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Dayna&Ben’s Wedding at a Glance | Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

June 17, 2011

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I typically begin a post about a couple by describing the day, along with the interactions and details that I observed.  I sit here stumped because although there was lots of love between Dayna and Ben, all I keep remembering about the day is how invited we felt.  (My second-shooter for the day was the lovely Jackie of Three Brooklyn Photography.)  And this speaks volumes about the type of people that Dayna and Ben are, the couple that they’ve become together, and the families that they come from.

Even with a couple hundred guests, Dayna and Ben’s wedding day felt so intimate and comfortable and “supported.”  When I passed someone in the hall way of the very adorable Independent Hotel, smiles, laughs and kind words were shared.  When it began to rain, the groomsmen ran over to all the girls (and us!) with umbrellas already popped open. 
Their kindness, generosity and love certainly didn’t stop when it came to one another.  Ben, very subtly, always looks after Dayna.  And when Dayna kisses Ben, she does it with her arms around him tight and her eyes closed shut.  
Dayna and Ben, it was such a joy to watch and photograph your wedding day.  I had a great time meeting your friends and family, and can’t thank you enough for all your generosity.  Here’s a glance at your wedding day…enjoy!  
Engraved rings…”Six. Eleven. Eleven.”
Dayna did her own make-up, and did it fantastically!  She’s gorgeous, of course.
Ben helping with his brother-in-law’s cuff links…
“Ben, would you mind putting on your bow tie in the bathroom?!”  I had to have that exposed brick!  

Mother-daughter moments…  You only get this once!

Story-telling through photos is the best…
Thank you to Gabriella and her team at Nature’s Gallery Florist for beautiful, vibrant bouquets…
Dayna and Ben were married at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.  It was remarkable. 
Job well done to Wedding Planner Tara of EBE Talent.  Every detail was perfect…
I was very thankful for the few minutes we got to spend outside in between the continuous scattered showers…  If rain on your wedding day is good luck, Dayna and Ben are good for five lifetimes…
All of the toasts were so thoughtful and so funny…
I’m a sucker for father-daughter dances…
Richmond Hall in Philadelphia was beautiful!  I am a huge fan of all the gorgeous chandeliers…
Photo inspired by Susan Stripling from her Think Books…
One last stop to Broad Street to end the evening…  Quite possibly the most fun I’ve ever had shooting a bride and groom!
I’m sure you two are having a blast in Hawaii!!  Thank you again for having me and Jackie!  It was truly our pleasure. 

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  1. Tara Buchanan says:

    AMAZING Job Ivona and Jackie! You captured this wedding so beautifully and Dayne and Ben are SO adorably in love!

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