Wedding Venue: Germantown Cricket Club
Wedding Vibe: elegant, classic and fun
Color Palette: white and shades of blue
Marissa and Matthew’s wedding at the Germantown Cricket Club in Philadelphia was the perfect combination of elegance and fun. Throughout their wedding day, they incorporated small details that helped tell the story of their love.
One of the first details I found to be extremely sweet was the sapphire engagement ring, which is the bride’s birthstone. The shape of the stone is also sentimental to the bride and groom as it mimics the shape of in-game currency from the groom’s favorite game ‘The Legend of Zelda’.
What a cute combination of things that mean a lot to both of them!
Marissa started off her day getting ready at the Germantown Cricket Club surrounded by loved ones. The shiny accents on the wall and the gorgeous natural light helped accentuate this Marissa’s bridal glow.
Another personal element that this bride incorporated into her day was her bridal bouquet. Marissa’s bouquet has 9 white roses, one rose to represent each year they have been together. And the white roses symbolizes eternal love.
Matt and Marissa were friends in college but didn’t start dating until she made the move during his college graduation party. Being friends first and together for 9 years help Matt with a perfect spontaneous proposal:
“For about a year, he worked on designing my ring. He purchased a loose sapphire and then sent it to a ring company to create a setting. Then went to a local jeweler to have the stone set. Once the ring was finished, he hid it in my home office desk. I sat there every day for weeks working from home during the pandemic non-the-wiser. We were supposed to go to Japan just after the 2020 Olympics but then COVID happened. I had no idea, but my fiancé had planned on proposing to me while we were there.
When I heard the news the events were delayed until the following year I cried. While I was standing in our kitchen, telling my fiancé about my vacation refund ordeals, he gives me a big hug and lingers for a while. I thought he was being sweet since I was just complaining to him but he pulled away from me and had the ring box in his hand. I started crying so hard I didn’t see him get down on one knee, I just saw him get up after I said YES! It wasn’t the proposal I had envisioned but I think it was better than that because it was spontaneous and I was completely surprised.”
One of the benefits of having a wedding in early summer is the beautiful weather. The bride and groom were able to have an outdoor wedding ceremony at the Germantown Cricket Club surrounded by family and loved ones.
Marissa continued the small personal details of the day by walking down the aisle to a classical rendition of an in-game song from The Legend of Zelda called ‘The Fairy Fountain’. She kept her song choice a secret from Matt until the big day so that he could have a personal surprise.
You can just feel the everlasting love between these two!
Marissa’s sapphire engagement ring had sentimental value and she wanted to be sure to incorporate it throughout the day. Inspired by her blue engagement ring, the touches of bridal blue can be seen in the bridal parties attire and the table cards.
Bredenbeck’s Bakery also made a lovely blue cake with white floral accents to provide more of the classic ‘something blue’ elements.
After enjoying the summer outdoors, it was time to move indoors for the wedding reception. Surrounded by family and loved ones, the bride and groom were ready to celebrate with delicious food, champagne toasts and, of course, dancing!
Marissa and Matt ended their elegant wedding day with their family and friends dancing the night away. Celebrating with a bouquet toss and the cake cutting was the cherry on top of a perfect day!
Wedding Venue: Germantown Cricket Club
Caterer: Germantown Cricket Club
Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero
Wedding Dress shop: The Sample Rack
Make-up: Megan S. of MS Artistry
Hair: Fatima DeLoach of DeLoach Essentials Salon
Bride Rings: Jabda
Groom Rings: Designed by Arn Krebs
Groom’s attire: Jos. A Bank
Wedding Cake: Bredenbeck’s bakery
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