Philadelphia Wedding Photography | Kaitlin & Christophe's Ballroom At The Ben Wedding

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I'm so excited to share our first wedding from 2017! Kaitlin and Christophe kicked off our new year beautifully with a ceremony at St. Thomas Aquinas in South Philly before heading to their reception at the Ballroom at the Ben. In between we stopped for some fun and fancy bridal party portraits at Washington Square Park!

We kicked off the day with the bride at Hotel Monaco, which is such a fun place to take pictures. The rooms look so cool and they really make for a great backdrop. The groom got ready at their house in South Philly, just a few blocks from the church.

Their personalities really came out during the portrait portion of the day. Christophe has such a funny demeanor and he was throwing ideas at us left and right! Kaitlin, obviously knowing how he is, just rolled with it.

It felt great being back in the saddle. I hope you enjoy the photos!

If you have a second, check out their engagement photos here.

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Philadelphia Wedding Photography | Meredith & Greg's Tendenza Wedding

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Greg and Meredith decided to become members of our Fairmount Photography family well before their wedding day, so we were really looking forward to their big day last November.

Weddings at Tendenza in Northern Liberties are always a blast because it's such a cool venue, in such a great neighborhood! We began the day with the bride and groom getting ready in separate locations: Meredith at her parent's house and Greg at the Staybridge Brandywine near Wilmington. They chose purple and gray as their wedding colors, and they had a lot of special things that need to be captured. For instance, Greg gave baseball jerseys as groomsmen gifts so we did some pictures at the hotel before heading out to the ceremony. They had their ceremony at St. Thomas the Apostle in Glen Mills. Greg and Meredith opted to not do a first look so the first time Greg got to see his beautiful bride was when she came walking down the aisle. After the ceremony, we did a few pictures outside of St. Thomas the Apostle before heading to Olde City for more portraits!

It was important to Greg and Meredith that the city was represented in their pictures. We had to move quickly because the light was fading fast, but we took a few pictures on the cobblestones near the Ritz movie theater followed by bridal party portraits at Independence Hall. We finished up with the bride and groom portraits at Independence Hall and then went to the Tendenza for the big party!

The Tendenza looked fantastic and the newlyweds and their guests enjoyed an amazing and memorable evening!

Greg and Meredith, we are so glad that your wedding day finally arrived! We are truly excited to have been a part of your beautiful day.

(If they look familiar, you may remember them from their engagement photos at Temple University.)

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Philadelphia Wedding Photography | Tina & Garrett's Tendenza Wedding

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Garrett and Tina's fall wedding at Tendenza in Northern Liberties was great. The day began with them both getting ready at the Omni Hotel at 4th and Chestnut Streets. Then, we headed across the street for a First Look in Old City, at the Second Bank of the US. The weather was a bit chilly, but the sun was out in full force so the lighting was perfect. After bridal party portraits in Olde City, we headed to Tendenza for the festivities.

We had been to Tendenza before, but this was our first time participating in a partially Jewish ceremony at Tendenza. Garrett and Tina opted to basically create their own ceremony. They kept the ketubah signing as well as a unity candle and they even had the Seven Blessings. They had a priest and a rabbi co-preside over the ceremony, and Garrett even stomped on the glass at the end of the ceremony.

Receptions at Tendenza are always amazing because the place just looks so beautiful. Garrett and Tina's was no exception. They were able to tie in their purple wedding color to make the whole room look amazing. Their portraits in the Piazza at Schmidt's were an added bonus.

Garrett and Tina, your sense of humor was so refreshing. It was really a lot of fun being a part of your wedding!

(If they look familiar, you may remember them from their engagement photos at the Horticultural Center.)

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