groom kissing bride on cheek at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Kimmel Center Wedding| Lauren & Jeff

Lauren and Jeff are the kind of people that everyone should have in their life. They are thoughtful, kind and fun so it should come as no surprise that I was really looking forward to their Kimmel Center wedding.

They met on and after connecting a few times on the site, Jeff finally asked Lauren on a date. When I asked them what made you fall in love with him/her, their answers sum them both up perfectly.


From the moment I met Jeff, he was always making me laugh. Whether it was letting me know he had arrived at the restaurant and was the handsome guy by the window, or we were just walking through the city. He's always been caring, supportive, a good listener and the list goes on.


Lauren is the most thoughtful person I have ever met. She is beautiful inside and out. Lauren is so smart, funny, and fun to be around. She challenges me to be a better person and I am so lucky that I found her.

If you're lucky enough to get to know them or have a glass of wine with them and enjoy a conversation. You'd definitely pick up on Jeff's awesome sense of humor and Lauren's ability to make you feel like you've known her for 15 years. Somebody, the Universe or something made sure that these two wonderful people found each other and I for one am super happy that they did!

It was an awesome day! Here are some of my favorite images from the Kimmel Center wedding.


Getting Ready

close up of the wedding invitation

the bride's wedding dress

a note written on the back of the bride's wedding heels

bride and bridesmaids in their pyjamas

the wedding accessories such as the brooch, invites, boutonnieres

close up of the groom's watch

groom fixing his sleeve

mother of the groom putting flowers on his breast pocket

groom showing his sleeve

groom's mother smiling at him

groom is reading a note from his bride before his Kimmel Center wedding

the bride's mother fixing the back of her wedding dress

bride holding the letter the groom wrote for her

Lauren and Jeff got ready across the street from the Kimmel Center at the Cambria Hotel. A very convenient location just a 5 minute walk down Broad Street to the venue!

Father/Daughter First Look

father of the bride is delighted to see his daughter before her kimmel center wedding

bride and her father hugging

father kissing the bride's head

Super sweet moments with Lauren and her Dad!!

A Message from the Bride

We chose Ralph Deal Photography after seeing the amazing photos he took at our friends’ wedding. From the first call we had with Ralph, he was so personable and excited to meet us.

Unfortunately, it kept raining on the day we scheduled for engagement pictures. Ralph kept telling us, “You can control the weather for your engagement pictures, but not your wedding day!” He was so helpful and accommodating in rescheduling our engagement pictures to make sure we had the perfect day and the perfect shots.

In addition to our engagement pictures, Ralph made the effort to get to know us prior to our Kimmel Center wedding day. He met us at our venue to scope out the space to make sure we got our dream wedding photos. Ralph worked with our wedding planner to create a timeline so that everything we wanted was captured, and there would be no day of stresses.

Ralph and his team certainly captured our event absolutely perfectly. When the photos came, we couldn’t stop looking at them. We would highly recommend Ralph Deal and his team without any hesitation!

First Look

groom tearing up on his first look of the bride

groom holding the bride's hand

Lauren and Jeff wanted to have their first look outside of the Hamilton Garden which is on the top floor of the Kimmel Center. As I said earlier, Jeff is a very funny guy with a great personality but his sensitive side came through when he saw how beautiful Lauren looked!

groom kissing bride on cheek at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Bride and Groom

solo shot of the bride smiling

bride and groom kissing

bride and groom smiling at each other long shot

bride sitting on the groom's lap

black and white shot of bride and groom walking on the city sidewalk

bride and groom long shot at the kimmel center exterior

bride and groom poses for their kimmel center wedding

Wedding Party

Kimmel Center Wedding Ceremony

interior of the kimmel center wedding

altar of the wedding with wine and glasses

close up of the wedding invitation

a book in the middle of the table


bride with her parents walking her on the aisle

long shot of the bride and groom at the altar with bridesmaids and groomsmen

bride and groom in front of the altar

groom showing his socks to everyone

The ceremony was beautiful and featured several family heirlooms and a gorgeous floral design by Carl Alan Floral. The Hebrew Bible that was used during the ceremony was passed down by Lauren's grandparents and had been used by other family members as well! If you're having a Kimmel Center Wedding, the Hamilton Garden is an amazing space for your ceremony.

First Dance

bride and groom first dance

Lauren and Jeff danced to the Righteous Brothers "Unchained Melody" for their first dance as husband and wife:)

Kimmel Center Wedding Reception

bride and groom dancing on their kimmel center wedding reception

the reception's table arrangement and decoration

the tall centerpiece flower

the wedding cake

groom twirling the bride on their dance

bride and groom being carried by the guests

night shot of the groom and bride

Wedding Coordinator: Arielle Davis from The Styled Bride

Dress: Rosa Clara

Hair/M-up: Daneene Jensen & Associates

Suit: Joseph A. Banks

Music: East Coast Entertainment - Jump Street

Video: Live Picture Studios

Floral: Carl Alan

Thanks again to Lauren and Jeff for having us document this amazing time in their lives!


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