July 17, 2015

Philadelphia Wedding Photographer | Atrium at the Curtis Center | Katie + Franc

Wedding

While I expected Katie and Franc’s wedding to be fun after getting to know them at their engagement session, I had underestimated exactly how fun and rambunctious the wedding would be.  Surrounded by their friends and family, they were at the top of their game and it was incredible.  I suppose when the wedding hashtag is #teamawesomewedding, you’re in for a good time.

Katie got ready at the funky Hotel Monaco.  She the pearl necklace that Franc had given her and carried two pins on her bouquet: one from her grandmother and the other from the Disney trip where Franc proposed.

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Her dress was gorgeous.  She had gone to 6 stores and figured she’d never find the one until she saw this beauty at Kleinfeld’s.  The delicate all-over beading was phenomenal.

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They shared their first look outside of the Curtis Center.  Franc surprised her with his band of groomsmen to sing to her when they met.  It was fantastic!

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The wedding party and family were a hoot.  Who’s surprised that these two attract a great group?

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Katie showed off her pop of color with hot pink heels.

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Don’t let the cathedral-length veil and black tie affair fool you.  These two are anything but stuffy.  We found a Mohawk’d rocker in Washington Square Park with a concert shirt from a concert that they had attended so we asked for a photo op.

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The Atrium at the Curtis Center was it’s usual beautiful self that day.  The marble floors, elegant draping, and spots of pink were perfection.

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Franc’s brother, Mike, officiated the ceremony (which included an Elvish prayer), reading from a creative binder .

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Immediately after the ceremony, we hopped in an Uber for some quick pictures.  Stop #1 was for the quintessential Broad Street shot.  No, it never gets old.

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Stop #2 was at Tattooed Mom’s where they met.

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Cescaphe cocktail hours actually last 1.5 hours so we were back in time for plenty of mingling, food, and oogling of the ice sculpture of their pup.

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Their own escort card read “Jack Skellington” and “Sally Stictches.”

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The two had one of the best entrances/first dances I’ve ever seen.  Franc had given his groomsmen mini flashlights, which went crazy as the two came into the room.  A petal canon showered the newlyweds as they began their first dance to “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now,” which had the entire room singing along by the end.

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As if this wasn’t all enough, there was a Stanley Cup groomscake, some amazingly energetic dancing and singing, soooo much food, and a surprise dance-off with mummers!

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Franc expressed how surreal the whole thing was.  They took the day exactly as they should: relaxed, happy, and blissfully surrounded by their favorite people and music.

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And we can build this dream together
Standing strong forever
Nothing’s gonna stop us now
And if this world runs out of lovers
We’ll still have each other
Nothing’s gonna stop us, nothing’s gonna stop us
~ Starship, “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us”

Wedding Ceremony: Atrium at the Curtis Center, Philadelphia, PA
Wedding Reception: Atrium at the Curtis Center, Philadelphia, PA
Engagement Session: Kelly Drive, Philadelphia, PA
Wedding Photographer: Lindsay Docherty Photography
Officiant: Mike Marmero
Florist: Mums the Word
Getting Ready: Hotel Monaco, Philadelphia, PA
Makeup Artist: Sally Streets & Kristie Wright 
Hair Stylist: Tara Reilly
Wedding Dress: Alita Graham
Wedding Dress Shop: Kleinfeld Bridal
Veil: Kleinfeld Bridal
Rhinestone Hair Accessory: Kleinfeld Bridal
Bridesmaid Dress: Bill Levkoff
Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, and Reception Music: EBE Talent, Paris
Lighting: Beautiful Blooms
Caterer: Cescaphe
Wedding Cake: Cescaphe
Ring Shop: Barsky Diamond
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