A Modern, Downtown Wedding at Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jennifer Bonini (27 and in finance) and William Dunn (29 and an account executive) met at a small liberal arts college in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with Greek life "as the matchmaker," Jen says. After dating for six years, Billy proposed on New Year's Day with a stunning Tiffany round brilliant-cut solitaire. When planning the wedding, Jen and Billy wanted a "modern take on a classic downtown wedding." Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse, just off Rittenhouse Row in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, met all their needs: it was historical (in the former Provident Bank building) and had floor-to-ceiling windows, polished walnut floors and a crystal chandelier. Davio's was not a typical venue; and it definitely had an urban vibe. Just as the venue was an easy choice, so was the palette, Jen says. "I always envisioned whites and hues of blue creating a defined soft, elegant look." She added purple to her mostly white bouquet to honor her late grandma (purple was her grandma's favorite color). "We were extremely close, so it was very important to me to honor her memory in a special way," Jen says. The wedding party consisted of a maid of honor and a best man, "our oldest childhood best friends," Jen says. (Both sets of parents did the same thing on their wedding day.) The processional was an acoustic violin and piano version of Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors"; the recessional was "Ho Hey" by the Lumineers. After the ceremony guests walked onto the skyline patio for spectacular views of the city. Once back indoors, everyone moved downstairs to a room that needed only minimal decorations: white florals and jumbo balloons, lush garlands and accents of silver and gold. Italian cuisine was served Philly-style, favors included Jen's father's infamous Bonini Balsamic Vinegar, and a DJ kept the dance floor hopping. Jen and Billy's goal was to host a fun-loving, traditional yet original ceremony and reception, reflecting who they are as a couple. "I think we nailed it," Jen says. —Chrissy Sorenson