Ballroom at the Ben – Finley Catering Wedding
J&J Studios is in full-swing summer wedding season, and we are having a blast. One of our favorite weddings from late spring/early summer was Lisa and Erick’s Ballroom at the Ben wedding. The atmosphere was charming, the company was amazing, and the food provided by Finley Catering was incredible! We will tell you more about this gorgeous wedding as well as provide all the details and photos below.
Wedding Prep at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel
The bride and groom began preparing for their big day at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in the middle of Center City. They were in their gorgeous suites with their best friends celebrating the new adventure that the couple was getting ready to embark on. So many stories, laughs, tears, and advice were shared. While they spent time with their friends and loved ones, the couple could not wait to reunite and say “I Do” in just a few short hours. If you are interested in booking the Loews Philadelphia Hotel to get ready for your big day, you can call (215) 627-1200 or visit 1200 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107. No matter how far your guests are visiting from, they will have no trouble finding this beautiful hotel that is in close proximity to everything one may need!
About the Amazing Couple: Lisa and Erick
Our team of photographers ventured around with Lisa and Erick and captured their incredible wedding photos while learning about the couple’s beautiful love story. These two met through friends at a bar at the end of 2017. Erick approached Lisa and quickly knew he wanted to get to know her more, so he asked her on a date. Over the last 4.5 years, they have gotten to know each other well and are both head over heels in love. J&J Studios enjoyed getting to know this couple and capturing their breathtaking photos. They are truly a joy to be around, and we believe they are a wonderful match. Congratulations to Erick and Lisa on your wedding! We wish you the best in your future, and we cannot wait to see what’s in store for you next!
About The Proposal
We know our readers love reading about proposal stories, so our crew made sure to find out Erick’s proposal story. Lisa says that Erick told her that they were just going to brunch at Ampersea, which is a modern waterfront restaurant in Baltimore, Maryland. It is in the charming Fells Point neighborhood. Erick surprised Lisa by asking her to marry him on the dock. It was a memorable moment for the both of them!
Having Fun with the Wedding Party on Your Wedding Day
The way that we like to think about your wedding day pictures is that you are hanging out with your best friends, and we feel that Lisa and Erick gave a great demonstration of that. They rented a trolley for the day, and we went to several amazing places throughout Center City Philadelphia to capture the best photographs of this wonderful group.
Some of our favorite places to stop for photos include City Hall, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Merchant Exchange Building, and the Union League of Philadelphia. Each of these Philly spots offer incredible history, architecture, and intriguing backgrounds for our clients! The wedding party had a blast posing and conversating in front of these buildings, while our team captured their photos. These are some of the most memorable moments that you will have with your best friends on your wedding day, and J&J Studios gets the opportunity to capture them all!
The Ballroom at the Ben Wedding Ceremony
The Ballroom at the Ben is one of the most stylish and sophisticated venues in Pennsylvania. It was a magical setting for Lisa and Erick’s wedding, and they were blown away by how great everything turned out. Although Lisa says planning her wedding was stressful, she learned to have faith in the staff and vendors she chose. Finley Catering was in charge of making everything that this couple has dreamt of for their wedding day a very possible experience, and they exceeded expectations. The company has been around for almost five decades and strives to be a family business that believes every bride and groom should have their dream wedding. The guests were very impressed, and everyone had a fantastic time.
Lisa describes the first moment that she walked into the Ballroom at the Ben as “gorgeous and ornate.” The lighting, details, and environment were the perfect match for this couple. Finley Catering even provided a sweetheart table, amazing cocktail hour, and sparklers. All of the staff working in the Ballroom at the Ben the day of Lisa and Erick’s wedding had positive and fun energy and made sure all of their guests were happy and accommodated. They could not have asked for better service or a better place to host their special day!
If you are interested in checking out the Ballroom at the Ben for your special occasion, it can be found at 834 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107. Keep in mind the capacity limit is at least 150 and at most 385 for a wedding and sit-down meal. Give Finley Catering a call at (215) 627-5100 to discuss details.
The Details and Inspiration of Lisa and Erick’s Ballroom at the Ben Wedding and Reception
As you can see, the details, food, and the set-up was immaculate at Lisa and Erick’s wedding. Lisa’s inspiration was elegant, meaning she wanted neutral florals, beautiful lighting, and Ballroom glam. She didn’t have a set picture of what everything would look like, but the vendors knocked it out the ballpark! So many memories were made that the couple says they will cherish and pass down from generation to generation.
Both, Erick and Lisa would like to give a special shoutout to their vendors who helped make their wedding day possible. They give each vendor a 10/10 for their patience, help, communication, and so much more. When the couple made a special request, the vendors made it happen with ease which meant a lot to them. A huge part of a successful wedding is how reliable your vendors are. Below, we will list each vendor used to create this incredible wedding, and we hope that if you find something you love for your own special day that you will consider using the vendor provided. Click on their names, and you will be directed to the appropriate site. Instagram handles are also provided for your convenience.
Accommodations: Loews Philadelphia Hotel
Hair and Makeup: Lindsey Shields with No Filter Glam @nofilterglam
Floral Designer: Lisa Cardinal with Penny Pack Flowers @pennypackflowers
Wedding Dress: Enzoani @enzoani
Wedding Dress Store: Love It at Stellas @love.it.at.stellas
Caterer: Finley Catering Company @finleycatering
Cake Designer: The Master’s Baker @themastersbaker
Invitations: Zola @zola
Favors and Gifts: @lms315 Maid of Honor/Cousin
Tuxedo: Mark of Distinction
Tuxedo Store: Love It at Stellas @love.it.at.stellas
Officiant: Mark Linkoff @mlinkoff
Rings: Meritage Jewelers @meritagejeweler
Band/DJ: EBE Talent @ebetalent
Photography & Videography: J&J Studios LLC @jjstudiosphiladelphia
Custom Table Seating Sign: @hillarycarrcaligraphy
Reception at the Ballroom at the Ben
The last part of Erick and Lisa’s wedding day was their reception, which was the perfect way to celebrate and send off the newly married couple. The guests commemorated their marriage by eating amazing food, dancing to great music, and spending time together. In fact, the vinyl dance floor was a big hit! Everyone boogied all night until the party ended. There were lots of laughs, singing, and memories shared that Lisa and Erick will never forget. At the end of the reception, their friends, family, and close loved ones all blew bubbles as the couple made their way out the door and onto their next journey as husband and wife!
Book J&J Studios as Your Wedding Photographer today!
If you are planning a wedding and like what you see, consider booking J&J Studios as your wedding photographer. We are energized, dedicated, and have a great eye for the best shots. Whether it’s details or important moments that you want documented, our crew is trained and skilled in capturing it all! We will go above and beyond to make sure that your returned images are high-quality and superb. As a matter of fact, we guarantee you will be wanting to show them off to everyone!
Being based in the Greater Philadelphia area makes us a great choice because we are situated close to DC, NYC, and everything in between. We travel all over the tri-state area and are always ready to photograph our next wedding. If this sounds like a good fit, please do not hesitate to fill out our contact form by clicking here. Once you have successfully filled it out and submitted it, a member of our staff will contact you. We are also available by telephone at (714) 215-2179 or email at email@example.com.
While you wait for someone to contact you, we recommend checking out our online wedding and engagement portfolio for ideas on how you would like your wedding day shoot. Anything that you have in mind, we guarantee that our photographers can make it happen. We look forward to meeting you soon and capturing the most important day of your life!