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Philadelphia Wedding Photographer | Morris Arboretum | Kate + Kevin ⋆ Lindsay Docherty Photography
December 10, 2013

Philadelphia Wedding Photographer | Morris Arboretum | Kate + Kevin

Wedding

Kate and Kevin’s wedding day was one of those run-of-the-mill days in which the bridal party surprises the couple with a flashmob dance during the reception. You know, the usual…

That should give you an indication of how Kate and Kevin’s day went down. It was filled with emotions, beautiful details, heartfelt flourishes, and an arboretum full of fun. This was no surprise to me. I’ve known Kate for a long while and their engagement session at the Art Museum was an indicator of the sweetness and spunkiness that was in store.

Philadelphia wedding photography at Morris Arboretum

Kate wore two sets of wedding shoes – a pair of blue velvet flats with white lace detailing on the back and these awesome Toms with 1 Corinthians inscribed on them. Too cute!

Philadelphia wedding photography at Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Morris Arboretum

The guys couldn’t get out of the hotel fast enough. There were oodles of them jammed into the hotel room. (10 groomsmen +several wee ones.) The Catholic ceremony was held at Our Mother of Consolation Church in Chestnut Hill.

Philadelphia wedding photography at Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Morris Arboretum

Kate’s mom made the ring bearer’s pillow with material from her wedding dress.

Philadelphia wedding photography at Morris Arboretum

A gorgeous Catholic church.

Philadelphia wedding photography at Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Morris Arboretum

Kate is… a character.

Philadelphia wedding photography at Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Morris Arboretum

We got to the idyllic Morris Arboretum with just a little bit of time before sunset and quickly grabbed family formals so that I could have time with the newlyweds.

Philadelphia wedding photography at Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Morris Arboretum

See those pretty pink flowers?  Also a labor of love by Kate’s mom!  Kate’s great grandmother’s handkerchief was tied around the stems.

Philadelphia wedding photography at Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Morris Arboretum

The day and colors were perfect!

Philadelphia wedding photography at Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Morris Arboretum

The wedding party was (creatively) introduced.

Philadelphia wedding photography at Morris Arboretum

Kate and Kevin danced their first dance to “Marry Me” by Train.

Philadelphia wedding photography at Morris Arboretum

Then there were the speeches – warmth, laughter, tears, you know the drill… And then the music came on. Starting with Kate’s brother, Dan, and eventually adding the entire bridal party + family and relatives, a huge dancing flashmob was performing in front of Kate and Kevin.

Philadelphia wedding photography at Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Morris Arboretum

Dan & Co. had somehow arranged this massive choreographed number. It was amazing!

Philadelphia wedding photography at Morris Arboretum

The night continued with a photo slideshow of Kate and Kevin growing up, a photo wall with wedding pictures of friends and relatives, a cupcake “wedding cake”, and dancing. A LOT of dancing. There are so many wonderful images from this wedding that I could fill 4 posts worth!

This was the first time since his wedding that Kate’s father wore a suit. (And he wore it well!)

Philadelphia wedding photography at Morris Arboretum

The Lindsay Docherty Photography Oh, snap! Photo Studio was in full effect that evening too!

Philadelphia wedding photography at Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia wedding photography at Morris Arboretum

There were so many good things about their day and I feel so lucky to have been a part of it all! Congratulations, you two!

Philadelphia wedding photography at Morris Arboretum

Together can never be close enough for me
To feel like I am close enough to you
~ Train, “Marry Me”

Wedding Ceremony: Our Mother of Consolation, Philadelphia, PA
Wedding Reception: Morris Arboretum, Philadelphia, PA
Engagement Session: Philadelphia Museum of Art
Wedding Photographer: Lindsay Docherty Photography
Photobooth: Lindsay Docherty Photography’s Oh, snap! Photo Studio
Florist: Kate’s mom! 
Hair: Laurentius Salon
Makeup: Cheekadee
Dress Shop: Unveiled Philadelphia
Veil: Nilah & Co.
Shoes: Etsy
Bridesmaids Dresses: The Dessy Group
Reception Music: Philly Custom DJ
Caterer: Company’s Coming Catering
Wedding Cupcakes: Night Kitchen Bakery

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