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A Cescaphe Vie Wedding – Anu and Edwin

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When we had out initial planning call many months ago, we were imagining a cold day and maybe even some snow. Anu and Edwin’s Cescaphe Vie wedding surprised us though with balmy 50 degree temperatures and rain. It turns out, the weather wasn’t the only surprise on what was a really unique (and a very Philly) wedding day. Anu and Edwin are an awesome couple. They managed to infuse their wedding day with their creativity and an amazing sense of humor. Despite the wet conditions they were determined to get outside. We coordinated a First Look with the entire bridal party in Logan Circle and captured portraits of everyone at the Art Museum before heading to The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul for a beautiful ceremony. Anu and Edwin clearly spent a lot of time thinking about how they wanted their wedding to go and especially at the reception, they scripted lots of moments that were unique to them and their relationship. Before they came out to formally greet their guests at Cescaphe Vie there was a hilarious introduction video which showed them working through a few “rejected” reception ideas. Then, they entered the party, donned in inflatable elephants and Edwin wore Jason Kelce’s genie get-up from the Eagles recent Super Bowl parade. And to be clear, I don’t mean he wore a similar genie outfit, he wore the exact genie outfit that Jason Kelce wore. They then launched into a fantastically choreographed and flawlessly performed dance routine which I gather took weeks of preparation. There was also a few performances that Edwin surprised Anu with. First, Edwin had a Dohl drummer join a violinist in an awesome duet that was really unique. Then, Michael Jackson took the dance floor to perform a medley of some of his best routines. It was an awesome night and we were so happy we could be there to capture it.

Congratulations to Anu and Edwin! Enjoy this sneak peek and be sure to wish the couple well in the comments!

 

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Bride and Groom First Look at Logan Circle in Philadelphia with City Hall in the background. Photo by Weldon Wedding Photography.
3groom rocks some awesome shoes on the steps of the art museum in Philadelphia. Photo by Weldon Wedding Photography.
Bride walks down the aisle with her parents at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Photo by Weldon Wedding Photography.
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Bride and Groom enter reception at Cescaphe Vie. Both wearing inflatable elephants. Groom wearing Jason Kelce
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Michael Jackson impersonator at Philadelphia
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1Guests join in with Michael Jackson Thriller dance on the floor at a Cescaphe Vie Wedding Reception. Photo by Weldon Wedding Photography.

 

Hair/Makeup Stylists: Jacklyn Ryan

Ceremony: Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
Reception Venue and Caterer: Cescaphe Vie
Florist:Chelsea Mettinger
Videographer: Liz Wiese
Band/DJ: Everett Jackson

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A Lambertville Station Inn Wedding – Jenna and Kenny

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This weekend I had the absolute pleasure of capturing Jenna and Kenny’s awesome Lambertville Station Inn Wedding.  I’ve known Jenna and her family for years so this one was extra special for me. Jenna and Kenny have been together for a long time and their wedding was predictably perfect. It was one of those days where everything just…flowed. Jenna and Kenny were both relaxed, happy, and so excited. On top of that, the weather couldn’t have been better. From the second they saw each other during the first look, Jenna and Kenny were all smiles and they looked amazing in that beautiful light you only get this time of year. We captured great shots of the couple on the canal and then took the bridal party to the Lambertville/New Hope Bridge. The Ketubah signing and ceremony were both personal and moving and the reception was simply fantastic: Excellent speeches and the band kept the dance floor packed throughout the evening. And, just when you thought the night couldn’t get any better, the Phillie Phanatic busted through the doors to surprise the guests, show off some patented dance moves, and (briefly) steal the show. It was a great day from start to finish and I’m so happy we got to be there.

Congratulations Jenna and Kenny!! Enjoy the photos and be sure to wish the couple well in the comments below!

