Heather and Brendan: Retro Chic Fairytale


Immaculate cathedral meets funky socks – that’s the theme of this couple’s eye-catching retro chic fairytale wedding. These charming photos were submitted to us by the talented Joy Marie Photography, and am I ever glad they were. This is one of the most spectacular and well-put-together weddings I have ever seen!

Romantic, dreamlike, trendy and even sexy – this bride captured it all on her big day. From the breathtaking cathedral ceremony to the brilliant colors of the reception decor, this wedding really brought the wow factor.

Heather Metz and Brendan Dragann were married Aug. 7, 2010 in beautiful Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania.

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Wow, what a knockout couple! And I absolutely love this shot of them walking down the aisle post-ceremony! You can really see the joy and love in both of their expressions. Gorgeous!


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This wedding is like something out of fairytale! If this doesn’t bring Cinderella or Romeo and Juliet (one of the most romantic love stories ever told – aside from all the tragedy, of course) to mind then I don’t know what does. Love, love, love it!

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OK so we just have to talk about that dress! What an amazing balance between princess-esque and vintage chic ballgown, and those shoes – there are no words!

The color combination of turquoise, violet and fuchsia is one of the most spectacular I have ever seen, and mighty hard to pull off may I add. And kudos to the bride for keeping her bridal bouquet so sweet and classic with white roses (I think). It really balanced out the brighter, almost theatrical color palette of the rest of the wedding.

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Love this decor! So simple, modest and unique. The bride incorporated such eye-catching colors that really make a statement, and the deep violet purple and electric turquoise is an amazing color combination. Absolutely stunning!

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Photo booths are always a crowd-pleaser at weddings, and they make for a great photo op spot for the happy couple, too!

A big thank-you to Joy Marie Photography for submitting these fabulous photos.

Happy weddings! And keep those wedding photos coming!

Ceremony venue: Bryn Athyn Cathedral
Reception venue: Cairnwood Estates
Photographer: Joy Marie Photography
Caterer: Festivities Events
DJ: Synergetic Sound and Lighting
Photo booth: Party Booths

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2 thoughts on “Heather and Brendan: Retro Chic Fairytale

  1. Thank you for the beautiful comments 🙂 Joy Marie did an astounding job capturing our day.. we were truly blessed to have her with us! Xo

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