bride and groom kiss after their cescaphe ballroom wedding ceremony

Cescaphe Ballroom Wedding|Melissa and Jared

I vividly remember the first time I spoke with Melissa as I was on vacation in Greece when she called. We spoke about her wedding at the Cescaphe Ballroom, her fiancé Jared, traveling, her career in law and how important her family was to her. She was super easy to talk to and had a very warm and friendly personality. Since Jared wasn't able to join us on the call, I asked Melissa to fill me in on how they got to this point in their relationship.

They met at Rutgers University during their first year of law school and were in the same section of classes. She told me "Jared challenges the way I think and my personality on so many levels. He believes in me, encourages me, pushes me, and listens to me no matter what. In his career, he is very motivated and hard working, and in his personal life, he is so caring of other people--it's what makes me love him more and more each day".

I knew after that call that if they decided to bring me on as their photographer, we'd have a great time working together and not surprisingly, we did! My team and I had an awesome time with Melissa, Jared, their family and friends.

Here are some of my favorites from their Cescaphe Ballroom wedding!

Getting Ready

bride with bridesmaids poses in their robes

bridesmaid taking a picture of the bride and another bridesmaid shot

bride and maid of honor holding hands shot

bride and maid of honor hugging shot

the bride's wedding dress

the brides engagement ring close up

the bride's wedding heels

close up of the bride's wedding bouquet

close up of the wedding invitation

close up shot of the wedding diamond rings

the bride's mother fixing her dress

maid of honor fixing the bride's heels

maid of honor putting the bride's necklace

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the groom's watch, wedding shoes, and tie

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close up shot of the groom's watch

the groom and groomsmen

groom and groomsmen going inside a tie shop

solo shot of groom with his new bow tie

back shot of the groom and groomsmen walking

groomsmen choosing ties

groom and groomsmen pose with their bowties

eagle eye shot of the groom wearing his watch

Getting ready took place at the Loews Hotel in Center City. While the girls getting ready session went pretty smooth, the guys had to make an unexpected excursion to the Tie Bar on Walnut Street for a little help in that department. Thankfully it was close and the staff was able to lend a quick hand to the boys!

Father/Daughter First Look

the bride's father first look at her

bride and bride's father looking and holding each other's hand shot

the bride's father reading the bride's letter for him

bride and bride's father hugging each other

First Look

bride walking down the stairs reflection shot

Melissa and Jared decided to do their first look in the beautiful stairwell of the Loews Hotel. They were originally planning on not seeing each other before the ceremony but changed their minds the month before the wedding. We then headed out to Broad St. for some quick photos followed by a trip down to Old City for the rest of the bride/groom session and the bridal party photos.

groom waiting for the bride at the end of the stairs

groom tearing up for his first look at the bride

bride and groom kissing shot

bride and groom in the middle of the old city

long soo shot of the bride in the middle of old city

bride and groom poses outside for their cescaphe ballroom wedding

long shot of the bride and groom holding hands outside cescaphe ballroom

bride and groom leaning in for a kiss

long shot of the bride and groom on thee cescaphe ballroom's field

solo long shot of the bride

groom solo shot

Wedding Party

bride and groom with bridesmaid and groomsmen pose outside for the cescaphe ballroom wedding

groom and groomsmen pose outside cescaphe ballroom

bride and groom with bridesmaid and groomsmen poses silly

bride and bridesmaid poses for the camera

Cescaphe Ballroom Wedding Ceremony

back shot of the bride with her parents on their cescaphe ballroom wedding

the cescaphe ballroom wedding's altar

long shot of the wearing of rings at the cescaphe ballroom wedding

the wedding candle

flower decoration

long shot of the bride and groom at the altar on their cescaphe ballroom wedding

bride and groom kiss after their cescaphe ballroom wedding ceremony

Cescaphe Ballroom Wedding Reception

bride and groom drinking on their cescaphe ballroom wedding

bride and groom dancing on their cescaphe ballroom wedding

the wedding cake

bride and groom being carried on a chair by the guests

the decoration of the reception table

the parents being carried by the guests

the groomsmen partying

bride and groom smiling at the drinking booth

bride and groom clinking glass

The Dress: Bridal Garden

The Suit: Indochino

Floral: Carl Alan

Music: EBE - Love 77

Video: Well Spun

Hair/Makeup: Bella Angel

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