Okay, this wedding was THE BEST.
This was hands down my favorite wedding so far. Not only did they kill it at picking the perfect getting ready location, but their ceremony was at one of my favorite venues.
Rachel & Phila used a family friend's home to get ready. Rachel got ready in the garden room and Phila got ready in the master bedroom. We did the first look just outside the garden room near the koi fish pond. The walls of the home were covered in ivy and made for a perfect backdrop for many of the portraits. They had a perfect mix of warehouse-industrial and nature.
Material Culture is a store, auction house & cafe. The space is always filled with gorgeous rugs, antiques and furniture
Photographer: Jessica Flynn
Venue: Material Culture
Dress: Nicole Miller // Lovely Bride
Shoes: Michael Kors
Rings: Golden Nugget Jewelers
Hair: Alexis Burkhardt // Lakshmi Hair Studio
Makeup: Naomi Weiss
Grooms Attire: Smith's Black Tie
Catering: Aliza Green
Cake: Frosted Fox
Music: Barcelona // EBE Entertainment
Nicole, Erik & I planned their engagement session months in advance. I COULDN'T WAIT. Erik is in a band that travels a lot so scheduling wasn't easy. The day of their session we all waited in our cars for at least 20 minutes waiting for the rain to slow down-still determined to shoot.
I'm so glad we didn't reschedule! I love a good cloudy shoot. I especially love how the blues in their outfits matched race street pier and the general vibe of the weather.
They brought along their pup Ollie! I brought along my partner, Jake, to help hold Ollie and help demonstrate poses.
We walked around Race Street Pier & Elfreth's Alley.