It was beginning to look a lot like the holidays, and our team was so excited to be filming this beautiful December wedding event! Our couple traveled up from Florida for their big day, with their family and friends joining them in the city of Philadelphia for the celebration of the love and marriage of Andria and Ryan.
Andria and Ryan got ready that morning in separate suites at the luxurious Rittenhouse Hotel, the venue in which they would later hold their reception. Ryan and his groomsmen were definitely enjoying their morning, taking it easy as they got dressed into their black tuxedos. And you can see how pumped they were afterwards as they traveled by van to the church!
Meanwhile, after both hair and makeup were completed in Andria’s suite, she and her bridal party posed for fantastic photos while in their matching robes. Then, Andria’s maid of honor helped her to get into her beautiful wedding gown. Her dress was a satiny off-the-shoulder ball gown, simply perfect for her almost-winter wedding event. Andria wore her hair down in lovely relaxed waves and fastened a long veil for the ceremony and photo shoots. And she carried such a gorgeous, lush ivory bouquet from Robertson’s Flowers & Events.
Andria’s parents got their exciting first look at her in her amazing gown, after which Andria headed straight for the church. The couple’s ceremony was held in the beautiful and historic Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul in Philadelphia. We loved the message given about the significance of three rings during a marriage. The traditional Catholic ceremony concluded with the exchange of rings and the recitation of vows, and Andria and Ryan were pronounced as ‘husband and wife’!
Exceptional photographer, and our friend, Drew Noel and his talented team took photos of Andria and Ryan and their wedding party after the ceremony at iconic city sites, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and City Hall. Then, it was back to The Rittenhouse for romantic photos of the bride and groom alone.
Andria and Ryan’s reception kicked off at the hotel with formal introductions of the wedding party. The newlyweds were announced to the cheers of everyone and danced their first dance of the evening. Then, everyone was invited to join in on the dance floor.
That evening, we heard beautiful toasts from Andria’s parents (and loved their “Philly style” dance in tribute to the couple!), from Ryan’s brother, his best man, and from Andria’s maid of honor. Then the sweetness continued as Andria danced with her father and Ryan with his mother. After dinner came the traditional cake cutting. And Eclipse Entertainment kept the party going and guests out on that dance floor all night!
Gina Sole, The Wedding Planner and her partner that day, Meg Robinson helped to put together such a perfect wedding event for Andria and Ryan. And it truly was such a wonderful wedding day. We’re so thankful that we could share in it and film the moments so Andria and Ryan can relive them for years to come. Congratulations and best wishes to Andria and Ryan!
Photographer: Drew Noel Photography – Ewing, NJ
Floral Design: Robertson’s Flowers & Events – Wyndmoor, PA
Entertainment: Eclipse Entertainment
Wedding Planner: Gina Sole, The Wedding Planner – Philadelphia, PA
Cake: The Rittenhouse Weddings – Philadelphia, PA
Church: Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul – Philadelphia, PA
Venue: The Rittenhouse Hotel – Philadelphia, PA