WE LOVE: Stolen Moments of the Bride and Groom on their Wedding Day

November 2, 2010 ,
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[Susan and Jeff on the way to their waiting horse and carriage just outside historic Old St. Joseph’s Church in Society Hill.  Photo by Jeff Reeder]

While looking back through event photographs – ostensibly searching for something else – we’ve been too easily distracted by images from weddings that captured a single moment of the day.  A moment that hinted at a deeper story within.  We may look upon the following images and remember the lovely event design, the sensational bridal gown, or how fabulous the orchestra performed.  But it’s far more likely we’ll relive the abundance of love felt by the families, the romantic devotion of the bride and groom or the bottomless well of parental pride.  Another person may see the quiet relief of achievement, the elegance of age, or the nervous anticipation of a life in transition.  In essence, the photos are doing exactly what they were designed to do in the first place.  Tell a story:  if only one frame at a time.  

[Bryan and BeBe, a dance with mom at the Hyatt at The Bellevue, photo by Phil Kramer]

[Grandma getting ready with the girls in Greenville, Delaware.  Photo by Laura Novak]

[Jocie and James share a first look at Andalusia, Pennsylvania.  Photo by Liz Banfield]

[Liz and Rik, a thankful moment remembering the struggle of illness and the loss of loved ones.  Photo by Laura Novak]

[“Don’t Cry Dad,” a sweet moment shared by Jenni and Frank in the Grand Ballroom at The Westin Philadelphia.  Photo by Gabe Fredericks]

[Leslie and David steal a quick kiss just before they join the celebration under the trees at her family’s seaside home in Lewes, Delaware.  Photo by Liz Banfield]

[“No one is watching, I promise, ” Elissa and Jeff in historic Rittenhouse Square park just outside The Rittenhouse Hotel.  Photo by Melissa Grimes-Guy]

[Dana’s “I Can’t Believe We Made It” sigh of relief was palpable just outside The Rittenhouse Hotel.  Photo by Cliff Mautner]

[Lorraine and Frank share a private dance just before the ballroom doors open at their daughter’s wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel.  Photo by Cliff Mautner]

[Chris waiting with anticipation for the wedding ceremony to begin on a stormy Sunday afternoon in Greenville, Delaware. Photo by Laura Novak]

[Lauren clutches her father during their father/daughter dance at her December wedding at the Union League of Philadelphia.  Photo by Phil Kramer]


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