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Catherine & Matthew // The Merion, NJ

I’m a sucker for love stories.  Catherine and Matthew have a beautiful one and you’ve already seen part of it, remember? (click here).   After meeting them at their initial appointment with us, I knew they were college sweethearts.  It wasn’t until their engagement session that I got the full scoop: this couple is beautiful, musical AND grew up on completely opposite coasts…now that’s a movie!
Catherine and Matt planned for a private first reveal the day of their wedding.  So, we started the day covering the getting ready portion for both the bride and groom at the hotel.
We always coordinate the itinerary and timeline for the day with our couples the week before the wedding.  It makes the day of so much less stressful knowing there’s a plan in place.  We tell people all the time we can’t plan everything but we can plan FOR everything.  Catherine and Matthew’s day was absolutely perfect and photographing at The Merion is always amazing.
The Merion has beautiful grounds and interior spaces that are fantastic for photographs.  We had fun outside and moved indoors for more photos and their ceremony.  After their nuptials, Catherine and Matthew were able to enjoy their entire cocktail hour and sneak into the SkyLight ballroom for a few amazing photos before their guests.

We are always super impressed with the entire staff at The Merion – their pomp and circumstance is beautifully refreshing…from the parade of roses to the champagne tower and sparklers into the dessert room, there’s nothing quite like it…and guests are always raving about the event.

We just want to say congratulations again to both Catherine and Matthew.  We wish you both nothing but the best for your future and your new lives in Oregon!

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