Being asked to fly out to Philadelphia for a wedding shoot must be the highlight of my photography career so far! What an amazing experience it was for me, I could talk all day about the time I spent in New York en route to Philadelphia and the sights I saw. 36 hours for me in the US and I fitted in around a weeks worth of activities including this epic Wedding! – but that’s another blog entirely!
This blog is all about Megan and Ruperts spectacular day! Now I’ve never shot a wedding in America before and I’m not sure how traditional this was for them but it felt very big and exciting and a bit different to a UK wedding.
Megan and Rupert married at Old St Mary’s Church in Philadelphia on June 20th a beautiful sunny day. Megan looked simply stunning in her dress which sparkled in the sunlight, her beauty was flawless and you could hear the gasps from her guests as her father walked her down the aisle to meet the love of her life! I could see how Rupert’s anticipation and nerves melted away at the first glance of his wife to be. It was such a beautiful ceremony full of emotion and love.
We had a fun portraits session for the new Mr & Mrs Adams in Washington Square Park, along with their bridesmaids and groomsmen, which was then followed on by cocktails and canapés back at the Union League Club in the heart of Philadelphia. A truly stunning redbrick building steeped in political history with a rich interior of dark leathers, polished wood and marble floors, complete with a collection of paintings and artifacts amongst the walls and hallways. This was a beautiful traditional American wedding, a few differences to an English wedding but still with the same values.
Some great details I’ll always remember like the huge ‘LOVE’ ice sculpture in the bar, the beautiful white Bentley car with the very helpful lady driver! The gorgeous tall floral displays on each table, the bridal party’s announced entrance to the wedding meal, the first dance as Mr & Mrs. Megans first / last dance with her father (I shed a tear!) and the fun we had nailing that ‘Dip shot’ in front of the town hall! I can only thank the driver for all her help and Megans abs of steel for holding that pose!
Here’s a few highlights from their amazing day!
Congratulations Rupert and Megan.