Heather and Matt had a beautiful spring day for their Olde Bar wedding in Philadelphia. The cherry blossoms were in full bloom throughout the Philadelphia area, so it was time to seek them out! But first, it was time for some bridal preps!

Bridal Preps at Sheraton Society Hill

The bride started off the day at the Sheraton Society Hill Hotel in Old City. There are many reasons that this is an excellent hotel in Philadelphia. It works if you want to shoot down in the Penns Landing area or throughout Old City. Also, their venue was very close. One other gem about this hotel is that they have free parking in front of the hotel if you are going to stay for a few hours and excellent valet parking for staying the night. Street parking is usually quite easy to find on the street behind the hotel.

Ceremony & Reception: Olde Bar Philadelphia
Caterer – Garces
Film: Kodak Portra 400 + Fujifilm Acros 100 B+W

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Bride and Groom First Look

I love the first look! Private, discreet, emotional, fun, and it lifts the weight of the day off your shoulders a bit. Heather & Matt’s first look was at the private apartment complex across from the Sheraton. The light is always soft bouncing off the concrete walls there, and the pillars and foliage in the background look stunning. It was quite windy on their wedding day, and she could barely keep her veil on walking up to see Matt for the first time!

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Some old spots and the Art Museum

We had planned together to do a few locations on their wedding day. First was the Bishop’s Collar. It is a bar that is near and dear to their heart and often went there as they were dating. Second, we went to their street in Philly where they currently live and planned on getting all the neighbors out for a quick photo. One guy even brought his four-wheel ATV along.
The cherry blossom trees were incredible on their street so had my assistant give it a little shake while this fun couple was bracing for impact underneath it. We then went to the back of the art museum to photograph. All the pink flowers were in bloom there as well! Finally, we ended up in front of the Olde Bar to finish up the couples session together before they separate and relax for a bit before the ceremony.

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The Olde Bar Wedding Ceremony

Ceremonies at the Olde Bar are very quaint and beautiful. The copper ceiling panels and market lighting give the room a warm feel. They had a smaller sized wedding, and you could feel the tears flow down from Heather’s eyes as her brother walks her down the aisle.

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The Olde Bar Wedding Reception

Damn their reception was fun! The guests were phenomenal, packed the dance floor, and we even got to have fun outside! They wanted to end on a champagne shooting toast on the street. We got to photobomb with a group of strangers before they went crazy and popped some bottles!
I had a great experience working with Heather and Matt! They got a beautiful custom leather album from their wedding and a canvas wall art piece of them with the cherry blossom trees for their home.

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