Philadelphia Rooftop Reception of Mia + JasonPHiladelphia Wedding Photographer

      Thew grooms heritage was honored after their ceremony with Greek music and dancing and during the rooftop reception the couple cerebrated the brides Korean heritage with a fabulous Korean barbecue expertly done by Garces Events. This couple definitely had the wedding gods on their side. A little rain could have ruined it all. The weather was perfect for a rooftop affair; sunny and not too hot!  Lucky pair. After the meal everyone went inside for a fun evening of dancing. As I said, this couple definitely made the wedding their own. No first dance, no cake but a joyous evening with family and friends. Special thanks go out to event planner Jackie Ruby who put this most unique wedding together as per the couples desires!  Rooftop-Wedding-Reception-01 Rooftop-Wedding-Reception-02 Rooftop-Wedding-Reception-06 Rooftop-Wedding-Reception-05 Rooftop-Wedding-Reception-04 Rooftop-Wedding-Reception-07Wedding Planner: Jackie Ruby 
Wedding Preparations: Hotel Monaco
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Locks Gallery
Flowers and design: Petals Lane
Caterer: Garces Events
Entertainment: Neo Kyma Greek Band and Belinda Becker DJ

Self Uniting Wedding Ceremony of Mia + JasonPhiladelphia Wedding Photographer

I’ve been photographing weddings for nearly 18 years now and had thought I saw it all. This was a first for me. A self uniting wedding ceremony. In Philadelphia an officiant is not required to perform the wedding ceremony. A couple can marry themselves in the presence of friends. They just need the signature of a few witnesses. It originated from Quaker and Amish traditions and is perfectly legal in the city of brotherly love. This only added to Mia and Jason’s one of a kind wedding. After the completion of their ceremony Greek dancers filled the room in honor of the grooms heritage and the Greek bsad played during the cocktail hour. More unique things to come in the reception! Self-uniting-Wedding-Ceremony-01 Self-uniting-Wedding-Ceremony-02 Self-uniting-Wedding-Ceremony-03 Self-uniting-Wedding-Ceremony-04 Self-uniting-Wedding-Ceremony-05 Self-uniting-Wedding-Ceremony-06 Self-uniting-Wedding-Ceremony-07Wedding Planner: Jackie Ruby 
Wedding Preparations: Hotel Monaco
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Locks Gallery
Flowers and design: Petals Lane
Caterer: Garces Events
Entertainment: Neo Kyma Greek Band and Belinda Becker DJ

Philadelphia Wedding Portraits of Mia + JasonPhiladelphia Wedding Portrait

Mia and Jason are a very creative couple who totally made their wedding their very own. Her beautiful wedding dress was not bought at a bridal salon but a lovely swing dress off the rack. There was no bouquet, no printed invitation, did her own makeup and hair, and no bridal party. It get’s even more unique and personal from there. I started at Washington Square Park for their wedding portraits, and I can’t wait to share their most unique ceremony in my next post. Philadelphia-Wedding-Portraits-01 Philadelphia-Wedding-Portraits-02 Philadelphia-Wedding-Portraits-03 Philadelphia-Wedding-Portraits-04 Philadelphia-Wedding-Portraits-05 Philadelphia-Wedding-Portraits-06

Wedding Planner: Jackie Ruby 
Wedding Preparations: Hotel Monaco
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Locks Gallery
Flowers and design: Petals Lane
Caterer: Garces Events
Entertainment: Neo Kyma Greek Band and Belinda Becker DJ

Engagement Portraits of Keely + TomNew Jersey Portrait Photographer

I definitely had to post Keely and Tom’s engagement portraits as their wedding is approaching soon, in fact, it’s in a few weeks. Such a fun portrait session, we not only had the daughter, but the dogs came too! So excited  to be photographing their New Years Eve wedding. Keely and her mother are designers in the wedding industry, so you know it will be very special. You have seen the beautiful work of Ilonka Floral Decorator on my blog before. corn-field-portrait-01 corn-field-portrait-02 corn-field-portrait-03 family-portrait-02 engagement-portrait-01 family-portrait-01 engagement-portrait-02 family-portrait-03 engagement-portrait-03 engagement-portrait-04 engagement-portrait-05 family-portrait-04