 

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bride and groom first look at the lambertville station inn. Photos by Philadelphia Wedding Photographer Weldon Wedding Photography
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1bride and groom on the canal in Lambertville NJ. Photos by Philadelphia Wedding Photographer Weldon Wedding Photography
 Lambertville Bridge wedding photos. Photos by Philadelphia Wedding Photographer Weldon Wedding Photography
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1Jewish Ceremony at Lambertville Station Inn. Photos by Philadelphia Wedding Photographer Weldon Wedding Photography
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2Phillie Phanatic kisses bride at a reception at the Lambertville Station Inn. Photos by Philadelphia Wedding Photographer Weldon Wedding Photography
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2Reception at the Lambertville Station inn. Photos by Philadelphia Wedding Photographer Weldon Wedding Photography

Hair stylist: Budd Reigner
Makeup Stylists: Lauren Ireland
Caterer: Lambertville Station Inn
Florist: Petals Lane
Videographer: Cinescope
Band/DJ: EBE (Love 77)

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A Desmond Hotel Wedding – Talene and Joe

Armenian wedding reception photos of bride and groom on family shoulders. Photo by Philadelphia Wedding photographers Weldon Wedding Photography.

I’m just going to say it: I love Armenian Weddings. Talene and Joe’s Desmond Hotel Wedding was the second Armenian wedding I’ve shot and I’m just a huge fan. From a photography perspective, the Armenian ceremony presents a unique set of challenges because 95% of the ceremony is performed with the bride and groom’s back to the church but if you are familiar with how it goes, you can find the moments where you can capture their expressions. Talene and Joe are a fantastic couple.: Joe a doctor and Talene a lawyer are both successful and kind and were just great to be around. We shot the portraits at Valley Forge Park . They took the time to find their favorite spots beforehand and even though we were racing against the waning fall light, we captured some great portraits of this happy couple at a few spots I hadn’t shot before. Afterwards, we headed to the Desmond Hotel for what is my favorite part of the Armenian wedding: the dancing. So. Much. Dancing. Every single guest was on the floor for the entire night with the exception of Talene and Joe, who spent some of that time in the air, being hoisted above the dancing crowd by their family. It was a great day and we were honored to be a part of it!

Congratulations to Talene and Joe! Enjoy the photos and be sure to wish the happy couple well in the comments below.

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3father cries as he sees his daughter for the first time on her wedding day. Photo by Philadelphia Wedding photographers Weldon Wedding Photography.
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Armenian wedding ceremony. Photo by Philadelphia Wedding photographers Weldon Wedding Photography.
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best man holds cross over bride and groom
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bride and groom at night at valley forge park. Photo by Philadelphia Wedding photographers Weldon Wedding Photography.
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evening shot of bride and groom against blue sky at valley forge national park. Photo by Philadelphia Wedding photographers Weldon Wedding Photography.
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Armenian wedding reception. Photo by Philadelphia Wedding photographers Weldon Wedding Photography.
bride and groom on shoulders of guests at Armenian wedding reception at Desmond hotel. Photo by Philadelphia Wedding photographers Weldon Wedding Photography.

 

Ceremony: St Gregory The Illuminator
Bride and Groom Portraits: Valley Forge National Park

Hair/Makeup Stylists: Avalanche Salon & Spa (Dani Poletti)
Caterer: The Desmond Hotel
Florist: Petals Florist in King of Prussia
Videographer: Merryweather Films
Band/DJ: Band – Kevork Artinian & Friends; DJ – Barone DJ Services

 

 

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A Philadelphia Old City and Society Hill Wedding – Francesca and Jason

From the second I walked through the door of her Sheraton Society Hill hotel room on Saturday, Francesca had me laughing. Literally the very first thing she said to me was hilarious. And it continued all day. Francesca and Jason’s Society Hill wedding was filled with all the warm, romantic moments you find at most weddings, but the highlight for me of this one was the laughter. And it wasn’t just Francesca and Jason. Their wedding party, their family, their guests-everyone was clearly having the time of their lives. It was such an amazing celebration to be able to capture: from the portraits in Old City and City Hall, the ceremony at The Shambles, to the Reception at the Society Hill Dance Academy, it was a pleasure to be a part of their day and to be able to photograph this amazing couple.

