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Bride and groom with tattoo rings

I firmly believe that as a wedding photographer, it’s not about how much money you put into advertising,  but identifying your ideal client, and finding the perfect place to attract them.  We knew from the moment we decided to focus on shooting weddings that we wanted to attract more interesting, off-beat, unique weddings, and that Offbeat Bride was the perfect home for us.   We’ve been fortunate to be featured multiple times on their blog, so today we’re taking a look back at our favorite weddings that were featured on Offbeat Bride!

Dr. Seuss Wedding at Laurel Hill Cemetery

Our very first vendor submission to Offbeat Bride, A Dr. Seuss Wedding in a Philadelphia Cemetery, quickly became Offbeat Bride’s most popular wedding of 2014.  With over 11 thousand shares, it  remains one of the top external pages from which potential clients enter our website.  Can we just talk about her pink gown? I remain OBSESSED.

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Dr Suess themed wedding at Laurel Hill Cemetery

Photographed by Lori Foworth for Alix Passage Photography

Click on the photo for all the whimsical creepiness or scroll below for the highlights!

 

Victorian Corpse Bride and Groom in a Halloween Wedding 

I’m constantly suprised by every consultation we have when a couple mentions seeing our second highest viewed Offbeat Bride feature “Drool over one last spooky wedding of the season with a corpse bride from Pennsylvannia.”  Crissa and Tj dressed as a corpse bride and groom with young Corrine as a fairy princess, had a super fun costume party and wedding at North Bowl. It was one of the coolest weddings ever. We’re fortunate to still call them friends.

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Click on the photo for the most fabulous costume party ever or scroll below for the highlights!

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Witchy Wedding with DIY Floral Skull Decor and Celestial Blue Gown

Lily and Joe’s Offbeat Bride Feature,  It’s all about chic dark romance at this pagan wedding in Maryland was our latest and quickly catching up to be one of our highest viewed features on Offbeat Bride.  We loved that they had beautiful prints from their cemetery engagement shoot framed and hung on the walls of their reception in at the Van Diver Inn in Maryland.  If you want to see the most beautiful DIY Florals and Skull decor, you MUST check this one out!

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Wtichy wedding with DIY flower skull decor

Click on the photo all the DIY dark, witchy romance or scroll below for the highlights!

An Intimate Reception and Rittenhouse Photo Walk

One of our favorite venues for small, intimate weddings and elopements is the Philadelphia Wedding Chapel.  I absolutely adore a beautiful photo walk with the couple afterwards.  After a champagne and cake reception, I went with Rasheeda and William to their favorite coffee shop before a romantic stroll through Rittenhouse. Pure perfection.  See the Offbeat Bride article at
This minimalist Philly wedding proves that simple is CHIC  

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Bride and Groom at Rittenhouse Square

Click on the photo for this minimalist Philly Chic or scroll below for the highlights!

 

Philly Wedding Street Photography and Retro Bowling Party

I couldn’t believe this one is up to over a thousand shares!  We’ve been fortunate to photograph several weddings at North Bowl, and this one was super cute! Paul was able to flex his street photography muscle with Willow and Chris and we love that they submitted it to Offbeat Bride for their feature: Join Willow and Chris on their tour of Philly and retro bowling lounge wedding    

 

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Bride and Groom sharing a Philly Cheesesteak

Scroll below for the highlights from this Retro Philadelphia Street Photography Wedding

 

Tattoos, Star Wars and Vintage Style

ShaunaRae and Andrew’s wedding was an ecclectic mix that included the most beautiful rainbow hair I’ve ever seen, vintage style which included handbags and lace gloves in place of bouquets and loads of Star Wars details. ShaunaRae eventually got a tattoo of her dad from one of our photos of him at her ceremony.  I can’t imagine a deeper honor.  Check out Offbeat Bride’s article at 
Sci-fi meets vintage style at this unicorn-haired Star Wars wedding   

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Tattooed bride and groom in Star Wars wedding at Barn on Bridge

Click on the photo all the amazing Star Wars details or scroll below for the highlights!

Want to know how these couples got such beautiful photos?

Check out one more Offbeat Bride Article featuring our tips for a great wedding photography timeline at: How long will this take?! An insider’s view of a wedding photography timeline

Full Disclosure! This is an update of a blog  I posted a couple of years ago.  We’ve had so many great Offbeat Bride features since then, I thought it was totally worth revisiting!

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There are days when I wish I could record some of the phone calls I get, like when Stefanie first called me inquiring about wedding photography.  “We’re doing a Doctor Who themed wedding and want an engagement shoot in Asbury Park dressed from different Doctor Who episodes that will be used as table settings.  Could you do something like that?”  I was instantly intrigued and terrified.  Paul has been a Doctor Who fan for years, but I needed a crash course.  Over the next several weeks, we binge watched from a quite extensive list of episodes that Stef listed as their favorites.  The engagement shoot turned into one of my very favorites, where Stef and Adam came loaded with costumes and props, and we spent the next several hours climbing sand dunes and creeping through the old casino, with our future bride and groom running with sonic screwdrivers down the boardwalk from invisible enemies.  Paul couldn’t resist photoshopping armies of Daleks and Weeping Angels throughout their shoot.

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Wedding Day!  The tardis has landed!

Fast forward to wedding day!  Surrounded by Tardis blue bridemaids, Stef’s “getting ready” photos are among some of my favorite bridal portraits ever.  She absolutely radiated light and an easy elegance with sweet lace sleeves which she would remove for the reception an add a stunning drop necklace, while Adam donned his perfect bow tie.

Upon entering the lobby of the Northhampton Valley Country Club, guests were welcomed with Tardis Keys for table assignments, signed a River Song Diary guest book, selected a bag of gummy bears, engraved pencils and took a seat.  We were almost giddy with excitement when we were introduced to Al Vernacchio, the officiant perfectly attired as a Doctor, and performed a wonderfully simple ceremony complete with a unity candle lit by sonic screwdriver, and a diary.  After cocktail hour, guests found their tables, each centerpiece complete with a photo of a Doctor Who episode alongside a matching scene from our Asbury Park engagement photos.  Music by Eric Scott Gold of East Coast Event Group truly made it a party, with lighting that actually enhanced the photography rather than ruining it.

Stef and Adam, thank you for allowing us to document your amazing adventures.  It’s been an absolute joy!

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