Featured Bride Friday

September is a busy month for us! Here is another one of our September brides!

Names of Bride and Groom: Sherrie and Howard

Wedding Date: September 17th, 2011

Ceremony and Reception Location: The Water Works, Philadelphia

How did you and your fiance meet?: I was working at a law firm that handles real estate closings. Howard came into the office for the closing on his condo, and I was his settlement attorney. It turned out to be a difficult transaction and we were stuck in a conference room for 5 hours. A month (and many emails and phone calls) later we started dating. 2 years later, we became engaged. The rest is history!

Tell us about the proposal: After spending a weekend together doing fun activities around town, Howard surprised me with breakfast in bed on Memorial Day. Then he knelt down beside me and asked me to be his forever friend, with his two cats sitting next to him. It was very private and romantic and caught me by surprise!

What is the overall theme for your wedding?: We don't necessarily have an overall theme, but our style can be  best described as contemporary, minimalist and intimate. 

What has been your favorite part of planning?: Shopping! For clothes, shoes and unique treats for our loved ones and out of town guests.

What has been your fiance's favorite part of the planning?: Planning the honeymoon. 

What are you looking forward to most on the wedding day?: Seeing all of our family and friends who have come from near and far to be with us that day. 

What is your fiance most looking forward to on the wedding day?: Seeing me walk down the aisle. And, eating the delicious food!

Which vendor has been your favorite to work with?: We have two favorites. Erin has been the most responsive and helpful of all our vendors. She is truly a consummate professional and always offers valuable advice, from vendor recommendations to stylistic suggestions. And, she has received my numerous and wordy messages without complaining once or revoking my email privileges! 

Our photographer, Scott Lewis, has gone above and beyond to communicate with us about ideas, logistics and suggestions. We are confident that his pictures are going to capture our wedding day beautifully and honestly.

What is your biggest worry about the wedding day?: Bad weather. We've had some crazy weather recently in Washington, DC area where we live- and earthquake and a hurricane- and we are hoping for a dry and sunny  wedding day since our ceremony and cocktail hour are outdoors. 

What makes your wedding unique from all the others?: Our venue is an historic landmark and is absolutely gorgeous. Our ceremony will be unique in that we are incorporating Christian and Jewish traditions and putting our own spin on them. 

Give three words to describe what you imagine you'll feel the day AFTER the wedding: Elated, Exhausted, and Excited for our honeymoon!

Where will you be spending your honeymoon?: Fiji!

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