Archive for June, 2010
Melissa is a friend of the ladies of Love Me Do Photography, so I was honored to be asked to photograph her wedding. The wedding was held at Bolingbroke Mansion, which had beautiful grounds to shoot on. I LOVED Melissa’s beautiful antique veil and the first dance under the stars and lanterns, was one of the most romantic ever.
Thank you Melissa and John for having me part of your day! And special thanks to Monika Broz for awesome images!
We always are excited to do weddings down at Bartram’s Gardens and Hannah and Josh’s wedding was no exception! Hannah and Josh decided to have their wedding at Bartram’s because they “had been there a few times prior to getting engaged, and Josh loves it and jogs there often. He also studies 19th century lit, and Bartram was a classy 18-19th century guy.”
They wanted to make their wedding as “green” as possible. Instead of centerpieces they took little cuttings from our household jade plants and other succulents, added a few from Whole Foods and friends, and grew them over a few months to be the centerpieces that people could also take home. They had saved the clementine boxes during the winter and asked friends to save a few as well. Flowers by Mary Elizabeth made the succulent bouquets so they could be replanted. Diverse Catering, who makes delicious food, uses as as many local ingredients and compostable plates and cups. Stock’s bakery in Port Richmond made the “old school” pound cake.
Some DIY things: Hannah made bowl lights from bowls she got in Mali on a few trips there. She wired two plastic bowls together, with a light bulb inside. Hannah also made the chuppah herself from skinny bamboo and fabric from a craft store, and garden twine and some glue and ribbon.
Some more fun details: Hannah’s roommate’s dad officiated, and Josh’s rabbi also participated. Some friends brewed the beer and other friends designed the ketubah, and the invitations. They also did online RSVPs.
When I asked Hannah what her favorite part of the day was, she said “The ketubah signing ceremony was really amazing. It was nice to just stop, and breathe, and concentrate on why were really there, as Rabbi Lauren asked us to think about all the ‘first times’ we saw each other, along the path of the gradual discovery that our lives were going to be intertwining, for keeps. Coming around the house and seeing all the friends and family was a big moment too – and of course the dancing.”
All in all it was a great day that was special in so many ways. Thanks Hannah and Josh!
Kristen and Don were married at St. Anthony of Padua Parish Church in Blue Bell, Pa, and had their reception at the Blue Bell Country Club. This wedding was a blast! After the church ceremony we stopped by St. Mary’s Villa to take pictures and my gosh, that place is gorgeous! Even though the humidity was so wild, we couldn’t stop taking pictures. But since we had to stay on schedule, we left and arrived at Blue Bell Country Club where we took the gold carts out onto the green and took some more great pictures! Eventually we decided it was time to get our couple back to their party, so we sadly drove the golf carts back. But don’t worry, there was plenty of great stuff to photograph at the reception, including an on-site cigar roller team that rolled fresh cigars before your very eyes! Probably one of the most inventive things I’ve seen at a reception so far.
More great stuff: Kristen and Don both looked so amazing, and they have such great personalities. Whatever we suggested for photos, they were up for it. We seriously get the best couples to work with.
Thanks Kristen and Don for having us photograph your wedding!
Jen and Todd’s wedding was a beautiful intimate ceremony in Central Park, NYC. The atmosphere was amazing, filled with weeping willow trees and beautiful light. I shot this with the talented, Monika Broz.
Kim and Matt are getting married next weekend. These engagement pictures were slow in coming, because I had them finished over a month ago. This season is really busy and it slipped my mind to post these.
Anyway, Kim and Matt let me have full reign over their engagement session. Kim is an accordion player, and Matt works with Big Brothers, Big Sisters. We brain stormed for a couple of weeks. I wanted to make sure we were able to photograph them doing what they love to do together. “Matt loves to cook, so we could do a couple in the kitchen. I love my cat. Matt loves bocce ball.”
We decided to hit up three different locations: Kim’s house, Kim’s work (accordion repair shop), and Linvilla Orchards. Much of our women’s wardrobe and props were provided by Sweet Tooth Vintage, all of the snacks used were from Whole Foods, and the wine from Trader Joe’s.
I can’t wait until Amanda and I photograph their wedding next weekend!
I had such a blast photographing Michelle & Bill’s two day wedding event. The first day was at the beautiful Morris Arboretum. The ceremony was a mix of their Jewish and Vietnamese culture, followed buy a traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony. The second day was a huge event with friends and family filled with more love, tears, laughs, and traditions. I couldn’t of asked for a better couple in love!