Mindy + Ben 05.02.09 (Part 1)

Finally, my first wedding of the 2009, and what a grand start it was! I was off to the Sofitel in Philadelphia to photograph the wedding of Mindy and Ben. There were so many unique and special details I’m going to share their wedding in several posts. Mindy’s “something blue” was the cutest pair of Kenneth Cole “tie dyed” flats. Loved them! She and Ben were the same height and this was the perfect solution for the day! She found the perfect hairdo in a magazine and her makeup and hairstylist Claudia Seyler was able to bring it to life! A reoccurring style theme for their wedding was Origami Cranes. Vanessa at Two Paper Dolls found the perfect envelope liner with origami cranes for their invitation. You will see many more “cranes” in future posts! I love the joy on Mindy’s face as her bridal party zipped up her dress. Finally a bride! You can see from the back of her gown how perfectly it was fit by Suky Occasions. We were then off to Philadelphia’s iconic Love Park for some bridal party portraits. Check out this most unique peony bouquet by Beautiful Blooms. I LOVE May because it Peony time! Check back for some very fun couple portraits!

  • Mindy said:

    Marie! Thanks for the preview - the photos are beautiful!! Amazing - just like everything else that day. Thank you, thank you.

  • vanessa said:

    gorgeous!!! i loved working with mindy, you captured them flawlessly, as usual! your work is incredible. i cannot wait to see more!!

  • Leila said:

    Amazing!!!! Words are not enough....can't wait to see more!!

  • Kendall said:

    I can't wait to see the rest! This bride and groom were sooo delightful -- it was pure pleasure planning this wedding!

  • You are my mentor for life Marie - How truly special you are to me. you will never know - YOU ROCK

  • claudia said:

    yay!!!! she looked beautiful!! I love the inspiration shot that was such a great idea she was such a joy to work with, gorgeous Marie as always!

  • Oh Marie,
    These few photos already look amazing!!!! I am eager with anticipation to see them all. I know you will have made magic in all of them. I was so excited we were able to get those rare yellow peonies for Mindy.

    xoxo Donna