Chanel Williams & Torrey Smith

Dani Leigh Photography

Occupations: Chanel is a teacher; Torrey is a wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens.

Number of Attendees: 186

Number of Attendants: 18

How They Met: We met in college through some mutual friends. I ran track for University of Maryland, and he played football.

The Engagement: I got a text from Torrey asking me to bring our dogs, Prince and Mamas, to a photo shoot for the new “Show Your Soft Side" campaign. As we were taking pictures, Torrey got down on one knee and popped the question. I was speechless. I'm not even sure I said “yes" right away. I kept repeating “Are you serious?" and “Is this real?"

Wedding Design Inspiration: I wanted something breathtaking and elegant, but not over the top.

What Was Unique and Special About Your Wedding: I am a big entertainer, so I wanted our guests to be entertained from beginning to end. Torrey and I are silly people, so I wanted our personalities to show throughout the wedding. Starting from the ceremony with Torrey's random pause during our vows for some Chapstick to our wedding party dance ensemble, our wedding was full of laughs and fun. The reception had a lounge area with a caricaturist and photo booth.

Most Unexpected Event on Your Wedding Day: I would have to say when Torrey's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, decided to have us do the traditional Jewish chair dance. It was fun, but I was a little nervous!

Piece of Advice: Do what makes you (and your husband) happy, not everyone else. It's your wedding.

Honeymoon: We plan to do our honeymoon in the off-season.

Aisle Runner with Monogram
Customized Wedding Creations

Caricacurist
Gene Mater

Chargers
Select Event Rentals

Bridesmaids
Donna Morgan

Calligraphy, Monogram, and Wine Glass Etching
Just Write Studios

Custom Table Linens
Marianne's Rentals for Special Events

Customized Staging and Lighting
Event Pro Live

Flowers
My Flower Box Events

Hair and Makeup
Erica Griffin (hair); Moriah Lazzaroni (makeup)

Groom
JBD Clothiers

Invitations
KBB Designs & Kindly R.S.V.P. Designs

Location and Catering
The Merion, Cinnaminson, NJ

Lounge Furniture
AFR Event Furnishings

Menus and Signage
mlc designs

Music
JJ&T Entertainment (ceremony and cocktail hour); DJ Doc B hosted by Erika Kane (reception)

Photo Booth
Pixilated Photo Booth

Special Effects
DiNardo Brothers Entertainment

Videography
Clickspark

Wedding Dress
Bijou Bridal & Special Occasion (ceremony); La Bella Moda (reception)

Wedding Planner and Design
Elle Ellinghaus Designs

   
   

Chanel Williams & Torrey Smith

Dani Leigh Photography

Occupations: Chanel is a teacher; Torrey is a wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens.

Number of Attendees: 186

Number of Attendants: 18

How They Met: We met in college through some mutual friends. I ran track for University of Maryland, and he played football.

The Engagement: I got a text from Torrey asking me to bring our dogs, Prince and Mamas, to a photo shoot for the new “Show Your Soft Side" campaign. As we were taking pictures, Torrey got down on one knee and popped the question. I was speechless. I'm not even sure I said “yes" right away. I kept repeating “Are you serious?" and “Is this real?"

Wedding Design Inspiration: I wanted something breathtaking and elegant, but not over the top.

What Was Unique and Special About Your Wedding: I am a big entertainer, so I wanted our guests to be entertained from beginning to end. Torrey and I are silly people, so I wanted our personalities to show throughout the wedding. Starting from the ceremony with Torrey's random pause during our vows for some Chapstick to our wedding party dance ensemble, our wedding was full of laughs and fun. The reception had a lounge area with a caricaturist and photo booth.

Most Unexpected Event on Your Wedding Day: I would have to say when Torrey's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, decided to have us do the traditional Jewish chair dance. It was fun, but I was a little nervous!

Piece of Advice: Do what makes you (and your husband) happy, not everyone else. It's your wedding.

Honeymoon: We plan to do our honeymoon in the off-season.

Aisle Runner with Monogram
Customized Wedding Creations

Caricacurist
Gene Mater

Chargers
Select Event Rentals

Bridesmaids
Donna Morgan

Calligraphy, Monogram, and Wine Glass Etching
Just Write Studios

Custom Table Linens
Marianne's Rentals for Special Events

Customized Staging and Lighting
Event Pro Live

Flowers
My Flower Box Events

Hair and Makeup
Erica Griffin (hair); Moriah Lazzaroni (makeup)

Groom
JBD Clothiers

Invitations
KBB Designs & Kindly R.S.V.P. Designs

Location and Catering
The Merion, Cinnaminson, NJ

Lounge Furniture
AFR Event Furnishings

Menus and Signage
mlc designs

Music
JJ&T Entertainment (ceremony and cocktail hour); DJ Doc B hosted by Erika Kane (reception)

Photo Booth
Pixilated Photo Booth

Special Effects
DiNardo Brothers Entertainment

Videography
Clickspark

Wedding Dress
Bijou Bridal & Special Occasion (ceremony); La Bella Moda (reception)

Wedding Planner and Design
Elle Ellinghaus Designs