Crystal Tea Room Wedding JJ Studios

We were so excited to celebrate Elizabeth and Edward’s Crystal Tea Room wedding in Philadelphia, PA this past weekend. From iconic Philadelphia City Hall bridal portraits to reception entrances in T-rex costumes, this is a wedding you don’t want to miss!

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Elizabeth and Edward began their preparation at the luxurious Loews Hotel Philadelphia. The spacious bridal suite (2820) yielded the gorgeous floor to ceiling windows and contemporary decor for some epic bridal portraits.

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The bride wore a beautiful Essence by Australia wedding gown from The Sample Rack, Pine St, Philadelphia, PA.

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The gorgeous invitations were printed by Paper on Pine and the bride and groom’s rings were from Bario Neal. The carefully themed flowers by Kerry Fabrizio of Fabufloras featured ivory flowers with greenery, gold accents, feathers, and pearls.

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At J&J Studios, we try to photograph wedding details creatively in action so here is a photo of the bride and her tribe with the fabulous Fabufloras flower arrangements.

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Getting ready would not be complete without rocking out to Beyonce’s Single Ladies.

Elizabeth chose Abby Leoncini of Philly Hair and Makeup for herself and her bridesmaids, and Abby absolutely slayed it.

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While the girls downed some mimosas, the boys had their own getting ready to do.

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Edward prepared for the wedding on a different floor of the hotel which made it super convenient for our photo and video team. The groom and groomsmen wore The Black Tux: peak lapel tuxedo, a timeless classic.

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After getting dressed, he prepared a few sentimental words for his bride.

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Elizabeth was busy getting ready herself. With the help of her mother and maid of honor, she got into her Essence by Australia wedding dress.

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We were running ahead of schedule (a uniquely rare situation), so I had the opportunity for some glamourous editorial portraits of the bride.

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After the bride was ready, we got everyone out of the main room for a touching father’s first look.  The mother of the bride and bridesmaids peered on through some slits in the wall.

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After a few family portraits and individual portraits of the bride with each of her bridesmaids, it was time to get married!

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We headed over to St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church 21 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107.  This church was jaw-droppingly gorgeous and made my life as a photographer easy.

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After the I dos and first kiss, we headed to City Hall for the bridal party pictures, and the infamous “Broad Street Bride” shot.

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After we froze in the 30F city hall area, we warmed up at the Crystal Tea Room, where we did some additional creative bridal portraits.

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With the reception underway, London Bridge by EBE Talent lit up the dance floor.  The grand entrances were punctuated by a the maid of honor running in in a T-rex costume.  The bride’s father gave a moving speech that moved Elizabeth to tears.  After the wedding, guests were treated to custom wine bottles

 

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Crystal Tea Room Wedding Planning

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Vendor List: Photography: Principal: John Ryan, 2nd: Eric Cox | Videography: Principal: Vanessa Ryan | Assistant: Denida Seybert | Preparatory Venue: The Loews Hotel Philadelphia | Ceremony Venue: St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church : Fr. Allain Caparas and Fr. Felipe Doldan| Reception Venue: Finley Catering: The Crystal Tea Room | Florist: Kerry Fabrizio of Fabufloras | Hair and Makeup Artist: Philly Hair and Makeup by Abby Leoncini | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux: peak lapel tuxedo | Wedding Dress: Essence by Australia | Wedding Dress Store: The Sample Rack, Pine St, Philadelphia, PA | Wine Bottles: Korrie Leer Art @ korrieleerart | Entertainment: London Bridge, EBE Talent | Venue coordinator: Stacey Lee Mullen Finley Catering | Bride’s Ring: Half diamond eternity wedding band & engagement ring – Bario Neal | Groom’s Ring: 14k gold hammered band- Bario Neal | Bride’s Shoes: Vince Camuto | Seating Chart: Hillary Carr Calligraphy | Bridemaid Dresses: Lulus BHLDN David’s Bridal | Cake: Termini’s Bakery | Favors: Aunt & Uncle of Bride, Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Conti, homemade wine | Photobooth: EBE Talent

 

 

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