Weddings: Rittenhouse Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

On nights like this — cold, rainy, sans functioning government — the only thing that can get me out of my funk are weddings.  Thankfully I got to comb through the photos of not just any wedding — tonight I was treated to  Vanessa and Casey’s glorious Philadelphia fete.  When I opened up this catalog I felt like I had fallen into a dream. Vanessa and Casey’s celebration was a modern fairytale, chock full of elegant, timeless details that could easily be featured in the Vanity Fair party pages.  If these pictures are any indication, this gorgeous bride and groom will have a beautiful life together.

Wedding Photos and reception details at the grand ballroom Rittenhouse Hotel, PA Wedding rings, gold and silver mismatched, photo by Sanderson Images


This dress could have had it’s very own blog post.  All of those stunning details — of course, the dress harkens from Jenny Packham — you know the couture design house that dresses my personal hero The Duchess of Cambridge (aka Kate Middleton) — no big deal! High Fashion Bridal Portrait Rittenhouse hotel in Philadelphia, PA

I love elevator shots!  Everyone looks so excited!

I dare you NOT to smile along at these first look photos — I still have the gleeful grin after seeing these photos for the first time.

A bride and groom enjoy their first look in the streets of philadelphia, PA Dramatically lit high fashion wedding portraits, rittenhouse Hotel, Philadelphia

Vogue much?

beautiful close up fashion and makeup makeup bridal portrait in Philadelphia, PA

I know girls — carrying that gorgeous train around is hard work — you earned that teeny tiny break!

The ceremony and reception were both held at the elegant Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia.  Their ceremony was clearly an emotional and love filled affair. Reading the Ketubah at a Jewish ceremony at rittenhouse hotel, Philadelphia

So much joy! Jewish wedding ceremony, rittenhouse hotel, PA a couple gets married in Philadelphia at Rittenhouse hotel, PA the first kiss, Jewish ceremony

Mom and Dad look so excited!  Who doesn’t love I Do?! Photojournalistic photos of a rittenhouse hotel wedding ceremony

Vanessa and Casey are clearly classy people.  And if there’s one thing I know about classy people — they love a good party.  Let’s get it started, shall we? The first dance in the grand ballroom

Eat, drink and be married! Wedding guests enjoy the music at a wedding reception in the grand ballroom at rittenhouse hotel

Vanessa and Casey — your day was perfect.  Your photos are such a treasure and I’m so glad we got to share them with the internet!

Details of the affair below:

Ceremony and Reception — Rittenhouse Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

Florist — Petah Bashano, Broomal, PA

Can’t get enough of John and Kim’s work in Philadelphia?  Check our more of their eastern Pennsylvania shoots here!


  • Betty Fortner Griffin

    You daughter is amazingly beautiful! The pics were great. Thanks for sharing.

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