October 23, 2012

Philadelphia Wedding Photographer | Radisson Warwick Hotel | Candace + Scott

Wedding

It was a drizzly morning on Candace and Scott’s wedding day. Honestly, this didn’t seem to bother them at all. This was just as I expected after I saw how laid back they were at the engagement session in Fairmount Park this past spring. They held the ceremony and reception at the Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel right around the corner from Philly’s Rittenhouse Square.

Scott’s wedding gift to her were these gorgeous diamond and pearl earrings.

Radisson Plaza Warwick hotel wedding in Philadelphia
Radisson Plaza Warwick hotel wedding in Philadelphia
Radisson Plaza Warwick hotel wedding in Philadelphia

Candace just blows me away. She’s absolutely stunning (she says she’ll get back to working out after all of this wedding stuff is over). As amazing as she looks in a wedding gown, she would have been just as happy, if not more, in sweats. Her wedding day shoes included Manolos, Badgley Mishkas, and silver sparkly TOMS.  She was really psyched for the TOMS.

Radisson Plaza Warwick hotel wedding in Philadelphia
Radisson Plaza Warwick hotel wedding in Philadelphia
Radisson Plaza Warwick hotel wedding in Philadelphia

Be braved the outdoors and did the formals in Rittenhouse Square where we had great diffused light from the overcast skies.

Radisson Plaza Warwick hotel wedding in Philadelphia
Radisson Plaza Warwick hotel wedding in Philadelphia
Radisson Plaza Warwick hotel wedding in Philadelphia
Radisson Plaza Warwick hotel wedding in Philadelphia
Radisson Plaza Warwick hotel wedding in Philadelphia
Radisson Plaza Warwick hotel wedding in Philadelphia
Radisson Plaza Warwick hotel wedding in Philadelphia
Radisson Plaza Warwick hotel wedding in Philadelphia
Radisson Plaza Warwick hotel wedding in Philadelphia

We gathered inside for the intimate signing of the ketubah and the bedeken.
Radisson Plaza Warwick hotel wedding in Philadelphia
Radisson Plaza Warwick hotel wedding in Philadelphia

The chuppah and the ballroom looked fantastic and the Jewish wedding ceremony went off without a hitch.

Radisson Plaza Warwick hotel wedding in Philadelphia
Radisson Plaza Warwick hotel wedding in Philadelphia
Radisson Plaza Warwick hotel wedding in Philadelphia
Radisson Plaza Warwick hotel wedding in Philadelphia

During cocktail hour, the ballroom was transformed for the reception. Candace and Scott entered to share their first dance, “Realize” by Colbie Caillat sung by a 10 piece band.

Radisson Plaza Warwick hotel wedding in Philadelphia
Radisson Plaza Warwick hotel wedding in Philadelphia
Radisson Plaza Warwick hotel wedding in Philadelphia
Radisson Plaza Warwick hotel wedding in Philadelphia

Which of course led into a rousing hora…

Radisson Plaza Warwick hotel wedding in Philadelphia

The wedding toasts gave guests some insight on Candace and Scott’s 9 year relationship (much of it spent long distance) as well as a few tidbits about each including certain yellow bird dance costumes for Candace and maid of honor, Julie.

Radisson Plaza Warwick hotel wedding in Philadelphia
Radisson Plaza Warwick hotel wedding in Philadelphia

The reception was all out dancing. Bridesmaids crowded the dance floor for a special “Call Me Maybe” and the place was swinging.

Radisson Plaza Warwick hotel wedding in Philadelphia
Radisson Plaza Warwick hotel wedding in Philadelphia
Radisson Plaza Warwick hotel wedding in Philadelphia
Radisson Plaza Warwick hotel wedding in Philadelphia
Radisson Plaza Warwick hotel wedding in Philadelphia

Desserts included a beautiful cake and a candy bar with token toothbrushes (Candace is a dentist).

Radisson Plaza Warwick hotel wedding in Philadelphia
Radisson Plaza Warwick hotel wedding in Philadelphia

It was a fantastic day. Candace and Scott, congratulations!

Radisson Plaza Warwick hotel wedding in Philadelphia

If you just realize what I just realizedThen we’d be perfect for each other and we’ll never find another~ Colbie Caillat, “Realize”

Wedding Ceremony: Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
Wedding Reception: Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
Wedding Photographer: Lindsay Docherty Photography
Dress Designer: Alvina Valenta
Dress Shop: Bridal Garden
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik, Badgley Mischka, TOMS
Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale
Hair: Adolf Biecker
Makeup: Adolf Biecker
Florist: Long Stems
Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, Reception Music: Rich Posmontier Ensemble
Cake: Betty the Caterer
Caterer: Betty the Caterer

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