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Jessica and Mark {The Merion Cinnaminson Wedding}

Each wedding I capture, there is always something emotional I take away.  The base of this work is diving into these families and their joy for the couple.  Some weddings it is the sweet note the groom writes to his bride, others is it the initialed kerchief the bride gifts to her father.  Those gestures and moments always tug at my heart strings.  For Mark and Jessica's wedding, it was EVERYTHING.  Each moment of the day you couldn't help but feel the happiness and celebration radiating from everyone involved. I may have used a tissue (or 5) throughout the day myself.  It is such a pleasure to be invited to be a part of these moments and I love nothing more than sharing them with you :)

Jessica's wedding shoes were GORGEOUS!  Love the reflection of the crystals

Jessica's wedding shoes were GORGEOUS!  Love the reflection of the crystals

I was floored by the hallway of columns, and love how they frame her wedding dress here :)

I was floored by the hallway of columns, and love how they frame her wedding dress here :)

That last moment before you actually get to WEAR the dress!!

That last moment before you actually get to WEAR the dress!!

Jess with her mom and some finishing touches

Jess with her mom and some finishing touches

Mark looking dapper

Mark looking dapper

"Just wait until you see her" How stinking cute is this dog?!

"Just wait until you see her" How stinking cute is this dog?!

Father reveal wedding

I may or may not have shed a tear during this Father of the Bride first look

Jessica's fall flowers could not have been prettier!

Jessica's fall flowers could not have been prettier!

I was ecstatic on how dramatic we were able to make the First look with the double doors opening!

I was ecstatic on how dramatic we were able to make the First look with the double doors opening!

Mark could not be more enamored at the first sight of his bride, how adorable?!

Mark could not be more enamored at the first sight of his bride, how adorable?!

The blues and blacks flow so nicely together in their bridal party, especially Mark's tux!

The blues and blacks flow so nicely together in their bridal party, especially Mark's tux!

Groomsmen being spiffy

Groomsmen being spiffy

Jessica's dropped waist gown was STUNNING

Jessica's dropped waist gown was STUNNING

I could not be happier that we found a way to stay outside longer.  What is brighter, Jessica's smile or that tree??

I could not be happier that we found a way to stay outside longer.  What is brighter, Jessica's smile or that tree??

Love the mixture of the fall colors in her bouquet

Love the mixture of the fall colors in her bouquet

I think Jessica is just a little happy here

I think Jessica is just a little happy here

Jessica's smile radiating from all angles

Jessica's smile radiating from all angles

The look of love from her dad :)

The look of love from her dad :)

Who else is dying to know the inside joke???

Who else is dying to know the inside joke???

I always love the joy beaming from the couple at the ceremony

I always love the joy beaming from the couple at the ceremony

Such a beautiful ceremony site at the Merion

Such a beautiful ceremony site at the Merion

Jessica's dad sang a prayer during the ceremony, it was such a beautiful moment!

Jessica's dad sang a prayer during the ceremony, it was such a beautiful moment!

Just look at those smiles :)

Just look at those smiles :)

My favorite part of the day!  The first kiss

My favorite part of the day!  The first kiss

Introducing the new Mr. and Mrs!

Introducing the new Mr. and Mrs!

Such a cute sign

Such a cute sign

They are just beaming!

They are just beaming!

For their first dance, Jessica recorded herself singing their song, but kept it a secret.  I love the look of shock on Marks face as she's telling him that it is her voice he's hearing played.  I believe I had a similar look on my face when I realized it was her as well.  It was incredible!

For their first dance, Jessica recorded herself singing their song, but kept it a secret.  I love the look of shock on Marks face as she's telling him that it is her voice he's hearing played.

I believe I had a similar look on my face when I realized it was her as well.  It was incredible!

Jessica and her father shared a very fun dance!

Jessica and her father shared a very fun dance!

I see those years of dancing school paid off Jess!  Perfect hand positioning :)

I see those years of dancing school paid off Jess!  Perfect hand positioning :)

It's my favorite seeing a mom so happy to share a dance with her son

It's my favorite seeing a mom so happy to share a dance with her son

Their cake design was so timeless and elegant

Their cake design was so timeless and elegant

I cannot get over how much I love this photo.  It's such an intimate moment between the bride and groom, taking in how amazing their wedding day was.  Congratulations again!!!

I cannot get over how much I love this photo.  It's such an intimate moment between the bride and groom, taking in how amazing their wedding day was.  Congratulations again!!!

Mike and Lauren {Vie Philadelphia Wedding}

Mike and Lauren's wedding day was a picture perfect fall day, literally.  The sun was shining, the air was comfortable, and the foliage has begun to turn.  We started the day at the Loews Hotel, while everyone was getting ready for the day.  Off to Philadelphia City Hall for Bridal Party photos, and ended at Cescaphe's Vie.  This venue is nothing short of stunning, and they did not disappoint!  Take a look for yourself :)

The bride's adorable niece was her flower girl, and I hope she will love this flower girl in bride's shoes picture!

The bride's adorable niece was her flower girl, and I hope she will love this flower girl in bride's shoes picture!

How gorgeous are the bride's gem encrusted shoes??

How gorgeous are the bride's gem encrusted shoes??

The wedding rings glistened against the backdrop of the bride's gold handbag

The wedding rings glistened against the backdrop of the bride's gold handbag

Even on her wedding day, Lauren was thinking about her girls, from their beautiful bridesmaid robes, to helping with their hair!

Even on her wedding day, Lauren was thinking about her girls, from their beautiful bridesmaid robes, to helping with their hair!

