Photographer Lindsey tells us all about this happening wedding!
This was one heck of a celebration right around the corner from where Abby grew up – at Chubb Conference Center in Lafayette Hill.
She looked incredible in a marvelous side ruched lace and silk gown and a pair of hot, sparkly Jimmy Choo pumps. She wore all of her mother’s jewelry, including an incredible blue pendant necklace that was an anniversary gift.
Eli looked so, so sharp in his Boyd’s three piece suit, purple bow tie, and cufflinks that were originally his grandmother’s earrings.
Karen, the wedding planner, made sure that we had plenty of time before the ceremony for lots of pictures without the rush. The two had their first look at Abby’s parents’ house, sharing a tender moment of Eli brushing the hair back from Abby’s face. We regrouped at Chubb for family and wedding party formals on the rolling hills of the property.
I simply must point out the groomsmen’s awesome purple and yellow argyle socks.
We golf-carted it out away from the hustle and bustle towards the pond and bridge. This was probably my favorite time of the day with them. Abby, who is so calm that she is almost stoic was beautifully serene and happy.
Eli, one of the many men at the event prone to shedding a few tears, couldn’t keep his eyes off of Abby.
Joan, a rabbi and Eli’s aunt, masterfully officiated her first ketubah signing and wedding ceremony that day. (Abby’s father also gets dust in his eyes occasionally.)
Their Jewish ceremony was a vision! It was held in a huge space so that they could conduct it in the round with their almost 300 guests encircling them. The chuppah was magnificent, dripping with oodles of massive white roses, stock, snapdragons, hydrangea, and lush greenery.
As you can imagine, the reception in the Lafayette Ballroom was likewise picture perfect. The floral arrangements were impressively creative, from the massive floral tree awaiting guests with their place cards to each unique centerpiece – natural arrangements of varying sizes and shapes in white with pops of purple, moss, and wood.
The first dance was impressively choreographed to Adele’s “Make You Feel My Love,” which they used for their first dance song. The rest of the evening spun with a hora, toasts, a packed dance floor, a bourbon station, cake cutting, and a crowning ceremony involving both sets of parents since these were the last children of each side to marry.
It was something else and they deserved every second of their amazing day. Thank you both so much for bringing me along to be a part of it!
Photographer: Lindsay Docherty Photography//Cake Designer: Bredenbecks Bakery//Reception Venue:Chubb Conference Center//Makeup Artist: Dylan Michael Cosmetics, LLC//Etsy Designer:Fiber & Stone//Hair Stylist:Hair By Meghan//Floral Designer:Lamsback Floral Designer//Band:Masquerade Entertainment//Invitation Designer:Paper Umbrella//Caterer: Peachtree & Ward//Event Planner: Philadelphia Event Planners//Musicians:Rittenhouse String Quartet