I probably should’ve done a full wedding post after the big day last year but I wasn’t sure how many people reading my healthy food and fitness based blog would be interested in wedding stuff. Turns out people love to hear about wedding stuff… and I have all these awesome pictures so why not share them!? If you’re not into lovey dovey wedding reliving feel free to avoid this post and check back next week for a delicious recipe!
This Sunday, April 12th marks our first anniversary! Pat and I met when we were both going to school at Penn State, during my freshman year and Pats sophomore year of college at Penn State (side note: no we have not been together the entire time). Pat proposed in June 2012 after I relocated to Philly (from Baltimore) the previous fall. I won’t go into engagement story details but it’s pretty much the most thoughtful and creative proposal ever <3
Wedding planning sucks so we took a while to pick a date, venue, etc. Finally we settled on April 12th 2014. I cannot recommend taking your time being engaged and enjoying that time enough. There is no rush for marriage, just enjoy the excitement (and stress) of wedding planning.
Our wedding party was an amazing group of people, his were mostly friends from college and mine were a good mix including my two sisters as my maids of honor. We wed in the most beautiful church on the most gorgeous day (especially considering it was April in PA!). The group took pictures at local barn/outdoorsy area, and then headed to a brewery: Prism. The hubs and I are absolutely obsessed with craft beer and I think we’ve been to something like 50 breweries?! Only seemed appropriate to have a little unique wedding fun with a photo sesh paired with delicious beers.
After pics we headed to the reception at the William Penn Inn which is a historic inn celebrating its 300th birthday that year. I cannot say enough great things about the William Penn Inn- everything was flawless. We had fun dancing and celebrating with a night full of great speeches, spectacular food, fantastic company, and of course my wonderful husband. Such a perfect day for the two of us.
We continued the celebration at a party back at the hotel and I believe I didn’t go to bed until 4am. I’m so thankful for all our friends and family that helped us celebrate our special day. It’s so great to look back and think about all the happiness shared that day.
We will celebrate our 1st anniversary with a small overnight trip on Saturday and then a spectacular dinner at Vetri! But the real 1st anniversary present is paper, right!? Which is why we have tickets from Philly to Seattle, and then departing Sacramento back to Philly. Yes friends…. West Coast Road Trip! We will fly to Seattle in May, hit up Portland, trek down the coast to Northern Cali, spend a few days in San Francisco, and then end our 10 trip in Sacramento. Can’t wait for all the views, great food, top notch beer and wine, and seeing a few friends along the way! Please send any recommendations my way :)
All the photos (except for the the above flight info picture) were taken by: Artistic Imagery
I'm Jess- a Philly based Registered Dietitian who loves to share healthy recipes, evidence based nutrition information, fun workouts, and race recaps! Click the social media icons at the top of the page to follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!