Details for a Classic, Modern Bride
The moment I saw Andria’s Alma Novia bridal gown, I fell in love! It was so Classic and Elegant. The best part about it, however, was the removable train! Her Nina shoes and gorgeous diamond earrings and bracelet were the perfect touch of accessories.
Getting Ready with the Bride and her Ladies at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco
When I arrived to the room, the Philly Hair & Makeup Company was just putting on the finishing touches of hair and makeup for Andria. Then, her mom and her maid of honor helped her get into her gorgeous dress. We had a bit of time, as Ryan was setting up Paul for the first look, so we took some individual portraits of Andria in the hotel room. I have to say, the hotel rooms at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco are some of my very favorites to shoot getting ready photos in!
Getting Ready with the Groom and his Men at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco
Meanwhile, the guys were over in their hotel room getting ready. Paul’s best man was helping him with his details, and then Paul helped his son get dressed! It was the cutest!
The Story of Andria & Paul
Andria and Paul met how many of our couples have met – online dating! They met for the very first time in the lobby at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco and had their first date at the Stratus Rooftop Lounge! They had a very long date that they never wanted to end – they talked about everything! From how they would get engaged in a couple weeks to where they would honeymoon! Well, the engagement came more than a few weeks later – it happened in April 2017 while on a cruise around New York City! Paul proposed right as they passed the Statue of Liberty!
First Look and Portraits at the Second Bank of the United States
We were so excited when Andria & Paul mentioned getting their photos and their bridal party photos taken at the Second Bank of the United States! We absolutely love shooting anywhere within Independence Park! Andria and Paul secured the permit for the area a few weeks prior, so that we would have unrestricted access to the area for an hour! We took advantage of every minute!
A Sentimental Ceremony in the Lafayette Ballroom South at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco
The equisitite, elegant Lafayette Ballroom was the perfect setting for Andria & Paul to say their I do’s and officially become husband and wife. We LOVE when couples write their own vows, and Andria and Paul’s were no exception! They were full of love, commitment, laughter and tears! We could not be happier for a more perfect couple! You could tell how much they were meant for one another!
A Fun Reception with Family and Friends in the Lafayette Ballroom South at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco
Andria and Paul danced and twirled the night away with all of their closest family and friends! With an entrance that would make Chris Kattan and Will Ferrell from Night at the Roxbury proud, to a special slideshow during dinner, not a detail was missed! Especially their gorgeous cake from Bredenbeck’s Bakery! They are one of our favorites!!
Congratulations Andria & Paul!