J&J Studios brings us this very foodie real wedding at the Reading Terminal Market. Don’t miss Jillian and Josh’s the first look at Love Park and their ceremony at National Constitution Center.
How and when did you and your partner meet?
The new old fashioned way: online via dating app. We met in October 2019 at Smith’s (RIP, thanks COVID) for drinks. Kissing in the rain was the best part
How did Joshua propose?
Joshua and I were visiting his grandmother’s house on Long Island. After having a great day together, he just knew, and the timing was just right. Why wait any longer? He proposed right then and there at her house with her original engagement ring.
What was your experience in planning your wedding?
We both thought it was a really good experience. Having a personalized email was key and made everything much easier.
Tell us about your venue and why you chose it
We wanted something unique and out of the ordinary. Joshua, being a history teacher with TWO masters’ degrees (one in American History to be exact), came up with the idea of having the ceremony at the NCC, with Signer’s Hall being perfect to have our ketubah signing; with all the founding fathers as our witnesses. Reading Terminal Market was perfect for us; with the best food in the city, and one of the most iconic landmarks in Philadelphia.
What was your inspiration for the wedding?
We were our own inspiration from every detail. From having a very Philly wedding, to our colors, blue & white for Penn State, to the food choices, and where we had our first look, it all came down to LOVE.
What was the best memory/moment from your wedding day?
Joshua’s favorite moment was the first look. Jillian’s was being under the chuppah together.
What advice can you give to couples planning their wedding?
Having a personalized email was the sole factor of making wedding planning feasible. Remember it is YOUR DAY!
What was your experience like working with your vendors?