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A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of getting to run around Longwood Gardens with Sarah and Steve =)! Longwood is one of my favorite places, so I’m always excited when I get to go there and do an engagement session. We spent a lot of time walking and Sarah was a trooper in her heels. It was my first time heading back towards the meadow gardens and we walked the entire route! They are both an extremely laid back, go with the flow couple and I have the feeling the wedding is going to be super chill as well =)!

All the pretty photos =D! Enjoy!

 

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I love arriving at a wedding to find something unique and different than your typical wedding location. Last Sunday, Kelly and Dave were married on their family’s private backyard beach. It was a gorgeous, warm (IE hot, lol) day. When Dave and I arrived, our breath was taken away from the gorgeous scene of their ceremony location. The sky was bluer than blue and instead of the normal ships you see, there were barges and jet skis in the background. It was very different, The groom’s father built the unique arch that felt perfect for their beach ceremony. The bride called her theme, ” Bohemian Glam” with whites, ivory, blush, rose gold and gold tones in conjunction with navy blue on the bridesmaids and grooms men, and eucalyptus (my absolute favorite) everywhere. It was an extremely relaxed day and both Kelly and Dave were awesome to hang out with. I got to help Kelly lace up her corset style backing inside her dress. Dave’s daughter wrote a letter that just melted my heart (And theirs as well… see the photos, they are beautiful). After the ceremony, Kelly and Dave arrived by boat to make an entrance for their reception. Laura (the florist from our wedding) from Savannah’s Garden did the flowers for the reception. Enjoy the photos =D

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I’ve been looking forward to this wedding all year, and Megan and David finally got married a week ago today in Cape May, the same place as he proposed! It was Valentine’s day weekend, and David had mentioned they should take some photos on the beach, took a couple selfies, told her that something was missing, dropped to one knee, and proposed. The rest is history. They are both incredibly kind and beautiful inside and out and you can truly tell they are meant to be together. It’s hard to take a bad photo when Megan’s smile is contagious and you can just visibly see how truly happy they are. Weddings like these are what make me love what I do.

Megan has an amazing eye for details. You might remember this incredible engagement session we did on the beach  with their pup, Bailey (Cutest little dog!!!). Bailey made his debut at the wedding again with his adorable little bow tie. Megan pulled her “Nautical Glamor” theme together perfectly from the engagement session to the wedding with the navy, fushia/hot pink, gold pulling through from the colors of the venue to the colors of the flowers on their horse drawn carriage. Everything was gorgeous and on point. A Garden Party always does an incredible job on florals and they didn’t disappoint. One of the things I really enjoyed was they chose their bridal party regardless of gender, stepping away from the traditional, women with the bride and men with the groom. We had “Man of Honors” for the bride and “Groomsmaids” (best thing I could come up with) for the groom.  I really hope this becomes a trend that stays!

I apologize for the length of this post. I couldn’t stop editing photos =X I still feel like I left out so much! Enjoy =)!

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I met Kat and Reid through a bride I had previously photographed (Melanie) who was helping wedding plan for her cousin’s wedding! Kat had planned a romantic wedding with tones of ivory, white, gold, and black. All the gowns were gorgeous and a little more unique than your typical bridal party gowns. Kat’s dress had stunning gold throughout it pulling her theme together. My hubby Dave helped second shoot this wedding. We started the day at the hotel where Reid was getting ready before heading over to Kat & Reid’s house to do bride prep! At their house, I started with these gorgeous wedding rings. We had plenty of time so I was able to play and try a couple different shots with them. Things got a little hectic as the balloon arch Kat had planned for photographs popped, but Melanie was on it and had them replaced before it was time to head out to the ceremony. The couple getting married at the church before them arrived late, putting the ceremony a little behind, but the guests all chatted away before the ceremony and we pulled everything back on schedule afterwards when cocktail hour was extended a little and we finished portraits quickly (Pen Ryn is a beautiful place for couples portraits) before the party!

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It feels like forever since I met Kate & Jon. I remember walking up and down a street in Philly looking for a coffee shop that actually had seats available, dragging my album bag behind me. We spent so much time talking, I felt like I already knew them by the time we finally headed back to the first place we started at and found a seat. We sat, grabbed lunch and before I knew it we had spent all afternoon together and we hadn’t even talked about packages, albums or any of those things. I’d had a fantastic afternoon with new friends. I’ve been looking forward to this wedding since that day.

On the day of, I was a little worried about traffic with the Race and the NFL Draft going on, but found it was smooth sailing in. When I arrived at the hotel, I got started on details, the flowers that Laura from Savannah’s Garden did were just gorgeous and matched everyone’s gowns perfectly. After everyone was dressed we head over to Rittenhouse square where Jon proposed to Kate. Originally we were going to go to City Hall, but we ran a tad behind and there were huge NFL banners across the building, and I felt like this pulled the day full circle.

After portraits we head back to the Pyramid club for the ceremony! Can I tell you how absolutely gorgeous this location was for the ceremony?? After the ceremony and the rest of portraits, we took a scary elevator 50+ floors up and took some details from their reception room. Each centerpiece was a street sign, some flowers, and a little note that talked about why that street was important to them. It was super cute. The view was also absolutely stunning, but nothing compared to the view I got when we went to the skyscraper roof to do some final portraits of the evening. Originally I was nervous and scared (ummm heights????), but I’m finding this job pushes me through my fears and I get to experience the most incredible things in my life. We had a short time to do some portraits and then head back downstairs for the party!

So excited to share their video, and also to run around Philly more and meet their dog for their after session! Stay tuned =)! (And Enjoy the photos)

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