This Christmas Wedding at Terrain at Styer’s Couldn’t Be Cozier

A Christmas proposal inspires a cozy holiday wedding—complete with surprise snowfall.


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Photography by Emily Wren

What could be more romantic this time of year than a snow-filled winter wedding at Terrain at Styer’s?See all the gorgeous shots of Danielle Squadrito and Christopher Caputo‘s Christmas wedding by Emily Wren Photography below.

Though Danielle  and Christopher work together — she’s a urology department nurse at Jefferson; he’s a urology resident — no scrubs were involved in their first meeting. Danielle’s brother introduced her to Chris, and the two bonded during weekly Quizzo nights at National Mechanics in Old City.

“I had an immediate crush on him,” says Danielle. “He was charming, handsome and hilarious.” Despite her initial feelings, though, when Chris invited her over to watch the movie Groundhog Day, she had no idea it was a date. “It wasn’t until I got home that I realized I was the only one he invited,” she admits. “And that he probably liked me.”

After two years of dating, Chris proposed to Danielle in their apartment right before Christmas — she found the ring behind an ornament, then turned to find him on one knee.

A year later, the pair exchanged vows in December at Terrain at Styer’s, surrounded by lush florals, string lights and a surprise snowfall. The couple’s 110 guests gathered at farm tables dressed with arrangements of peonies and hypericum berries and elegant white taper candles in brass candlesticks. Christmas trees bedecked with black-and-white snapshots of the couple dotted the reception space.

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Guests feasted on an Italian spread that included seared branzino and squash orecchiette, and during the reception, the father of the bride gave a toast he wrote to “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Danielle and Chris’s place settings were designated with “Dr.” and “Mrs.” Christmas balls penned by calligrapher Rory Hesser. The signature cocktails nodded to the couple’s favorite Christmas movies, like “Zuzu’s Petals,” a candy-cane martini inspired by the classic It’s a Wonderful Life, which was playing on one of the walls.

The peppermint-iced chocolate chip cake from Frosted Fox Cake Shop was simply adorned with gold-foiled berries. In lieu of favors, the couple honored Chris’s sister with a donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; after the festivities, the South Philly-based couple retreated to warmer climates for a honeymoon tour of Charleston and other picturesque Southern towns.

The Details

Photography: Emily Wren Photography | Event Design: Confetti & Co. | Florals: Sebesta Design | Bride’s Gown: Pronovias from Jennifer’s Bridal | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: BHLDN | Groom’s Attire: Joseph Abboud from Men’s Wearhouse | Hair & Makeup: True Beauty Marks | Cake: The Frosted Fox Cake Shop |  Catering: Terrain | Transportation: Krapf Transportation | Music: Bachelor Boys Band | Invitations: Paper Source | Calligraphy: Rory Hesser | Photo Booth: Tiny Tin Photo Booth

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