JOURNAL

Stephanie + Justin || Crystal Tea Room, Philadelphia || Wedding

If I could bottle up this wedding day and keep it forever, I would.  Stephanie and Justin are good people.  Just downright kind, selfless, good people.  Their wedding was filled with people who knew that, celebrated that and loved them as much as anyone could.  

My wonderful partner in crime, Alison and I met the girls at the Marriott hotel where the excitement and flurry was in full swing.  From one GORGEOUS gown with just the right amount of glamour, to classy curls and statement jewels, Stephanie looked like she came right out of magazine.  Once all were ready, it was followed by one of the sweetest and most emotional first looks that I've seen so far in my career (and then by a guest appearance by Mayor Jim Kenney!).  As we scurried through the city for portraits, then on to the Crystal Tea Room for their ceremony and reception, it became clearer and clearer just how much this marriage meant to these two.  They love hard.  And they've got whatever it is.

S + J:  I'M GONNA MISS YOU!  Thank you for choosing us to be a part of your story.  It was an honor to be a part of such a priceless day in your journey.  I wish you nothing but love and blessings as you start your new life together.  Love you both!!  Happy Honeymooning.  :)

Aaren Lee Photography Crystal Tea Room Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

This may have been my favorite part of this day.  Walking through the city with a slight breeze and EVERY sidewalk musician in City Hall playing here comes the bride as they walked by.  How did they thank them?  They danced, of course!  :)

DJ: Synergetic Sounds & Lighting (DJ Justin P)
Caterer: Finley Catering
Florist: Marcus Hook Florist
Hair/Makeup: Nicholas Sebastian Salon
Wedding Dress: Claire's Fashions (Allure)
Tuxedo: Iacobucci's (Ike Behar)
Bridesmaids Dresses: Claire's Fashions (Bill Levkoff)
Groomsmen Suits: Iacobucci's (Ike Behar)
Second Shooter: Alison Dunn Photography