The moment I laid eyes on Kim and Chris’ wedding invitation suite I knew it was going to be a dream to photograph. The letterpress, the detail, all beautifully dreamt up by Stephanie Bradshaw Creative and her team was so gorgeous and intricate. I was so excited to see it featured in Martha Stewart Weddings online, along with some great advice by Stephanie regarding how to keep your invitation pristine when mailing. Check out the full slideshow to hear more on wedding stationary tips!
From the moment I met Julie and Steve at their engagement session in Manhattan, I instantly adored them. They have such a great dynamic between the two of them. Steve has an amazing sense of humor, and uses it to his full advantage to affectionally tease and love on Julie. Julie is equally as funny and is so sweet and warm. She’s incredibly easy to be around and instantly feels like an old friend. It was no surprise on their wedding day that they would be surrounded by friends and family who were just as lovely. Everyone was so nice, so down to earth, and so much FUN. They incorporated many things into their day to make it unique to them. And there were tears. Oh the tears…my favorite. Because they are both such sweet people who love each other so much, you could feel and visibly see their love for each other at both their first look and their ceremony. It’s the kind of day that warms my heart. It’s couples like Julie and Steve that keep me photographing weddings year after year.
From their customary Lion Dance by the Philly Suns, to their florals and beautiful cake that Julie had such a huge hand in designing, to their dessert bar and their sweet pup Zoe being present for bridal prep, it was a day that just felt so magically ‘them’. I honestly didn’t want it to end. I especially loved the locations they selected for their portraits. Julie and Steve rented a trolly for their entire wedding party to ride on through the city, making stops at the 18th Century Garden, the Merchants’ Exchange Building, and finally Washington Square for portraits. They chose portrait locations that were meaningful to them, and that also quintessentially captured the city they now call home. It was an incredibly hot day, but they were troopers and we used the shade (and the latitude of film) to our full advantage! It was a perfect day, and I’m so grateful I was invited to be a part of it!
Venue: Tendenza | Florist: Beautiful Blooms | Wedding Gown: Pronovias | Reception Wedding Gown: BHLDN | Shoes: Betsey Johnson | Stationary: August and White | Make-up Artist: Make-up by Yvette | Hair: Zaneta Lescynska | Bridesmaids Gowns: Jenny Yoo | Grooms Suit: Custom | Grooms Shoes: Cole Haan | Groomsmen Attire: Suit Supply | Videographer: Be Films | DJ: DJ Taiga from the Remixologists | Catering: Cescaphe | Cake: Cescaphe | Photo Booth : City Center Photo | Lion Dance: The Philadelphia Suns