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We are dream believers.  We are in love.  We want you to expect greatness.  We love city-living, but will never forget our small-town roots.  Family means the world to us.  Waking up with a smile on our faces every morning because we love what we do is our key to success.  We appreciate artHelping others is our passion.  We are spontaneous.  We can’t resist a good dessert. Traveling is always on our to do list.  Being Bucknellians pushes us to new heights.  We embrace technology and social media.  Meeting new couples that are madly in love makes us smile. We believe romance makes the world go round.  We will capture every detail of your day.  We love it when a bride and groom becomes our life long friends.  We specialize in weddings because it reminds us of how special every day is in our relationship.

Sharing our talent of emotion-capturing photography is what we do best.  And we can’t wait to share our talents with you.

We are Elizabeth and Ryan, and we are Elizabeth Ryan Photography.

Spectacular Day & Serenades | Melissa and Colin’s Four Seasons Wedding

Melissa was surrounded by a room full of beautiful smiles.  A group of people that was just so excited for her on this special day!  With her Mrs. Haines attire, she walked around the Four Seasons suite with an extra skip in her step.  It was as if she was about to have the performance of her lifetime and she knew it!

Performances are not anything new to Melissa.  As a professional soprano, she has them down!  We knew Melissa had an incredible voice and we knew she was going to be singing to Colin during the reception, but I am not quite sure we could have ever imagined just how amazing that moment would be!  Melissa belted out one of her favorite songs while Colin watched from the middle of the dance floor in awe!  It was breathtaking!!  What an incredible moment that I know neither of them will ever forget!

Melissa and Colin’s wedding day was spectacular.  From the moment we walked into the amazing suite at the Four Seasons and was immediately welcomed in like family (like only Bucknellians can do!), we knew it was going to be a good day!  Add in the amazing fall foliage, a super fun bridal party, the downtown Philadelphia setting, the Four Seasons ballroom that looked stellar thanks to the gorgeous flowers done by Petah Bashano (Alvin’s Flowers), a band that was out of this world!!, and an incredible incredible (yes, I meant to say that twice) couple!!  The day was fabulous!!

Melissa and Colin, (fellow Bucknellians! whoop whoop!  ;) ) you two are amazingly beautiful together!  Both inside and out!  We are so honored to have had the opportunity to document this special time in your lives!  Thank you for including us in your amazing celebration!  We are so excited to share your photos with you.  And we are even more excited to share your slideshow!  It has an extra special touch that I think you might enjoy!  ;)

(Spoiler alert: During Melissa and Colin’s first dance, Diana, Melissa’s cousin, serenaded them with her own arrangement of No One.  She so graciously shared a recording with us so that we could in turn share the amazingness with you all!  Yes, my friends, this is something special!!)

Enjoy the photos and special slideshow too!

As I mentioned earlier, Melissa and Colin’s day was extra special!  Huge huge huge thanks to Diana Mino for sharing this beautiful piece with us!  And I would be remiss if I did not also mention Melissa’s dad, brothers, and good friend who entertained the guests during the reception with a special a capello performance!  So amazing!!!  You are one incredibly talented family!!!  Thanks so much to everyone who helped make Melissa and Colin’s day so special!

Ceremony Location: Arch Street Presbyterian Church

Reception Venue: Four Seasons Philadelphia

Bakery: Bredenbeck’s Bakery

Florist: Petah Bashano (Alvin’s Flowers)

Ceremony Music: Samantha Geraci-Yee, Ting Ting Wong, Rudy Lucente, William Stone

Band: Wayne Gustafson and the Untouchables

Bridal Gown: Priscilla of Boston

Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Priscilla of Boston

Hair and Makeup: Kristin Pinciotti

Wedding Bands: Blue Nile



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