Shelynn & Phillip Curry
Shelynn and Phillip were set up by a mutual friend after Phillip’s stint in the Army – and the rest is history. “We hit it off right away,” Shelynn recalls. Their year-long engagement culminated in an extravagant New Year’s Eve wedding on one of the coldest days of the year.
The wedding day began with the couple’s reveal along the same bridge where Phillip proposed. Dressed in an exquisite sleeveless gown adorned with intricate beading and lace, Shelynn was grateful for her accessory: a warm white fur cape. Later that evening, Phillip and Shelynn promised their lives to each other at the bride’s home church, Grace Church of the Nazarene.
The Great Gatsby-inspired reception took place at NorthShore’s 2 on the Roof. “We loved the location and how open and spacious the venue was. We also loved the moveable bar setup, the side kitchen for food prep, and of course the incredible view of the city,” Shelynn shares. In order to highlight the city views, the DJ’s booth was positioned against the main glass wall. “That way, whether you were on the dance floor or just watching, you could enjoy the city lights in the background,” Shelynn says.
Roses paired with winter greens and faux snow, along with gold-sequined runners and elegant candelabras, decorated the tables set for the sit-down dinner. Glittering donuts hung from the donut wall, carefully constructed behind the modern three-tier wedding cake. At midnight, the couple celebrated with a champagne toast among their guests while watching the Times Square ball drop on the venue’s televisions.
“It is so fun to see a whole year of planning all come together into one perfect day,” Shelynn says. “My heart was bursting with love and blessings, and my face hurt from smiling so much!”
How He Proposed
“All dressed up to attend a Christmas party, I had no idea what was actually in store. Phillip wanted to take a few pictures on the Walnut Street Bridge before the party, and he asked two young girls on the bridge if they would take the pictures (whispering that he was going to propose). After the first shot, he turned to me and pulled out the ring of my dreams!”
Photos by Randi Vasquez Photography