While some couples end their wedding ceremonies with a kiss, others jump over brooms, and still others, well, take it a step further… Pat + Kim surprised their guests in a very classic and remarkable way. Upon being announced husband + wife, a group of white homing pigeons were released from the altar, setting up a truly picture perfect shot to cap off their ceremony.
We were so thankful the weather held out for their wedding. The rainy forecast was miraculously replaced by very favorable weather— a gentle mix of clouds and sun. Pat and Kim were such great sports on their wedding day, taking every thing in stride. With a thoroughly packed schedule, we were grateful that they planned enough time for portraits in and around the venue property. Save for the portraits, our couple didn’t want to be the focus of the spotlight, so the rest of the day was spent doing what they wanted— sharing in celebration with their loved ones.
Congratulations to Pat + Kim on their wedding!
Chris and Eileen had their wedding in late October, which also happens to be our favorite month to photograph weddings. The autumn season is a mix of soft daylight and very comfortable weather, both factors which contributed to an exceptionally memorable wedding event.
We can happily write that we spent the day in what is quickly becoming one of our top cities to photograph in. Philadelphia is overflowing with Revoutionary history, modern architecture, richly ethnic neighborhoods and urban revitalization. Chris and Eileen chose to have their wedding at the Loew’s Hotel Philadelphia , perfectly situated in the heart of center city. Being in such a prime location allowed us to stop by Love Park and City Hall during the day for some portraits.
With a well planned schedule, Chris and Eileen had their first look on one of the higher levels of the hotel. It’s safe to say you could feel the excitement and joy in the grooms’ eyes when they first saw eachother (even through his blurry eyes). At night, we had the opportunity to escape the reception and access the rooftop of the Loew’s Hotel, for an absolutely unbelievable view of the Philadelphia skyline. Certainly a breathtaking view of the Philadelphia, and one that we hope to get again in the near future.
Thanks again to our newlyweds for inviting down to Philadelphia, and congratulations on your marriage!