As I began going through the reception, I quickly realized that Tom & Maria had THE BEST party EVER and this blog post would be served best in two parts. First, to break up all the beauty. Second, to give me some more time to cull and curate!
So, onto PART ONE.
Tom & Maria were wed at Our Lady of Perpetual Help just outside Philadelphia on the New Jersey side. I, myself, am a self-proclaimed Jersey girl and it was so lovely to be back on the East Coast AND in gorgeous weather! The forecast was clear, spotted clouds and everyone was excited! Maria and her 6 bridesmaids got ready at The Westin in Mount Laurel, NJ while Tom prepped back at their place in Philly. I think the pictures show the buzz and warmth felt in Maria’s hotel room. Surrounded by so many amazing gals and her mom and dad.
I flew in one of my closest ((and most talented)) friends, Casey McCauley, to second-shoot. I seriously do not know how I got so lucky to know some of the worlds most amazing female photographers! Casey was such an asset to this wedding that I am hoping I can hire her for all of my destination weddings! (You reading this, Casey?)
I love that Casey found some of the little things around Tom & Maria’s apartment that spoke about who they are TOGETHER.
Now see PART TWO!