bride and groom at night walking through guests holding sparklers

A Welkinweir Estate Wedding|Jenn and Mike

Jen and Mike met at medical school and became friends over the course of two clinical rotations (psychiatry and internal medicine), where they rotated in the same department and got to see each other frequently.

Rotations usually end with a group dinner or a party; as such, they grew closer throughout these rotations. They finally made plans to meet up after one of their rotations ended which led to their first date at Nam Phuong, a Vietnamese restaurant on Washington Avenue in Philly.

They fell in love with each other because of their shared passion for caring for others, supporting their family and friends, and pursuing similar hobbies such as outdoor adventure, travel, cooking, and exploring all things Philly! These common goals, shared interests, and values formed a strong foundation for their relationship.

The Proposal: 

Jenn’s friend invited her to attend a “housewarming” lunch on a weekend when Mike was supposed to be on call at the hospital. However, Mike was actually not on call but rather planning an elaborate proposal on the Rocky Steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum along with their closest friends.

But at the last minute, Jenn had to cancel her plans before traveling to Philadelphia because her car was damaged while parked on the street in her hometown of Baltimore. So, after some quick planning, Mike traveled to Baltimore with his sister Julia and Jenn's sister Michelle. Michelle took Jenn to get her nails done and then went for a walk in Federal Hill Park, where Mike popped out from behind a statue with a diamond ring. She said yes!

Congrats to Jenn and Mike! Here are some of my favorites from their Wilkenweir Estate wedding:

Getting Ready

Áo dài, a vietnamese bridal outfit


wedding jewelries and band

bride is smiling before the camera

bride is wearing her diamong earrings

bride is smiling before the camera while holding her veil

bride is looking outside the window while wearing her earrings

the bridal portrait

the bridal portrait

bride and her two bridesmaids helping her with her gown

bride is surrounded by her bridesmaids

the groom's and his accessories


groom is fixing her tie


groom is looking at his watch

groom is reading a letter from his bride

a light moment between the groom and his groomsmen


Bride & Groom

the bride and groom walkiing outside while holding hands

bride and groom meeting for the first look

bride and groom hugging after the first look

backshot of the couple walking on the grounds

bride and groom kissing after the first look


a tender moment between the bride and groom

a tender moment between the bride and groom

a bridal portrait taken at a garden

tender moment of the bride and groom before their welkinweir estate wedding

a couple's wedding pose

the groom is smiling for his portrait pose





The Bridal Party

the bridal party at the Welkenweir Estate wedding



the bridal party in their wacky pose

a group hug with the groom's party

Wilkenweir Estate Wedding Ceremony

the wedding altar decor at the welkenweir estate wedding



the wedding ceremony entrance with the bride's parents

the bride and the groom at the altar during their wilkenweir estate wedding ceremony

landscape shot of the wilkenweir estate wedding ceremony area

the bride and groom getting emotional during their ceremony

groom is smiling during the reading of vows


the first kiss

the wedding recessional

First Dance

the first dance



bride is carried by the groom during their first dance


Wilkenweir Estate Wedding Reception

the reception decoration details with tiny pots of succulent




the wedding cake with white ang purple rose accents

bride is dancing with her father


the newlyweds receive their blessings from a family member

groom dancing with his mother


the wedding music band





the wedding send off at the wilkenweir estate wedding

Reception: Welkinweir Estate

Western Outfit
Dress: Martina Liana 

Grooms Suit: The Suit Shop

Bride's Shoes: Betsey Johnson

Vietnamese Outfit
Wedding Áo dài- custom made by Phuong’s Tailor

Cake: Jeffrey A. Miller Catering

Music: BVT Live!

Hair and Make-up: Pretoria Salon & Spa

Florist: Pennypack Flowers

Videographer: New Pace Wedding Films & Photo

Wedding Planner: Jeffrey A. Miller Catering

Let's Talk About Your Wedding!

"We had the best experience with Ralph on our wedding day! He brought our winter wedding to life, and the pictures are incredible! My sister and friends are getting married this year and booked him as well. I am so excited for them!!! He captured every detail, emotion, moment and not to mention is SO much fun to work with! He takes care of you!! The absolute best in the business!"

-Jackie Sieracki

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