• Posted by Natalie •
When we met with JoyAnn and Brian a few weeks before their wedding, they were praying for some rainy weekends in April. As we mentioned in their engagement photo post, these avid sports fans needed a weekend off from flag football to finish getting all their wedding day details finished! We're glad they were able to find the time, because everything really came together beautifully for their wedding reception at Meadowlands Country Club in Blue Bell.
I started the day with JoyAnn at the Doubletree Hotel in Plymouth Meeting and I had to thank her for choosing a hotel room that coordinated with her wedding colors! The red, cream and gold colors of the room perfectly accented her red and black wedding colors. JoyAnn is a super-planner just like me, but we both had to laugh at the stroke of luck that neither of us had planned.
After a ceremony at St. Anthony of Padua Church, we headed off to the Meadowlands Country Club for formal portraits and the reception. That's where JoyAnn and Brian were able to weave their love of Philly sports into their wedding day details. Between the very cool stadium seating chart, Phillies & Eagles jersey "guest books" bearing their names and the wedding date to bridal party introductions recorded by Eagles radio announcer Merrill Reese, they really thought of everything. We decided to add our own touch by bringing a football to serve as a backdrop for ring shots.
JoyAnn and Brian, we had so much fun with you two at your wedding. Thanks for trusting us to cover all the details, big and small!
The doll in the photo below has a special story behind it— JoyAnn's father, who passed away a few years ago, bought the doll for his daughter when KayBee Toys went out of business. He intended to give it to her when she got married, so even though he wasn't there in person, JoyAnn still received a special gift from him for her wedding.
A few of the groomsmen decided to get fancy with their one-on-one portraits.
JoyAnn & Brian had a fully choreographed first dance, complete with a fabulous dip at the end. Most couple take a couple minutes to work out the dip, but these two spent a lot of time practicing so they were able to hit it on command! I love the way this dip shows off her dress and those red shoes.