February 11, 2012

Philadelphia Wedding Photographer | Radisson Warwick Hotel | Maggie + Adam

Wedding

Good luck finding a sweeter couple than Peggy Maggie and Adam. I dare you. Actually, don’t even bother because you simply can’t. They’ve been amazing from the first day I met them in the lobby of the Philly’s Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel to chat about what they had in mind for their New Year’s Eve wedding. To put it lightly I was psyched, excited, ebullient for their wedding and it didn’t disappoint. This is the couple who wandered around Rittenhouse Square with me just a few months ago for their engagement session.

I’ll start with the beginning of the day. I met with Maggie and her sister, Katie, at Adam’s aunt and uncle’s house in King of Prussia. Here are just a few details of the day.

Philadelphia Radisson Warwick wedding pictures
Philadelphia Radisson Warwick wedding pictures
Philadelphia Radisson Warwick wedding pictures

Maggie got into her custom made Angelo Lambrou gown that she ordered without trying it on. She saw it, loved it, and let them go to work on it. She looked ravishing! She had the perfect look for a wintery New Year’s Eve bride – bright red lips, modern yet classic gown, updo, feathery hair accessory, and simple jewelry.

Philadelphia Radisson Warwick wedding pictures
Philadelphia Radisson Warwick wedding pictures

Their Catholic ceremony was held at Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Norristown. The place was decked out in festive wreaths, lush poinsettias and massive Christmas trees for the holidays. It was breathtaking.

Philadelphia Radisson Warwick wedding pictures
Philadelphia Radisson Warwick wedding pictures
Philadelphia Radisson Warwick wedding pictures
Philadelphia Radisson Warwick wedding pictures
Philadelphia Radisson Warwick wedding pictures

There was a break before the reception at the Radisson Warwick Hotel and we used it to grab the last few seconds of light from Rittenhouse Square. We had more Christmas trees, lights, and plenty of passer-bys yelling their congratulations to the newlyweds. Somehow Maggie and Adam managed to get a New Year’s Eve with temperatures in the low/mid 50s. You couldn’t have asked for anything better.

Philadelphia Radisson Warwick wedding pictures
Philadelphia Radisson Warwick wedding pictures
Philadelphia Radisson Warwick wedding pictures

We stopped over at Parc restaurant on the way back to the hotel.

Philadelphia Radisson Warwick wedding pictures
Philadelphia Radisson Warwick wedding pictures

As always, the Radisson Warwick looked great. I’ve shot several weddings there and this was the second year in a row I was there for NYE. It’s always gorgeous.

Philadelphia Radisson Warwick wedding pictures
Philadelphia Radisson Warwick wedding pictures

We got a sneak peek into the room before the guests arrived.

Philadelphia Radisson Warwick wedding pictures
Philadelphia Radisson Warwick wedding pictures
Philadelphia Radisson Warwick wedding pictures
Philadelphia Radisson Warwick wedding pictures

Cocktail hour was held on the Mezzanine.

Philadelphia Radisson Warwick wedding pictures
Philadelphia Radisson Warwick wedding pictures

We kinda sorta maybe managed to get a picture with all of the kids.

Philadelphia Radisson Warwick wedding pictures

Maggie and Adam were introduced to their guests and shared their first dance together to “For Sentimental Reasons” by Nat King Cole. They looked great but a certain ring bearer stole the show by running a few laps around the dancefloor while everyone in the room broke out into giggles.
Philadelphia Radisson Warwick wedding pictures

Philadelphia Radisson Warwick wedding pictures
Philadelphia Radisson Warwick wedding pictures

As it was a New Year’s Eve wedding and the talented Matt and Victor from Synergetic were taking care of things, the real fun began and lasted till the ball dropped!

Philadelphia Radisson Warwick wedding pictures
Philadelphia Radisson Warwick wedding pictures
Philadelphia Radisson Warwick wedding pictures
Philadelphia Radisson Warwick wedding pictures

The guests stood back as the cake was lit. We were about 50/50 on whether or not we were going to have the beautiful Bredenbeck’s confection splattered all over us.

Philadelphia Radisson Warwick wedding pictures

Maggie’s mother, Mary Kay, made every single one of the cookies and tasty treats put out after dinner.

Philadelphia Radisson Warwick wedding pictures

And then there was more partying, of course.

Philadelphia Radisson Warwick wedding pictures
Philadelphia Radisson Warwick wedding pictures
Philadelphia Radisson Warwick wedding pictures
Philadelphia Radisson Warwick wedding pictures
Philadelphia Radisson Warwick wedding pictures

After the clock struck 12, guests either made their way to their rooms to sleep off the intense dancing or gathered for more revelry (I hear some were out til 6am!). We met downstairs and ran into some Mummers. So perfect!
Philadelphia Radisson Warwick wedding pictures

Maggie and Adam. I really don’t feel I have the words to express how great you two are. Your wedding was incredible. Your guests were incredible. You two are simply… incredible. I hope I run into you more everywhere I go. Congratulations and all the best!

Philadelphia Radisson Warwick wedding pictures

I love you for sentimental reasons
I hope you do believe me
I’ll give you my heart
I love you and you alone were meant for me
~ Nat King Cole, “For Sentimental Reasons”

Wedding Ceremony: Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Norristown
Wedding Reception: Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel
Wedding Photographer: Lindsay Docherty Photography
Dress Designer: Angelo Lambrou
Dress Shop: Angelo Lambrou
Hair Fascinator: Veillady
Florist: Plaza Flowers
DJ: Matt, Synergetic Sound + Lighting
Caterer: Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel
Wedding Cake: Bredenbeck’s
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