Chestnut Hill Philadelphia Engagement Marissa + John

Marissa and John’s sunrise change the date session started tucked back in the forbidden drive of Wissahickon park and finished at Cake in Chestnut Hill. Marissa wanted to have a different style and feel to her change the date photos, and they also brought a cake made by Kerri’s Cake’s and Creations with their change the date on it! It was fitting that their change the date took place in a fall setting just like how they met!


John and Marissa met at Kean University and of course John was immediately taken with how beautiful Marissa is. Marissa on the other hand found John annoyed her and didn’t really take the opportunity to pursue getting to know him. Later she began to see how sweet and caring he was especially to his family. To this day Johns dedication to his family is one of the qualities Marissa admires most about him. They began to date in August 2015 and their first date took place at a hibachi restaurant ending with ice cream at dairy quean! Marissa was so nervous and struggled to find the perfect outfit to wear! Almost exactly four years later in 2019 John decided to ask the question! Weeks in advance John planned a trip for his birthday with the help of family and friends. They drove up to Atlantic City where the room was decorated with balloons surrounding a drawn out heart with rose petals led by tiny tea lights as well as their future wedding song playing in the background. Marissa initially ran over to hug her sister because she knew she had set it up. When Marissa realized what was happening she walked over to the center of the room with the heart made of rose petals. John got down on one knee and asked Marissa to Marry him. Marissa said yes of course and teared up as she tried to walk away to cry. However, little did she know John had another surprise planned. The evening followed with an engagement dinner party with both of their families and a surprise trip to their favorite place on earth to celebrate, Disney World. They will be making their vows to one another on July 17, 2020 at St. Rose of Lima followed by a reception with friends and family.

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  1. Alena says:

    So beautiful ❤️

  2. Michele bettino says:

    Absolutely gorgeous photos! So excited for you both and can’t wait to celebrate with you
    Love Michele Bettino

  3. Laura Fernicola says:

    There are just no words for these precious moments which were captured by the two of you…
    So natural and loving!
    Thank you for sharing these.
    God Bless…

  4. Heather Voinski says:

    Marissa you look amazing!!! And these pictures are beautiful!! Congratulations on your new day!!

  5. Marissa Dante says:

    Thank you all so much! We cannot wait for our big day!

  6. Kimberley Kevish says:

    Omg Marissa this is beautiful. I wish you both a lifetime of happiness. I’m so sorry that you had to wait because of what’s going on. ❤️

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She values the beauty of a wedding day in every sense of the word. The beauty of the hard work and details of the day. 

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