Bridget & Brian's Townsend Room Wedding

Lorimer Park Wedding Portraits

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We have spent our fair share of time adventuring around Northeast Philly for weddings but Bridget and Brian brought us to not just one, but TWO different places we had never been to before: Lorimer Park and the Townsend Room.

The day started off with both sides getting ready at separate houses before heading out for the ceremony at St. Albert The Great in Huntingdon Valley.

Then the fun began!

Bridal party portraits at Lorimer Park could not have been more beautiful. It was the perfect location to take portraits. We started out with some bridal party portraits in an open field where the sun was shining down before moving into the wooded area across the water. The wooden bridge for bride and groom portraits was a perfect setup as well. Bridget and Brian were nothing but smiles so it was so easy to capture their love for each other.

From there we went to the Townsend Room for their reception. Surprisingly we have never been to a Milillo Event Group/P&P Caterers venue for a wedding before. BUT we do have some experience at their venues because we did photos of all the venues for their new website! So we were definitely comfortable when we got there.

Bridget and Brian are both teachers and they embraced that with their wedding theme. Their table numbers were all math equations, their guest book was a wall map they asked people to sign and there were math puns and pencils everywhere! The reception itself was a blast. They provided a full band which the crowd was up and dancing to all night. They had two very heart felt speeches from their best people and they even had a blessing by Brian's nephew (who was barely into double digits age-wise, if at all!)

 

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Patricia & Andrew's Fairmount Water Works Wedding

Water Works Wedding Portrait

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When you have the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Boathouse Row and everything around there for wedding a backdrop, the real question on where to do portraits is: where do we start? That's the situation we were in for Patricia and Andrew's wedding at the Fairmount Water Works. Luckily we came prepared with a plan!

The day was extremely relaxed and fun to begin, with some easy getting ready at the Le Meridien downtown before heading out for portraits. We started with a First Look on North Broad Street, instead of classic South Broad Street setup, so we could get a different angle on a classic wedding portrait! Then we stopped at the Rodin Museum for wedding portraits before descending on the Water Works.

One fun wrinkle came when we were doing a few bride and groom portraits at Dilworth Park. We were on a bit of a time crunch but wanted to get some portraits with the water spraying up. Right next to us was what seemed like an organized flash mob. As we made our exit, they swarmed us. Turns out it was the PA Ballet filming a promo piece...and they wanted to twerk around the bride and groom (scroll down to check that out). And they did. And it was glorious.

The rest of the day was a bit more predictable than twerking ballet dancers. The ceremony along the Schuylkill River followed by some cocktails inside before moving back out for the reception! The sun was out and the win stayed (mostly) in check so we were all set for a great evening.

This was our first time at the Fairmount Water Works but it was not our first time working with Cescaphe Event Group (they operate the Water Works for weddings). We have worked with them at Vie earlier this year and Tendenza a few times. Their signature style did not disappoint!

We would love to be back!

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Tom and Kim's Appleford Estate Wedding

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Appleford Estate in Villanova was one of those places we had always wanted to work but just never had the opportunity. The estate has these wonderfully manicured grounds and extremely unique interiors so making things look pretty could not be easier. Then Tom and Kim came along and their wedding at Appleford Estate was simply beautiful.

We started out with a ceremony in Conshohocken at St. Matthew's Church which just set the tone for the day. The church itself is stunning with an elaborate altar design and bright white color scheme. Kim's beautiful trumpet-style wedding gown and Tom's grey suit looked super sharp there!

From there we went straight to Villanova for portraits at Appleford Estate. If you've never been to Appleford, you really should go. It has trails open to the public so you can just enjoy the scenery without having to shell out any money! For weddings, it's a dream. The estate itself sits at the end of a long, tree-lined drive and has ample space for bridal party portraits and bride and groom portraits!

We kind of wandered around with the bridal party and got their portraits outside done first so we could really spend some time with the bride and groom around the property. They have some small ponds and a really cool manicured garden, so there are really a lot of options to choose from! Then we went inside to utilize the awesome staircase! We were even able to do a few bridal party portraits with bookshelves!

The big group did not disappoint when it came to party, either. There was rarely open space on the dance floor and, for the people who weren't so keen on dancing, these guys had a contingency plan. They had outdoor games at the wedding!

One other huge highlight was when they rolled out Federal Doughnuts as wedding desert!

Our first time at Appleford did not disappoint! We can't wait to go back.

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Bride and Groom at Valley Forge Park

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Talk about one of the more laid back, funny and fun couples we were ever able to work with! Maggie and Matt had a lot to deal with on their wedding day, on top of the normal stress and distractions. Excessive heat? Check. Thunderstorms? Check. You name it! But, to their credit, you would have never known judging by their excitement and exuberance that day.

We started off very hot and sweaty with bridal party portraits at Valley Forge Park. The blazing sun and open fields actually lent themselves nicely to beautiful portraits of the bride and groom, along with their bridal party (which was just their two siblings!). From there we moved around the park a bit to the National Memorial Arch for bride and groom portraits. Again, solid choice!

After that we stopped in Pheonixville at Bluebird Distilling, naturally, to relax and play some Jenga. Following an epic Connect Four matchup of Bride v. Groom — where the bride pulled out all the stops on her way to victory — we were off to the wedding at Columbia Station.

That's when the skies opened up and the rains came pouring down, forcing the ceremony inside. Neither bride nor groom let it affect them, though, and the ceremony went off without a hitch. One of the best parts of the night came when the best man speech took place. Matt's brother and best man recounted their childhood growing up on a self-described compound where, according to Dan, pretty much anything happened. Spoiler alert: Matt seemed to be the target of a LOT of what went down on the compound, haha.

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Columbia Station Wedding Bride and Groom Portraits at Bluebird Distilling in Phoenixville

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Maggie and Matt, thank you so much for bring us along for this super fun day! We were so happy to be a part of it with you guys.