Emerald Isle Wedding at the Springfield Country Club

Bride and groom outside with bridal party

Meghan and Ryan’s winter wedding told their love story, surrounded by seasonal inspiration and a beautiful nod to the season’s scenery. The Springfield Country Club played backdrop for their reception, with gorgeous photography by Ashlee Mintz.

Wedding invitation suite with rings and some of the bride's and groom's accessories
Group of people waits to see bride after bride gets ready for her wedding day
Bride poses with groomsmen on her wedding day

How They Met

At a glance! Meghan first noticed Ryan in her West Chester University dorm the day she moved in as a freshman. The two of them lived in Killenger Hall, which opened the door for passing hellos and locking eyes until the two struck up a friendship. Sharing a first kiss just months later, Meghan and Ryan clearly had a connection. They’d remain close friends for the next two years, until a trip to Ireland shed light on their feelings.

As the old saying goes, absence makes the heart grow fonder. And absence is the catalyst for Meghan and Ryan’s friendship becoming a love story. During their time at West Chester University, Meghan took a five month trip to Ireland. She and Ryan chatted until the hour before her flight, with Ryan signing off with the Irish blessing. Halfway through her time in the Emerald Isle, Meghan realized how much she missed Ryan, and she wrote him a letter. After her trip, Ryan was the only one that Meghan wanted to spend her time with. After four years of friendship, Ryan asked Meghan to be his girlfriend. Their relationship continued to grow, as did their relationships with each other’s families.

Groom and bride look into each others eyes and smile
Groom picks up bride for outdoor photo, with bride's veil flowing behind her
Bride reads letter while getting ready for her wedding
Grooms shows off gift: an autographed Brent Celek Philadelphia Eagles jersey

The Proposal

It was a warm and sunny Sunday morning in September, and Meghan and Ryan were preparing to head to Mass. Before they left, Ryan brought Meghan to their front porch, where he had set up candles and photos of the the adventures they had shared. He asked her to marry him, and she said yes! Later that day, their beloved Eagles hit a game-winning 61-yard field goal, further confirming that Meghan must have said the right thing.

Engagement ring in green velvet box
Bride and groom walking and looking at each other with bridal party walking behind them
Bride and groom walk as they look at each other

The Wedding

Meghan and Ryan said “I do” at Saint Francis of Assisi Church in Springfield, PA. The bridesmaids dressed in emerald and the groomsmen in black, with seasonal bouquets and boutonnieres.

Bride and her father walking down the aisle at the church on her wedding day
Groom whispers to bride during wedding
Bride and groom stand on the altar at church with priest and bridal party
Outside the church, groom dips bride for a photo with veil and gown flowing over the stairs

Springfield Country Club

The couple’s reception combined elegant decor with plenty of fun. The Springfield Country Club was decked out for the holidays, and the couple’s bridal party looks and florals matched the reds, greens, and whites well. With a band sporting Eagles jerseys, Meghan and Ryan’s proposal story came full circle on their wedding day.

Bride and groom posing in front of tree branch backdrop
Tall floral arrangement with white, burgundy, and pale pink flowers and greenery
Beautiful white wedding cake with heart cake topper
Bride and groom walk in dancing steps in reception room
Band playing banjo and cello, wearing Philadelphia Eagles jerseys and hats
Bride and groom kiss and pose for photo outside reception venue, with bride holding her gown

Wedding Vendors

With a ceremony, reception, and after party in different locations, Meghan and Ryan took advantage of some of the Philadelphia suburbs’ great locations.

Vendors | Photographer: Ashlee Mintz | Ceremony: Saint Francis of Assisi Church | Reception: Springfield Country Club | After Party: Tavola Restaurant + Bar