Rodney and Ashley - A Spectacular and Special Wedding At Tendenza - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tell us how you met and all about the proposal

Ashley and Rodney met on the campus of Widener University in 2011 as they crossed paths in route to class. After dinner at Ruth Chris one warm May night in Northern California, Rodney surprised Ashley by proposing, deciding it was time to continue on this trip we call life together forever.

How did you know they were "the one"? 

I knew Rodney was “the one” when he was given the option to move to Tokyo for his job but instead chose the position in northern California. I was able to work and get an amazing job here with one of the top hospitals in the area. He put our relationship first in that moment and choose us

What was wedding shopping like for you? 

Dress shopping was the most fun! I had my mom, mother in law and maid of honor there for support. We made it a full girls day with dinner and drinks after to celebrate.

.Did you incorporate any culture into your wedding?

We wanted our moms to be apart of the ceremony. We incorporated a unity candle and during the ceremony we had them both light each side of the candle to signify that we even though we are married we still have apart of our individuality

Favorite item on the menu:

My favorite was Our Signature Wedding Cocktail called White Wedding it consisted of Stoli Razz Vodka, St Germaine, Lemon Juice and White Cranberry Juice served with a gold sugar rim. Rodney’s favorite was the Chilean Sea bass with ginger- lemongrass miso sauce.

First dance song?

Best part by Daniel Caesar ft. H.E.R

What is your best memory from your wedding?

Having Rodney’s father marry us was amazing. He knows us both well so it meant a lot to have someone we love marry us in front of all our friends and family.

What is the best wedding advice you can give to engaged couples?

Enjoy your cocktail hour. If you don’t mind seeing your significant other before the ceremony and doing you first look. Take all your pictures before so you can go and enjoy your wedding day!