Thursday, January 19, 2012

Philadelphia Wedding Photographer | Philadelphia City Hall | Elizabeth + Matthew

It is truly my pleasure to introduce you to Elizabeth and Matthew. They are one of the sweetest, kindest, most loving couples I’ve ever met. Matthew is absolutely smitten with Elizabeth and it showed in every conversation I had with him leading up to the wedding day. Seeing them together was even better. They ooze love and it’s fabulous being around it. They both have huge hearts, fostering and being parents to 7 cats and 3 dogs (who knows, they may have even more by now!).

They met at work. Matthew was Elizabeth’s supervisor. They consider their first date to be the holiday party where they talked all night with their legs touching under the table, exactly 6 years to the day before their wedding.

Their wedding was held on a cold and rainy Tuesday at Philadelphia City Hall. I met them outside the courtroom and was able to snap a few pictures before the ceremony.

We found an open door leading to a beautiful room. If I’ve photographed you, you know that I’ll go by the motto, “better to ask forgiveness than permission” and what harm is it to take a few shots in a beautiful room?

Philadelphia City Hall wedding pictures

We scooted out of there and checked out the stairwells. I absolutely love the stairwells at City Hall.

Philadelphia City Hall wedding pictures
Philadelphia City Hall wedding pictures
Philadelphia City Hall wedding pictures
Philadelphia City Hall wedding pictures

We gathered back in the courtroom as we waited to be called in. Their family and friends filled out the jury box quite nicely.

Philadelphia City Hall wedding pictures

We were the first ones to go for the quick ceremony in the back library. When asked if Matthew will take Elizabeth to be his wife, he replied with an enthusiastic, “I absolutely will!”. Their vows ended in an awesome dip and kiss. Priceless!

Philadelphia City Hall wedding pictures
Philadelphia City Hall wedding pictures
Philadelphia City Hall wedding pictures

Elizabeth and Matthew left City Hall to a lavender toss and we grabbed a few formals before sending their guests on their way to get ready for dinner at Amada.

Philadelphia City Hall wedding pictures

It was a pretty dismal day weather-wise but it didn’t really matter. Matthew, quite the gentleman, held the umbrella over his new bride as we made our way for the classic Broad Street shot. I actually love the way it all looks with the street and car lights reflecting off the wet ground. Are they great at these dips or what?!

Philadelphia City Hall wedding pictures
Philadelphia City Hall wedding pictures

We took advantage of some of the inner architecture (and cover) of City Hall.

Philadelphia City Hall wedding pictures
Philadelphia City Hall wedding pictures
Philadelphia City Hall wedding pictures

A few last shots at Love Park before they went on their way.

Philadelphia City Hall wedding pictures
Philadelphia City Hall wedding pictures

They contemplated a larger wedding but soon decided against it. They wanted something in the fall and they have a love session coming up so this isn’t the last you’ll see of these two lovebirds. I’m so honored that I was able to be there for their wedding. It was great getting to know you and I can’t wait for our session! Congratulations on your new (legitimate ;)) family!

Philadelphia City Hall wedding pictures

I see your face in every flower
Your eyes in stars above
It's just the thought of you
The very thought of you, my love

~ Billie Holiday, “The Very Thought of You”


1 comment:

Joseph said...

Aside from the amazing arrest of romance in these photographs, I am also very much captivated by the intricate and elegant details of Philadelphia City Hall. I've got a thing for huge elaborate buildings, and I'm glad that we also have such beautiful city hall here in SF! But anyway, really fine-looking wedding you've captured here! Very well done!