September 30, 2011

Philadelphia Wedding Photographer | Top of the Tower | Lindsay + Steve

Wedding

I feel like Lindsay and Steve’s wedding should have happened ages ago. I met with them over a year and a half before their wedding day and was in close contact with Lindsay going over all of the details and ideas that she had for it. I was thrilled when the day finally arrived. You might remember them from the engagement session that took us all over Drexel’s campus, where they first met.

Everything went down at Philadelphia’s gorgeous Top of the Tower. It was a stunningly clear day and the views from the 50th floor were incredible. Lindsay and the ladies were a cool group, laughing and hanging out before the ceremony. Lindsay wore her grandmother’s blue ring (her old, borrowed, and blue), a delicate pearl bracelet, and some kick ass lace shoes (as a back story, Lindsay went all around NYC for the perfect shoes only to go back home to Texas and find these beauties).

Wedding at Philadelphia Top of the Tower
A thing about Lindsay – despite planning this shindig for the better part of two years, she’s simply awesome. Not one hint of bridezilla. She and Steve created this gorgeous event under the theme, “Timeless Love” and just had a great day. Lindsay designed, printed, and screenprinted all of the paper products for the wedding. Not only is she creative and drop dead gorgeous, Lindsay has the absolute greatest expressions too. You’ll see.

Wedding at Philadelphia Top of the Tower
Wedding at Philadelphia Top of the Tower
Wedding at Philadelphia Top of the Tower
Her sister told Lindsay her dress looked like whipped cream (in the best possible way, of course). The Winnie Couture gown fit her like a glove. She had tried on several others but just couldn’t get this one out of her head.

Wedding at Philadelphia Top of the Tower
Her headband was a lovely piece from Twigs and Honey.

Wedding at Philadelphia Top of the Tower
The ceremony was held in the Stonorov Room, presided over by the family’s minister from Connecticut. Lindsay gracefully descended the stairs and was escorted by her brother to her grinning groom.

Wedding at Philadelphia Top of the Tower
Wedding at Philadelphia Top of the Tower
Wedding at Philadelphia Top of the Tower
Wedding at Philadelphia Top of the Tower
Wedding at Philadelphia Top of the Tower
Wedding at Philadelphia Top of the Tower
Following there ceremony, we took some pictures on the ground floor out by the fountain and then headed over to Logan Square (but seriously, it’s a circle) with the bridal party.

Wedding at Philadelphia Top of the Tower
Wedding at Philadelphia Top of the Tower
Wedding at Philadelphia Top of the Tower
Wedding at Philadelphia Top of the Tower
Wedding at Philadelphia Top of the Tower
Wedding at Philadelphia Top of the Tower
Wedding at Philadelphia Top of the Tower
Wedding at Philadelphia Top of the Tower
Cocktails and hors d’oeurves were served in the Grand Hallway while guests played around at the Oh, snap! Studio. I loved the seating cards – classy slips that were posted to a blackboard with vintage-looking black and white magnets. Chalkboard accents were seen all over that day.

Wedding at Philadelphia Top of the Tower
The tables were set in an arrangement of rounds and squares with centerpieces of soft roses in mason jars and an array of over 30 vintage clocks that Lindsay had collected over the months. Engineer friends were tinkering with them all night long.

Wedding at Philadelphia Top of the Tower
Wedding at Philadelphia Top of the Tower
Once inside the Furness Room, guests dined and listened to beautiful and heartfelt speeches before being surprised with a slideshow of images featuring Lindsay, Steve, family, and friends over the years. (As a side note, Top of the Tower had some of the best wedding food this vegetarian has ever had.)

Wedding at Philadelphia Top of the Tower
Wedding at Philadelphia Top of the Tower
Wedding at Philadelphia Top of the Tower
Wedding at Philadelphia Top of the Tower
Wedding at Philadelphia Top of the Tower
Wedding at Philadelphia Top of the Tower
Dinner ended and we moved down the hall to witness Lindsay and Steve’s first dance to Sam Cooke’s “Nothing Can Change this Love”.

Wedding at Philadelphia Top of the Tower
Wedding at Philadelphia Top of the Tower
And of course there was cake cutting…

Wedding at Philadelphia Top of the Tower
Wedding at Philadelphia Top of the Tower
We just had to get a picture of all of the Drexel people!

Wedding at Philadelphia Top of the Tower
Wedding at Philadelphia Top of the Tower
What an incredible wedding. Everything came together so beautifully. I’m sure so many hours went into it but it all looked so effortless. Lindsay and Steve, so many congratulations! It kills me that you two live so far away but definitely let me know whenever you come to town.

Wedding at Philadelphia Top of the Tower

You’re the apple of my eye
You’re cherry pie
Oh, you’re cake and ice cream
You’re sugar and spice, everything nice
You’re the girl of my dreams
~ Sam Cooke, Nothing Can Change This Love”

Ceremony: Top of the Tower
Reception: Top of the Tower
Wedding Photographer: Lindsay Docherty Photography
Hair & Makeup: Oggi Salon
Wedding Gown: Winnie Couture
Hair Accessory: Twigs & Honey
Shoes: Glint
Florist: Carl Alan
DJ: Kevin DeStefano
Wedding Cake & Pastries: Van Earl’s Cakes
Invitations: the bride herself!
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