Recently, I was asked to shoot an engagement party that turned out to be a surprise wedding for the guests. What a great idea! Lauren and Mike got engaged early this year and wanted to surprise their friends and family with a wedding that was more fitting of their fun and easy going personalities. The party happened at Southern Cross Kitchen in Conshohocken, so everything had a bit of a southern feel to it, including the extra warm July weather! The cocktails flowed with lemonade and bourbon while the hors d'oeuvres included lobster mac & cheese, fresh fruit, and southern spring rolls. Mason jars, hydrangeas, and touches of burlap added to the super cute and comforting atmosphere of the upstairs bar and restaurant area at Southern Cross Kitchen.
Needless to say, all EIGHTY-some guests were shocked and excited after they realized they were actually there for a wedding. It was intimate and perfect and to sound absolutely cliche, you could feel the love from everyone at that ceremony who were nothing but happy to be sharing in that moment with Lauren and Mike. There were huge smiles all around and definitely a few not-so-dry eyes!
While I don't know if I could ever pull something so huge like this off, I give them props for being able to keep it a secret for so long! This was one wedding no one will forget!