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Spring Garden Philadelphia Engagement Session | Megan & Tom

Megan & Tom live in a quaint neighborhood of Philadelphia called Spring Garden (right around the corner from one of our favorite wedding venues: Vie). When Megan opened the door to greet us for the engagement session, we were pleasantly surprised when an adorable little puppy dog named Diamond came bounding out the door, which ultimately resulted in me trying to convince Lincoln that we should buy another dog for the entire ride home. We then roamed the local urban blocks to experience a day-in-the-life with these two: taking Diamond for a walk, checking out Cafe L’Aube, dinner at Alla Spina, and getting cozy against a stone wall (ok, maybe we encouraged that last one). Oh, and see that magnificently elegant red dress that Megan is wearing? There’s a wild story behind it: it is an old white wedding dress that was discovered in an attic and then dyed red. I didn’t know stuff like that actually happened…why can’t I unearth such treasure?? Overall, we’re keeping our fingers crossed that all (or at least most!) of our 2014 couples are as friendly and fun as Megan & Tom; you’ll be seeing them again in October for their Greystone Hall wedding!

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Cescaphe Down Town Club Wedding in Philadelphia| Kristin & Mike

Lincoln and I always look forward to any of Cescaphe’s Philadelphia wedding venues, which are all dripping in upscale trendy class. So when we heard they were building a new venue we immediately started counting down the days to our first Cescaphe Down Town Club wedding. When the week finally came, we eagerly checked the weather forecasts each day, and when all signs point to cold and rainy sometimes your only hope is to keep your fingers (+ toes) crossed. My webbed toes must have some magical powers, because this time it actually worked! We felt like celebrities roaming around Independence Hall on the way to the Down Town Club wedding ceremony and reception. You know David Tutera’s My Fair Wedding, where everything seems to go ridiculously smoothly and ends up looking like a fairy tale no matter what? Well that pretty much sums up the entire Cescaphe Event Group. Specifically, Cescaphe’s maitre d’s Emily and Sal were outrageously helpful in ensuring a once-in-a-lifetime wedding experience at Cescaphe’s Down Town Club Philadelphia. The ever so talented Cheekadee Makeup team had everyone looking spectacular and EBE Entertainment kept the dance floor packed all night. Kristin & Mike were so much fun to be around (no bridezilla here!) and were so generous in caring for all of their guests. We left with smiles on our faces (and as many to-go cupcakes/pretzels as we could hold).

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Jaime and Lincoln Bartlett Pair Photography Down Town Club

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Courtyard Wedding | Colleen & Mike

Talk about an awesome couple. Upon meeting Col and Monty (which we are totally allowed to call them!), we knew they were one of those couples that was going to be an absolute blast to work with. We were right. The entire day was fun and relaxed, and they were so sweet and photogenic to boot! The ceremony was absolutely stunning at St. Augustine Church in Philly, Colleen looked so amazing with her retro veil and absolutely gorgeous lace dress. Colleen and Mike just lit up around each other and portraits were a breeze as they were so natural and constantly smiling and laughing with each other. The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Courtyard wedding ballroom was the perfect setting for the ridiculously fun evening. We got to learn more about the two of them through the maid of honor and best man speeches…and the costumed friends/family that showed up throughout the night. To say they are a fun couple is an understatement. We were with them for 10 hours, but the time absolutely flew by and by the end of the night we were sad to go! Here are some of our favorite shots from the day.

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Greystone Hall Wedding in West Chester | Sara & Shawn

Lincoln and I have been looking forward to Sara and Shawn’s Greystone Hall wedding since their West Chester engagement session earlier this year. Our top priority is always to get to know the couple well enough so that we can actually call them friends and not just clients, which makes it so much easier to capture unguarded authentic emotions in our images. This is why engagement sessions are so important, so we can build that connection before the big day! Needless to say, by the time Sara and Shawn’s wedding rolled around it felt like we were just hanging out with old friends, which is quite obvious in the below pictures!

Everyone was super nervous about the thunderous forecast and it was a real nail biter waiting to see if the ceremony would be outside or inside. Our worries quickly disappeared as the sun shined through the clouds to provide heavenly light for their outdoor ceremony and even throughout the tented reception! Every last reception detail was absolutely exquisite and had the guests oohing and aahing, but most importantly it was a blast! It was pretty obvious that these two are perfect for each other and they could not stop smiling at each other, which we loved! Sara and Shawn happen to be awesome dancers and their friends kept the dance floor packed. It was a pretty epic night and one that I’m sure will not be forgotten by any of Sara and Shawn’s guests (especially the guy who probably needed medical attention after doing numerous crazy splits on the dance floor haha!).

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Loews Hotel Philadelphia Wedding | Sheryl & Brian

We’ve been looking forward to Sheryl & Brian’s Philadelphia Loews Hotel wedding ever since we roamed the city streets during their downtown Philadelphia engagement session. We make it a point to arrive to every wedding early with plenty of buffer time to account for obstacles such as traffic (or in this case a ‘defective’ Starbucks coffee that decided to recolor my entire dress espresso brown, but luckily the city makes last minute shopping easy!). Some couples just light up whenever they catch each other’s eye, which happened quite a lot as you’ll see below. Walking around a city in full wedding garb is quite a rush. You feel like you are the absolute center of the world; that everyone is awestruck and enviously watching from afar (which they are!).

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