Shortly after college graduation, Malvern’s Allie Mongan and West Chester’s Dan Sweeney were introduced by mutual friends. Several years later, Dan popped the question in Avalon, N.J. Awaiting the newly engaged couple on the beach was Allie’s family, champagne in hand. Later that night, Dan’s family hosted an engagement party.
They opted for a wedding in the fall, Allie’s favorite season. “Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, so we had a couple of nods, like pumpkins and candles,” she says.
The foliage was at its peak on the day they exchanged vows in front of friends, family and nearly 100 of Allie’s former students at St. Patrick School in Malvern.
Color of Life: “I wanted white flowers with some green. Tish really helped me.”
Rings and Things: “My engagement ring is an emerald. My grandmother has an emerald, and I’ve always loved her ring.”
Ceremony: St. Patrick Catholic Church, Malvern
Reception: Springton Manor Farm, Glenmooreâ€‹
Photography: Campli Photography
Videographer: Allure Films by Video One Productions
Flowers: Tish Long, Villanova
Bridal Gown: Justin Alexander Signature, Sposabella, Feasterville-Trevoseâ€‹
Entertainment: The Heartbeats
First Dance: “Your Smiling Face” by James Taylor
Hair: Blush Salon, Newtown Square
Makeup: Voula Sioutis, One Face and Body Bar, Malvern
Cupcakes: The Master’s Baker, West Chester
Stationery: Kramer Drive, Berwyn