• Posted by Matt •
Melissa and Mike's October wedding in the Lehigh Valley was actually our first visit back to the area this year. It was so nice to be back to a place we consider our second home. We knew going into it that Melissa had some big ideas so we were excited to try and make all her dreams come true. It was a Disney-themed wedding after all!
The wedding theme was inspired by the fact that Michael proposed to Melissa at Cinderella's Castle in Disney World during a family vacation. The couple had met during their high school years and even attended each other's proms together! We got to know this couple, their bridal party and families really well before their wedding day even arrived because they invited us to cover both the bridal shower and rehearsal dinner in addition to the traditional engagement portrait session.
Melissa and the girls started the day getting their hair and makeup at Meera Salon and Day Spa, while the guys got ready at the bride & groom's apartment. They held their ceremony at St. Thomas More Church in Allentown, which is Melissa's home parish. The priest has known the couple for years and added plenty of personality to the ceremony. The altar was surrounded by beautiful stained-glass windows, which really added to that 'magical' feel.
After the ceremony, we went over to Mike's aunt's farm for some barn wedding portraits. The bride and groom traveled there in a vintage Rolls Royce, which gave them some quiet time with each other, while the bridal party followed in limousines.
The reception was where everything came together to really show off the wedding's Disney theme. Little white pumpkins served as escort cards, Cinderella's castle was printed on their napkins and guests were treated to a Disney-themed wedding cake complete with a glass slipper topper and the words 'And They Lived Happily Ever After.'
Melissa and Mike, it was really an honor to be a part of a day that you have obviously dreamed about for years. We really do hope you two live 'Happily Ever After'!
VENUE & FOOD | Holiday Inn PHILADELPHIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS | Matt Godfrey, Natalie Nigito & Abi Reimold VIDEOGRAPHER | Deswert HAIR & MAKEUP | Meera Salon and Day Spa DRESS | Bijou Bridal FLOWERS | Dan Schantz Greenhouse CAKE | Egypt Star Bakery DJ | Laser DJ