Friday, April 17, 2015

Christi & Michael's Best Day Ever!

"Our wedding was...the best day of our lives!"
- Christi & Michael Breslin

Today on Wediquette, we're featuring the beautiful March wedding of Christi & Michael in Southeastern Pennsylvania. This is a fun one, as I graduated from high school with the bride and had the privilege of attending to the wedding party, the bride & groom and their parents the day of the wedding. I always love seeing how couples bring themselves and their relationship into their celebration and decor, and they definitely did that! The music, the food selections, the lighting, the little touches of DIY creativity, the beautiful flowers, and the high-spirited crew of wedding party members all made this a beautiful celebration. Oh, and Christi looked stunning! Check out their RiverCrest wedding and some tips they have for future brides & grooms below...

What made your wedding unique?
What made our wedding unique were all of the details we put into everything we did. Designing the centerpieces, flowers, chalkboard signs, everything! We also incorporated some of our favorite things into the celebration, from our favorite band - The Insiders- to the mini cheesesteak station. We tried to have it reflect our personalities as much as possible. 

We also had a bagpiper named Jim Reimbeiz, he plays in the choir at my (Christi's) parents' church, and he was actually Mike's High School English teacher! We decided to have a bagpiper to honor Mike's Irish side. It really added a special touch to our day!

The Place Card Table, decorated with flowers and a Love Story chalkboard.
Check out the bling hanging from that martini glass vase!

The Gift, Card, Guest Board, and Photo Table-
Love how they incorporated a few of their engagement photos and parent photos with matching frames, 
and LOVE that banner (which later became a prop at the Photo Booth)! 

Venue- Why RiverCrest Golf Club? 
We chose RiverCrest because the venue was beautiful, the ballroom and dance floor were huge, and Dawn (the Wedding Coordinator there) was so easy and accommodating to work with. She always answered any questions I had, and I trusted her & the staff to make my day the best it could be (Which it was)! Also, the food was top-notch!

What advice can you offer to future brides & grooms?
Give yourself a lot of time to plan so you can enjoy the process. If you're having a RiverCrest wedding, just leave everything up to Dawn & her team, because they do an awesome job and everything will turn out wonderfully! Also, make sure you take every moment in. The day will go by extremely fast and before you know it, it's over. 

What was your favorite moment of the day?
Christi: "Mine was dancing as husband and wife for the first time. It felt amazing to have all of our family & friends standing around us. I also loved walking into the beautiful ballroom and being announced as Mr. & Mrs. Breslin"!

Mike: "Seeing Christi for the first time coming down the aisle".

Destination: Honeymoon- Antigua
We went to Sandals Grande Antigua. It was the most relaxing, beautiful 2 weeks where we did nothing but eat, drink, and lay on the beach! We went on a couple excursions - we did snorkeling, swam with stingrays, went on a kayak & safari tour around the island, went on a speed boat tour around the island where we saw Antigua's 365 beaches, zip-lined, and had a romantic dinner on the beach. 
If you can, definitely stay for more than a week. 1 week was just not enough for us! And try to leave the Monday open when you get home after so you have a day to recoup. 

Vendor Information: 
We loved our Florist, Moles Flower Shop - Cindy did an awesome job at creating my perfect vision of what I wanted for my flowers! Our photographer, Chris Hensel was amazing, as well as our Videographer, Martin's accent wedding videos. We also highly recommend Boardwalk Photo Booth Rentals. Everyone loves photobooths, and it was a big hit!

Tell us about The Insiders Band: 

When I met Mike, he introduced me to The Insiders Band. Ever since, we have been following them around locally. They usually play in Collegeville at Davinci's, Molly Maguire's in Phoenixville and down the shore in Sea Isle City. It just made sense to have them play at our wedding, since we love them so much!

Some of Christi & Michael's Favorite Wedding Day Photos: 

A big congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Breslin!
Thanks for sharing your special memories and beautiful photos. 
We wish you both the very best as you go forward in your life together!

By the Way...

Changing your name post-wedding? Here's how...

Planning your wedding? Don't forget about the Card Box & Gift Security measures you should take. 

Want to crowdsource photos from your big day or ensure good photos from your professional photographer(s)? You may want to consider an Unplugged Wedding or a Supercharged Wedding, and let your guests know! 

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for recommending wedding tips to make it interesting!! You know, I also occupied wedding location venue for my huge day. I will try to use all these tips and thoughts in the venue decoration. Hey, do you have any special suggestions for catering also?