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We’re super excited to share this week’s #WeddingWednesday couple with all of you…Everyone, meet Andrea and Alec!

Their wedding at Radnor Hotel was perfect, from the moment we arrived until our hugs at the end.  It was pretty spectacular.

We planned for a first reveal to happen in Radnor Hotel’s courtyard garden, it’s the perfect spot for portraits, and the best part is you just hop on an elevator and you’re there…

This private moment between Alec and Andrea was beautiful and we’re so excited with the results…priceless reaction 🙂

We had the bridal party waiting in the wings for a portrait session and they were certainly up for anything we threw at them.

The parasols were the best prop, all the colors worked so well together and really made everything pop.  We love when couples add a little something extra to the mix!

We wrapped up their portrait session and prepared for the ceremony which was also held outside in Radnor Hotel‘s Courtyard.  How beautiful!?!?!

Mazel Tov!

Their reception was amazing, we have to mention the incredible staff at Radnor Hotel…Their service and food is award winning and guests are still raving about Alec and Andrea’s wedding.

As always, we had to get outside for one last photo op…everyone loves a nightime shot, and one in the rain to boot!

Congratulations Andrea and Alec!  We’re thrilled to have been a part of your special day.

xoxo

So excited to share Kylie and Eric’s wedding at Tendenza with you for today’s #WeddingWednesday.  Nothing like being surrounded by giggles on your wedding day!

Those smiles certainly set the tone for the rest of the day.  Every detail was beautiful and we might have been more excited for their first reveal at Race Street Pier then they were!

…ok we digress, maybe not as much but it was pretty close, how beautiful are these two…

We set the stage for the big reveal, and again the smiles tell it all.  We had a few minutes to photograph Kylie and Eric before we headed to Old St. Joe’s for their ceremony.

We had a great timeline to work with and were able to capitalize on all things historic Philadelphia.  We utilized First Bank, their incredible columns and staircase, as well as it’s perfect surroundings.

The sunlight this time of year is so golden yellow, there’s something about summer sun that we can’t seem to get enough of.

Kylie and Eric were troopers, we were so excited with everything we laid our eyes on and they were happy to oblige our creative eye.  Working with couples who appreciate photography makes for the perfect match.

We finished up with a walk back to the limo to head to Tendenza, and caught this moment to put the cherry on top of the whole day…

Tendenza is one of Cescaphe Event Group’s Premier Wedding Venues, they’re top notch when it comes to weddings and events and they are always absolute perfection.  And wonderful to work with!

All of their guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves from the moment they arrived.  We had quite the entertainment for our lenses!

Congratulations Kylie and Eric!  Your wedding day was beautiful and we’re honored to have been a part of it.

xoxo

This week’s Flash Back Friday post belongs to Capri & Nathan.  Their wedding at The Waterfall in Delaware was a beautiful event and we can’t wait to show you some of the moments we captured.

We spent the first part of the day preparing for the nuptials, Capri and The Waterfall‘s bridal suite and Nathan a local hotel.  We love when couples go the traditional route and wait until the aisle to lay eyes on each other!

The Waterfall has and incredible outdoor ceremony space.  The work they did during the off season has really made an amazing difference!  Speaking of the aisle…pretty spectacular walk if we do say so ourselves.

The ceremony was perfect and all of their custom details really made it unique.

We spent time during the cocktail hour photographing the bridal party and the newlyweds with enough time remaining that they were able to enjoy part of their pre party.  If cocktail hour is important to you, we’ll make it happen!

The grounds at The Waterfall are beautifully maintained and the perfect backdrop for portraits, and with this amazing couple we could have been out there for hours!

We love working with all of the staff at The Waterfall.  They do a wonderful job hosting and taking care everyone and even the tiniest of detail.

The reception went off without a hitch and every guest was on the dancefloor celebrating the newlyweds.

We had to  get outside for one last photo op before the night was over.  The fire element outside at The Waterfall just makes for amazing photographs!


Congratulations Capri and Nathan!  Your wedding day was amazing from start to finish, we’re honored to have been a part of it.

xoxo

Today we’re flashing back to my favorite couple of the 2017 season so far…Nina and Andrew’s wedding was hosted by Cescaphe Event Group at Tendenza, and it was PERFECTION!

You’d never know by looking at her, but this room was full of anxiety and buzzing bridesmaids, we had mother nature looming overhead and the ticking of a clock that couldn’t have been louder…in the midst this beautiful blushing bride with a smile that lights up a room.

Nina was surrounded by her favorite people in the morning who made sure every curl was in place and every detail double checked…but you could tell all she wanted was to see Andrew…

Andrew spent the morning preparing at the house they share together with his groomsmen.  Anxiety fueled and visible jitters, you could tell all he was thinking about was seeing future wife.

And now for the part that only exists in fairy tales…the most people first reveal I’ve ever photographed…I’d be lying if I said there were no tears hiding behind our cameras.

The images speak for themselves, what a beautiful moment.

We had a few stops to make before their ceremony…first up, the iconic Broad Street shot…

Next we headed down to Race Street Pier.  Remember I mentioned a questionable forecast?  It couldn’t have been more beautiful, truly.

And we just had to stop traffic for one more shot…

Cescaphe Event Group‘s venue, Tendenza, was housing their ceremony and reception.  There’s no question when it comes to CEG that everything will be taken care of from start to finish.

The ceremony went off without a hitch and their guests were able to enjoy an amazing cocktail hour immediately following.

We always participate in the room reveal, and had to steal a few moments alone with Andrew and Nina…

There’s a special place in my heart for these two, and I couldn’t be more proud of the art we created.  Congratulations Nina and Andrew, it truly was an honor getting to know you both and photographing your amazing day.

xoxo

 

We’re starting the weekend with this amazing #FlashBackFriday write up.  Jennifer and Joseph’s wedding at Ballroom at The Ben was quite the event…but it all started at the Loew’s Philadelphia Hotel…

Separated by a few floors, we spent the beginning part of the day getting ready for the first reveal…

The hustle and bustle of nerves and energy was electric, while mother nature had other plans for us that day, we still found an incredible backdrop for their first reveal.

Sometimes a sheer white curtain on a sky-scraping hotel is the perfect spot…

We spent a few minutes with the married-couple to be and took full advantage of the space.

The simplest of backdrops tend to be the most dramatic, rain?…what rain!

We finished up with family portraits at the hotel before we headed off to Ballroom at the Ben for their ceremony…but of course only after we pause for a moment in the lobby!

Mazel Tov!

Ballroom at the Ben underwent some renovation and redecorating in the off season and it’s BEAUTIFUL!  We certainly didn’t expect anything less…

Finley Catering and the Don Eaton Band were flawless from beginning to end.  Every guest left raving and with a night they’ll not soon forget.

…one last stop on Broad Street!

Congratulations to you both!  It was an honor being a part of your incredible day.

xoxo

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