Just two days after Thanksgiving last year, Justine and Alex continued to celebrate on their wedding day on November 26, 2016. A few weeks prior to their fete, guests received beautifully luxurious invitations in the mail that set the tone for what would be quite the elegant affair! We used rose gold foil on J+A’s invitations, and the most eye-catching detail had to be the custom illustration I designed of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.
On their wedding day, Justine and Alex spent time getting ready at Hotel Monaco before their first look. And, Justine’s dress is incredible. The detailing is impeccable, and the style suits her perfectly! Right before Alex turned around to see Justine for the first time, Morby Photography also captured a few portraits. I think they are the sweetest from the whole session! Of course, the only appropriate color for such a fabulous celebration is black, and the bridesmaids’ bow adorned dresses looked fantastic in the bridal party portraits.
The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul has to be the most stunning church in all of Philadelphia for a ceremony. The details are opulent, and the aisle is, quite honestly, a thing of beauty. It was the perfect setting for Justine and Alex to recite their vows. After the ceremony, guests were treated to a classically luxurious reception at Cescaphe Event Group’s Atrium at Curtis Center in Philadelphia. Flowers were perched high atop the tables, draping and lights hung from the ceiling to create an even more intimate atmosphere, and candles were everywhere. It was a stunning way to create an elegant atmosphere with a minimalist mindset.
From Justine and Alex’s first dance to their parent dances and the official opening of their dance floor for guests, it seemed like everyone was up! I designed J+A’s seating chart, but the moments I love most are when guests know their seats but choose to celebrate with the bride and groom by dancing alongside them instead. Congratulations again, Justine and Alex!