Philadelphia Wedding Photography: Steve & Lara's Fairmount Park Wedding

First Look on Bridge

• Posted by Matt •

Just a few weekends ago we had the honor of photographing Lara and Steve's Fairmount Park wedding at Valley Green Inn. While not our first Valley Green Inn wedding — we were there a few times in the past — this was our first time doing a First Look there so that was pretty cool.

The setting was easy to choose. There is a beautiful stone bridge just a few paces from the Inn that seems like it was made for portraits. We got Steve into place atop the bridge and brought Lara up to see her soon-to-be-husband! Now, Lara and Steve are both fun people. They couldn't stop laughing around each other in their engagement session a few months back so we knew we could get some fun bridal party portraits. After the first look we set them up across the bridge for a serious bridal party portrait but they all started laughing!

Steve and his groomsmen — who were also his three brothers — wore sharp gray suits with purple ties that matched the purple bridesmaids dresses. Lara donned a beautiful white dress with a very simple white flower in her hair to cap it all off. The result? Beautiful bridal party pictures in the park.

They definitely made the day their own, though, with all the littler personal touches they wanted. They had wine flown in from Italy, a chalkboard seating chart and much more. All of that added up to a unique wedding set in Fairmount Park.

That's enough of me talking, enjoy the photos!

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