Two weekends ago I shot Heather and Nate’s wedding in Philadelphia, PA. The day started out in Old City at an amazing loft where the lovely bride and her bridesmaids were getting ready. I have to say, this loft is every photographer’s dream. The natural light that came in through these vast windows was perfect. Not to mention to view of the city around it. Heather was so calm and even in the midst of preparing for her big day she was making sure that she introduced me to all her family and friends. She’s such a sweetheart! I was able to capture some wonderful shots of her getting ready with her best girls by her side – she looked absolutely radiant! From there, we headed over to the Sheraton Society Hill Hotel to get some shots of Nate and his groomsmen getting ready. What a fun group of guys they were! Nate was a very calm groom but he was definitely anxious to see his beautiful bride. The ceremony took place at The Rose Garden right off Locust Street in the Society Hill section of Philadelphia. It was very intimate with their closest family and friends there to witness their immense love for each other. And it was definitely one of the most unique ceremonies I’ve been to. Each member of their bridal party read parts of their ceremony and essentially helped in officiating and marrying them. It was so personal and beautiful, directly reflecting Heather and Nate’s love for one another. Once the ceremony concluded, we walked around Center City and Society Hill for some portraits. People honked as they drove past, which just enhanced the excited mood of everyone in the bridal party. The reception took place in South Philadelphia at an adorable restaurant, Caffe Valentino. The space there was perfect for their intimate wedding and the food, which was genuine Italian cuisine, was to-die-for! Yummy! Their family and friends gave some very touching speeches which definitely brought tears to my eyes. The cake cutting was extremely dramatic :) and they all danced the night away afterwards. Such a perfect day – thank you both for letting be a part of it and I hope you enjoy the pictures!