September 11, 2012

Philadelphia Wedding Photographer | Down Town Club | Janene + Greg

Wedding

Janene and Greg won my heart long, long ago. Individually they’re quirky, kind, genuine, and simply wonderful. Together they’re even more than the sum of the parts. I’m still trying to understand it. They fit together so well. They shine together. During the speeches we heard how easily Janene draws people to her and that it’s pretty much impossible to be mad at her. I won’t even deny that I have massive couple crush on them. Their engagement pictures at Eastern State Penitentiary were just a taste of what was to come from their wedding.

Janene got ready at her parents’ house in Jamison, PA. She wore the earrings that Greg gave her as a wedding gift. Her mom gave her the bracelet that she wore that day. Her something borrowed was her mom’s opal ring that she has loved since she was 7 and has always said that she would wear it on her wedding day.

Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club
Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club
Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club
Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club
Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club

Meanwhile, the groomsmen were getting ready at the hotel. They donned some spectacular yellow argyle socks. Janene sent over information on a special wedding gift for Greg – his very own old school arcade game!

Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club
Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club
Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club

Their Catholic ceremony was held at St. Cyril Church where Janene worked in the rectory when she was younger.

Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club

Get a load of the ring bearer’s adorable sign for Greg!

Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club

The light in that church was perfect and I am just smitten with the looks and emotion between them throughout the ceremony.

Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club
Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club
Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club
Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club
Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club
Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club
Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club

I just must mention the flowers (from LeRoy’s in Hatboro, PA). Greg’s succulent boutonniere and Janene’s bouquet were so vibrant and unique. Janene memorialized her grandfathers within her bouquet – the WWII dog tags from one and the key to his Cadillac from another.

Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club
Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club

We headed into Philly’s Old City for the cocktail hour and reception at the Down Town Club. Janene and Greg had prepared some special treats for their guests including Ben Franklin to mix and mingle during cocktail hour.

Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club
Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club
Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club
Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club
Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club

The ballroom looked fantastic. Janene and friends and family had spent months collecting the lanterns for the centerpieces. The Down Town Club never disappoints with its spectacular views of Philly.

Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club
Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club
Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club
Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club
Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club
Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club
Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club

After much back and forth, Janene and Greg finally picked REM’s “At My Most Beautiful” for their first dance. I loooove how they might as well have been the only people in the world to each other during that dance.

Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club
Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club
Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club
Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club

Some traditional and nontraditional speeches…

Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club
Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club
Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club
Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club
Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club

The next guest appearance came from the one and only Philly Phanatic – a surprise to even their parents!

Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club
Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club
Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club
Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club

It was a beautiful day with the perfect fun and quirky elements that were so right for Janene and Greg. I love you two. Congratulations times a million!

Philadelphia Wedding photographer at the DownTown Club

At my most beautiful
I count your eyelashes secretly.
With every one, whisper I love you.
I let you sleep.
I know you’re closed eye watching me,
Listening.
I thought I saw a smile.

I’ve found a way to make you
I’ve found a way
A way to make you smile~ REM, “At My Most Beautiful”


Wedding Ceremony: St. Cyril Catholic Church, Jamison, PA
Wedding Reception: The Down Town Club, Philadelphia, PA
Wedding Photographer: Lindsay Docherty Photography
Dress Designer: Justin Alexander
Dress Shop: Sposabella
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Hair: Renee Fox Salon
Makeup: Judith D’Andrea
Transportation: Cescaphe Trolley
Florist: Le Roy’s
Musicians: Heart Strings Trio
DJ: Signature DJs
Caterer: The Down Town Club, Philadelphia, PA
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