Judith and Aarao met while studying abroad in Israel, and it was love at first sight. Though she was from Philadelphia and he was from Brazil, their love for each other eventually overcame the distance. Their wedding at Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia flourished with deep pink, yellow and orange colors. The bride wore a gorgeous, flowing wedding gown that resembled the effortless relationship between the sweet couple. Asya Photography expertly captured the incredible moments from this pink and yellow wedding.
Judith and Aarao
Rittenhouse Hotel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
It was Moroccan themed (my dad is from Morocco; it’s an inspiring place for me), which meant lots of lanterns, and purple, pink, orange and gold colored cloths and flowers. Instead of place cards, we bought over 100 tea cups from Turkey (in different colors), filled them with Jordan almonds, and tied the place cards onto the sides of the cup. My mom’s idea. Worked out beautifully.
We hired an AMAZING Brazilian band called Philly Bloco; a 20 piece samba band with over 10 percussionists. They entered with giant samba drums strapped to their chests, banging out incredible beats, and then jumped on stage and gave the best samba performance you’ll find outside of Brazil. We danced all night. They totally knocked everyone’s socks off… into space. That’s how amazing they were. People’s socks flew into space.
The Couple Recommends:
Asya Photography. Asya and her team were nothing short of amazing. She was not only professional, but extremely accommodating. Anything we wanted she made happen. And if it couldn’t be done, she found a way to get it done somehow. I highly recommend her for any brides out there.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Asya Photography
Event Planning – Lori Masowski
Venue – Rittenhouse Hotel
Floral Design – Donna O’Brien
Live Music – Philly Bloco
Makeup Artist – Aleksandra Ambrozy
Wedding Dress – Sample Rack
Thanks to Asya Photography for sharing Judith and Aarao’s traditional ballroom wedding. Looking for more incredible ballroom wedding inspiration? Check out modern ballroom wedding and this laid back wedding at Georgetown Ballroom.