Spring Ballroom at the Ben wedding | Brittany & Chris

Brittany and Chris had a gorgeous spring Ballroom at the Ben wedding in Philadelphia, PA.  They started off the festivities with all the girls at Brittany’s parents’ house in Newtown Square, PA. I spent a bit more time with her details since we came early.  Her parents had a very rustic shed with worn green painted shutters that was perfect for her dress from L&H Bridal.  Something I suggest to all brides now is block off about 30 minutes of time just for the photographer to shoot details.  It allows more creativity to really rock those Manolo Blahnik bridal shoes.

Ceremony: St Anastasia Church
Reception: Ballroom at the Ben
Florist: Marcus Hook Florist
Hair & Markup:
DJ: Sid Miller Dance Band
Videographer: Stomping Bread
Bride’s Dress: L&H Bridal
Camera: Contax 645, Canon 5D Mark II
Film: Kodak Portra 400, Fujifilm Acros 100

Bride's wedding dress from L&H Bridal.
Bride's wedding shoes from Manolo Blahnik

Bride with her bridemaids getting ready before wedding at Ballroom at the Ben.
Bride's dog before wedding.
Bride's getting dressed in her L&H Bridal dress.
Bride's getting dressed in her L&H Bridal dress.
Bride's getting dressed in her L&H Bridal dress.
Bride's getting dressed in her L&H Bridal dress.
Bride getting ready with her mom in the morning before her wedding.
Bride putting her veil on.
Bride brushing her teeth before wedding.
Father seeing bride for the first time.
Father seeing bride for the first time.
Father seeing bride for the first time.
Bride's portraits in film.
Bride's portraits before wedding at Ballroom at the Ben.
Bride's portraits before Philadelphia wedding at Ballroom at the Ben.

Ceremony at St. Anastasia Church in Newtown, PA

The ceremony was super close to her parents’ house, about 5 minutes.  They had a beautiful hour long ceremony.  However, my favorite moments are those natural ones before the ceremony starts.  The excitement of Brittany arriving.  The bride exiting the limo or Rolls Royce in Brittany’s case. Chris pacing nervously in the front room at the church.  The best things in life are not the moment but those things that lead up to that.

Bride getting out of the limo at St Anastasia Church for wedding ceremony.
Father and bride at St Anastasia Church before wedding ceremony.
Bride and her family before wedding ceremony at St Anastasia Church.
Father and bride walking down the aisle at St Anastasia Church wedding ceremony.
Groom seeing bride for the first time at St Anastasia wedding ceremony.
Father and bride walking down the aisle at St Anastasia Church wedding ceremony.
Father and bride walking down the aisle at St Anastasia Church wedding ceremony.
Bride and groom at St Anastasia Church for wedding ceremony.
Wedding ceremony at St Anastasia Church.
Bride and groom first kiss at St Anastasia church wedding ceremony.

Bridal portraits Aronimink Country Club

Brittany had her heart set on photographing with outdoor greenery for her early spring wedding.  She found the Aronimink Country Club which was not far from the church.  We did not get permission, but that never stops me from shooting.  I am a damn rebel, haha. Actually we just used the driveway coming into the club.  The soft natural light was perfect for my photography style. We rocked it for about 15 minutes before we drove off to shoot in Philly.

Bride and groom at Aronimink Golf Course in First Class Rolls Royce.
Bride and groom at Aronimink Golf Course in First Class Rolls Royce.
Bride and groom at Aronimink Golf Course in First Class Rolls Royce.
Bride and groom at Aronimink Golf Course in First Class Rolls Royce.
Black and white film portraits of Bride and Groom at Aronimink Golf Course.
Black and white film portraits of Bride and Groom at Aronimink Golf Course.
Black and white film portraits of Bride and Groom at Aronimink Golf Course.
Bride and Groom portraits at Aronimink Golf Course.
Bride and Groom portraits at Aronimink Golf Course with vintage Rolls Royce.

