Nonnie & Joey at Chescaphe Ballroom ~ Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer

Everything is better in pink!
We had the best time working with Nonnie and Joey. We have formed quite a friendship over this wedding planning stuff….You just have to read their story bellow the photos to fall in love with these two!

Flowers II Fore Bianco
Ceremony Location St. Monica’s Church, Philadelphia
Portrait Location Second Bank
Reception Location Ceschaphe Ballroom
Hair/Makeup Duette Hair Design
Shoes My Glass Slipper
Dress: Mongolian dress Nana

You can view their slide show HERE

jana, john & alex

Joey and I met about 7 years ago, while I was still a pharmacy intern. I could not have envisioned at that time that he would be the man I would spend the rest of my life with, in fact I thought he was kind of annoying. After a few years I finally graduated and became a pharmacist. Joey and I would run into each other at quarterly meetings and just have small chats about how our stores were performing. Over the next few months, we would speak on the phone fairly regularly to discuss anything work related that we needed advice with and we forged a friendship. Anyone who has met Joey, knows that he is a jokester. Every time we would talk on the phone he would ask me out, I simply laughed it off assuming he was just kidding, as usual. One day after a work softball event, we went out for drinks and he expressed his feelings to me. When Joey called the bartender over for another round of drinks, he asked if we were a couple. Joey replied, “Not yet, we are just friends, but she’s going to marry me someday, she just doesn’t know it!”
One day as we were setting up for the grand opening of a new store, I remember him telling our boss that he keeps asking me out and I keep turning him down! So I decided that the next time he asked me out I was going to take him up on his offer. When he arrived at my parents’ home to pick me up for our first dinner date, he acted so nervous I was in shock. We went on several dates over the next few months and one night Joey told me he had a surprise for me. I knew it had just been a couple of months, so I knew it wasn’t a ring already. He presented me a pink, rhinestone key to his house and asked me if I wanted to move in with him. I was so shocked and excited I didn’t really know what to say. I was glad that it was pink, which is my favorite color, because it showed he obviously put a lot of thought into it. After several minutes of looking at the key, I said “YES!” After living together over the next several months, I asked him repeatedly if we could get a dog. I really wanted a yorkie, but Joey was not a “pet-person” and never had one as a child. He also never wanted a dog and said it was a lot of work and did not think we were ready for that yet. As our one year anniversary approached, my birthday was also right around the corner.

I was upset because my parents would not be home to celebrate with me and I love to celebrate my special day with my family and friends. Joey told me not to be disappointed, because it was still going to be an awesome birthday and he would make it his personal responsibility to make it the best birthday ever. On the day of my birthday barbecue at my parent’s house, Joey spent most of the day at our house, while I was hanging out by the pool relaxing and enjoying the sun. When he finally arrived, it was time to eat and enjoy the cake. When it was time to open my gifts, Joey insisted that I save his presents for last. As I opened my IPod touch, I thought to myself why did I have to wait for this? I had already opened the IPod touch case that my brother had given me twenty minutes earlier. Finally, one box remained! I opened the sealed box which was wrapped in pink wrapping paper, and as I opened it I was very excited because he had gotten me a Louis Vuitton bag! He truly did give me some amazing presents and I thought to myself, “This truly was a great birthday, just as he promised.” “Wait!”, he exclaimed, “It’s not done yet!” As he pulled my birthday card out of mid-air, he told me to open it and read it very carefully. I opened and began to read it, and it said to look inside the handbag and find a surprise and then turn the card over. As I was reading the card I was holding it in such a way that everyone watching me could see the question on the back. As my sister hurriedly searched for a camera, I embarked on my search into the bag for my surprise. I began to think in my head, what could it be? Maybe it was paperwork for my toy yorkie I had always wanted!?! As my mind raced and I could not find the “surprise” in the bag, Joey became more and more nervous and blurted out, “Nooo, it’s in there!” I looked in the hidden pouch and much to my amazement it was a beautiful diamond ring that Joey had custom made just for me with diamonds around the band, just as I told him I always wanted! As I turned, the card over, it read, ” Will you marry me?” I thought it wasn’t a real ring, because as I mentioned earlier he is a prankster and always joking around. I even said to him at the time, “Is this real? Is this a joke?” Joey was very anxious and said, “No it’s not a joke, soooo is that a yes? or a no? or a yes?” He got down on his knee and I gave him a giant hug and said yes of course!