A Romantic Phoenixville Foundry Wedding
Philadelphia will always hold a special place in our hearts. That's where we spent our college years. It's where the idea for Edith Élan first started. And now, it's also where our bride Nichole's love story begins.
Nichole + Vince
Nichole and Vince's love story began a few years ago when they were both working overnight at Abington Memorial Hospital. Vince is a pharmacist, and Nichole a nurse. They first heard about the other person via a mutual friend, Andre, who also worked at the hospital as a pharmacy technician. Andre made sure to talk up the other person in conversation in hopes that they would some day connect.
One night, Vince reached out to Nichole about getting together. They began messaging each other, and decided to go on a date in February of 2015.
It was snowing as they both made their way to Smokin' Betty's in Center City Philadelphia. Nichole remembers how her heart was pounding as she walked up the steps. As she rounded the corner and locked eyes with Vince, the biggest smiles spread across their faces. That was the first night of the rest of their lives. Vince said he knew in that moment that he would marry her some day.
Finding Her Wedding Dress
The story of how Nichole found her dress is a mix of serendipity and destiny.
In the summer of 2018, we had a bridal trunk show with Philadelphia Bridal Company. Leading up to the trunk show we had asked owner (and fellow classmate of ours), Ashley, for a list of styles that she wanted to have in store. By accident, we sent Iset instead of another four-lettered, I-name style. Izme... Iset... same difference, right?!
Anyhow, that happy accident was destiny! Nichole saw the dress hanging at a bridal expo shortly after the start of the trunk show. She loved it from the moment she tried it on. The night before her second appointment she had trouble sleeping. She was too excited to try on the dress again! Needless to say, she said yes to the dress.
The Wedding Day at the Phoenixville Foundry
The wedding and reception both took place at the Phoenixville Foundry. A wedding venue located in the suburbs of Philadelphia.
With a smile from ear to ear, Vince watched as Nichole walked down the aisle with her brothers at her side. The couple exchanged their vows in an outdoor ceremony as friends and family watched.
After the ceremony, Nichole switched out of her high heels and into a pair of colorful sneakers. The colors of which coordinated with the colorful ribbon tied around her bouquet. For the reception, Nichole removed her cathedral veil, but left her hair comb. Which matched the sparkle of the crystal embroidery detail on the back of her dress.
The dancing started after dinner. Nichole and Vince along with their guests danced the night away. When it came time for the grand exit, friends and family lined the walkway with sparklers in hand. With one last kiss, the new husband and wife ended what Nichole calls "the most romantic day of [her] life."
When we asked Nichole what her favorite moment of the day, she said:
The way Vince looked at me every time our eyes crossed. Seeing his smile, and knowing that I am his and he is mine. Guests and staff said our love for each other was truly palpable in that room. Even us looking at each other could bring others to tears and smiles seeing the love and joy we have for one another.
Well, our darling bride, they are right! Your pictures brought smiles to our faces. And as your love story continues to be written, we wish you a lifetime of happiness so that you keep making others smile!
The Wedding Vendors:
Photographer: Ashley Errington Photography
Venue: Phoenixville Foundry
Hair: Dayna Defazio
Makeup: Jennifer Glavin
Bridal Party Bouquets: Southern Blooms Co.
Ceremony & Reception Flowers: Precious Petals
Cake: The Master's Baker
Invites: Basic Invite
Catering: J Scott Catering
Bridal Boutique: Philadelphia Bridal Company
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