Bridal Party photos at Washington Square Park and City Hall in Philadelphia

Our plan was to go right to City Hall and then to Washington Square Park.  Because it was so cloudy, we were loosing light really quickly. I made a quick change with the limo bus driver and we did the park first.  This turned out perfect to shoot their large bridal party. They were a pleasure to work with and tons of fun as I don’t like a stiff bridal party.  You are there to have fun and be together so bring your party hats!

Bridal party at Washington Square park before Ballroom at the Ben wedding.
Bridal party at Washington Square park before Ballroom at the Ben wedding.
Groomsmen at Washington Square park in Philadelphia.
Bride and bridesmaids at Washington Square park before Ballroom at the Ben wedding.
Bride and bridesmaids at Washington Square park before Ballroom at the Ben wedding.
Groomsmen at Washington Square park before Ballroom at the Ben wedding.
Groomsmen at Washington Square park before Ballroom at the Ben wedding.
Bride and groom in front of City Hall in Philadelphia.
Bride and groom in front of City Hall in Philadelphia.

Spring Ballroom at the Ben wedding reception

The Ballroom at the Ben wedding venue in Philadelphia is stunning.  It is even more amazing since they just completed new renovations this past year.  Great job again Finley Catering! The Sid Miller Dance Band rocked out, and had everybody on the dance floor. My main man Andrew from Stomping Bread Productions was there to capture it on video.

Bride and groom first dance at Ballroom at the Ben wedding in Philadelphia.
Bride and groom first dance at Ballroom at the Ben wedding in Philadelphia.
Cake details from Ballroom at the Ben wedding.
Table details from Ballroom at the Ben wedding in Philadelphia.
Table details from Ballroom at the Ben wedding in Philadelphia.
Table details from Ballroom at the Ben wedding in Philadelphia.
Table details from Ballroom at the Ben wedding in Philadelphia.
Table details from Ballroom at the Ben wedding in Philadelphia.
Table details from Ballroom at the Ben wedding in Philadelphia.
Wedding reception at Ballroom at the Ben in Philadelphia.
Ice sculpture from Ballroom at the Ben wedding in Philadelphia.
Table details from Ballroom at the Ben wedding in Philadelphia.
Bridal party reception entrance at Ballroom at the Ben wedding.
Bridal party reception entrance at Ballroom at the Ben wedding.
Bridal party reception entrance at Ballroom at the Ben wedding.
Wedding reception dancing spring Ballroom at the Ben in Philadelphia.
Wedding reception dancing at Ballroom at the Ben in Philadelphia.
Wedding reception dancing at Ballroom at the Ben in Philadelphia.
Wedding reception dancing at Ballroom at the Ben in Philadelphia.
Wedding reception dancing at Ballroom at the Ben in Philadelphia.
Wedding reception dancing at Ballroom at the Ben in Philadelphia.
Bride and groom first dance at Ballroom at the Ben wedding.
Bride and groom first dance at Ballroom at the Ben wedding.
Bride and groom first dance at Ballroom at the Ben wedding.
Bride and groom first dance at Ballroom at the Ben wedding.
Bride and groom first dance at Ballroom at the Ben wedding.
Bride and groom first dance at Ballroom at the Ben wedding.
Reception toasts at Ballroom at the Ben Philadelphia wedding.
Reception toasts at Ballroom at the Ben Philadelphia wedding.
Reception toasts at Ballroom at the Ben Philadelphia wedding.
Wedding reception dancing at Ballroom at the Ben in Philadelphia.
Wedding reception dancing at Ballroom at the Ben in Philadelphia.

Wedding reception dancing at Ballroom at the Ben in Philadelphia.
Wedding reception dancing at Ballroom at the Ben in Philadelphia.
Night portraits with Bride and Groom at Ballroom at the Ben.
Night portraits with Bride and Groom at Ballroom at the Ben.
Night portraits with Groom at Ballroom at the Ben.
Night portraits with Groom at Ballroom at the Ben.
Bride and groom at Ballroom at the Ben wedding reception.
Bride and groom cutting wedding cake at Ballroom at the Ben.
Bride and groom cutting wedding cake at Ballroom at the Ben.
Bride and groom cutting wedding cake at Ballroom at the Ben.

Best wishes to Brittany and Chris!  We made for them an amazing custom gold wedding album.  She loves the gold!