Imagine having the wedding of your dreams... and getting it all for FREE! That's exactly what happened for Jayna and Chip on Saturday evening at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia,along with Garces Catering. You see back in December there was a contest that Jayna and Chip won on opening night of Mama Mia. Just after the curtain closed the winner's were announced. Jayna and Chip had to go into overdrive because the wedding date was predetermined to be February 11th. The amazing team at Kimmel center and Garces were donating their part and then reached out to so many great preferred vendors in the Philadelphia wedding industry to participate also by donating their products and services. When I got the call back in December, I thought it would be a great idea, and after all, we might even be on the news! We immediately jumped in and discussed the day with the bride so we were sure we had their day perfectly planned. The timeline of a wedding is one of the most important items a photographer has to be involved with. After all, when it comes to making perfect memories that can only be captured once, you have to be sure the timing is right, and that's how Campli photography likes to operate. Jayna was a sweetheart because she left most everything up to the professionals. She took our guidance and together we had an awesome day. We were thrilled to be working with some of our friends in the industry that we get to see almost every week. Christina and her team from Paper Rock Scissors were first on the scene, because invitations had to be made pronto! Brittany from Petals lane florist outdid herself as she always does. The bride had a stunning bouquet and the table florals were just perfect. My friend Dave at Cinemacake and I spent the evening planning our angles as we always do, so that we know what each other is doing at all times. The EBE gang put together a great dance party with the help of their DJ Ben. When you see how good Chip looked, please take note that his suit came from our partners at Men's Wearhouse. Don't forget to check out the amazing look on Diane's face when she successfully completed the ceremony. Diane is from Journeys of the Heart, which is who you should call when you need an officiant. As you can guess a photobooth is always a hit at a wedding and Steve from Bow tie photobooth even invited us to have a photo taken. Every event has to have great table settings, and most people don't even think about the logistics of the set up, but Party Rentals makes it their business to be on top of every detail. The guests partied the night away enjoying amazing food from the Garces group, which we work with every time we are at the Kimmel center. And if that wasn't enough, each person got to take home a box of cookies from Imsomnia cookies. Um, my box didn't make it all the way home!
Enjoy a brief look at some of the beautiful favorite moments that I made along with the very talented Aja Crites. (click on a photo to make it larger)