Jen and Mike met at medical school and became friends over the course of two clinical rotations (psychiatry and internal medicine), where they rotated in the same department and got to see each other frequently.
Rotations usually end with a group dinner or a party; as such, they grew closer throughout these rotations. They finally made plans to meet up after one of their rotations ended which led to their first date at Nam Phuong, a Vietnamese restaurant on Washington Avenue in Philly.
They fell in love with each other because of their shared passion for caring for others, supporting their family and friends, and pursuing similar hobbies such as outdoor adventure, travel, cooking, and exploring all things Philly! These common goals, shared interests, and values formed a strong foundation for their relationship.
Jenn’s friend invited her to attend a “housewarming” lunch on a weekend when Mike was supposed to be on call at the hospital. However, Mike was actually not on call but rather planning an elaborate proposal on the Rocky Steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum along with their closest friends.
But at the last minute, Jenn had to cancel her plans before traveling to Philadelphia because her car was damaged while parked on the street in her hometown of Baltimore. So, after some quick planning, Mike traveled to Baltimore with his sister Julia and Jenn's sister Michelle. Michelle took Jenn to get her nails done and then went for a walk in Federal Hill Park, where Mike popped out from behind a statue with a diamond ring. She said yes!
Congrats to Jenn and Mike! Here are some of my favorites from their Wilkenweir Estate wedding:
Bride & Groom
The Bridal Party
Wilkenweir Estate Wedding Ceremony
Wilkenweir Estate Wedding Reception
Reception: Welkinweir Estate
Dress: Martina Liana
Grooms Suit: The Suit Shop
Bride's Shoes: Betsey Johnson
Wedding Áo dài- custom made by Phuong’s Tailor
Cake: Jeffrey A. Miller Catering
Music: BVT Live!
Hair and Make-up: Pretoria Salon & Spa
Florist: Pennypack Flowers
Videographer: New Pace Wedding Films & Photo
Wedding Planner: Jeffrey A. Miller Catering
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