June 16, 2016

Philadelphia Wedding Photographer | Colonial Dames | Laura + Marc

Wedding

They make faces at each other.  They play board games together.  They have hilarious friends.  They make logical decisions.  They DIY’d a million things for their wedding together and LOVED it.  Laura and Marc might not be the most normal couple in the world, but why on earth would you want that anyway?

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It was a glorious spring day when Laura and Marc tied the knot at Colonial Dames in Philadelphia.  The date was picked by researching the day least likely to rain in the Farmer’s Almanac.  I kid you not.

Laura got ready at the Warwick Hotel with her bridesmaids.  Her mother’s dress left a dusting of glitter around the room.  This was no problem for Laura.  Glitter is her favorite color.  The dress she wore that day was purchased days (DAYS!) before the wedding.  The original didn’t fit correctly and Laura was too sweet to even say anything to the vendor about it.  The last minute switch seemed to have no effect on her well-being the day of the wedding.  (Note to self: not normal behavior.  Might be alien.  More tests needed.)

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The carzy happy couple shared their first look in the verdant courtyard of the sweet, hidden venue in downtown Philly.

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The wedding party/army also played.  7 bridesmaids, 12 groomsmen.  I would usually say that such a number is obscene and how can you even know that many people so well?  Then I met Laura and Marc and I wanted to be in the wedding party too.  They are down-to-the-core good people.  Note: superhero cufflinks.

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The ceremony with personal vows was lovely.  Laura had everyone in happy tears and not just because she promised to attend every superhero movie premiere with Marc for the rest of their lives.

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There were DIY projects galore – a Plinko “guest book,” wedding party info signage, arrows to the main event, a beautiful calligraphed and hot wax-sealed escort card display in card catalogs, a card box, antique key bottle openers, and signage everywhere.

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My absolute favorite were the cake toppers that Laura made.  Bask in their glory.

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The couple entered following their wedding party army

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and shared their first dance to “Feels Like Home” by Chantal Kreviazuk.

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After more humorous/lovely toasts is was time to get down to the real business of the day – the partying.  Legit partying.  Conga-lining, shot-gulping, air guitaring, bacon s’more-eating partying.

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Man, I’m lucky to have such couples.  If that’s not cool enough for you, they went to Thailand and Singapore for their honeymoon.  So there’s that.

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Somethin’ in your eyes, makes me wanna lose myself
Makes me wanna lose myself, in your arms
There’s somethin’ in your voice, makes my heart beat fast
Hope this feeling lasts, the rest of my life
~ Chantal Kreviazuk, “Feels Like Home”

Wedding Ceremony: The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, Philadelphia, PA
Wedding Reception: The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, Philadelphia, PA
Engagement Session: Bryn Mawr
Wedding Photographer: Lindsay Docherty Photography
Wedding Planner: Marsha Flowers Events
Getting Ready Hotel: The Warwick Hotel – Radisson Blu
Officiant: Charlie Cooper, Humbleman Weddings
Florist: Offshoots!
Hair Stylist: Up Your Do
Makeup Artist: Bella Angel
Bridal Shoes: BHLDN

Earrings: Marissa Boyce
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal
Groom’s Suit: Paulo Solari
Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, and Reception Music: DJ Kiko
Lighting: JK Concepts
Caterer: Feastivities
Wedding Cake: Bredenbeck’s Bakery
Wedding Rings: Somerton Jewelers
Everything Else:Laura & Marc
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