Christine and Marc’s wedding recap! Finally!
This is what my brain looked like when I first started going through Andrew‘s images from Christine and Marc’s wedding… it was wedding inspiration overflow! I tried to be conservative and pick only a small number of my favorite images… and I pared it down to 70!
So, it is with a deep breath, and a large cup of coffee, I attempt to write a recap; to do justice for all these great images and the wonderful memories that went behind the planning and executing their gorgeous wedding.
Let’s start from the beginning, shall we?
Christine and her beautiful bridesmaids started the day early in Christine’s room at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Phoenixville, PA. Natalie Pagano and Mila (from Face the Occasion) came to make the pretty girls even more beautiful.
Um… isn’t her hair absolutely stunning?! But then it went up into a neat, but very sophisticated up-do.
Christine’s family friend is a florist, and Christine’s father brough hydrangeas, hypericum berries, and loads of roses down. We used all those flowers to create bouquets, boutonnieres, and all the ceremony and reception pieces.
I saw this picture and wondered if her mom knew about her little tattoo in the back! My mother found mine about a few months before my wedding and I remembered being very nervous about it. Well, her mother is super sweet, so I’m sure she didn’t say anything, except maybe, “That’s a cool tat!”
A tip for the budget conscious: inquire at your hotel if they have a shuttle van/bus you can use for a few hours. This van was used for the wedding party, and also shuttled all guests back and forth during the entire day, for a very low cost.
The day prior, on my way into their rehearsal, I saw that there was a local carnival set up a few blocks down. I told Andrew about it, and sure enough, the entire wedding party headed over their for some cool portraits. Check out one of the girls up on the monkey bars!
I think the guys are in a jungle or something here.
The bouquet you see here is a totally different bouquet from the portraits. Truth be told, our first bouquet wilted… completely. On May 15th, it felt like it was 100 degrees with 100% humidity! The hydrangeas all died. But we had a new one ready before arrived to the Columbia Station. So this one was fresh and brand new for the ceremony. This is one of the reasons why I love having extra stems on site for each wedding. We also had a few roses left, so we were able to make additional boutonnieres as well.
Here, Marc greets Christine’s father in a very traditional Asian way.
I loved the damask runners! Christine purchased them along with all the glass vases of different sizes from a weddingbee reader. Columbia Station bought them from Christine after the wedding for a future bride who wanted to achieve the same look.
Centerpiece #2: 3 hydrangeas with green hypericum berries, with a lime green ribbon band.
For favors, they had a candy bar in their wedding colors! In the back, Christine made a neat chart of all the candies. This picture was taken before the reception. Once all the escort cards were picked up, we spread out the candy buffet so it was easy for guests help themselves.
Cupcakes and cake (pictured below) by Brown Betty Dessert Boutique. Always lick-your-fingers good!
Christine and Marc were true hosts for their wedding. They had Korean and Filipinio dancers perform during dinner.
First up, we had the Korean folk dancers perform a traditional Korean Fan Dance.
Then the kids from the Mutya Dance Company performed. First a dance with candles:
Then a very exciting Tinikling performance. I think we all held our breath praying that the dancers didn’t lose any toes!
Check out this video to learn more about the Korean drum dance.
After dinner, Christine and Marc changed into their respective cultural clothes. Marc wore a barong tagalong (which looks very comfortable!) and Christine wore a beautiful hanbok, which came with matching shoes and purse.
The dance floor was packed all night! Magical Sight and Sound’s Tom Carroll keep the people dancing. All the vendors couldn’t help but smile and nodd along to the beat. We had some break dancers, some slow dancing, and lots of line dancing! Who knew!
We had both Lauren and Duyen on the job with me. With all the flowers and other decor, in addition to managing both dance troupes, I needed an extra hand, and it worked out perfectly!
So that’s a wrap! Thanks to Christine and Marc See for allowing cHill Weddings into your planning process and inviting us to coordinate your wedding day. We love you guys so much!
Wedding Planner: cHill Weddings, LLC – with Lauren and Duyen as wedding day assistants
Venue: Columbia Station, Phoenixville, PA
Caterer: Robert Ryan Catering
Photographer: Andrew Ippolito of Strive Studios
DJ: Magical Sight and Sound
Flowers: cHill Weddings, LLC
Dessert: Brown Betty Dessert Boutique
Filipino Dance: Mutya
Korean Dance: Korean American Folk Dance Company 215-927-4318
Hair: Natalie Pagano
Makeup: Face the Occasion, Mila