Daria and Bart’s Sky Philadelphia wedding from June was just one of several summer Philly weddings that Sandi and Jay photographed, they still have a few more go before Fall kicks in. The Philadelphia wedding season is in full swing right now and things are about to get even crazier with the Fall season here on the East Coast about to kick in. Looking back on this summer’s weddings, we were in the city a lot more than in previous years. We had a stretch of 5 weddings in a row that were all in the city, each of them unique from the other. Daria and Bart’s wedding was one that we fell in love with as it had a nice mix of different elements throughout the day. They each got ready in old Victorian homes that they rented out and it made for some great prep and first look photos to start the day off. From there everyone drove over to Manayunk where their ceremony was held at the 186-year-old St. John the Baptist Church which didn’t disappoint for beautiful photos either. Once Daria and Bart were married and enjoyed a few mins with family and friends it was time to head over to the city for some photos and celebrating.
Daria and Bart’s reception was held at the Sky Philadelphia, where the two of them would spend the rest of the night dancing and having one hell of a time on the 51st floor overlooking the beautiful city of Philly below. Whenever a couple books their reception at Sky Philadelphia, I would have to imagine they dream of being able to look out from the balcony and have a beautiful sunset. I’m sure there have been plenty of disappointed brides when the weather didn’t cooperate, but not ours. As the sun started to go down, the sky began to resemble the colors from the famous Claude Oscar Monet’s painting, San Giorgio Maggiore At Dusk. Well, without the water, but you get the idea. It turned out to be one of the most beautiful backdrops Jay and Sandi have ever photographed at a city wedding. It’s one that I’m sure Daria and Bart had only dreamed about when they were planning their Sky Philadelphia wedding, and one that Jay and Sandi won’t be forgetting any time soon.
Venue: Sky Philadelphia
Wedding Gown: Martina Liana
Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Groom’s Tux: Menguin
Videographer: Shutter and Sound
Florist: Shannan Holland
Hair & Makeup Artist: Monica Virga of Monica Virga Cosmetics
Wedding Cake: Bredenbeck’s