Having met my fiance at university, this story of two Villanova grads who met at school warms my heart. The two married at Villanova’s chapel by none other than the president of the university! This beautiful blush wedding captured by Krista Jones is full of Croatian traditions like rosemary sprigs and ribbon dancing is full of love, happiness, and so much more. See more in THE VAULT!
From The Bride…We met at Villanova as undergrads so we knew that the St. Thomas of Villanova chapel on campus was the only place we could envision saying I do! We were lucky enough that the president of the university agreed to say our wedding mass which made it extra special for us and all of our fellow alumni in attendance. We hand made and calligraphed our invitations, including the save-the-dates which featured a custom oil painting of our church created by the groom’s artist aunt as a special wedding gift. We had the reception at the Duportail House, a gorgeous revolutionary war mansion in Valley Forge, which served as the inspiration for the french countryside decor complete with arrangements of gardens roses and dahlias in silver compotes, along with romantic candelabras.
From Krista A. Jones… The bride’s family is Croatian, so we incorporated many Croatian traditions from homemade rose liquors, to Croatian folk music during dinner, and of course, the pinning of rosemary sprigs with red, white, and blue ribbons to the lapels of all 50 of our guests for good luck! We also served a Wall Street themed cocktail list as both the groom and bride were former investment bankers. The day was made extra special by the fact that it was also the groom’s parents 34th wedding anniversary!
Photography: Krista A. Jones | Floral Design: Fresh Designs Florists | Wedding Dress: Essense Of Australia | Cake: The Master’s Baker | Ceremony Venue: Villanova Chapel | Reception Venue: Duportail House | Jewelry: Borshiems Jewelers | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Donna Morgan | Catering: Perfect Setting Catering | Hair + Makeup: Beautiful Brides Philly | DJ: Silver Sound | Table Numbers & Signs: Sweet Carolina Collective