A few weeks ago, Alex and Rob threw one heck of a wedding celebration in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. I was lucky enough to be there to document their Day #1, along with almost 300 of their closest family and friends.
Their wedding style was romantic and elegant, with the bridal party dressed in traditional black and white. The colors and Catholic church service were the only formal parts of their day, however. If I had to choose one word to describe their day, I would hands-down have to say it was "fun"!
The girls got ready at the historic Hotel Bethlehem, while the guys gathered at the Hyatt Place for their final preparations. Alex and Rob opted against having a first look, because they wanted to wait to see each other until they arrived at the church. They chose to exchange their vows at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, also located in Bethlehem. Their wait was worth it - you could feel Rob's anticipation and love as he watched his bride-to-be eagerly approaching him from across the aisle, walking hand-in-hand with her proud father. Nothing beats the moment that a bride and groom set eyes upon each other for the first time on their wedding day, whether it is during a first look, or the more traditional walk down the church aisle. I love capturing those moments as a photographer!
After the ceremony, we headed back to historic downtown Bethlehem for a few bridal party portraits around Main Street, right outside Hotel Bethlehem. Our last stop was the reception venue, the Musikfest Cafe at the Steelstacks. Inside, the flowers and decorations were gorgeous, and outside, the Steel Stacks provided a breathtaking backdrop. The food stations reflected Alex and Rob's favorite dishes, and the drinks were pouring freely! There was an entire long table filled with desserts (including the stunning cake) that were all baked with love by Rob's mom!! There was no shortage of smiles on this day, and it was obvious that Alex and Rob are very, very loved.
Congratulations, Alex and Rob! Thank you so much for allowing me to be there to document this incredible day. Best wishes for a long and joyous marriage!
I hope you enjoy this selection of photos from their wedding day.
Bridal Party Accomodations: Hotel Bethlehem
Hair Artist: Apotheca Salon and Boutique
Make-Up Artist: Helena Coyle
Cake Artist: Trisha Shaffer, mother of the groom
Band: Night Moves
Bride's Dress: Nicole Miller Bridal
Groom's Tuxedo: Mr. T's Tuxedos
Church: Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Reception: Musikfest Cafe at Steelstacks
Big thanks to Rachel Wass for second shooting with me!