Melanie and John

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



Photography | Fox & Brazen | @foxandbrazen

Ceremony Location | St John the Evangelist

Reception Venue | Philadelphia Marriott Downtown @marriottrewards

Venue | Vie @cescaphe

Event Designer | The Wedding Planner @ginasoleweddings

Floral Designer | Russell Anthony Florist Decorator Inc

Floral Designer | Beautiful Blooms | @beautifulbloomsevents

Cinematography | Enchant Cinema @enchantcinema

Gown Designer | Eve of Milady | @eveofmilady

Gown Salon | L&H Bridal | @lhbridal

Bridesmaids Dresses | Bella Bridesmaids | @bellabridesmaids

Men’s Attire | Men’s Wearhouse | @menswearhouse

Hair Stylist | Up Your Do | @upyourdo

Makeup Artist | Dylan Michael Cosmetics | @dylanmichaelcosmetics

Caterer | The Gourmet Vendor | @gourmetvendor

Transportation | Cescaphe Trolleys | @cescaphetrolley

Band | EBE Rio | @ebetalent

Photo Booth | Hipstr | @bookhipstr


I believe it is THIS couple that won the championship for the Eagles. Both LOVE Philadelphia and both LOVE the Eagles. They hid the theme throughout their elegant wedding day! (Also when I tagged GREEN in the tags it is important to note that it isn’t forest green… it’s EAGLES green!

How did you meet?

At a nightclub… LIT ULTRA BAR to be exact


How did your fiancé propose?

We went to the Christmas village and then he proposed in front of the love statue. He organized a surprise celebration with all my friends and family.


What do you love most about each other?

I love how we are so different from each other, yet so similar at the same time. We balance each other out perfectly. We make a great team.

How/Why did you pick your wedding date?

Weren’t many options for the vie… That was basically first available besides the hot summer weekends which we weren’t keen of.


What was the best part of your wedding day?

Every part! I loved the first look and vows, I loved watching Johns face when he saw all the eagle’s touches (ice sculpture, jerseys, football on cake)

John’s answer: seeing your face and how happy you were!


What are three words you’d use to describe your wedding?

Bling * Breathtaking * Fairy tale

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How did you choose your theme? Colors? Flowers? and overall wedding design?

I wanted a very fancy Hollywood ‘esq’ theme! All white flowers, bridesmaids and groomsmen in black and lots of bling! Not sure how I picked it, I just knew.


Why did you choose Uncorked Studios?

Because they are the BEST IN THE BIZ. I saw their work at a wedding show and instantly fell in love. At our first appointment I immediately fell in love with Jen. I love how passionate Jen and Travis are about their work. They pay such great attention to details!


How did you feel when you saw your fiancé for the first time at your first look / down the aisle?

Proud. I was going to be able to call this great man my husband so soon!

Johns Answer – Holy sh*t, that’s mine and she’s beautiful!

What do you want to always remember from your wedding day?

John’s face/reaction when he saw me for the first time. Also my Dad’s speech.


What was the ________ moment? (insert: funniest, most emotional, happiest, saddest, weirdest, etc etc)

I loved watching john’s reaction to the surprised signed jerseys and football! HE CRIED… he didn’t even cry during the vows/first look!!


Did you splurge on anything that in retrospect was worth every penny?

Venue, flowers, band and photography. They all were amazing! People to this day are still raving about the food, music and photography.

“IF I only I knew!” what is one piece of advice you would give to brides planning their wedding day?

I received this advice many times and I am glad I followed it…take in every minute of your big day. Don’t pay attention to any small hiccups, just enjoy! Don’t let the day pass you by in a blink. Eat, Drink, and Dance!!


What is your favorite thing about being married?

Planning our future… making our dream home and starting a family.

John’s answer: I get yelled at 10 times more, but now I have to answer to you because you are my wife (he’s so sweet ?)


Did you learn anything new about your spouse in the first few days after your wedding?

Not really. We have been inseparable since the day we met, almost 5 years ago.