Posts tagged “Philadelphia Weddings

Louisa + Roland || Wedding at the Vie in Philadelphia

Fresh on our blog is another incredible wedding story…

Last Friday, Roland + Louisa joined their loved ones in celebrating their marriage covenant in Philly. Their love story began in NJ, moved its way to Chicago, and has since transplanted itself in the city of brotherly love (for now.) Jon has personally known this couple for a long time, having met the bride in middle school + having shared many mutual friends throughout their college years. In more ways than one, documenting their wedding day was much more than a job.

Sprinkled throughout their busy wedding day schedule were so many hints of love + thankfulness + joy. As outside observers, we photographers get a pretty good glimpse of the big picture when it comes to weddings. We see what couples focus on, what they leave out, and where they pour their hearts into. For Louisa + Roland, it was clear that their celebration was much more than a milestone event with big fancy outfits… it was their way of joining together and celebrating a Love so much bigger than them.

Photography-wise, many thanks to the couple for creating such a spacious and well-thought-out wedding day schedule. Having an abundance of hours for wedding day coverage can be a blessing in disguise, paving the way for equal measures of risk and creativity and daring possibilities.

A very special congratulations to the newlyweds!

Giving credit where credit is due:

Jon of Dreamlite Photography (Main Photographer) || Priscilla of Priscilla De Castro Photography (2nd Photographer) || Le Meridien Philadelphia (Hotel)
Vie of the Cescaphe Event Group (Ceremony/Reception/Catering/Cake) || Pastor Dwight of Renewal Presbyterian Church (Officiant) || Bachelor Boys Band (Live Band)
Anthony Tsao (Ceremony Programs) || Cindy Cheung + Vivian Mah (Event decoration, Centerpieces) | Fei Huang (Sound System) || Leah Zhang (Hair, Make-up, Bouquets, Corsages)




Katrina + Ben || Ballroom at the Ben Weddings

Photographs alone cannot sum up what an amazing time we had this weekend at Ben + Katrina’s wedding celebration. Every little aspect from their wedding day had us not only impressed, but very much humbled. Beyond their ability to juggle work + law school + wedding planning over this past year, and besides the fact that loved ones had come from all over the world to attend, they made it a point to honor their families in such a beautiful way. During the reception, the newly-wedded couple stood up to offer words of love + thanksgiving to their own families; an unforgettably heartfelt gesture we hope to see more of in our future weddings.

Looking back, there are so many favorite moments that we had as their photographers. We could talk all day about how awesome it was that they had an “unplugged” wedding ceremony, or perhaps go on about how this was the first time we’ve ever encountered a “Man of Honor” (the bride’s brother). But we’ve come to realize that with this couple, we enjoyed simply being around them. Whether it be during their adventurous engagement session around Philly to documenting all the behind-the-scenes stuff on their wedding day, we both agreed that their love for each other, for God, and for others is an incredibly visible testament in itself.

Thank you to Katrina + Ben for having us along at your wedding day celebration. Congratulations!

(and make sure to visit us on facebook to see even more images later this week!)




Yun Seok + Esther’s Wedding

We are quite excited to share with you all our latest set of wedding photos. Esther and Yun Seok tied the knot on perhaps the hottest day (if not, the hottest weekend) of the summer. Though the weather was a sizzling 120 degrees in the afternoon, we strategically spent much of our time indoors. Our gorgeous bride first had her hair done at Luna Salon, then continuing on to the phenomenal Hyatt at The Bellevue for the remainder of the morning.

We found a great, glass-ceiling skywalk to have their “first look” at. The midday light was diffused just enough to create a beautiful, clean and simple setting for this husband- and wife-to-be. Their hug afterwards was probably one of my top 5 favorite moments of the day.

Come time for the group photos, I (Jon) had a blast working with their respective bridal parties. Fun, goofy, energetic and patient, this particular bridal party was definitely some of the most cooperative and friendly bridal party members I’ve ever had the chance to work with. After first utilizing an empty stage in The Bellevue for the bridesmaids, we ended up navigating through narrow alleyways in Center City for additional photos.

Their ceremony and reception took place at the beautiful Korean United Church of Philadelphia (esp. check out the interior photos below). The evening was topped off with heart-felt speeches, dancing, toasts, and a ginormous assortment of catered Korean food provided by Seorabol. Did we mention that we always get to eat at weddings? Certainly, we have pretty awesome jobs with equally awesome perks 🙂 Some fun facts about this wedding: wedding flowers were all home/handmade, and the delicious desserts were crafted by a pastry chef friend of theirs.

Congratulations once again to Yun Seok & Esther, and thank you for having me at your wedding day.


Yun Seok + Esther’s Wedding Teasers

Below are some of my (Jon’s) favorite images from their wedding day. Not only did we brave the 100 degree heat throughout the whole day,  when it came time for the bridal portraits in the center city area of Philly, we were blessed with cloudy skies, shaded alleys, and a little bit of breeze. Congratulations again to Yun Seok & Esther, and stay tune for more photos in the coming weeks.