Adam and Eva’s easy summer wedding at Valley Green Inn on the Wissahickon was the epitome of colorful, joyous whimsy, truly unique and absolutely wonderful.  We first met Adam where we find all our best treasures, at Philly Aids Thrift where he works as a manager.  We were fortunate to have one of our favorite engagement sessions at the Italian Market with the couple and knew we were in for a treat photographing their wedding.

Their details were a perfect reflection of the artistic, uniqueness of the pair.  From Eva’s pale grey dress with floral shoes, to Adam’s pink bow tie and Nikes, the bridal party in non-matching dresses (SOMUCHYES!) and everyone’s hand made bouquets and floral crowns.  Paper flowers adorned the archway for an outdoor ceremony on the Wissahickon, oddly perfect with the wrestling figures used as centerpieces on the tables.

This wedding was all about family and friends and laughter.  Eva’s nephew entertained guests pre-ceremony with a spectacular cello rendition of Star Wars pre-ceremony, and the Philly Aid’s Thrift family in attendance were fabulous in every way.  Some weddings you just feel fortunate to be a part of.  Thank you Adam and Eva for allowing us to drop into your life for an unforgettable afternoon.

WARNING!!!  Playing Heart during cake cutting can lead to brilliantly geeky lip syncing.  Trust me on this one.

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I love weddings that just scream “Philly”, and for me, there is no area as uniquely Philadelphia as Independence Mall.  So a crisp fall day in historic Philadelphia with Hilary and Brian, was exactly what I was craving after a long summer of outdoor weddings.

I’m fairly obsessive about scouting locations that I’ve never worked in advance to get a little inspiration without the pressure of a wedding day schedule looming over me.  I was instantly thrilled.  With hotel, first look and venue all on Independence Mall and plenty of time scheduled for photos, this was going to be a dream to shoot.

After meeting with the girls to see Hilary in her lovely dress, we took a walk to Franklin Court, the site where Ben Franklin’s brick home once stood, and where Brian was waiting for a truly adorable first look, and loads of time to shoot with just the two of them before joining their families for formals at The National Museum of American Jewish History.  After a lovely simple ceremony, Hilary and Brian let us steal them one more time to play on the amazingly staircases around the museum, much to the delight of their guests at cocktail hour who were able to watch our impromptu photo session from the open staircases above.

So congratulations Hilary and Brian and thanks for letting us be a part of a beautiful, classic Philly day!

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