Pam and Jeff had a long wedding day – one for the record books. They decided to have two ceremonies; one Sikh ceremony in the morning, then group for a more western style ceremony later in the day. It was our first time shooting a Sikh wedding and it was interesting! I had a lot of help from Rashi and her team at Event Nirvana and can’t thank them enough for keeping everything running smooth. And also the guys from Ambrosial Films who helped us along with all the details and rules of the Gurudwara. The second ceremony was at the beautiful Knowlton Mansion in Northeast Philadelphia. A big thanks to my second shooter Matt Hildebrandt for sticking it out with us!
Flowers: Leigh Florist
Makeup by: Bella Angel
I knew Shelly and Dennis’s wedding was going to be unique when she mentioned there would be a robot flower girl. We had a great time walking around the Hagley Museum grounds with the wedding party and our awesome guide Dot. The Museum is actually the first place the DuPont’s set up their business when they came to the United States – and the grounds are so big they give you a guide. There’s all kinds of old buildings and mills along the river that we were able to use as a backdrop for Shelly and Dennis. When it came time for the ceremony, the robot flower girl performed perfectly, spreading rose petals as it made its way up the stairs and to the altar.
Venue: Soda House at the Hagley Museum
Wedding Coordinator: Grapevine Weddings
Design: At Home Designs
You may remember Heather and Mike from the blog just a few months ago. They were the ones who wanted to walk through the mud in Ridley Creek State Park and recreate the Dirty Dancing tree-over-the-creek scene. They got married not very long after that engagement session on a hazy, hot and humid July day at the Greystone Hall in West Chester, PA. A quick tangent on Greystone Hall first. Holy cow! That place is beautiful. Everywhere you look is an amazing backdrop. It was also my first experience working with the Video and DJ guys at Lovesick, Inc. They made the day a lot of fun and kept everyone on the dance floor well into the night.
Heather and Mike wanted to see each other before the wedding, but we didn’t have much time. Luckily we were operate on a limited timeline to come up with some great photos before the ceremony and a few fun ones after the ceremony with Mike’s ’32 Ford. I even got to sit in the rumble seat and go for a ride with the new bride and groom! There were too many photos to choose from for the blog, so I just put them all, up. Get your scrolling finger ready!
I’m going to be honest with this one, I wasn’t sure what to expect! Kellie and Amadou were a little light on details when we were planning their wedding photography and for good reason – they were both graduating Med School two days before. I quickly realized that they were both laid back and were up for whatever I asked of them. We were able to make a few quick photos on Broad St then made a quick run up to Hahnemann Hospital for a few photos between rain showers.
The ceremony was held at the Hyatt Bellevue, and they were surrounded with close family and friends. Amadou’s family is originally from South Africa, so they were able to do a joint ceremony to honor both both African and traditional customs.
Kristie and Kieran may have been the most relaxed easy going bride and groom this year. I guess a living in California making your own brand of wine helps that! (I don’t drink on the job, but I had to have a taste and it was delicious). They were my kind of bride and groom. Beach wedding – check. Relaxed, fun, casual and emotional wedding ceremony – check. Tastykakes, Yuengling and a roast pig at the reception – check. Surrounded by lots of family and friends that were there to see them finally get married and celebrate with them – check.
Special thanks to my second shooter Karin Belgrave!
Jaime and Ryan had an awesome laid back family style wedding on a beautiful, sunny fall October day. They did most of the work preparing for the wedding themselves with a lot of help from the family. After the ceremony we were able to drive down to the local park had a chance to walk around and take lots of photos. I’m told the party went on well into the night with many games of corn hole played.
Casey and Nick had perfect light for their wedding day. I know, it might be weird to lead with the lighting conditions, but the overcast sky made for perfect conditions at the Fonthill Castle in Doylestown, PA. They had a touching outside ceremony with a small group of family and friends. All photos shot for JDN Photography.
Christine and Philip had a whirlwind wedding day. They had a sunny beautiful fall day at a great venue – the Hagley Museum and Soda House in Wilmington, DE. We didn’t have much time for photos – only about 15 minutes with just the bride and groom, but we managed to walk around the grounds and make some great photos in a short amount of time.