Shawn and Jiby are truly an unique couple who went all out to celebrate their love.  Platinum Dream Events perfectly polished this event to feature the best in the wedding industry, and to truly capture the decadence of this couple.  Every precious moment was captured by Iluminada Photography, in summation of beautiful photographs and video that perfectly tell the story of their wedding day.  The Crystal Tea Room was a charming venue that served as an excellent backdrop to this lavish day, and the beautiful imagery of it all awaits below!

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Platinum Dream Events Philadelphia Wedding Planner Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings

Platinum Dream Events Philadelphia Wedding Planner Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings

Platinum Dream Events Philadelphia Wedding Planner Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings

Platinum Dream Events Philadelphia Wedding Planner Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings

How they met: “We went to the same elementary school, same church and we were even neighbors however, we never spoke to each other or had a conversation.

Fast-forward 15 years; from the other side of the world (he was in Grad school in Asia), I received a message from Shawn. “Hello neighbor!”  We became pen pals very quickly. After a year on a Sunday morning Church service, during the “Kiss of Peace” exchange {part where you offer your hands as a symbol of love, peace and care for your neighbor}; only to my surprise, there was Shawn extending his hands to me. We both exchanged the words “ In the love of Lord let us greet one and another in peace…May the love and peace of Our Lord Jesus Christ be with us and abide with us forever.”

From that moment, we hit it off and here we are Husband and Wife.”

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Platinum Dream Events Philadelphia Wedding Planner Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings

Platinum Dream Events Philadelphia Wedding Planner Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings

Platinum Dream Events Philadelphia Wedding Planner Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings

How he proposed: “This one is hard to explain in words. I will let the video tell the story.

Operation Heartbeat // Shawn & Jiby from Michael Rothermel on Vimeo.

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Platinum Dream Events Philadelphia Wedding Planner Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings

Platinum Dream Events Philadelphia Wedding Planner Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings

Platinum Dream Events Philadelphia Wedding Planner Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings

Platinum Dream Events Philadelphia Wedding Planner Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings

Platinum Dream Events Philadelphia Wedding Planner Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings

Platinum Dream Events Philadelphia Wedding Planner Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings

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Wedding planning experience: “Planning a wedding was probably the most exciting time of our lives. Every couple dreams of their perfect wedding, for us it was all about having fun and celebrating with our family and friends. We wanted to customize everything and put our creative minds to test.

We started our planning process over a year in advance so the madness of the wedding rush in the last few months would be avoided. We had the best wedding coordinators, shout out to Platinum Dream Events who made our vision happen. They completely nailed it from start to finish. They exceeded our expectations and left us with all smiles!

The wedding day was so perfect. It was a bright blue sky and there was not a cloud in the sky. It was a blissful sun-kissed 78-degree day. Over 500 of our closest family and friends joined us as we danced the night away.”

Platinum Dream Events Philadelphia Wedding Planner Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings

Platinum Dream Events Philadelphia Wedding Planner Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings

Platinum Dream Events Philadelphia Wedding Planner Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings

Favorite memory: “We had so many favorite memories that day. When he tied the knot called the Thali around my neck and put a cloth called the ‘Manthrokodi’ over my head while the choir sang a melodious song. The Manthrokodi was as a symbol of love and protection (an Eastern Indian Orthodox tradition).

We also enjoyed our first dance, dancing on a cloud, as we danced to an acoustic version of “God Must have spent a little more time on you” by Boyce Avenue. Prior to our announcement into the grand ballroom, we surprised our guests with a music video. It was so exciting to see and hear everyone’s reaction.

Shawn & Jiby: The Escape from Iluminada Photography on Vimeo.

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Platinum Dream Events Philadelphia Wedding Planner Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings

Platinum Dream Events Philadelphia Wedding Planner Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings

Platinum Dream Events Philadelphia Wedding Planner Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings

Platinum Dream Events Philadelphia Wedding Planner Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings

Platinum Dream Events Philadelphia Wedding Planner Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings

Wedding planning advice: “Plan ahead. Enjoy the process because after it is gone, you will miss it! Argue and makeup! Go get a couples massage when you feel stressed. Customize your wedding and put your love and thoughts into every decision. Above it all… smile! Your wedding is going to be absolutely perfect because both of you are there!”


Vendors | Event Planner: Platinum Dream Events | Photography/Videography/Photobooth: Iluminada Photography | Ceremony Venue: St. Johns the Evangelist | Reception Venue: Crystal Tea Room | Florals/Decor: Mandaps by Dhoom | Catering/Cake: Finley Catering | Stationery: Valavi Company | Makeup: Adama Jay |  Second Makeup Artist: Paylee | Hair: Mary Chan | Second Hair Stylist: Paylee | DJ: DJUSA |

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