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!)
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.