Philadelphia Spring Wedding | Claudia + Paul

I had the best time capturing Claudia and Paul’s Philadelphia spring wedding. I met this couple by chance at the Philadelphia Flower Show last year. I was there photographing an award-winning floral exhibit and Paul proposed to Claudia in front of it!  I caught the proposal with my camera and asked for their contact information afterwards so I could send them the photos. They were so appreciative and thanked me for the photos, which I was thrilled I was able to capture! I didn’t think I would hear from them again, but a couple of months later once they had their date and venue finalized, they reached out to me about photographing their wedding! Needless to say, I was beyond excited. 

Philadelphia Spring Wedding

Their day started at Normandy Farms, a gorgeous resort style hotel, where they got ready. Thankfully, the weather was perfect all day! Claudia’s gorgeous wedding dress featured a sheer back and lace detail on the sides. The bridesmaids wore dusty blue dresses and carried wedding bouquets in woven baskets. I loved this unique touch – it was perfect for a spring wedding! 

Claudia and Paul shared a private first look under the most stunning blooming tree. With the pink blossoms overhead, they exchanged their handwritten vows to one another. This is a wonderful idea if couples want to write their own vows, but do not want to say them in front of everyone during the ceremony. It allows for an intimate moment of connection before the busyness of the day sets in and it creates wonderful photos as well. After their vow exchange, the wedding party joined in for a few photos before the outdoor ceremony. Afterwards, as the new Mr. and Mrs. exited the wedding ceremony, guests threw white flower petals.

The wedding reception took place inside at The Belle of Blue Bell. However, we made sure to sneak back outside for sunset photos by the beautiful pond and water feature. Between the rolling greens, the warm golden sunlight, and the love and joy that filled the air as I captured the newlyweds, it was a perfect ending to a magical wedding day.  

Congratulations, Paul and Claudia! Thank you so much for trusting me with your special day!

Wedding Vendors: 

Photographer: Amber Dawn Photography

Wedding Venue: Normandy Farms and The Belle of Blue Bell

Hair + Makeup: Aki Maekubo

Amber Dawn Photography specializes in light and airy, natural, and romantic wedding photography.  With a penchant for estate weddings, Amber strives to create timeless images that reflect the romanticism in soft hues, capturing for posterity the many facets of the love that is the reason for the celebration.  To view more of Amber’s work, click here to view her wedding portfolio. If you are interested in learning more about working with Amber, please inquire with her today! 

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Philadelphia & Bucks County, Pennsylvania, photographer specializing in Wedding + Engagement Photography