The Couple: Kathryn and David
The Wedding: 10.20.12 – The Rose Garden Room, Hyatt at the Bellevue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Photographer: Asya Photography
Junebug: What three adjectives best describe your wedding?
Kathryn and David: Timeless, Grand yet Intimate
Junebug: What inspired your personal wedding style, and how did you incorporate your style and personalities into your big day?
Kathryn: Dave and I have lived in the heart of Center City Philadelphia for several years and love the metropolitan feel. We wanted to have our out-of-town guests come to the historic Bellevue and feel as though they had a night-on-the-town! The Bellevue exudes historic glamour and grandeur of time-past, yet with contemporary flair. We wanted our wedding to be just that…to feel that the styles we chose never went in or out of fashion, that it was just beautiful, timeless elegance that would withstand the test of time.
Junebug: Looking back, what are the moments, decisions or memories that you love the most about your wedding?
Kathryn: Dave and I made a promise to one another that we would take in every moment of our wedding because we knew it would come and go in the blink of an eye. We took the time to greet our guests during cocktail hour so that we were able to sit down at our sweetheart table at the reception and enjoy one another and each of our fabulous dinner courses – we ate every bite! We also reminded one another to look around at the venue, our guests, our decor and truly see it and know that we had planned our perfect wedding. We can recall the smallest details and have the most wonderful memories of our lives, just by being present in the moment!
Junebug: What specifically drew you to Asya Photography and her imagery?
Kathryn and David: Choosing Asya as our photographer was an easy decision. On a personal level we felt so comfortable with her during our first consultation. She listened to our thoughts and visions and she talked us through how she would capture our wedding day. Stylistically, we loved her natural creativity and photojournalistic approach. She had the ability to capture the moment and the emotion as it was happening, yet we hardly knew she was there! When I look at her photos of our wedding day, I can remember the excitement, anticipation, and the joy that I felt that day. And it is wonderful to be able to relive those feelings all from a photograph!
Kathryn and David, your wedding was beautiful and we wish you all the best in your new life together! To see more elegant wedding photography, visit Philadelphia based Asya Photography’s website, blog and Junebug member brochure.
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: Asya Photography
Event Planner: Gina Sole
Ceremony Venue: St. John the Evangelist Church, Philadelphia
Reception Venue: The Rose Garden Room, The Hyatt at the Bellevue
Videographer/Film Maker: Studio 9 Cinematography
Officiant: Fr. John Daya
Invitation Designer: Cindy Cohn of Occasions Studio
Catering: XIX Restaurant at The Hyatt at Bellevue
Cake: Bredenbecks Bakery
Wedding Dress: Enzoani Gown with custom made illusion and chantilly lace bodice by Nilah and Company
Bridesmaids apparel: Dresses – Jim Hjelm
Groom and groomsmen apparel and accessories: Vera Wang, personalized initial cufflinks as gift from groom
Makeup: B Wilson
Hair: Susan Thoder
Live music: Raggs & The All Stars
Transportation: Premier Luxury Rentals
Dance instruction: Leah Reinhard of Baileflor
Rentals: Formal dinner table beaded linen overlays – Wildflower Linen, All other rentals – Ocean Tent
Rings: Plate Jewelers, Hackettstown, NJ