wedding day, far away back shot of the bride and groom holding hands walking down the sidewalk of Philadelphia in front of the William Penn building

Knowlton Mansion Wedding|Michelle and Chris

It came as no surprise that Michelle and Chris's Knowlton Mansion Wedding ran as smooth as could be. Michelle is definitely a Type A personality and helped organize things perfectly!

We had a perfect day and itinerary. We started our day at the Loews in Center City and stayed in the area for Michelle and Chris's first look and Bride/Groom photos. After a beautiful ceremony in Old City, we made the trip to the historic Knowlton Mansion for the party!

A big thank you to Michelle and Chris for being an absolute joy to spend the day with!! They were easy going, fun and we wish them an amazing life together!

Here are some of my favorites from their Knowlton Mansion wedding day:

Getting Ready

wedding accessories, card addressed to groom

wedding accessories, blue high heeled wedding shoes with earrings attached

getting ready, father of the groom helping groom fix his tie

getting ready, groomsmen helping groom get into his tux

getting ready, close up of brides engagement ring and hands while opening up a Louis Vuitton present box

getting ready, bride crying while reading a letter given to her

getting ready, mother of the bride helping the bride get into her Maggie Sottero lace gown

getting ready, groom reading a card from his bride

First Look

Michelle and Chris decided to have their first look in the Loews Hotel stairwell. The stairwell made for a dramatic entrance for Michelle before Chris turned to see her.

wedding day, bride coming down the stairs to reveal her first look as groom is waiting at the bottom

wedding day, bride and groom hugging each other tightly in a staircase

wedding day, bride and groom embracing about to kiss

wedding day, bride and groom reaching for an embrace while smiling in a staircase

wedding day, bride and groom kissing and holding hands in a staircase

Bride and Groom

wedding day, photo thru bushes of bride and groom walking down the street

wedding photos, groom looking away

wedding day, bride and groom talking and posing in stair case

wedding day, shot of the bottom half of the bride and groom while bride is showing off her shoes holding her dress above her knees

wedding day, bride laughing at groom in staircase while holding dress above her knees

bride in lace Maggie Sottero gown with hand on hip

bridal photos, back view of bride in a Maggie Sottero bridal gown against a old building

wedding day, far away shot of bride and groom in staircase talking to each other

wedding day, bride and groom in old historic building face each other on opposite sides of the walls

bridal photos, bride hold train of Maggie Sottero gown in front of window

wedding ceremony, bride getting off trolley making funny face with shoes in her hand and arm in the air

wedding day, the back of the bride and groom holding hands walking down the streets of Philadelphia

Michelle and Chris wanted to stay close to the hotel for their photos and what better location than right next door at City Hall!

Knowlton Mansion Wedding Ceremony

wedding chapel, outside view of Christ Church of Philadelphia with the sun shining

wedding accessories, program for the recession of wedding

wedding ceremony, overview of guests watching bride walk down the aisle with father

wedding chapel, empty view of Christ Church of Philadelphia

wedding ceremony, overview of guests and bride and groom during ceremony facing each other

wedding ceremony, bride and groom kneeling during ceremony

wedding day, bride signing guestbook after the ceremony

wedding day, groom signing book in lobby after ceremony

wedding day, overview of bride and groom and bridesmaid in lobby

Christ Church is one of my favorites in Philadelphia! You can FEEL the history when you're in this amazing building that dates to the early 1700's.

Knowlton Mansion Wedding Reception

venues for weddings, front of Knowlton Mansion Philadelphia during the day

wedding accessories, signing of guests for well wishes to the bride and groom

wedding accessories, place setting with name of guest

wedding space, sweetheart table for bride and groom inside of the Knowlton Mansion Philadelphia

wedding accessories, centerpieces and table number with glasses of wine and champagne

wedding reception, groom twirling bride during first dance in front of guests

wedding reception, back of bride dancing with guests

wedding reception, side profile of bride and groom smiling at guests

wedding day, bride and groom talking in cellar while holding glasses of wine

wedding reception, bride and groom embracing each other during first dance

wedding reception, guests dancing under lit ceiling

wedding reception, groomsmen hold microphone making a speech

wedding day, silhouette of bride and groom about to kiss in front of two doors

wedding day, bride and groom kissing outside on a pathway between trees

Let's Talk About Your Wedding!

"Ralph is an absolutely amazing person and photographer! After searching and searching for the perfect photographer we finally found the one when we met with Ralph! Ralph set himself apart from others from the start by showing us his amazing albums where, not a few, but every picture in the albums were amazing and a work of art down to the amazing colors and light. Each told a picture perfect story of each wedding day. Ralph is also a great, patient and genuinely nice person who puts you at ease on a day full of nerves.

On my wedding day, we did not end up with as much time as we would have liked to take photos because of running behind schedule. Thankfully, we did not have to worry because we had Ralph as our photographer, who did not need a lot of time to produce the most amazing wedding photos ever! We could not believe how many and how beautiful our pictures were when we got them back. He was able to capture every moment perfectly and told a beautiful story of our wedding day.

Our wedding photos truly stand apart from others because of Ralph and his style. Every time someone sees our photos they say they belong in a magazine and ask who took our photos! They are truly a work of art. We are so lucky to have chosen Ralph as our photographer and to have these amazing photos to always remember our special day forever.

Wedding days can fly by, but you will always have your photos and memories. You want to make sure you have the all around perfect photographer, and that is Ralph!!"

-Callie Lohman

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