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Wedding Photography at Radisson Warwick in Philadelphia, PA: Beverly + Charles ⋆ Lindsay Docherty Photography
June 14, 2011

Wedding Photography at Radisson Warwick in Philadelphia, PA: Beverly + Charles

Wedding

Beverly and Chuck absolutely light up around each other. I’ve never seen so much beaming as I did on their wedding day. Remember that cute couple from the engagement session in Rittenhouse Square with the adorable golden retriever, Emma. Yep, this is them. Sadly, Emma did not join us for the wedding festivities but the day was spectacular nonetheless. Lisa from Proud to Plan had the day looking and running spectacularly! What a difference a coordinator can make!

I started with the ladies at the Radisson Warwick in Philly. Bev was gorgeous. Her original gown wasn’t quite right so she went looking again on a whim and fell in love with this beautiful Melissa Sweet number. It looked incredible on her.

bride’s wedding details
wedding and engagement rings details
bride at Philadelphia Wedding at Radisson Warwick
bride holding wedding invitation
bride at  Philadelphia Wedding at Radisson Warwick
The flowers by Precious Petals were beautiful. Bev’s fragrant bouquet of whites was composed of freesia, waxflower, and peonies. The bridesmaids held pink bunches wrapped in the extra watermelon-colored satin from their gowns.

bride holding wedding flowers
bridesmaids holding wedding flowers
Meanwhile, the guys got ready at the house and headed over to the church.

groom and groomsmen walk to Philadelphia church
The Methodist service was held at the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia. Don’t you just love those red doors?

wedding at First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
wedding at First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
It was especially important that I get Chuck’s reaction to Bev walking down the aisle. I can see why…

wedding at First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
wedding at First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
wedding at First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
wedding at First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
Tell me these doors aren’t incredible!

wedding at First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
We took the bridal party and headed down to Rittenhouse Square. I can’t get enough of this crowd picture as we walked past Parc.

just married couple walks past Parc
And I adore this one too. All day long they referred to each other as “my husband” and “my wife”.

bridal party walks into Rittenhouse Square
It sprinkled for about 30 seconds while we were at the park taking formals. It passed and then we got a crazy pollen-infused windstorm. I would apologize for posting this picture but I don’t have any remorse at all. Love it!

bridal party in wind
We were circled a few times by curious locals.

bridal party in Rittenhouse Square
And even serenaded by a park violinist who began playing “Here Comes the Bride” when he saw us.

wedding couple in Rittenhouse Square
wedding couple in Rittenhouse Square
We made our way back to the ever-delightful Radisson Plaza Warwick Hotel for cocktail hour and the reception.

wedding couple at Radisson Warwick
Each time I shoot there, the place is transformed into something different. This time the gold chiavari chairs paired beautifully with the chandelier and gold threaded linens. The spectacular uplighting all around the room (way to go, Synergetic!) was the icing on the cake!

wedding reception at Radisson Warwick
And speaking of wedding cake… Bev painstakingly painted the bride as a brunette.

wedding cake at Radisson Warwick
The tables were named after places around Philly of importance to the couple. Here is the head table:

head wedding table at Radisson Warwick
The bridal party was introduced and Bev and Chuck danced their first song to “Crazy Love” by Van Morrison.

couple’s first dance at Radisson Warwick
A blessing and a few toasts later (where we learned of Chuck “the Beast’s” ferocious study habits) and we had dinner.

wedding blessing at reception at Radisson Warwick
wedding toasts at reception at Radisson Warwick
wedding food at Radisson Warwick
wedding reception at Radisson Warwick
Matt from Synergetic had the dance floor packed all night long and this group got down!

wedding reception at Radisson Warwick
wedding reception at Radisson Warwick
wedding reception at Radisson Warwick
What an incredible day! Husband and wife, congratulations! I hope the light you have for each other grows stronger with each day.

bride and groom in Rittenhouse Square

I can hear her heart beat from a thousand miles
And the heaven opens every time she smiles
And when I come to her that’s where I belong
Yet I run into her like a river’s song
~ Van Morrison, “Crazy Love”

Wedding Coordination: Lisa, Proud to Plan
Hair: Meghan, Hair by Meghan
Makeup: Janet, Face the Occasion
Wedding Gown: Melissa Sweet
Wedding Shoes: Something Bleu
Florist: Precious Petals
Ceremony: First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
Reception: Radisson Plaza Warwick Hotel
Catering: Radisson Plaza Warwick Hotel
DJ: Matt, Synergetic Sound and Light
Lighting: Synergetic Sound and Light
Wedding Cake: Bredenbeck’s
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