Christie Honigman Marries Brandon Mandia
What an amazing weekend for Philadelphia; Chita Rivera was honored by The Voice Gala at Westin Hotel, Stanley Tucci dined at SuGa, Nicki Minaj & Meek Mill stepped out on the town for the first time together since Mills house arrest was over; Usher was in town for The Roots Picnic, he was found wandering around North Philly, also in town the Will Smith family, as Willow performed at the Roots Picnic, and bought fans gifts and Comic Con brought in the big stars like Chris Hemsworth, Lea Thompson and Michael J Fox, but nothing could keep me from attending the wedding of
Christie Honigman and Brandon Mandia Friday night, at The Reeds Hotel in Stone Harbor.
CJ Honigman and Colleen Honigman (Mother of the Bride)
Parents of the Groom: Gary and Peggie Mandia
Chris Honigman escorts his daughter, Christie Honigman, down the aisle
The stunning gown was bought at Nieman Marcus.
The ceremony was officiated by Father Jack Ryan
Mr and Mrs Brandon Mandia
Jen Creed Rego, Mr Rego, front row John “Gonzo” Gonzalez, CSN Sports and wife Colleen Wolfe, NFL Media
Chris Smith, Justin Pizzi, Ben Haney and Tony Frick
Lexie Norcross, The Philly Voice and Ian Leonard
Judy Munroe and Steve Sidewater (Behind them were Celeste and Peter Madden)
Guests checking out their table seating
Dad Chris Honigman giving the congratulatory toast and it was hysterical
Erin Como Fox 5 DC (remember Erin used to be at NBC10, then went to Nashville Fox 17, and now is in Washington DC at Fox 5) where she met this great guy Chris Smith.
Sheena Parveen, NBC10 and Moi
The ballroom at The Reeds Hotel fit 150 guests perfectly
Shelter Haven Harbor.
The house I spent 25 years of summers is behind them with this awesome sunset view, so the wedding was extra special to me.
Ryan Gagnon, Chris Smith, Erin Como, Tony Frick, me, Justin Pizzi, Katie Gagon, Kristin Detterline, Christie & Brandon, Alissa Frick, Vasiliki Tsouris (I think V would be impressed that I spelled her name correctly after 6 years of friendship, w/o looking it up), Colleen Wolfe (nearly hidden), Marisa Magnatta, Sheena Parveen, Ben Haney, Jamie McFadden, Marilyn Kellmer and CJ Honigman.
Laura Powers, Christie Penn State roommate (I bet she has some great stories), Christie, and Julie Perkins (both Julie & Laura worked with Christie at KB Consultants – which is when I met Christie about 7 years ago)
friend and Taylor Ciallella (r)
Next up is the wedding of these two – Ben Haney and Jamie McFadden – YEAH!!
Mike Toub and moi
Eddie Tully spun his magic all night
The cake was delicious, but was cut while everyone ate dinner as to not invoke cheers of smash it in his face, I guess
The room was gorgeous. OMG I tried to take home a flower centerpiece, don’t look at me that way, we were allowed. The problem, it weighed about 25 pounds cause it was full of water at the top. I got a half a block away and left it on a nice bench outside a store. It stayed there nearly all week.
Ryan and Katie Gagnon, recently moved back to NJ, closer to NYC, expecting their baby boy in about 15 weeks. Katie also works with me at PhillyChitChat and sells my ad space, so if you want to advertise on PCC I’ll put you in touch with her.
Congrats to Brandon and Christie Mandia