William Penn Inn Wedding | Amanda Girardi & Evan Kikut

The first time Rachel spoke with Amanda and Evan, there was an immediate kinship formed. Amanda’s easy going and fun-loving nature connected with hers, and Evan’s sense of humor kept everyone laughing throughout their engagement session and William Penn Inn wedding. 

Getting Ready for their William Penn Inn Wedding

When we arrived at Amanda’s parent’s home, Amanda welcomed us with a huge hug and utter exuberance. She excitedly bade us follow her to begin with her details. On the suggestion of one of her bridesmaids (a photographer, actually) she had a whole styling kit prepared for us. A beautiful silver tray, velvet ring boxes, and even some sheer ribbon for texture. Once we’d photographed everything to our heart’s content, we turned attention to the gorgeous Donna Morello dress she’d chosen. When she’d tried it on, her “face lit up and she didn’t want to take it off”. That’s the way it should be!

There was so much joy and excitement that the time simply flew by and soon we were heading to the church. 

But before we get too far ahead, we should mention Evan’s experience of the morning. It was good. His nephews did their best to steal the show by being adorable, but Evan rivaled them with his Varani suit and Thor cufflinks. Maybe just the tiniest bit nervous, but he made it to the church on time.

Wedding band and engagement ring detail collage with earrings, bracelet, and florals
Family picture charm with piece of lace from wedding gown wrapped around brides bouquet
Badgley Mischka bridal heels, personalized bride and bridesmaids hangers with maroon bridesmaids dresses, and bridal gown hanging in window collage
Bridesmaid lifting flower girl into heels in bridal prep
Bridesmaids and bride in matching red floral robes toasting personalized champagne glasses on bed
Bride getting into wedding gown, putting on earrings, and clasping bracelet collage
Traditional window lit bridal portrait with dusty rose bouquet collage
Traditional bridal party portrait with maroon bridesmaids dresses
Groom getting ready collage with dress shoes, tie, cufflink, and letter from bride detail
Traditional groomsmen portrait with groom standing in front

The Ceremony at St. Andrew’s Church

So, before we get into the beautiful ceremony that united Amanda and Evan in marriage, we have to mention one of the most hilarious things ever said to us about a priest ever. Amanda mentioned that when they booked the church for their wedding, her father said that “no one is going to be looking at you, they’re all going to be staring at your priest thinking bad things”. And we have to admit, he was a very handsome priest. 

Anyway, the look of utter astonishment on Evan’s face spoke a a thousand words about his feelings for Amanda. As she came down the aisle, he was left breathless. With nothing but huge smiles, and maybe a sniffle or two, Evan and Amanda joined their hearts forever. 

Then it was off to the William Penn Inn for lots of pictures and partying.

St. Andrew's Church wedding collage with ceremony details
Groom watching bride and her father walk down the aisle in St. Andrew's Church wedding ceremony
Bride and groom standing at alter in St. Andrew's Church wedding ceremony
Bride and groom praying and exchanging rings during wedding ceremony at St. Andrew's Church
Bride and groom kiss at alter in St. Andrew's Church wedding ceremony
Bride and groom walk up aisle with guests cheering at St. Andrew's church wedding ceremony

The William Penn Inn Wedding Reception

Every so often, a couple comes along and makes us straight up ugly cry. Rachel was a blubbering mess through most of Amanda and Evan’s first dance, and Amanda’s dance with her father. But she had played dirty by recording an intro for her father to play before their song. It’s moments like these that we are grateful we have giant cameras in front of our faces. 

But we were struck by just how emotional this reception began. The speeches were full of laughs but also brought happy tears with them. The dances were joyous. Amanda and Evan were together in the fullest sense of the word. 

It was a true sadness when it was time to leave their company. Thankfully we got to see them a few weeks later for their album design session and even have caught up over drinks. Just a side note, if you really like us, we can be friends too – not just your wedding photographer!

traditional wedding party portrait collage with bridesmaids holding up bouquets and groomsmen standing in garden
Bride and groom kiss while walking through garden with wedding party
Traditional bride and groom wedding portrait collage in St. Andrew's church garden
Romantic bride and groom kissing and snuggling in gardens wedding portrait collage
Bride and groom kissing in garden with long veil flowing in the wind
Bride and groom kissing in gardens shot through leaves
William Penn Inn wedding reception detail collage with calligraphy welcome mirror sign, memory table, and sweetheart table with better together signs on chairs
William Penn Inn wedding reception detail collage with gold candle centerpiece, white and pink floral centerpiece, simple wedding cake with floral rose detail, and menu cards in napkin
Bride and groom introduction at William Penn Inn wedding reception
Bride and groom romantic first dance at William Penn Inn wedding ceremony
Parent dances with father of the bride and mother of the groom at William Penn Inn wedding reception
Nighttime bride and groom portrait with bokeh tree lights in background at William Penn Inn wedding reception

Amanda and Evan, thanks for an incredible day spent celebrating you two. Here’s to a bright future, full of love and crepe myrtles. 

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