What an absolute delight to travel up to Philadelphia, PA to document this sweet, joyful, beautiful Morris House Hotel wedding! I have been looking forward to this couple's wedding ever since I documented their University of Richmond engagement session earlier this year. I knew G+M's wedding day would be family oriented, elegant, laid back, and very special.
We started the day with bridal preparations at the Morris House Hotel, a boutique hotel right across from Washington Square Park. The girls had such a great vibe going--music, champagne, and lots of laughter. Beke Beau did an amazing job on makeup, and she was such a delight to work with! Amanda D'Andrea also created some gorgeous and natural updo's for the ladies. Meanwhile, my second shooter Tim was over at the The Ritz-Carleton Hotel documenting the guys getting ready.
These two chose to have a more traditional timeline, for the groom to see the bride for the first time as she walked down the aisle. Their St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church ceremony was so sacred and meaningful, and I loved seeing the joy on their faces and they walked back down the aisle, this time as husband and wife!
After the ceremony and some quick family formals at the church, we all hopped on a trolley and got a neat mini tour of the city! We took some wedding day portraits at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and afterward we were sure to grab that classic Philadelphia wedding image of the bride and groom in front of the capital building!
We ended the day back at the Morris House Hotel for some quick family formals at Washington Square Park. You guys, how beautiful was this outdoor tent reception on the patio!? It felt like a secret garden, tucked away from the craziness of the city, all the fairy lights and the beautiful greenery. La Petite Fleur honestly did such a perfect job on all the florals, and Beth over at Brass Tacks Events kept the day running smoothly, that's for sure. After a wonderful first dance, some special and sweet toasts, M+G and all their friends and family danced the night away to the groovy tunes of DJ Sellers from Silver Sound Entertainment.
Such a beautiful, special wedding! I hope you enjoyed seeing a few of my favorites from the day and thanks for stopping by!
Images captured on the Hasselblad H1, Contax 645 & Canon 1V with Fuji 400 and Ilford XP2 and 3200 films. Processed by Richard Photo Lab.