Riley and Colin’s Elegant Summer Wedding at Ellis Preserve

Captured & submitted by Michelle Laird Photography


Riley & Colin met at DeSales University in 2015 and got engaged in 2020. They enjoy eating good food and trying new drinks together. They love to sit on the beach, take their dog, Mac, to Starbucks, travel to new places, and go candle shopping. Colin is a Physical Therapist with 6 brothers who loves to hang at local breweries and watch Philly sports (#gobirds) and Riley is a physicians assistant at St. Luke’s and also a pageant contestant who went on to compete in both Miss Delaware and Miss Pennsylvania pageants over the years. In June 2022, Riley earned third runner up status in the Miss Pennsylvania competition and received the Community Service Award. They both went into healthcare because they love helping others but their true passion is caring for our homeless neighbors. They both spend a lot of time connecting with our unsheltered community and this has brought so much joy to their lives

Their wedding day was full of smiles, tears and laughter. It was a warm beautiful sunny day and they got married exactly 8 years to the day they met. They even got tattoos on their left ring fingers of their initials (photo included in gallery!) When I asked them what they love most about each other Colin said her ability to be selfless and put others needs before her own, her drive and determination that pushes her every day to be an amazing Physicians Assistant, fiance, sister, daughter & future mother not to mention she’s the most beautiful woman I’ve ever laid eyes on and consider myself the luckiest man to be marrying her (wow) and Riley responded that her favorite thing about Colin was his ability to listen and willingness to do anything for them as a couple. The fact that he prioritizes her passions and he has great hair!


Invitation Designer:Whimsy//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Joseph A Banks//Bridesmaid Dresses: Revelry//Bakery:The Master’s Baker//Makeup Artist: Absolutely Dazzling Makeup//Hair Stylist:Emboldened Hair Artistry//DJ: Silver Sound//Caterer: Finley Catering//Event Venue: The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve//Dress Store: Jennifer’s Bridal//Dress Designer:Lazaro//Floral Designer: XO Marigold//Photographer: Michelle Laird Photography//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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