mk Photography is the queen of fabulous weddings. Her lens has seen many a beautiful soiree, and certainly this wedding is top of the list. It’s a gorgeous ballroom wedding filled with tradition and classic details, love and laughter, and a certain something that makes us want to waltz away the afternoon. If you can believe it, there is so much more marvelous in the gallery, which is, incidentally, where we will be spending the rest of our day!

Evan and I had plans to go out to one of our favorite restaurants for dinner with our friends Blake and Stephanie on a Friday night in early May. Midway through the day, Evan told me that Blake had surprised Stephanie with a room at the Waldorf Hotel as an early birthday present and that they had invited us for a drink in their room before dinner. After work, I met Evan in the lobby bar and we headed upstairs to Blake and Stephanie’s hotel room.

Evan had a key to the hotel room and when he opened the door, I immediately knew that we were no longer celebrating a birthday! The room was decorated with a red carpet, rose petals and a silver tiara (I had been following the Royal Wedding for months)! Evan got down on his knee and asked me to marry him! I of course said yes right away and we spent the rest of our fairytale night and weekend celebrating with each other, family, and friends. I am so lucky to be marrying my best friend and prince charming!

In regards to wedding planning, we felt like the Rittenhouse was the perfect venue. Since were were trying to find a compromise between my hometown in rural Pennsylvania and Evan’s hometown of NYC, we decided on a city wedding in Philadelphia. The Rittenhouse was beautiful and we fell in love with the location. The vendors my family and I have known for a long time. My parents have known Teresa Quill for over 20 years. Teresa worked with the Rittenhouse and with my mom and I to create a beautiful ceremony and reception. I knew that I wanted the wedding to be traditional and classic, but with some modern and fun updates. I loved the round hydrangeas that flanked the chuppah and I loved the candles that lined the ceremony aisle. We decided that the flowers in the reception should be white and light pink to compliment the elegance of the Rittenhouse ballroom. I found the chuppah inspiration from Style Me Pretty. And most of all, we are so happy that we decided to use MK Photo. We are so happy with all of our pictures- MKPhoto captured everything perfectly and we enjoyed working them.

Photography: mk Photography / Reception: Rittenhouse Hotel / Flowers: Quills Bunches / Music: Eddie Bruce / Dress: Watters / Custom Sash designed by: Kim Hicks / Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Thread / Jewlery: Jennifer Miller / Invitations: Apropos

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