Daniel and Sauce Get Married!

wedding date: July 7, 2012

venue: Please Touch Museum

All Photos Courtesy of BG Productions Thanks Cathie and Al!

Just a few weeks ago, on a hot sunny Saturday, I had the honor to be part of the marriage of Daniel and Sauce at the Please Touch Museum. cHill’s first same sex marriage! As I made my way to the museum, a small part of me worried that the humidity might put a damper on the day; however,  as Christina introduced me to the grooms all concern was lost. Upon meeting Daniel, Sauce, and their families, I could feel the overwhelming love and lightheartedness that would make it an evening to remember!

You could feel the excitement and nerves as the grooms parted ways to go change into their dapper suits and printed bow ties. The sweetness and affection continued to be seen as they shared their first moment together under the statue of liberty arm replica, and than later as they exchanged their handwritten vows in front of friends and family.

After the ceremony, they held cocktail hour down the rabbit hole in the East Gallery. Guests sipped cocktails and got lost in the whimsical wonderland maze. Some guests even drank tea with the Mad Hatter! Needless to say there were no shortages of photo ops, and guests had a blast!

Daniel and Sauce were all about the small DIY details that pushed their wedding to perfection! In fact, I have yet to meet a craftier couple. They made and wore charming boutonnières with printed fabric and pins of the Philly sky line. They even made some for their families to wear!  Much of the decorative details were also handcrafted by the couple. They made adorable vintage inspired bunting from the same fabric as the boutonnières to adorn the carousel and the gift table. They even hand painted frames they found at a flea market for their menu boards and seating chart.

The grand finale of the evening was the reception held in the carousel house. As soon as the guests were let into the reception they ALL swarmed to the carousel with anticipation and excitement! They all cheered as the ride began and we couldn’t help but smile (and secretly wish we were riding the carousel too!)

After a few turns on the carousel the guests enjoyed food by Brulee Catering. The cuisine of the night was Caribbean inspired and DELICIOUS!

Each table in the reception was complimented with a picture of Daniel and Sauce, and a variety of pink and green flowers thanks to Papertini!

The centerpieces consisted of different types and heights of flowers in eclectic vintage vases (procured by the couple themselves), which added to the fanciful feel of the wedding.

Guests felt the Philly love throughout the wedding. The tables were named after landmarks or neighborhoods in the city. In place of a guest book, they had Philadelphia themed post cards on each place setting. The guests filled them out with messages of advice, congratulations or, love for Daniel and Sauce to read later. What a creative idea!

Everyone was also sent home with a piece of brotherly love. The couple provided each guest with one of these delicious cookies from Van Earl’s.

The couple had a small, but adorable wedding cake with two little love birds on top! They also served  coconut cupcakes. Yum!

The DJs from Roots and Groove kept everyone out on the dance floor all night! The crowd even booed when they announced the first shuttle to the hotel…no one wanted to stop dancing! They were such an energetic and fun crowd! It was hard not to hit the dance floor and join the fun!

As the night winded down, everyone was reluctant to leave the dance floor, which can only mean the night was a success!

Congratulations to Daniel and Sauce! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your special day!

Thanks again to all the awesome wedding professional we worked with to make this an amazing wedding!

For more awesome photos check out BG Productions blog. and the wedding video reel.

Amore bello!

Maria