Madeline and Ryan’s romantic St. Thomas of Villanova and Philadelphia Country Club wedding is gracing the blog today! Madeline just lights up every room she enters with her smile and kindness. These two are such sweethearts and I was so honored to capture their day. Thank you Madeline and Ryan for letting me capture your special day. I wish you both all the best!
I love how selflessly and thoughtfully Ryan cares about the important people in his life. He is incredibly driven in his career and passions, but he always puts friends and family first. He is not just there when I need him, he proactively brings happiness into my life in ways big and small, planned and spontaneous. With him, I feel completely understood, valued, and loved. Plus, that laugh!
I love how Madeline loves me for who I am and allows me to just be myself. Her passion for her family is something that I value because it is something that I also care deeply about and know that it is everything for both of us. I am constantly in awe of her intelligence, beauty and grace and thankful (and lucky) that she is my soon to be wife. Most of all, she makes waking up every day a joy because I know we both have each other’s back and are ready to take on the world together.
St. Thomas of Villanova was my parish growing up and where my parents got married, so it holds a special place in my heart. For the reception, we wanted a place where our friends and family could enjoy some time outdoors and have plenty of room to dance. Philadelphia Country Club has beautiful spaces for both. Fun fact about our wedding date (June 15): My parents’ wedding anniversary is the day before (June 14) and Ryan’s parents’ wedding anniversary is the day after (June 16).
Our main goal is for everyone to have an amazing time. We want it to be laid back and fun with lots of natural mixing and mingling between different friend and family groups. We spent a lot of time making sure we got a dynamite dance band. For the look, we discussed “secret garden meets Monet” with the florist, which is a fancier way of saying we envision the feel of the wedding to be very natural and soft, but also joyful.