Rebecca & Kat’s Holly Hedge wedding. Where do I begin with this amazing couple? Becca was a bridesmaid at Michael & Brianne’s wedding the previous year. She asked me for my card during the cocktail hour and told me she was engagement. Now here is the crazy part…Her fiancé was a firefighter and the card I gave her had another firefighter from Philadelphia that she knew on the back of it. Sometimes things are meant to be!!! We had an amazing GTKY session in Fairmount park where I met Kat’s mom and their little pup Chuck.
Ceremony & Reception:
Holly Hedge Estate
Florist: Pod Shop Flowers
Hair & Makeup: House of Clarity
DJ/Band: Ben Coleman
Brides’ Dresses: Philadelphia Bridal Company
Camera: Contax 645, Canon 5d Mark II
Film: Kodak Porta 400 + Ilford HP400
What makes Holly Hedge Weddings so incredible?
First off this is one of my favorite venues that I have ever worked. I love the vintage feel. They have old wooden tire wheels, worn stone, beautiful moss growing everywhere, and lots of greenery. Second the entire space from the reception, rooms, outdoor ceremony, and indoor ceremony areas are very natural and laid back. You feel at ease and comfortable just being there. Like you are at a bed and breakfast in Maine away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Holly Hedge weddings are stunning!
First Look at a Holly Hedge wedding
Kat & Becca had their first look at Holly Hedge down this long walkway by the lake. There are so many private and beautiful locations at Holly Hedge. When Kat saw Rebecca for the first time she had to look up at the sky to keep from crying. It was an amazing moment and my second photographer and I stayed far away to capture the moment without interfering.
Bridal portraits at Holly Hedge wedding
If you are a natural light shooter that loves photographing with film Holly Hedge is the perfect venue! There are so many nooks and scenic areas there to photograph especially when everything is in bloom. We used just about every area there. Starting from the large lake area all the way towards the reception.
Holly Hedge outdoor ceremony
Butterflies, kisses and tears with a side order of Disney print vans. You can have the ceremony outdoors there with or without a tent or indoors as well. It was a very hot and humid day and there was a chance of rain so they opted to keep it outside with the tent just in case. Kat’s two brothers walked her down the aisle and Rebecca’s father walked her down the aisle for the emotional entrance that as you can see took Kat’s breath away. Then after the vows they were surprised with a butterfly release.
A Holly Hedge wedding reception
Receptions for Holly Hedge Weddings are phenomenal. They have a separate building onsite that is comfortable, air conditioned and built for parties. The party was rocking after a heart felt first dance, parent dances and toasts. There was so much love between everyone at this event it just makes me smile inside. The party was a blast with people dancing all night and going back and forth to our custom photo booth they had in the entranceway. We did a custom gold sequin backdrop for a little more glitz. And my dream of rain at night came true so we went outside for a quick rain photo to end the evening with Kat and Rebecca. I can’t thank them enough for asking me to capture their day. It was an honor. Best wishes!!!!