Kristen + Danny | The Philadelphia Horticulture Center

NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog028.jpg

Kristen & Danny met during their college years at Penn State University. They actually lived across the street from each other and 5 years later, Danny proposed to Kristen in the garden behind their house. For their wedding, the couple wanted to capture the juxtaposition between Philadelphia's amazing architecture and beautiful gardens. They chose to get ready at The Ritz on the Avenue of the Arts in the heart of Philadelphia. We spoke in depth about where they wanted to see each other for the first time because the Jay-Z, "Made in America" concert was happening on the Philadelphia Parkway that day and we were a bit worried about the traffic. City Hall kept coming up. Philadelphia's City Hall is within walking distance of the Ritz and provided the perfect mix of architecture & privacy that Kristen & Danny wanted for those first moments together on their wedding day. Kristen & Danny's first look is one of my favorites! The emotion of the moment is clear & I am grateful that I was able to document this for them. From City Hall, we headed to Fairmount Park, the location of the Philadelphia Horticulture Center, where the ceremony & reception would follow. I love the Horticulture Center; the grounds are beautiful and the venue is a working green house! It was just perfect for the Philadelphia garden theme that Kristen & Danny wanted their guests to enjoy. Following an intimate inter-faith ceremony, guests were treated to a night of amazing food by Stephen Starr Events and entertainment by Renaissance Orchestra.

NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog001.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog003.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog002.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog004.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog005.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog006.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog007.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog008.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog009.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog010.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog011.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog012.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog013.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog014.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog015.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog016.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog017.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog018.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog019.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog020.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog021.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog022.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog023.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog024.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog025.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog026.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog027.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog029.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog030.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog031.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog032.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog033.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog034.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog035.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog036.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog037.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog038.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog039.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog040.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog041.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog042.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog043.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog044.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog045.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog046.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog047.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog048.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog049.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog050.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog052.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog051.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog053.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog054.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog055.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog056.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog057.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog058.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog059.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog060.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog061.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog062.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog063.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog064.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog065.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog066.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog067.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog068.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog069.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog070.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog071.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog072.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog073.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog074.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog075.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog076.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog077.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog078.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog079.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog080.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog081.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog082.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog083.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog084.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog085.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog086.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog087.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog088.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog089.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog090.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog091.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog092.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog093.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog094.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog095.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog096.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog097.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog098.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog099.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog100.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog101.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog102.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog103.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog104.jpg
NinaLilyPhoto_Sperling_Blog105.jpg

~ from the bride ~ "Everybody said (your wedding day) would fly by – and it did! But it was incredible to have all the people that we care most about under one roof. We knew we'd have a nice time at the wedding, but we ended up having a blast. Our goal was to have a wedding that didn't seem too labored, wasn't too formal and was comfortable and inclusive for all. I think that the Horticulture Center was the perfect location for our rustic but beautiful wedding."

Stationary | Cloudfish Studios

Gown | Melissa Sweet

Bridesmaids | Bill Levkoff

Wedding Bands | Halloween

Hair & Makeup | Daneen Jensen & Associates

Groom's Attire | Michael Kors

Getting Ready | The Ritz Carlton, Philadelphia

First Look | Philadelphia City Hall

Ceremony & Reception | Fairmount Park Conservancy / The Philadelphia Horticulture Center

Catering | Stephen STARR Events

Wedding Band | Renaissance Orchestra