Forever Starts Today // Jessica + Scott

Jessica and Scott’s first encounter was through a friend’s introduction just before Jessica was set to take a trip to Israel.  Scott, who had already traveled to the beautiful country, talked all evening with Jessica about the upcoming trip, convinced she would have a wonderful time.  And he was absolutely right! Right after she returned home, Scott messaged her to meet.  Again, they talked for hours about the past and the future, and it was during that day each knew they had found the one they would marry.  Almost a year and a half later, friends and family were all gathered to witness, in the words of their officiant, Rabbi Eli Freedman, the day Jessica and Scott “came together to pledge to one another their hearts”.

Jessica and Scott started their day at the Hotel Monaco where each got ready for the big event with help from their attendants.  Before they headed out for their first look, the two exchanged beautifully written love notes to each other.  We couldn’t help but feel their energy as both were truly beaming with excitement!

Then, Jessica put on her wedding gown.  She was such a gorgeous, radiant bride in her amazing fit and flare wedding dress! It featured a beautiful lace overlay and a delightful lace up detail in back.  In her long hair, she wore a sparkling hair band and completed her bridal outfit with a mid-length veil for the ceremony.  Absolutely stunning!

We traveled across the street for their first look in Thomas Jefferson Garden near Independence Hall.  We loved how the bridal party looked on and cheered, still in their pink robes!  We enjoyed filming their full photo shoot by our friend, the incomparable Jeff Tisman and his terrific assistant, not long afterwards at nearby historical sites in the city.

Jessica’s bridesmaids finished getting dressed into their long blush gowns and carried lush, lovely ivory bouquets from Beautiful Blooms that complemented Jessica’s larger bouquet, filled also with pink florals.  It was now time to head to the venue for the ceremony!

Jessica and Scott’s ceremony and reception both were held at the glamorous Atrium at the Curtis Center, with its grand marble columns, beautiful and massive Tiffany mosaic mural and romantic fabric draped walls.  Accompanied by her proud parents, Jessica walked down the aisle that was lined with flower petals and surrounded by fresh floral arrangements. The couple stood before a gorgeous chuppah abounding in white florals and gauzy fabric for their traditional Jewish ceremony.  Scott broke the glass followed by cheers of ‘Mazel Tov’ and he and Jessica were now husband and wife!

Then it was time for the party to begin!  Jessica and Scott made their grand entrance into the light-filled 12-story atrium, once again to the applause of their beloved friends and family, while flower petals rained down in celebration.  Everyone had such a ball dancing the Hora and then continuing to dance the night away with help from the lively horns and tight rhythm section of the dance band, Jellyroll!

What a wonderful wedding event this was!  Congratulations and best wishes to Jessica and Scott, a sweet couple and a truly perfect pair!

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Cinematographers:  Glen Elliott

Editor:  Dan Sawyer

Photographer:  Jeff Tisman Photography – Princeton, NJ

Floral Design:  Beautiful Blooms – Philadelphia, PA

Hair Stylist:  Cescaphe Event Group – Dawn Mullan – Philadelphia, PA

Makeup Artist:  Dylan Michael Cosmetics – Jenkintown, PA

Entertainment:  BVTLive! – Jellyroll – Chadds Ford, PA

Cake:  Cescaphe Event Group – Philadelphia, PA

Officiant:  Rabbi Eli Freedman – Philadelphia, PA

Venue:  Atrium at the Curtis Center – Philadelphia, PA

Accommodations:  Hotel Monaco – Philadelphia, PA