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 OkCupid.com 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:
Lauren - 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.
Jeff- Lauren is the most thoughtful person I have ever met. She is beautiful inside and out. She 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:
Father/Daughter First Look
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 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!
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!
Bride and Groom
Kimmel Center Wedding Ceremony
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.
Lauren and Jeff danced to the Righteous Brothers "Unchained Melody" for their first dance as husband and wife:)
Kimmel Center Wedding Reception
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!
If you're looking for a photographer for your special day, contact Ralph Deal Photography today!