Natalie and CJ met on an online dating app in June 2020 during the pandemic. They had their first date on a rooftop while drinking wine. This lovely couple loved traveling, especially road trips and had already driven over 7500 miles together. They also enjoyed food, wine, and spending time with family. Natalie and CJ were both busy and active, passionate about their careers, and supported each other. They communicated well and trusted each other above all else.
On the Ben Franklin Bridge, CJ proposed. It was a surprise, but Natalie said yes immediately even before seeing the ring. They had talked about doing a day in "Old City" for months, so it seemed like a regular outing. The location of the proposal was significant because they met near the bridge, and it connected their home states. They hoped the bridge would stand for a long time. They planned to take photos in Old City, including the bridge, the Art Museum, and Logan Square. They also had a rooftop with a view of Center City as an option.
Natalie and CJ's love story continues to grow, filled with hope, adventure, and a promise of a shared future. Their bond grows stronger every day, fueled by passion, support, and a deep connection. Their love story shows that love always finds a way even in difficult times.
Here are some favorites from their W Hotel Wedding beautifully captured by Ralph Deal Photography.
W Hotel Getting Ready
W Hotel Bride & Groom
W Hotel Wedding Ceremony
W Hotel Wedding Reception
Reception: W hotel | Dress: Van Cleve Bridal Boutique | Grooms Suit: Henry Davidsen | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Cake: Bredenbecks | Music: BVT Elevation Christina Blankenship | Hair & Make-up: Beautiful Brides | Florist: Vito Russo | Wedding Planner: Lolly Sliva
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