Stephanie and Will had such an amazing wedding day! We were able to spend the whole day with them to witness their amazing ceremony at the Ballroom at the Ben. Stephanie got prepared for her big day at the Sofitel Hotel in Philadelphia. This sophisticated downtown Philadelphia hotel, blends French elegance with American Style. Located steps away from Rittenhouse Square, Sofitel Hotel serves as the cornerstone of the new French Quarter. With 120 hotels in over 40 countries worldwide, Sofitel provides an award-winning luxury experience.
Once Stephanie and Will were ready for their First Look, we headed to Merchants’ Exchange Building to capture the moment. Built between 1832 and 1834, the Merchants’ Exchange Building, is an exquisite expression of Greek Revival style architecture. The building is significant to nineteenth century Philadelphia because it served as a commercial and financial center, home to the Philadelphia Board of Trade and the Philadelphia Stock Exchange. In 2001, the Merchants’ Exchange Building was designated a National Historical Landmark.
After their First Look, we headed over to the historic Second Bank of the U.S. for portraits of Stephanie and Will, as well as their bridal party. As a popular portrait location, we’ve worked with couples here before, but the stunning fall colors in the scenery, made this day truly unique for Stephanie and Will.
The couple’s wedding ceremony and reception were held at The Ballroom at the Ben in Philadelphia. Finley Catering, established in 1976, has a reputation for hosting prestigious events at its exceptional venues. In addition to the Presidential Summit Luncheon in 1997, scenes from The Silver Linings Playbook, featuring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, were also filmed at The Ballroom at the Ben. With exquisite chandeliers and European ambiance throughout, this beautiful venue was the perfect setting for Stephanie and Will’s wedding day.
Merchants’ Exchange Building
Second Bank of the U.S.
Ballroom at the Ben
Thank you to Michele of Finley Catering for coordinating such a beautiful day for Stephanie and Will!
Their other fantastic vendors included:
Videography by: Command Performance
Flowers by: Keith at Long Stems
Cake by: Termini Brothers Bakery
Music by: Mazz Entertainment
Hair and Makeup by: Salon Zen