“Take a hand towel, cover the cork with it, then slowly twist” I say to Elizabeth a second before the cork of the Champagne bottle popped by itself. Elizabeth and her bridesmaids jumped in surprise when the cork popped, then began laughing at the shock factor, and also because the bottle decided to open itself.
That moment was a mere reflection of how Elizabeth and Joey’s wedding day was- full of spontaneity, energy, and delight. Elizabeth was cool as a cucumber when I arrived at her hotel suite, prepped and excited for the day, and not anxious at all. Her spunky personality was prevalent throughout the day, joking around with her family and friends, and you could see how excited she was to marry her best friend. Her handsome groom, Joey, was equally cool, calm, and collected prior to the ceremony, and watching him interact with Elizabeth the rest of the day was endearing. Their energy feeds off one another- it is contagious, actually. This energy carried them throughout the night, spontaneously gathering guests on the floor to dance before dinner, and also during their first dance when Joey twirled, dipped and spun Elizabeth around the dance floor.
Take a look below to see the story of Elizabeth and Joey’s wedding day…
Ceremony Venue: St. Paul Cathedral
Florist: Z Florist
Hair Artistry: Kimberly Hughes
Makeup Artistry: Valarie Panei
Photographer: Lavender Leigh
Reception Venue: Omni William Penn
Transportation: Elite Coach
Videographer: Christina Montemurro
Wedding Gown: Hayley Paige