In February, we headed over to the Aloft Hotel in Mt Laurel to meet up with Stephanie and Jonelle for their big day. They exchanged gifts and letters in separate suites with the help of their bridal party as everyone was getting ready. Jonelle wore a gorgeous Oleg Cassini gown from David's Bridal, and Stephanie rocked a stunning tux from Joseph A. Bank Clothiers. Lindsay Mangano and Ashlee Galletta did a wonderful job on everyone's hair and makeup before the bridal party made their way to The Merion.
At The Merion, Jonelle's car pulled up to recreate a photo of her mom from her wedding day. Once inside, Jonelle was hidden away at the top of the ornate staircase as Stephanie waited below to see her in her wedding dress for the first time. Once Jonelle descended the staircase and tapped Steph on the shoulder, Stephanie spun around and told her she was beautiful. The bridal party hung out together until it was time for the ceremony.
Inside the beautifully lit ceremony room, their guests were excitedly finding their seats. At the top of the aisle, Steph waited for Jonelle, and when she saw her, there were tears in her eyes. Jonelle and her dad paused for a second before going up the aisle, and Jonelle and Steph shared a silent moment across the room. Stephanie's brother officiated the ceremony as Jonelle and Stephanie exchanged their vows and sealed the deal with a kiss. They danced back down the aisle.
The Diamond DJs introduced the bridal party into the reception, and The Merion staff gave the newlyweds a parade of roses. Stephanie spun Jonelle around the dance floor in an epic choreographed first dance. Heartfelt toasts were given, and you could feel how much these two were loved. The dance floor was full all night long. Jonelle and her rugby team created some fun images in a scrum, and they lifted Jonelle in her wedding gown and tossed her the ball in the air. It was raining outside, so Stephanie and Jonelle slipped out with us to play in the rain for a moment before heading back to the party. Here's a collection of some of our favorite images from this amazing event. Thanks for letting us be a part of your day!
Photography - Shaun Reilly Photography - www.shaunreillyphotography.com
Videography - Shaun Reilly Photography - www.shaunreillyphotography.com
Venue - The Merion Hotel - www.themerion.com
Entertainment - Diamond Djs - www.diamonddjsnj.com
Gown - David's Bridal - www.davidsbridal.com