Strickland Wedding 09.10.16
Dave and TQ said I Do at The National Society of Colonial Dames of America in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The venue is a 95 year old colonial style building that provides 2 gorgeous gardens, iron gates and a nice sized ballroom perfect for 90 guests or less. David and Taquoya were awesome to work with. Every time we met it was like meeting up with friends. Taquoya was a dreamy bride and Dave wanted to party but together they wanted romance whether they knew it or not. They wanted a memorable event for their family and friends to enjoy.
This wedding was very special to me for more than the usual reasons all of my weddings are special. But this was my first fully planned event by Lady in Waiting Services and happened to fall on my company’s 5th year anniversary. I treated this wedding like it was my own. Detail was important and if we could add an orchid to it, do it. The custom welcome sign and matching menu escort cards were done by me. Each guest had their own menu with their name at their seat.
At quarter to five, 90 seats began to fill with love and support. Weddings always serve as an opportunity to reunite and come together in love. The excitement began to build and that is when I realized this was it! It was show time! The groom led the way to the start of a beautiful new journey. A special officiant, written vows, a wish lantern ceremony and love were the elements of this tearful and joyous occasion. If time allows it, make sure you get those family photos. This is important if your family members and bridal party live in different states and sometimes time zones.
After the tears, it was time to eat, drink and dance! This couple has the most dancing family I have ever seen at a wedding. The dance floor stayed crowded and the music was great all night; at least that’s what I heard one of the catering staff say. I hope for nothing but the best for my anniversary couple. I will miss you guys and it was a pleasure working with you for over a year.
Thank you to our wonderful vendors who helped make this all come together!
Venue: The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America
Planner/Bridal Assistant/Signage and menus: Lady in Waiting Services
Photographer: Celeste Jones Photography
Bridal Dress: Jennifer's Bridal
Bridal Hair: Bride's sister and Maid of Honor, Mishae Christy
Makeup: Joelle Phillips
Caterer: Jimmy Duffy Catering
Florals: Flower Tales
DJ: DJ Big Ant
Favors: The Cotton Candy Confectionery
From Me, Amber
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