Weddings and cherry blossoms are my absolute favorites. There’s just something about the soft and pretty beauty of these lovely trees that transform a normal setting into something oh-so-romantic!
Alyssa and Mike had a gorgeous Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Horticultural Center wedding followed by a fun Tendenza reception. All week the weather had been calling for rain. It rained a bit that morning (and sprinkled for about five minutes of their portrait time with BG Productions Photography and Videography), but they kept an umbrella open and ready to go and even got some super cute photos with it!
From the photographers:
We all were so in LOVE with all the Gorgeous cherry blossoms! We were so thankful to get all these shots (again- it snowed the following Saturday!! lol).Alyssa looked stunning in her dress from the Bridal Garden, and we had so much fun with her parents and sister while she was getting ready. They are such a sweet family!! Brian and Matt (our Awesome possum 2nd shooters for the day) were with Mike who was super chill!
We decided to chance it and do their first look outside at the Horticultural Center. We are so glad we did! It was cute and thankfully the rain held off. The good thing about the rain threatening day is it kept the crowds down. The cherry blossoms are the best in the city! We could have shot there all day! And the light was just so perfect!
I also LOVED having the ceremony inside at the horticultural center. Most of the times we have shot their the ceremony has been outside, and the light has been pretty harsh. Here with the greenery behind them in the conservatory- the light was Perfect! Every angle of their ceremony was filled with beauty and love. One of my favorite pictures of the day was catching Alyssa’s parents in a quick kiss! We had a blast getting more photos of the couple and with their wedding party at the Horticultural Center and then we headed over to Race Street Pier (with a quick stop for the couple on Broad Street). By the time we settled into pics at Race Street Pier, the sky had opened up to a beautiful blue. How perfect! And the pier was almost completely empty. That never happens! We finished up with some fun pics at the Piazza behind Tendenza and then headed up the street for a few urban graffiti shots with Alyssa and Mike before leaving them to enjoy their friends and family at their cocktail time! The night was rounded out with a perfect reception from the Cescaphe folks and a packed dance floor thanks to the sounds of Paris from EBE.
Thanks to Alyssa and Mike for trusting us to capture all their photos and video for their Awesome wedding day!
Thanks for stopping by!
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Photographer: BG Productions Photography and Videography | Cinema and Video: BG Prodcutions- videography | Event Designer: Beautiful Blooms Events | Event Planner: Cescaphe Event Group | Band: EBE — PARIS | Location: Horticultural Center, Fairmount Park | Hair Stylist: Louis Christian Robert John | Caterer: Tendenza | Dress Store: The Bridal Garden | Two Bright Lights