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!

Fonthill Castle Wedding of Kira + David – 10-13-13

Earlier this year I was perusing some of Philadelphia’s bridal boutiques and noticed a beautiful selection of “Gatsby” inspired wedding gowns. Hoping one of my fashionista brides might be inspired by then.  I was so thrilled when Kira donned her gorgeous Elizabeth Filmore “Gatsby” inspired gown. She even had a “flapper” wave hairdo and t-strap shoes. And Kira and David were such a fashionable pair, check out Davids custom blue suit by Bindle & Keep! A very special act of love was Kira’s broach bouquet. It was made by her sister. So amazing I just had to do a montage of all the different views. Check back later this week for a beautiful ceremony and reception!

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

    

Four Seasons Philadelphia Wedding of Morgan + George – 10-12-13

On the way to their wedding reception at the Four Season Hotel in Philadelphia, Morgan and George stopped off at several iconic Philadelphia locals for some portraits; among them were Broad Street, The Rodin Museum and the fountain at Logan Circle. . My heart skipped a beat when I saw the decor and lighting in the ballroom. It definitely was one of the most beautiful receptions I photographed at the Fours Season.  A special thumbs up to Table Art and Eventions making it so pretty for me to photograph. Well, it was a big beautiful Greek wedding so there was rousing dancing and money flying everywhere. Totally a night (and wedding) to remember!t

Wedding Planner: Gina Sole of InStyle  Planners

Décor and Floral Design:  Table Art

Bridal Preparations: Four Seasons Philadelphia

Invitations: The Papery of Philadelphia

Ceremony: Saint Georges Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Philadelphia, PA

Reception: Four Seasons Philadelphia

Makeup: Beke Beau

 Hair: Jason Matthews Salon

   Bridal Gown: Vera Wang

Shoes: Valentino

Lighting: Eventions Productions

   Music: Central Park

Videographer: Blossom Productions

    

Philadelphia Wedding of Morgan + George – 10-12-13

Let’s start with the Valentino shoes, or should I say foot jewelry! Everything was uphill from there, from the Vera Wang gown to many of my favorite Philadelphia wedding professionals and locations. It was truly a big and beautiful and stylish Philadelphia Greek wedding. Check back for their festive reception at the Four Seasons of Philadelphia.

Wedding Planner: Gina Sole of InStyle  Planners

Décor and Floral Design:  Table Art

Bridal Preparations: Four Seasons Philadelphia

Invitations: The Papery of Philadelphia

Ceremony: Saint Georges Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Philadelphia, PA

Reception: Four Seasons Philadelphia

Makeup: Beke Beau

 Hair: Jason Matthews Salon

   Bridal Gown: Vera Wang

Shoes: Valentino

Lighting: Eventions Productions

   Music: Central Park

Videographer: Blossom Productions

    

Kimberly Capron - My niece Morgan’s beautiful wedding!