There’s something about high school sweethearts planning a wedding that feels like a fairytale come true. Taking that next step toward marriage is a big deal when you have already been through so much together. Not to mention all the excitement from friends and family eagerly awaiting this moment to celebrate!
This was the case for our cover couple and high school sweethearts Kayla and Curran, who became engaged on March 27th, 2021. Curran popped the question at Cira Green, a unique rooftop park in West Philadelphia’s University City District. With another surprise up his sleeve, Curran hired a photographer to capture it all.
For their families, whom they met after the proposal back in Bensalem, it was a heartfelt moment to see the couple ready to start their next chapter together while pursuing their dreams. Kayla, an advocate for the mental health community, is working on becoming a therapist, while Curran, who loves cuisine and fine dining, is an aspiring chef.
The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve- A Greek revival-style venue in Newtown Square couldn’t have been more perfect for that fairytale come true wedding. It was a sun-filled August day when Kayla and Curran exchanged personal vows in an outdoor ceremony while their loved ones looked on in awe.
Kayla and Curran thought about the details they wanted to include to elevate the aesthetic of their wedding. From the floral wall backdrop at the ceremony to their classic Rolls Royce that added a touch of elegance and served as a luxe backdrop for their portraits. For their first dance, the newlyweds were on cloud 9 as a fog machine filled the floor while they twirled around the ballroom.
The rest of the night consisted of tears, laughter, and dancing. Guests enjoyed signature drinks from the couple, a spaghett by the groom, and a spicy margarita by the bride to get the party going. Kayla shared with us that she and Curran will always remember this day as the most magical day of their lives, and we have to agree it was truly magical.
PHOTOGRAPHY | Carina Danielle Photography
VENUE | The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve
FLORALS | Dominic Graziano Flowers
FLORAL WALL | Nicol Floral
DRESS BOUTIQUE | Ashley’s Bridal
HMUA | Beauty by Raquel
MENSWEAR | Generation Tux
STATIONERY | Etsy
CATERING | Finley Catering
CAKE | The Master’s Baker
DJ/VIDEOGRAPHER | East Coast Event Group