Father of the bride escorting the bride down the aisle

Masonic Temple of Philadelphia Wedding

If you want to feel like a princess while walking down the aisle, look no further than having a Masonic Temple of Philadelphia wedding ceremony followed by a reception at the Crystal Tea Room! Santina and Bobby held their ceremony in Renaissance Hall which was constructed in 1891. This brilliant scarlet red room is decorated in the Italian Renaissance style and has a very opulent, old world feel about it. I loved the contrast of the red tones in the room against Santina's white dress!

Here are some of my favorites from their Masonic Temple of Philadelphia wedding day:

Getting Ready

Bride toasts bridesmaids with champagne.




Bride putting her bracelet on



Groomsman helping groom adjust tie



Getting ready took place at the Loews Hotel in Center City. There was a very nice mix of nervous energy and fun with this group which is rare when you have a bridal party of 27 people!

Father/Daughter First Look


Bride and her father embrace

Emotional bride

Father sees bride before wedding.

Emotional Dad's will never, ever get old. Well done Carmen!
Ugh, I'm going to be a wreck when my baby gets married and I see her for the first time!!

A Message From The Bride

"From the minute Ralph and I had our first conversation, I knew that he was the one I was going to trust to photograph one of the most important days of my life. Yes he was professional, but most importantly he made me feel comfortable. He literally went above and beyond to try and get to know my husband and I as a couple, so he could truly understand our relationship in order to create the most perfect photographed story of our day. He was able to capture the most beautiful photos on our wedding day, and I can not even begin to tell you how many compliments my husband and I received after sharing our photos with friends and family. From our outside center city Philadelphia shots, to the most fun champagne popping bridal party shot, Ralph did an AMAZING job capturing the most important elements of our day. I cannot thank him enough for being a part our of special day and would recommend him to anyone looking for a photographer for any special event in your life".

Masonic Temple Of Philadelphia Wedding

Exterior shot of the Masonic Temple of Philadelphia

Beautiful church ceiming



Father of the bride escorting the bride down the aisle


Bride smiling at groom


bride and groom kiss at end of ceremony

Bride and groom recessing after their ceremony

The Masonic Temple's Renaissance Room creates such an amazing dramatic atmosphere for a wedding ceremony...so beautiful!


long shot of the bride and groom in the middle of the staircase

Bride and groom kiss on stairwell


Bride and groom kiss in front of stained glass window



Portrait of handsome groom at Masonic Temple of Philadelphia



Bride and groom walking in city


Bride and groom kissing at sunset

Brides veil blowing in the wind


solo shot of a bride

The other beautiful thing about the Masonic Temple of Philadelphia is its location. Walk right out the giant 17 foot high doors and you're on Broad Street looking at City Hall! So many location options for creating images.

First Dance

Bride and groom dancing

Santina and Bobby brought in EBE's "Monte Carlo" to entertain everyone for the evening. They kicked things off with "Speechless" by Dan and Shay. Could anyone have written a song more perfectly suited for a first dance by a Bride and Groom?!?!

Wedding Party

Crystal Tea Room Reception

the crystal tea room as one of the Top 12 Wedding Venues In Philadelphia



Wedding reception table decoration

fancy centerpiece at Crystal tea Room

Love topper on wedding cake

Bride and groom dancing at Crystal Tea Room wedding reception

Bride and groom laughing while dancing

Matron of honor speech

Bride and groom smiling during reception speeches.

Groom crowd surfaing

Wedding toast by best man

cutting wedding cake image

Father and daughter dance at wedding

Candid image of wedding reception guests laughing

Groom laughing at wedding reception

Mother son dance at wedding

Bride enjoying the wedding reception.


Another spectacular evening at the Crystal Tea Room! Many thanks to Miguel, his staff and the other vendors that made it a great day:

Hair & MUA - BlushBar
Dress - Pronovious
Suit - Sarno
Florist - Carl Alan Floral
Video - Shutter and Sound
Cake - Termini Brothers
Band - EBE Monte Carlo

Let's Talk About Your Wedding!

If you're looking for a photographer for your big day, contact Ralph Deal Photography today!

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