For Sarah and Shane, two neuroscientists who met as students of UPenn, The UPenn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in University City was the perfect choice for their Philly wedding day. Sarah and Shane began their day at the University City Homewood Suites where they got ready in their respective rooms with close family and friends.  For their wedding, Sarah did her own hair and makeup, which was absolutely perfect, before meeting Shane for a sweet first look near the love statue at Locust Walk, a beautiful area of the UPenn campus.  Although the impending rains put a damper on our photo stroll to the UPenn Museum, we still managed to duck into a few doorways and pause for some romantic dips along the way.  The weather held off for a lovely ceremony in the Stoner Courtyard before heading into Lower Egypt for an amazing dinner and dancing in the shadow of the 12 foot Sphinx of Ramses II.  DJ Ben Ostroff of EBE entertainment kept guests dancing all night and the beautiful cake by The Master Baker, was absolute perfect.  Such a lovely couple in love, and an elegant evening surrounded by history, artwork and perfectly nerdy details.

Photography: Lori Foxworth and Paul Cofield of Black, White, and Raw Photography

Venue: University of Pennsylvannia Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
DJ: Ben Ostroff of EBE Entertainment
Cake:  The Master’s Baker
Hotel Prep:  Homewood Suites University City


Teri and Bj’s classic Philly wedding was an absolutely perfect, effortless day.  This Jersey girl and her southern gentleman (titles lovingly lifted from their super cool specialty cocktails, complete with cotton candy rock candy), fell in love while in a career training program in Virginia, let fate decide their future and were both transferred to Philly.
We got to know Teri and Bj during their perfect engagement shoot  which includes some of my all time favorite night portraits at the Museum of Art, and quickly learned what they loved most, their dogs “Mr B” and “Sparky” and classic Philly landmarks,  all of which would play an important role on their wedding day.
The Hotel Monaco is one of my favorite elegant venues for classic philly weddings.  The large suites and modern decor make for beautiful backgrounds, their receptions are lovely and their staff friendly and accommodating to guests and vendors alike.  We began our day at The Hotel Monaco, jumped on the party bus and headed out for a beautiful ceremony at St Frances Xavier.  I love when couples make space for us to travel with them.  It’s another opportunity for great photos en route, and makes the most of our time post ceremony.  Teri and Bj left lots of time for photos after the ceremony and being able to travel together, makes it easy to dip in and out of spots for photos, which included the Museum of Art, Broad Street and Second Bank.  Then back to the hotel for family photos with time to spare for our couple to enjoy their fabulous cocktail party on the rooftop of the Monaco.  Such a perfect day to start our 2016 wedding season, we were absolutely thrilled and honored to be part of it.
Photographers:  Lori Foxworth and Paul Cofield of Black, White and Raw Photography
Ceremony:  St Francis Xavier
Make-up: Jenna Kelly and Julia Gerson
Dress: Madeline Gardner (designer)
DJ: EBE, Matt Ostroff