Philadelphia Wedding Photography

Matt and Emily's wedding day

Hello and Happy September! I am so happy to be back on the blog today sharing the gorgeous day that Matt and Emily shared on September 1st 2018. Matt is my first cousin, my dad’s sister’s son. It’s always so special to be part of any wedding day, it’s extra special when it’s a family member getting married! I’ve watched Matt and Emily fall in love the past few years- Matt and Emily met in Australia when Matt was studying abroad there a few years back. After lots of phone calls and some back and forth trips, Emily moved here to the USA. It’s been so wonderful getting to know her, and am so happy that she is now part of our family!

Matt and Emily chose to get married at the Jersey Shore, as it’s a very special place to both Matt and now Emily! My Grandparents had a home in Stone Harbor as we were growing up, and summers were spent here by so many of our cousins. Matt and his sibs worked and played most summers at the shore. Our grandparents have since passed away, but Matt had the brilliant idea of taking a wedding picture at our Grandparents house. It was so cool to be there again.

Matt and Emily got married in Avalon at the Sacred Heart Church. We took pictures in Stone Harbor from there, and then headed to Atlantic City Country Club for the reception. Getting ready for the wedding all took place at the country club. Special shout out to Springer’s ice cream in Stone Harbor for letting Matt and Em jump the ( always) long line and get a couple of wedding day cones and some pictures there! If you’ve never been to Springers, you have to go. It’s the best ice cream ever! The weather on the wedding day gorgeous, overcast in the morning, that turned in to the most beautiful blue sky, gorgeous sunset kind of day. Just lovely.

Matt and Emily’s wedding was super rad because of the following folks:

Atlantic City Country Club

Manic Botanic Florals

Gina Jost Makeup Artistry

Kara Graham Hair

Karrim at HAK wedding and video

I would also like to personally thank Ralph Nardell for the assist with this wedding and the beautiful pictures!!

Below are just a few of my favorites from the day.

Thank you Matt and Emily for letting me be a part of your day, love you both. <3

Pablo and Kaitlin's wedding day

“And one by one the nights between our separated cities are joined to the night that unites us.”
― Pablo Neruda

I love the quote above, and I find it so fitting with this love story of Pablo and Kaitlin's. My cousin Pablo has lived in so many cities throughout his young life- London, Madrid, he's lived in Germany, and now Brooklyn- Kaitlin and Pablo met in Brooklyn, but Kait is from Philadelphia, where our Grandparents met so many years ago...serendipitous and oh so beautiful.

The blog post preceding this one, was Pablo and Kaitlin's engagement session- please feel free to scroll back a post to see the fun filled afternoon in Brooklyn.

Pablo is my first cousin, my dad's brother's son. Being there to photograph the day was amazing. I'm truly grateful to have two new cousins, Pablo's wife Kaitlin, and their beautiful son Thomas. There were so many great moments of the day, and I'm supremely thankful that my friend Ralph Nardell was beside me to help photograph the day. He spent lots of time with my cousin and his brother and friends, along with the baby, as they got ready for the wedding. I adore so many of his shots of Pablo and Thomas. I spent the morning with Kait and her girls. It was awesome to get to know her family and friends better.

Pablo and Kaitlin had a beautiful, warm, unseasonable February Day. In fact, Kaitlin joked that she picked a winter wedding because she didn't want to be overheating on her wedding day! We were able to enjoy some nice outside shots with the spring like weather.

Below, some favorite images from the day...there were so many! It was so awesome to see and spend time with my near and far away family. Love them all.

Pablo and Kaitlin, love you both so much!

 

Pablo getting ready- Hotel Palomar, Center City Philadelphia

Kaitlin getting ready- Parents house in Fishtown

Wedding and Reception Venue- Stotesbury Mansion, Philadelphia PA ,

Catering by Feastivities