*Posted by Matt*
Jim and Noreen were our last wedding of 2013, and they sure brought our year to a great close! They got married on November 23, 2013 in their hometown of Glenside, PA. Matt had known Noreen for a while before she and Jim became part of the Fairmount family, so this was an exciting wedding for us to be a part of!
Noreen and her bridesmaids started their day getting their hair and makeup done at Salon Belle Amie on Keswick Ave., and then they proceeded back to Noreen's parents’ house in Glenside to get dressed for the big day. Noreen's beautiful beaded wedding gown was adorned with a crimson red sash that hung down her back to complement the wintertime wedding theme that she and Jim had chosen. Noreen carried on the Irish family tradition of hiding an Irish Five Pence in her shoe, which had a "something blue" sole!
Meanwhile, the guys were getting ready at Jim and Noreen's house. Jim also had some Irish touches of his own: an Irish tie pin and a jeff cap for himself and his groomsmen. Before leaving for the ceremony, Jim decorated his shiny, blue 1968 Pontiac GTO with "Just Married" cutout letters that sprawled across the back window.
Jim pulled up to the ceremony at Saint Luke the Evangelist in his GTO and got ready to finally see his bride! The couple said "I do" in front of a full house of their family and friends, and they had a bagpiper play music throughout the ceremony!
Jim, Noreen and their bridal party took photos around the Arcadia University campus, which has beautiful stone staircases and arches that were perfect for some rustic wedding party portraits.
The lovely couple then headed over to take some photos at iconic Glenside locations including Penny's Flowers, where there was a sign congratulating the newlyweds out front, and the Keswick Theatre. Jim and Noreen had met at the Keswick Tavern where Jim was a bouncer, so it made perfect sense to take photos on Keswick Avenue.
Their reception at the Emerald Room in the Greater Northeast Philadelphia area was tastefully decorated for winter, and their over 300 guests had a great time!
It was definitely the perfect winter wedding to send Fairmount Photo into the new year, and we couldn't have had a better time!