Catherine and Joe Vitella

Catherine and Joe Vitella
Catherine and Joe Vitella
During a stormy night while on vacation in Mexico, Joe gave Catherine the happiest surprise of her life with an engagement proposal. Originally envisioning a Christmastime wedding, the couple instead selected a springtime date to marry. Catherine plunged headfirst into creating a memorable day that incorporated many aspects of Philadelphia, the city where they met and fell in love. The couple was married on a picturesque spring day in front of close family and friends at St. Augustine’s Church in Old City. Afterwards, the bridal party spent several hours snapping pictures at famous Philadelphia landmarks. A reception followed at the Warwick Hotel with dinner and plenty of dancing. Two days later, Catherine and Joe boarded a plane bound for Prague and Vienna for an incredible, romantic honeymoon.

The newly married couple’s recessional music was performed by trumpeter Kenny Bean to the tune of Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March.”

Venue: Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel Hotel, Philadelphia.
Catering: The Warwick.
Cake: Bredenbeck’s Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, Chestnut Hill.
Decor: Juliette’s Floral Designs, Philadelphia.
Photography: Jim Heine Photography, Lehigh Valley.
Bride’s look: Tara Keely gown, Bridal Garden, Marlton; hair and makeup by Ashley Leoncini, The Philly Hair & Makeup Co., Philadelphia.
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bill Levkoff from Macy’s Bridal Salon by Demetrios, multiple locations.
Groom’s formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse, multiple locations.
Stationery: Lauren Brown Studio, Downingtown.
Favors: Popcorn bar from The Sweet Trading Company, Narberth.
Music: Ceremony music by Kenny Bean, Philadelphia; reception music by the Groove Place Band, Havertown.


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