Please Touch Museum Wedding of Hailey + Greg – Part 2

Let the fun begin! We arrived at the Please Touch Museum in Fairmount Park Philadelphia for some more fun portraits inside the museum. The couple first boarded a SEPTA bus and Greg took Hailey for a little ride.  Hailey and Greg had such fun playing around the the piano from the movie “Big“. So light on their feet I saw traces of Fred and Ginger! We then had to stop to get this couple married. After their ceremony the couple took a ride on the vintage carousel located in the museum.  It was then on to an evening of partying and dancing to the tunes of CTO Tribecca

Décor and Floral Design:  Carl Alan Floral Designs

Bridal Preparations: Sofitel Philadelphia

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia

   Bridal Gown: Matthew Christopher from Van Cleve Wedding Pavilion

Bridesmaids Gowns: JLM Couture

Shoes: Betsy Johnson

   Music: CTO Tribeca

Invitations: Pen & Paper

Videographer: Stomping Bread Productions

 

    

Please Touch Museum Wedding of Hailey + Greg – Part 1

It’s been awhile since I’ve photographed a wedding at the Please Touch Museum. Certainly one of the most playful locations in Philadelphia. Before we arrived at the venue we stopped at a few of Philadelphia’s iconic locations for portraits such as Broad Street and the Rodin Museum. On our way to their venue we searched for one of the last remaining trees in Fairmount Park with foliage, and as you see, we found it!

Décor and Floral Design:   Carl Alan Floral Designs

Bridal Preparations: Sofitel Philadelphia

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia

   Bridal Gown: Matthew Christopher from Van Cleve Wedding Pavilion

Bridesmaids Gowns: JLM Couture

Shoes: Betsy Johnson

   Music: CTO Tribeca

Invitations: Pen & Paper

Videographer: Stomping Bread Productions

    

Alicia Swedenborg - holymoly that red tree as a backdrop? fall-perfection!

Bridal Bouquets of 2013 – Happy New Years!

Looking forward to all the beautiful weddings I will be photographing in 2014 and thought I’d look back on the lovely eye candy bouquets I had the opportunity to photograph in 2013. There seemed to be a trend towards “pinky white pastels” but there were many pretty exceptions. So wonderful to work with many talented floral designers this year including Table Art, Beautiful Blooms, Nancy Saam, Manic Botanic, MDS Floral Design and Viburnum Design to name a few. Happy New Years everyone. Wishing you all a happy, healthy and very splendid 2014!

    

Wedding Shoes of 2013

With a new year soon upon us I thought I would do a little reflection on all the stunning wedding shoes I had the pleasure to photograph in 2013. Metallic, sparkling, silver and gold seemed to be a real trend. One thing I don’t believe I’d ever seen was the popularity of one single shoe brand and style. Six of my brides chose the Jimmy Choo Glitter Peep Toe Pump. Though they varied in heal height, my 6 brides said they choose the “Choos”  for the combination of beauty and comfort. I’m looking forward to all the beautiful eye candy (or is that foot candy) that my 2014 brides will be bringing me in the coming year! Happy New Year!

    

Tammy - love this post marie! great bridal inspiration…xoxo

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) Wedding of Becka + Larry (Part 2)

PAFA has always been dear to my heart as a wedding venue. The architecture, the vibrant colors, and let’s not forget that grand staircase. It was wonderful to be working again at PAFA with Beautiful Blooms. Over the years we have done so many spectacular weddings at PAFA. So happy to to have shared one more. Becka and Larry exchanged their vows under the beautiful chuppah on the grand staircase of PAFA and then the vibrant party started!

Décor and Floral Design:  Beautiful Blooms

Bridal Preparations: Four Seasons Philadelphia

Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)

Makeup: Renee from Beke Beau

 Hair: Susan Thoder

   Bridal Gown: Suzanne Neville from Wedding Atelier NYC

Bridesmaids Gowns: J.Crew

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

   Music: Bachelor Boys Band

Videographer: Tangerine Media Group

Invitations: The Papery

Cake: Carley Cakes

Caterer: Jimmy Duffy’s

    

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) Wedding of Becka + Larry – 11.02.13

It’s been several years since I’ve photographed a wedding at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, otherwise know as PAFA. It’s a most beautiful venue filled with fabulous architecture and art, and I’ll be sharing Becka and Larry s ceremony and reception  in my next blog post. For now, I’ll share some of their portraits that we took around the City of Philadelphia. Check back later this week to see their wedding with the beautiful Décor and floral design by Beautiful Blooms.

Décor and Floral Design:  Beautiful Blooms

Bridal Preparations: Four Seasons Philadelphia

Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)

Makeup: Renee from Beke Beau

 Hair: Susan Thoder

   Bridal Gown: Suzanne Neville from Wedding Atelier NYC

Bridesmaids Gowns: J.Crew

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

   Music: Bachelor Boys Band

Videographer: Tangerine Media Group

Invitations: The Papery

Cake: Carley Cakes

Caterer: Jimmy Duffy’s

    

Franklin Institute Wedding Featured on Brides.com

Congratulation to Elizabeth and Ryan on their “real wedding” feature on Brides.com. The Franklin Institute is such an amazing venue visually that most of the weddings that I have photographed there have been featured somewhere.  You can see their Brides.com feature by clicking on the image and if you would like to see more of their very special day you can see it here!

    

Alicia Swedenborg - yay! congrats!

Fonthill Castle Wedding of Kira + David (Part 2)

There were just so many special details for Kira and Davids wedding. I could only include some of my favorites; from the white birch chuppa in a field, to the antique sewing machine sweetheart table, so, so many. You can see all the festive partying ending with The Mizinke, a dance for the David’s parents as he was their last child to be wed. A very special day!

Décor and Floral Design:  Margaux St. Ledger of Fleur De Lis

Bouquets: Brides sister

Invitations: Askew Couture

 Venue: Fonthill Castle, Doylestown, PA

Makeup and Hair: Amanda Jenkins

   Bridal Gown: Elizabeth Filmore – purchased at Gabriella

Shoes: Rachel Simpson

Grooms suit: Custom made by Bindle & Keep

Caterer: Memorable Affairs

   Music: EBE Miami

Videographer: Tweed

    

Alicia Swedenborg - wow, her dress is gorgeous!