couple posing with the whole wedding entourage

Vie by Cescaphe Wedding|Gabrielle & Mike

Gabrielle and Mike met at a wedding on the dance floor. He was friends with the groom, as Michelle would be with the bride. He was just some guy on the dance floor dancing up to her while bobbing his head. They started talking and soon enough he asked her out on a date.

Gabrielle fell in love with him because of his dedication and respect. He is always striving to give her the best life and future together. After seeing him with his young nieces and nephews, she knew she wanted him to be a father to their future children. Gabrielle has genuinely found her best friend and the love of her life.

Mike fell in love with her because of how genuine and sweet she is not only to him but to everyone she encounters. He adores her willingness to trust and be open about her true feelings at the beginning of their relationship. Early in their relationship, he noticed Gabrielle cared so much about having a positive and bright future, which made them bond, and they quickly became best friends. After meeting her family, he realized that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her.

The Proposal

Mike proposed while walking down Elfreth's alley in Philadelphia. It was a random Saturday, "going out to dinner," and he just stopped in the middle of the path and got down on his knee. The proposal utterly took Gabrielle by surprise. Congrats to an awesome couple!

Here are some of my favorites from their wedding day.

Getting Ready

bride walking down the stair while 2 flower girls are waiting

wedding bands and engagement ring

bridal shoes

bride holding her wedding dress

three little flower girls

Bride getting ready with the help of her mother and maid-of-honor

father looking lovingly at her daughter

detailed shot of the bridal dress

dapper looking german shepherd

bride staring at her wedding dress

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bride reading a letter from her husband

five little kids looking dapper while sitting on the couch

groom with his german shepherd dog

bride and her father smiling together

groom posing with his entourage

groom's father helping him with his tie

Bride and Groom

Couple posing outside the venue

black and white shot of the couple walking hand in hand

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a bride's bouquet full of colorful roses

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bridal shot before the wedding

solo groom shot before the wedding

couple shot before the wedding

Vie by Cescaphe Wedding Ceremony

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bride walking down the aisle with her father

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bride walking down the aisle with her father

landscape shot of the church

the first kiss

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Newly married couple leaves the church

kissing couple outside the church

Vie by Cescaphe Wedding Reception

couple's first dance at the Vie by Cescaphe

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reception table setting at the Vie by Cescaphe

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reception table setting at the Vie by Cescaphe

reception table setting at the Vie by Cescaphe

the wedding cake

landscape shot at the Vie by Cescaphe with its pool

guests enjoying the party at the Vie by Cescaphe

couple's first dance at the Vie by Cescaphe

couple's first dance at the Vie by Cescaphe

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guests enjoying the party at the Vie by Cescaphe

guests enjoying the party at the Vie by Cescaphe

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the wedding toast

bride dancing with her father at the Vie by Cescaphe venue

groom dancing with his mother at the Vie by Cescaphe venue

end of night shot with the newlywed couple

end of night shot with the newlywed couple

Venue: Vie Cescaphe

Hair: Antonia Phillips of Boho House Hair

Makeup: Alexis Ashlee

Dress: MariMi Bridal by Enzoani

Shoes: Badgely Mischka

Floral:  Frannie Erace

Video:  PSH Photography and Film by Patrick

Music:  Goody Blue Shoe Party Band

 

Let's Talk About Your Wedding!

"Wow where to begin! Ralph was our photographer last year for our October wedding, from the first phone conversation I had with him I knew a made the right choice. I could not have been happier with how my pictures turned out as well as with the experience my husband and I had with Ralph and his entire team. Throughout the entire process Ralph took the time to make sure everything went perfectly even when it didn't. Ralph was professional, attentive, and patient to every email, text, phone call and question, including the ones asking him to resend our photos almost a year post wedding because it slipped my mind to download them. Can't wait to work with him and his team over and over again for year to come!"

-Jackie Izabelle

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