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“We wanted the wedding to have the same feel as the happiness and joy you get when you look around at your family on Christmas Eve and just feel the love.”
The Who, Where, and When…
Bride and Groom: Joni and Matthew Seeberger
Wedding Date: 12/30/2017
Ceremony Location: St. Vincent Basilica, Latrobe, PA
Reception Location: Chestnut Ridge Golf Resort, Blairsville
When and How Did You Meet
Matt and Joni first met through mutual friends in their freshman year of college. The remained friends and spent time together amongst their larger group until their junior year of college when they started to spend more time together one-on-one. They talked everyday over the summer between their junior and senior years, and when they returned to school in the fall of their senior year, they realized how badly they wanted to be together!
Tell Us About the Proposal
Matt proposed to Joni at her home in Hershey, PA. He planned to take Joni out to dinner for her birthday that night, and while they were gone, he recruited Joni’s best friend to set up the house for him. When they returned from dinner, there was music playing and rose petals scattered on the floor from the door leading into the dining room. Joni was too scared to go in, thinking that her roommate’s boyfriend had set up something nice for Valentine’s Day and they were going to be interrupting. Matt finally convinced Joni to follow the petals to the dining room where there was a bouquet of flowers, and a letter he had written to her. When she finished reading the letter, she turned to look at Matt, who was now down on one knee!!
Tell Us About the Look / Theme / Style
The bridesmaids will be wearing deep red dresses, with blush and cream colored flowers. The church will be decorated for Christmas, with trees, wreaths, and poinsettias. The reception ballroom will also be decorated for Christmas, with silver and gold decorations on the trees and swags. We wanted the wedding to have the same feel as the happiness and joy you get when you look around at your family on Christmas Eve and just feel the love.
What Inspired the Vision
Since we were already getting married right after Christmas, we really wanted to use the decorations that were already going to be around.
What Moment of the Day Were You Most Looking Forward to
I was most looking forward to the moment I got to see Matt look at me when I was walking down the aisle. Everything has led up to that point — the start of our marriage, and I couldn’t wait!
Photographer: FineLine Weddings
DJ: All-Star Event Services
Ceremony Music: Brian Whaley
Caterer: Chestnut Ridge Resort
Florist: Export Floral
Cake / Desserts: Spinola’s Bake Shop
Transportation: Elite Coach Transport
Hair: Details Salon and Spa
Makeup: Sara Ritmiller – Make-Up Design by Sara
The Dress: Essence of Australia from The Exquisite bride in Murrysville
Brides Shoes: Kate Spade for Keds
Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Menswear: Vera Wang, Joseph A. Banks