posted by Joseph Gidjunis on February 18, 2013 Return to Weddings

Emily and Eric at Pomme in Radnor, PA

Contrary to popular belief, New Year’s Eve is not just a time for making resolutions, drinking champagne and singing “Auld Lang Syne.” December 31st has now become one of the hottest days of the year to get married! And what could be better? Your friends and family are ready to party and off from work, everyone’s ready to kiss somebody, and it’s the perfect time to set goals and dream big. Sounds like the perfect wedding material to me.

This New Year’s Eve, Emily and Eric invited us to their fabulous wedding celebration at Pomme in Radnor, PA. These high school sweethearts first met almost ten years ago at the Hill School where they both attended as students. Their intimate ceremony featured string music, since Emily is a violist.

The pastor even commented upon how a good partnership is like two different viola parts in an orchestra being played together — two varying melodies that are distinct in personality but work well together. This is Emily and Eric to a tee.

At the reception, Emily’s brother read a toast written by Eric’s best friend who is in medical school in Korea and couldn’t be there. Still, we could feel his love and friendship from miles away. Emily’s bridesmaids laughed and cried during their toast, and even offered a brief rendition of ‘N Sync’s “Bye Bye Bye,” quite the blast from the past! Then Emily’s dad welcomed everyone, saying, “Most people call this a reception, but we call it a party!”

And a party it was indeed. Eric’s parents put on an awesome rendition of Gangnam style, until everyone was on the dance floor giggling and trying their moves.

We had fun celebrating with Melissa and Jeremy, whose wedding JPG shot in 2011. As midnight approached, friends and family donned paper hats and party blowers while raising glasses of champagne.

We all counted down, and at midnight, the newlyweds kissed. What an awesome way to celebrate new beginnings, looking ahead to all that the upcoming year will bring.

Emily and Eric, our wish for you is that this year, and every year to come, will bring new dreams, fresh possibilities, and a renewed commitment to one another. Thank you so much for including us in your New Year’s celebration of love!

Best,
Joe G.

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