Saturday, February 28, 2015

Another Winter Wedding Photo

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Another Winter Wedding Photo

Blair Kahora and Matt Cardinal´s snow-capped wedding in Head House Square.
Blair Kahora and Matt Cardinal's snow-capped wedding in Head House Square.

Can't resist sharing this pretty wedding photo, sent to me by reader Blair Kahora, 28, who married Matt Cardinal, 30, during the Dec. 19th Blizzard of 2009.

Blair read my story about Stephanie Sudzina and Anthony Campanale's almost snowed-out wedding on the same day, and she basically said, "HAH! At least they got married indoors!"

Blair and Matt, who live in Queen Village, scheduled their wedding ceremony for outside, in Head House Square. And they decided to proceed with it, even as the snow piled up around them, rather than move it indoors to the Sheraton Society Hill Hotel, where their reception was to take place.

Notice that Blair's dress is - ahem - sleeveless.

Blair tells me that she was so excited to get married, she didn't notice, until she and Matt had finished reciting their vows, that her hands had actually gone purple from the cold. 

(Hey, purple and white is a winning wedding-color combo any time of year.)

Thankfully, the Sheraton was heated. After Blair and Matt's 110-115 guests finally thawed out, everyone had a lovely time.

Congrats Blair and Matt, you crazy snowbirds. May you have many years of wedded bliss - and winter warmth.

Ronnie Polaneczky Daily News Columnist
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Ronnie Polaneczky has been an award-winning columnist for The Philadelphia Daily News since 1999, offering a front-steps perspective on every aspect of city life, from the sublime to the stupid. In her past life, she was the editor-in-chief of Atlantic City Magazine, associate editor at Philadelphia Magazine and a fulltime freelancer published in Ladies Home Journal, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Reader's Digest, Men's Health, MarieClaire and others. She lives with her husband, daughter and various pets in the city's Fairmount section, where she dreams of one day singing The National Anthem at an Eagles game. In addition to her column and blog, you can enjoy Ronnie's musings in podcast form here.


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