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Philadelphia Wedding Photographer | Please Touch Museum | Kelly + Kevin ⋆ Lindsay Docherty Photography
January 10, 2012

Philadelphia Wedding Photographer | Please Touch Museum | Kelly + Kevin

Wedding

I had the true honor of photographing Kelly and Kevin’s wedding a few weeks ago. They’re the gorgeous couple from the Valley Forge National Park engagement session. Though our daylight hours were short, the day was beautiful from beginning to end.

I met up with Kelly and the ladies at her grandmother’s house. There was an air of mystery because no one except for Kelly’s sister, Katelyn, and her mother had seen the dress. Kelly kept it a surprise that played into her bridal shower, with the bridesmaids drawing what they thought it would be. Kelly says she tried on about 30 dresses before finding “the one” and it was pretty obvious – her mom actually cried when she saw Kelly in it. Rightfully so, her lace and silk Priscilla of Boston gown was beautiful.

Philadelphia wedding photography at Please Touch Museum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Please Touch Museum

She had fabulous accessories too. Check out the elegant Kate Spade shoes. The “something old” was a veil that belonged to Kevin’s grandmother from her wedding in 1948. This veil had been worn numerous times through the years. The family keeps a little book with pictures of all of the brides that have worn it. Her “something blue” was a St. Christopher’s medal in honor of her late cousin. And her “something borrowed” was her mother’s pearl ring.

Philadelphia wedding photography at Please Touch Museum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Please Touch Museum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Please Touch Museum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Please Touch Museum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Please Touch Museum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Please Touch Museum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Please Touch Museum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Please Touch Museum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Please Touch Museum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Please Touch Museum

Before we set off for the church we had to take a picture that Kelly and her friends have taken every time they’ve gotten together since high school. The famed “butt picture”. Hilarious!

Philadelphia wedding photography at Please Touch Museum

Kevin didn’t look too shabby either!

Philadelphia wedding photography at Please Touch Museum

I just have to mention the flowers for the event, created by Karen of Flowers for Friends, Kevin’s cousin. They were unique and varied with succulents, orchids, lilies, hydrangea and so many more. Truly gorgeous!

Philadelphia wedding photography at Please Touch Museum

The Catholic ceremony was held at St. John Neumann Church in Bryn Mawr where Kelly (and I) went to grade school. It was a lovely mass and the two were beaming the entire time.

Philadelphia wedding photography at Please Touch Museum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Please Touch Museum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Please Touch Museum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Please Touch Museum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Please Touch Museum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Please Touch Museum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Please Touch Museum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Please Touch Museum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Please Touch Museum

After the service we quickly went out to the grotto beside the church to make use of the light.

Philadelphia wedding photography at Please Touch Museum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Please Touch Museum

We rounded everyone up and made our way over to Philly’s delightful Please Touch Museum. Kevin’s parents are supporters there and even have their own horse on the carousel. The place is just magical. We gathered the group for some informal formals on the carousel and then let the bridal party relax for cocktail hour while Kelly, Kevin, and I explored the Alice and Wonderland exhibit downstairs.

Philadelphia wedding photography at Please Touch Museum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Please Touch Museum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Please Touch Museum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Please Touch Museum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Please Touch Museum

The reception was held in the main room of the museum. Naturally, I was in love with the stars that shone onto the dome ceiling. The place looked fantastic!

Philadelphia wedding photography at Please Touch Museum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Please Touch Museum

Kelly and Kevin were announced and shared their first dance to Van Morrison’s “Warm Love”.

Philadelphia wedding photography at Please Touch Museum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Please Touch Museum

It was such an incredible wedding.

Philadelphia wedding photography at Please Touch Museum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Please Touch Museum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Please Touch Museum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Please Touch Museum

They even let me pull them away for a few minutes for some nighttime shots outside of the beautiful venue.

Philadelphia wedding photography at Please Touch Museum

Kelly and Kevin, what a way to start a life together! Congratulations!

Philadelphia wedding photography at Please Touch Museum

Inside it’s warm love
 Inside it’s warm love
And it’s everpresent everywhere
And it’s everpresent everywhere
That warm love
And it’s everpresent everywhere
And it’s everpresent everywhere
That warm love
~ Van Morrison, “Warm Love”

Wedding Ceremony: St. John Neumann Church
Wedding Reception: Please Touch Museum
Wedding Photographer: Lindsay Docherty Photography
Dress Designer: Priscilla of Boston
Hair and Makeup: KLP Hair Designs
Shoes: Kate Spade
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Priscilla of Boston
Florist: Flowers for Friends
Band: Chico’s Vibe
Caterer: Brûlée Catering
Wedding Cake: Isgro Pasticceria
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