College friends to newlyweds
Though Jacqueline and Darby met during their college years at Rutgers in their home state of New Jersey, it wasn’t until they re-connected in Philadelphia that the sparks flew. It was love at first dinner + karaoke date.
During Jacqueline’s time in law school, the couple lived a few blocks away from Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia and frequented both Stratus Lounge and Red Owl Tavern, and would even return to the hotel after moving away to sit by the fireplace and enjoy cocktails in the lobby. When the time came to choose a venue for their wedding, the combination of the picturesque rooftop space, the unparalleled city views, and meeting on-site wedding planner Desiree, they knew they’d found the perfect place to host their special day. “It is the most magical space and feels like a time capsule of our happiest memories,” said the bride.