Meet Ellen & Mark! Their beautiful Wedding was held all over Penn’s Campus. We started off the day at The Inn at Penn, where I was lucky to witness the Chinese Tea Ceremony. This is when the couple is officially introduced to the family and where the couple serves tea to each family member to show respect and appreciation. The couple is then given ‘Luck’ in the form of a gift from the family member. After that amazingness, we headed over to the outside Ceremony in front of the Fisher Fine Arts Library. I actually talked the security guard into letting us into the the Library for a few shots, so a big thanks to you ladies! Right after they said ‘I Do’, Ellen & Mark hopped on a bike cab for a ride through Philly for portraits in Rittenhouse Square. Hearing the symphony of car horns and calls of congratulations makes me love this city that much more! On the way back to the reception at the Hall of Flags on Penns Campus we caught one of the best views of the city skyline on South Street Bridge.
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Meet Lindsay & Adam! I met them over at Honey’s Sit ‘n Eat in Northern Liberties to start off the day. We hung out around the area for a little while…maybe climbed a rock mountain or two and right before the sun went down, we headed across town to Manayunk for some Sunset/night portraits. Congratulations you two! I can’t wait to shoot your wedding!!
Here is a quick teaser from Ellen & Mark’s Wedding yesterday in West Philadelphia on The University of Pennsylvania campus! Right after they said ‘I Do’ we rode off in bike cabs to explore the city. On the way back to the reception, we stopped on the South Street Bridge to grab a shot with this breathtaking view. More to come.
Meet Nicole & Tim! I met Nicole through one of my 2011 Brides and it felt like we had been friends for years, even though we only just met. When I drove up to her family home where she was getting ready and saw the horses in the back yard I knew this was going to be a good day. I was early and she hadn’t arrived yet, so I went to work on her details, shooting her beautiful dress hanging on her parents bedpost. When she walked in she was glowing and you could just tell she couldn’t wait to be Tim’s wife! I recently asked Nicole when was the moment she knew Tim was the one she was going to marry. They first met at her sister’s house when she came over to help plan for the NYE party the next day. Cut to the end of that night when she & Tim were the only two left awake playing cards and getting to know each other. My favorite part of their story though was their second time meeting which was at the NYE party. Nicole had made an appearance, dressed to make mouths water and catch Tim’s eye (little did she know she was already running through Tim’s brain). Later that night she called to wish her parents Happy New Year and Tim got on the phone! ‘He said he wanted to see me the day after New Year’s before I went back to school. I agreed and in a drunken state blurted I wish you were here, I miss you. hahah. They say love at first sight and Tim and I believe it!’ Cute right?!
They were married in Ashton, PA at Church of Saint Joseph, which was all kinds of beautiful. It’s this round church with a gorgeous skylight making every seat in the house a great seat to see this couple say ‘I Do’. After the ceremony we headed over to the reception spot at The Concordville inn in Concordville, pa to take some pictures and celebrate the day.
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