Philadelphia Wedding

Super Bowl Sunday: Philadelphia Love

I'll admit, I'm not a huge football fan, but you know what I am a fan of? The community sharing in something special. It's been so much fun to watch my daughters' preschool chanting for the Eagles, to hear the Eagles' Victory Song being played on the organ at church, and getting ready to gather with family for good food and good times. So here's the best tribute I've got- Go Eagles!

ALL photos below were taken in Philadelphia OR with Philadelphia in view! What's your favorite place to visit in Philadelphia?

Mike and Rina danced the night away at the South Street Bridge in Philadelphia for their engagement session.

Mike and Rina danced the night away at the South Street Bridge in Philadelphia for their engagement session.

Paula and Frankie found a field of gorgeous sunflowers at their Manayunk engagement session.

Paula and Frankie found a field of gorgeous sunflowers at their Manayunk engagement session.

Mike and Miranda cuddle up at their Rittenhouse Square anniversary session in Philadelphia.

Mike and Miranda cuddle up at their Rittenhouse Square anniversary session in Philadelphia.

Mallory and Steve find the most gorgeous sunlight walking down the streets of Philadelphia.

Mallory and Steve find the most gorgeous sunlight walking down the streets of Philadelphia.

Mike and Rina's wedding at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, New Jersey, overlooks Center City in Philadelphia.

Mike and Rina's wedding at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, New Jersey, overlooks Center City in Philadelphia.

Zane and Deana's super secret location in Wissahickon Trail in Philadelphia. It still baffles me that THIS is Philadelphia!

Zane and Deana's super secret location in Wissahickon Trail in Philadelphia. It still baffles me that THIS is Philadelphia!

Elizabeth and Phil strolling around FDR Park in Philadelphia.

Elizabeth and Phil strolling around FDR Park in Philadelphia.

Paul and Christy at the base of the Ben Franklin Bridge. I LOVE that blue!

Paul and Christy at the base of the Ben Franklin Bridge. I LOVE that blue!

Clayton and Colleen cuddle up in the Piazza before heading into their wedding reception at Tendenza in Philadelphia.

Clayton and Colleen cuddle up in the Piazza before heading into their wedding reception at Tendenza in Philadelphia.

Jamie and Pete snuggle up for an amazing sunset near the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge leading into Philadelphia.

Jamie and Pete snuggle up for an amazing sunset near the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge leading into Philadelphia.

Deana and Zane are MARRIED and loving every minute of it in Washington Square Park in Philadelphia.

Deana and Zane are MARRIED and loving every minute of it in Washington Square Park in Philadelphia.

Christine and Nick in the middle of the action by City Hall in Philadelphia.

Christine and Nick in the middle of the action by City Hall in Philadelphia.

Jaclyn and Parker spend a summer evening at Spruce Street Harbor in Philadelphia.

Jaclyn and Parker spend a summer evening at Spruce Street Harbor in Philadelphia.

Kate and Jeff visit the quaint and cozy Elfreth's Alley.

Kate and Jeff visit the quaint and cozy Elfreth's Alley.

Are you getting married in Philadelphia and looking for a wedding photographer to capture it all? Email me at diana@styledpink.com!

Atrium at Curtis Center Wedding, Philadelphia, PA: Zane and Deana

Wedding season started off with a bang with Zane and Deana’s wedding at the Atrium at the Curtis Center on Friday evening. Ever since photographing their engagement session at Wissahickon Trail, I knew their wedding would be highly anticipated and so much fun! The couple got dressed and ready for the wedding at Hotel Monaco, in Philadelphia. Deana, fearfully, popped open a bottle of champagne which made for plenty of giggles and an awesome photo. After getting into her Hayley Paige gown with the help of mom and her girls, this bride was ready to start her day. Deana is absolutely STUNNING and that’s when I noticed her happy dance begin. Zane later told me that he loves her little happy dance and she does it often. A tear filled first look with dad completed our time at Hotel Monaco and we were off for Zane and Deana’s first look near Second Bank. Deana wanted Zane to see her walking toward him to have a resemblance of a coming down the aisle and Zane’s reaction was amazing. Zane and Deana were both able to be present in the moment SO many times throughout the day and truly enjoy everything that was going on around them. Next stop was City Hall in Philadelphia for bridal part portraits. The light in City Hall is a photographer’s dream and I was so glad we were able to capture so many moments there. We stopped at Washington Square Park to finish the formal photos of the day before walking to the gorgeous Curtis Center. Deana and Zane tied the knot (literally), exchanged the most heartfelt vows, and became husband and wife surrounded by their friends and family. The reception began with a canon shooting rose petals on Deana and Zane as they began their first dance. Under the gorgeous chandeliers at the Atrium at Curtis Center, family and friends danced and celebrated until early the next morning. My very best wishes to the new Mr. and Mrs. Deller!

