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Center City Philadelphia Wedding|Jaime & Adam

Jaime and Adam had a plan in mind for their Center City Philadelphia Wedding at the Crystal Tea Room: Don't avoid the obvious!

Since they were getting ready at The Loews Hotel (right around the corner from the Tea Room and across from City Hall) they told me that they just wanted to walk around the area and make all of our images without getting in a car or trolley.

Nice. And. Simple.

And that's exactly what we did! We also had a lot of fun, including a surprise invitation to go inside of one of City Hall's private meeting rooms to take some photos. That was just one very cool part of an awesome day for this wonderful couple from Baltimore!

Getting Ready at The Loews Hotel

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the inner tag of the groom's wedding suit

wedding accessory

maid of honor pouring a glass of champagne

bridesmaids having a light moment before the Center City Philadelphia Wedding

groom tearing up while reading the bride's letter for him

bride holding the groom's letter for her

bridesmaids helping the bride wear her wedding heels

close up of the groom tying his shoe laces

There were a couple of moments that I'll always remember from this wedding day:
When Jaime had a card dropped off to Adam, no one knew that besides the beautiful note inside, there was an image of Adam and his grandfather. He was very close with his grandfather who had unfortunately passed away before the wedding. Adam put the photograph in his left jacket pocket, right next to his heart.

The other moment is something I overheard Jaime say. Like most brides, Jaime was a bit anxious and had a lot on her mind before we left for the first look. When her sister asked if she was ok, Jaime responded in the sweetest way possible "I just want to see Adam...I don't care about anything else right now, I just want to see him"!

First Look

groom's first look of the bride

groom crying on his first look of the bride

candid shot of groom smiling at the bride

We decided on the 33rd floor of the Loews Hotel for the first look. I knew ahead of time that Adam wasn't afraid to show his emotions. He didn't disappoint!

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solo shot of the bride

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bridal portrait for the Center City Philadelphia Wedding

groom solo shot for their center city philadelphia wedding

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long shot of bride and groom poses for their center city philadelphia wedding

bride and groom inside the city hall

I've photographed many, many Center City Philadelphia Weddings but this was the first time I was able to go inside of City Hall into one of the original meeting rooms. We had to be fast and quiet so we didn't have time to learn about or reflect on all of the important decisions that had been made in the rooms over the last 100 plus years.

Bridal Party

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bride and bridesmaids smiling for a photo

Crystal Tea Room Wedding Ceremony

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the interior of the center city philadelphia wedding

bridesmaids falling in line outside the big doors

shot of one of the bridesmaid's son as the ring bearer

father and bride walking on the aisle

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bride and groom on the altar kissing for their center city philadelphia wedding

First Dance

long shot f the bride and groom's first dance

DJ Yoshi went old school for Jaime and Adam with Bobby Darin's version of "More" for their First Dance.

"More than the greatest love the world has known
This is the love that I give to you alone
More than the simple words I try to say
I only live to love you more each day".

Crystal Tea Room Reception

two wine glasses with the bride and groom's initial

table arrangement of the reception

the reception's menu

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blacka nd white shot of the groom and his mom dancing

groom and his mother dancing black and white shot

black and white shot of the bride and her father dancing

black and white shot of bride and bridesmaids taking a groufie

black and white shot of the groom being carried by the guests

bride and groom candid shot enjoying the reception

bride and groom enjoying the reception shot

guests dancing

guests creating a dance circle

As always, thank you for a stellar job by Miguel and his team at the Crystal Tea Room. And congratulations and a lifetime of joy to Jaime, Adam and their families!!

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