Heidi Roland Photography was behind the lens for this intimate wedding at Philadelphia City Hall, which turned out to be an impeccable depiction of persevering love. Diana and Ricky are truly a prosperous couple, and their dedication to one another shows with every glance. This couple wanted an intimate wedding, after attempting to plan their wedding while going through a few adversities and life changes. Ultimately what mattered most was what became the highlight of their joining union, and their wedding came together perfectly!
From the Photographer, Heidi Roland: “On a lovely Thursday afternoon, I had the pleasure of photographing a wedding that was full of elegance and love. The ceremony was at Philadelphia City Hall, and getting ready was close by at The Inn at the Union League. Diana and Ricky chose to have a gathering of close family. Although they kept their gathering small on guests, they went big on warmth and class.
I asked Diana to share a little bit about their love story. There are so many experiences that bring two people together. Diana gives us a peek into the path that lead to this special day.”
How They Met:
“Ricky and I first met at the College of Charleston through mutual friends in the Fall of 2008. He returned my missing cell phone that had suspiciously disappeared at his house. We connected again that spring after he broke up with a girlfriend. We started dating that Summer and moved in together within 3 months. We took a “break” in 2012 after I returned home to DC to look for new job opportunities, although it wasn’t a break for too long. I did some blogging, an internship, but was pretty miserable being away from him with the slow job prospects. It was at that point when I realized Ricky was the one. He felt the same way and I moved back after the New Year. We got along better than we ever had before.”
“A pivotal moment in our relationship was the birth of our daughter Sabine. She arrived in the front seat of our car on the way the hospital, while Ricky was driving about 100 mph! I had a “precipitous labor,” and our doctors hadn’t seen anything like it before. Ricky was as cool as cucumber and stayed completely calm despite my screams and what was happening. He was a great dad from day one, and a wonderful partner in the tough postpartum month following.”
“Ricky proposed in November 2014. We looked at rings that Fall, feeling particularly motivated after learning I was pregnant. Ricky wanted my opinion on a new dog leash he was giving away as a Christmas present, and it took a double take before I realized the ring was attached! We shared the news about baby on the way at Christmas, with plans to move to Philadelphia or DC for Ricky’s graduate program in the Fall.”
Wedding Planning Experience:
Vendors | Photography: Heidi Roland Photography | Ceremony Venue: Philadelphia City Hall | Getting Ready Venue: The Inn at The Union League | Dress: Roland Mouret, Ingram Asymmetrical Sheath Dress in White from Saks Fifth Avenue | Shoes: Jimmy Choo, Lucy 100 Suede Ankle-Strap Pumps in Grey | Flowers: Suzanne Cody, Washington DC | Hair/Make-Up: Alessandra Melillo at BLO/OUT Rittenhouse