Lauren dotted her I's and crossed her T's in one final note to her groom before they said "I Do"

Lauren dotted her I's and crossed her T's in one final note to her groom before they said "I Do"

A kiss for her groom

A kiss for her groom

A little spritz of the bride's signature scent

A little spritz of the bride's signature scent

Look at all of that lace on her gown!

Look at all of that lace on her gown!

It's such a special moment between a bride and her mother while getting dressed

It's such a special moment between a bride and her mother while getting dressed

Last minute details while slipping on her wedding shoes

Last minute details while slipping on her wedding shoes

Love the broach on the bride's bouquet!

Love the broach on the bride's bouquet!

Lauren makes a stunning bride!

Lauren makes a stunning bride!

Try not to cry during this father of the bride reveal.  His first look of his baby girl on her wedding day!

Try not to cry during this father of the bride reveal.  His first look of his baby girl on her wedding day!

A sweet kiss for her daddy

A sweet kiss for her daddy

How cute are these superhero ring bearers?!

How cute are these superhero ring bearers?!

Groomsmen always know how to help a groom kick back while getting ready :)

Groomsmen always know how to help a groom kick back while getting ready :)

Lauren had the great idea of having her dad walk her to the first look, it's such a beautiful moment between the two of them!

Lauren had the great idea of having her dad walk her to the first look, it's such a beautiful moment between the two of them!

The stairs at the Loews Hotel were a perfect backdrop for the first look!

The stairs at the Loews Hotel were a perfect backdrop for the first look!

How great are her brother's cuff links??  It's a picture of the two of them when they we're little!

How great are her brother's cuff links??  It's a picture of the two of them when they we're little!

We headed to Philadelphia City Hall for the Bridal Party photos - this clan was so fun!

We headed to Philadelphia City Hall for the Bridal Party photos - this clan was so fun!

The grey and purple color scheme really popped on the beautiful October day

The grey and purple color scheme really popped on the beautiful October day

Bridal Party in the City Hall courtyard

Bridal Party in the City Hall courtyard

The excitement from Lauren was infectious!

The excitement from Lauren was infectious!

Look at that train!  Lauren's lace gown was to die for

Look at that train!  Lauren's lace gown was to die for

One of my favorite hidden spots in the city.  Within the paths under City Hall are these gorgeous stairs and archways.  How about that dip?!

One of my favorite hidden spots in the city.  Within the paths under City Hall are these gorgeous stairs and archways.  How about that dip?!

You cannot find the architecture in this setting just anywhere

You cannot find the architecture in this setting just anywhere

Frozen in their own world, as everyone else rushes by

Frozen in their own world, as everyone else rushes by

Beautiful ceremony site at Vie in Philadelphia

Beautiful ceremony site at Vie in Philadelphia

Ladies in purple making their way down the aisle

Ladies in purple making their way down the aisle

These two :)  Adorable flower girl and ring bearer

These two :)  Adorable flower girl and ring bearer

Mike watching his one of a kind bride make her way down the aisle.  I love the glance Lauren shares with her mom

Mike watching his one of a kind bride make her way down the aisle.  I love the glance Lauren shares with her mom

A bridesmaid's tear gets me every time

A bridesmaid's tear gets me every time

You can just feel their happiness for their daughter

You can just feel their happiness for their daughter

Lauren placing her husband's wedding ring on his finger :)

Lauren placing her husband's wedding ring on his finger :)

They could not be happier!  Official first kiss of the new Mr. and Mrs!

They could not be happier!  Official first kiss of the new Mr. and Mrs!

Lauren sharing a quiet moment with her flower girl

Lauren sharing a quiet moment with her flower girl

These centerpieces are incredible!  The gold and pearls flows with the dramatic decor of Vie

These centerpieces are incredible!  The gold and pearls flows with the dramatic decor of Vie

The second I saw this amazing wall at Vie, I knew I needed to utilize it somehow.  I am OBSESSED with this silhouette shot of the bride and groom!

The second I saw this amazing wall at Vie, I knew I needed to utilize it somehow.  I am OBSESSED with this silhouette shot of the bride and groom!

The lace detailing with ivory and cream color makes this wedding case quite the stunner

The lace detailing with ivory and cream color makes this wedding case quite the stunner

such aromantic setting at Vie

such aromantic setting at Vie

Lauren and Mike asked for everyone to be up and dancing before they came into the reception.  This was such a great idea as it got everyone on their feet and the energy UP for introductions

Lauren and Mike asked for everyone to be up and dancing before they came into the reception.  This was such a great idea as it got everyone on their feet and the energy UP for introductions

Spins and dips were thoroughly involved in their first dance

Spins and dips were thoroughly involved in their first dance

Such a lucky couple to have all of these loving family and friends

Such a lucky couple to have all of these loving family and friends

Lauren's dad delivered such a sweet Father of the Bride speech

Lauren's dad delivered such a sweet Father of the Bride speech

That was quickly followed by the hilarious Best Man speech!

That was quickly followed by the hilarious Best Man speech!

The maid of honor speech did not dissapoint!

The maid of honor speech did not dissapoint!

It never fails, Father Daughter dances always tug at my heartstrings

It never fails, Father Daughter dances always tug at my heartstrings

Mike and his mom sharing a sweet moment during their mother son dance

Mike and his mom sharing a sweet moment during their mother son dance

This group knows how to have a good time on the dance floor!

This group knows how to have a good time on the dance floor!

What's a party without a shot or two??

What's a party without a shot or two??

The dance floor did not stop all night

The dance floor did not stop all night

What a way to end the night, wrapped in the stars!

What a way to end the night, wrapped in the stars!