Congratulations Francesca and Jason! Enjoy the photos and be sure to wish the couple well in the comments below!

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5bride gets ready at the Sheraton Society Hill in Philadelphia before her wedding. Photo by Philadelphia Wedding Photographers Weldon Wedding Photography
2First look at Merchant Exchange in Old City Philadelphia wedding. Photo by Philadelphia wedding photographers Weldon Wedding Photography
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4bridal party champagne uncorking at the first bank of the United States. Photo by Philadelphia wedding photographers Weldon Wedding Photography
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7bride and groom crossing broad street in philadelphia. Photo by Philadelphia wedding photographers Weldon Wedding Photography
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1Bridesmaids waiting to walk down the aisle at the shambles in society hill Philadelphia. Photo by Philadelphia wedding photographers Weldon Wedding Photography
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1A Wedding ceremony at The Shambles. Photo by Philadelphia wedding photographers Weldon Wedding Photography
3A wedding ceremony at The Shambles in Philadelphia. Photo by Philadelphia wedding photographers Weldon Wedding Photography
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2wedding reception at society hill dance academy. Photo by Philadelphia wedding photographers Weldon Wedding Photography
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4Society Hill Academy of Dance wedding reception.Photo by Philadelphia wedding photographers Weldon Wedding Photography
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Philadelphia Ceremony Venue: The Shambles
Portraits: Old City
Getting Ready: Sheraton Society Hill
Entertainment: Ace DJ Entertainment
Hair: Hair by Amy Lyn
Makeup: Makeup Powers (Stephanie Fuchs)

 

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An Anthony Wayne House Wedding – Aubrey and Phil

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Aubrey and Phil’s Anthony Wayne House wedding was fantastic. Despite the fact that they had close to 200 people celebrate with them, the day still somehow felt incredibly intimate. Aubrey and Phil are both warm, funny, and friendly and it was simply a pleasure capturing their day. We started a the hotel and then headed to The Anthony Wayne House in Historic Waynesborough. Once there, we had a little bit of time before the ceremony started and Aubrey’s bridesmaids spent a little time regaling her mother with tales of high school mischief that she wasn’t previously aware of (e.g. lawn-forking: it’s a Pottstown thing, apparently). I found that conversation both hilarious and a fantastic opportunity to capture some candid shots of the women before the ceremony. During the ceremony, the portraits and the reception that followed I was struck by how expressive, natural, and close Phil and Aubrey are. The formalities of the wedding day was not at all intimidating to them and they couldn’t be separated all night long. As evidenced by the photos, you can see that they spent their wedding sharing the same brilliant smile.

Congratulations Aubrey and Phil! Enjoy the photos and please be sure to wish the couple well I the comments below!

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1bride getting ready at the Anthony Wayne House Wedding. Image by Philadelphia wedding photographer Weldon Wedding Photography
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1bride and groom at their wedding ceremony at the Anthony Wayne House. Image by Philadelphia wedding photographer Weldon Wedding Photography
2Bride and Groom share a moment after their wedding ceremony at the Anthony Wayne house. Image by Philadelphia wedding photographer Weldon Wedding Photography
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6bride and groom react during the speeches at their wedding reception at The Anthony Wayne house. Image by Philadelphia wedding photographer Weldon Wedding Photography
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1night time shot of bride and groom near a tree wrapped in lights at their Anthony Wayne House wedding. Photo by Philadelphia wedding photographer Weldon Wedding Photography
Wedding Ceremony & Reception: Anthony Wayne House
Hair Stylist: Jessica McGuckin
Caterer: Jeffrey Miller Catering
Florist: OffShoots
Band/DJ: Synergetic Sounds (Dave Nederostek)