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Of Course a Bloomingdale’s PR Gal Had The Most Glam Pink Wedding

It all starts with the bride's glam pink dress.

Photographs by Maria Mack Photography

From the bride’s side-swept hair and blush dress to the chic black bridesmaid dresses, we can’t help but call the union of Amanda Hill and Chris Bokosky utterly glam. Romantic lighting and accents graced both the ceremony and reception, along with sweeter details like a floral bloom escort cards and a metallic pink cake. See the glitz and the glam of this classic Philly wedding in the photos captured by Maria Mack Photography.

Amanda and Chris go way back — they grew up on the same street in their Bucks County hometown of Birdsboro and have been good friends since they were 13 years old. Ironically, they only started dating after Chris graduated college and moved to Washington, D.C., so they spent the first year of their relationship traveling between Philly and D.C. The pair shared their first date at Branzino here in Philly; later on in the relationship, Amanda found wine corks from that evening squirreled away in Chris’s desk.

Because Chris and Amanda spent so much time traveling between D.C. and Philly, Chris had the perfect ruse for his proposal.  Under the impression they were heading to D.C. to visit friends, Chris and Amanda headed to Philly’s 30th Street Station. Upon their arrival to the station, Amanda — who wasn’t wearing a touch of makeup, was rocking a wet bun and was rummaging through her bag — looked up to find Chris on one knee in front of the ticking departures board. Amanda said yes, and quickly realized the whole trip was a ploy. They celebrated with dinner at Barclay Prime followed by a surprise engagement party planned by Chris.

After a yearlong engagement, Amanda and Chris exchanged vows on June 16, 2017 at Northern Liberties’ Tendenza. The romantic and glamorous ceremony and reception featured pink hues to match the bride’s blush dress alongside twinkling chandeliers and candles. It was the bride’s vision come true — mostly because she planned it all herself!

Amanda and Chris shared their first dance in front of a crowd of friends and family to “She’s Everything” by Brad Paisley. After slicing into their oh-so-glam Funfetti cake, Amanda and Chris headed to Croatia and the Amalfi Coast for their honeymoon. They currently live in New York City, where Chris is an investment manager and Amanda works in PR for Bloomingdale’s.

VENDORS

Photography: Maria Mack Photography | Venue: Tendenza | Florist: Magnificent Floral Events | Catering and Cake: Cescaphe | Bride’s Gown: Romona Keveza from La Belle Mariee Bridal | Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids | Groom’s Tux: Smith’s Black Tie | Hair Dresser: Giovanni and Pileggi | Makeup Artist: Julie Kate & Co. | Transportation: Hagey Transportation | Videographer: GB Multimedia  | Music/ Entertainment: Scratch Weddings and Philadelphia String Quartet | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Calligraphy: Britt Boswell

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