THE DETAILS

Venue: Atrium at Curtis Center, Cescaphe Event Group

Gown: Hayley Paige

Makeup: Daneene Jensen Makeup

Hair: Jen Donegan

Florals: Beautiful Blooms

Cake: Cescaphe Event Group

Band: CTO Fifth Avenue

I love the soft spring colors of Deana's bridal bouquet from Beautiful Blooms.

I love the soft spring colors of Deana's bridal bouquet from Beautiful Blooms.

Deana was skeptical to open the bottle of champagne which made her reaction THAT much better!

Deana was skeptical to open the bottle of champagne which made her reaction THAT much better!

A sweet moment between mom and the gorgeous bride at Hotel Monaco.

A sweet moment between mom and the gorgeous bride at Hotel Monaco.

STUNNING.

STUNNING.

Deana's first look with her father. So special!

Deana's first look with her father. So special!

Zane was SO EXCITED!

Zane was SO EXCITED!

Strolling along Second Bank in Philadelphia for their portraits.

Strolling along Second Bank in Philadelphia for their portraits.

Hotel Monaco was filled with so much color!

Hotel Monaco was filled with so much color!

Deana and Zane look so timeline in this portrait at City Hall in Philadelphia.

Deana and Zane look so timeline in this portrait at City Hall in Philadelphia.

Deana twirled that GORGEOUS gown every chance she could!

Deana twirled that GORGEOUS gown every chance she could!

That light though....

That light though....

A stroll down the median is obligatory when you look this amazing!

A stroll down the median is obligatory when you look this amazing!

How gorgeous are these girls with the Curtis Center as their backdrop.

How gorgeous are these girls with the Curtis Center as their backdrop.

The guys cleaned up pretty well too!

The guys cleaned up pretty well too!

The two sweetest flower girls I've ever seen!

The two sweetest flower girls I've ever seen!

Zane, AGAIN, with his amazing reactions.

Zane, AGAIN, with his amazing reactions.

Deana may have done a little happy dance as she placed the wedding ring on Zane's finger!

Deana may have done a little happy dance as she placed the wedding ring on Zane's finger!

The classic Atrium at Curtis Center was the perfect backdrop for their reception.

The classic Atrium at Curtis Center was the perfect backdrop for their reception.

Knowlton Mansion, Philadelphia, PA Wedding: Carl + Julia

When I think of Carl and Julia, I think "pure romance." I know so much of their story, because over the course of wedding planning, I became super close with Julia- so I'm going to list some reasons why I think they have such an amazing story.

-They grew up in the same neighborhood. Their moms are best friends!

-When Carl proposed, he set up an elaborate scavenger hunt that involved their grade school teacher, multiple family members, and of course, a stunning diamond.

-While Carl was overseas serving in the Army as a pilot, he made sure to send Julia flowers every month on their anniversary.

-They both ended their wedding vows with the same sentence.

To sum it up, they are absolutely perfect for each other. Their rustic/bohemian wedding at Knowlton Mansion, was the culmination of their relationship and I think everyone in the room was so happy to see them reunited at last, after a long eleven months apart. Thank you Carl for your service and thanks to Carl AND Julia for being just absolutely adorable and hilarious.

Makeup: Christine Swope (bride) and Brennan Reichlin (bridesmaids)

Hair: Angela Leap and Niki Bachman

Gown: Marisa Bridals

Floral: Lynne Blackman with My Jersey Garden

Cake: Conroy Catering

Stationery: Julia Carite (the amazingly talented Graphic Designer/Bride herself!

DJ: Centerstage Entertainment

Venue: Knowlton Mansion

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