On Sunday, October 25th, the Bellevue hosted its 6th annual Bellevue Gets Engaged
Mothers and daughters who were on hand to check out the wares of
local wedding vendors enjoyed Champagne and specialty cocktails while
nibbling on wedding cake from local bakers and hors d’oeuvre samples
provided by the catering staff of the Bellevue. There were also panels with info on event space, photography and ideas for potential brides.
Gabe Fredericks, Owner Philip Gabriel Photographer, Mary K Dougherty, Owner, Nicole Miller Philadelphia, Jeffrey Acker, GM Williams Sonoma, Jill Asher, Philadelphia Weddings, and Jen Frederick, Fox 29 answered questions guests posed.
Christine Litwim, is getting married next year. Her fiance Kevin popped the questions as they walked along the 6th Street beach in Avalon. He had planted a bottle there, with a message of “Will You Marry Me,”, and Kamna Gupta.
Rachel Hodas (Ben Stango is her fiance. They dined at Little Fish, then stumbled into one of those cute small gardens in Society Hill. The walkway was lined with tea candles, which had been placed there by their friends. Ben got down on one knee and asked for her hand in marriage.), with her mom Barbara Hodas, future mother in law Deb Weinstein and Jenny Meier.
Austin Keeler and Amanda Brady. The two met in high school. All the night when they got engaged Austin recreated their first day, then took her to her parents porch, where he had dropped her off that night, and proposed.
Lynda Barness, I Do Wedding Consulting, holds her book “I Do. A Wedding Planner Tells Tales.”
Brittany Carter, Becca Killion and Eilene Killion. Becca’s fiance popped the question after a sunset paddle board outing in Avalon. Eilene had hidden the ring in a flower pot, so as they were watching the sunset he got down on one knee, grabbed the ring and popped the question.
Jeremy Lopez and Barbara Williams met on the job, Williams was Lopez’ boss. Now they’ll be equal in marriage.
Modeling Nicole Miller bridemaids dresses are Beth Usic, Taylor Hudspeth, Alyssa Dugger and Julia Pauline.
Grooms wearing Ventresca Ltd.: Christian O’Rourke, Michael Strickland, Kyle Stoudnour, Zach Gardner and Nahir Francis
Brides and bridesmaids wearing Nicole Miller
Emily Cain, Gabi Barmettler, Leslie Owens and Lizzy Ashwood. Gabi and Leslie got engaged on top of a mountain overlooking Ashville, NC and plan a June 2017 wedding.
A few of my favorite cake places were on hand including Classic Cakes, Sweet T’s and Bredenbeck’s Bakery
It’s the 00’s and same sex marriage is legal through out the land. Here are two guys grooming on the catwalk.
Is black acceptable as a wedding gown, it definitely looks sleek.
a few more choices
The grand finale
Hope Katz, Amanda Katz, Amanda Fishman and Sue Fishman. Amanda met her fiance, Kevin Fishman, at Opa’s in Philly. He popped the question this past summer in Longport by the bay under a gazebo, where the floor was sprinkled with rose petals. Afterwards both families went to dinner at Lamberti’s in Margate, NJ. Behind them is Society Hill Dance Academy demostration of a father/daughter dance.
Kali Janus and Kristi Kao. Kaili met her fiance in Grad School at Penn. He popped a question on a Tuesday when she arrived home from work. He had rose pedals on the floor and got down on one knee. That evening they met their friends and family at the Melting Pot on Fitler Street to celebrate.