The day was wonderful! We are packing for the honeymoon so I'll write vendor reviews when I get back. The ceremony was so beautiful. Father is a family friend and he made it so personal and special for us. He had us write a letter to each other and he read them during the ceremony. It was asking why we want to marry each other and what does marrying the other person mean to us. Apparently, there were a lot of tears. We both cried during the vows. Apparently that got a lot of people crying too haha.
Of course there were some glitches. Mostly with the florist. (She doesn't say who her florist is, I know Wm. Penn offers to have their florist work with you, but there's no mention if she used them or another florist) Wrong bouquet, wrong corsages (wrong flower and supposed to be a wrist, but it was a pin on), wrong flowers in the placecard arrangement (supposed to be all roses but it was roses, orchids and lilies even though i said i don't like lilies or orchids), and wrong flowers in our sweetheart table arrangement (same thing as the placecards---supposed to be all roses). The headache with the florist cost me a lot of time lost. I missed important photographs at my house. I did not have one with me coming down the stairs with everyone waiting. We kinda faked one with my dad for picture sake. We completely ran out of time. I was supposed to do this whole interview thing with the videographer and we missed it completely because of the florist headache. That was a contractual thing and I believe we paid more for that package. I am trying not to regret it now, but we will see how I feel after the video and pictures come back. I know if I am missing important photos and videos of me getting ready (because I didn't have time to at all) and I was clearly feeling rushed and it probably did not look good in pictures, I will be upset. I will be taking care of that after the honeymoon.
I will highlight two vendors for now. The William Penn Inn was incredible! The food was AMAZING, the ambiance was delightful, and above all, the service was top notch. I've never been so taken care of. Even my parents tables they constantly checked on to make sure everything was wonderful. From what I've heard from other guests, the staff was wonderful.
So many people told us it was the best wedding they've ever been to and how much fun they had. They complimented the ceremony especially which was very special to us, that is the whole reason we were there!
I will also say that Claudia Seyler was amazing. She is truly an artist when it comes to hair and makeup. More than that, she was such a calming person that morning. When I got upset with the whole florist thing, she calmed me down and gave me hugs. I would highly recommend her and will provide pictures when I get back. I LOVED my hair and makeup! I hope it looks as good in pictures as I thought it did the day of.
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