We absolutely LOVED taking part at Natasha and Phil’s Wedding last weekend at the Hotel DuPont! Thanks to their attention to detail, their energy, and their happy spirit, we were able to get some fantastic shots and everyone had an incredibly fun time!
We met up with Natasha and her bridesmaids early in the afternoon at their suit in the Hotel DuPont. While the girls were getting ready, we were able to check out all the little details that Natasha had so carefully put together. Being a huge fan of crafting, she made sure that everything was absolutely perfect. Perhaps her biggest accomplishment was all the bouquets. While the bridesmaids showed off their hot pink, lime green, and orange flowers, Natasha impressed us all with her blinged out, homemade bouquet made entirely of broaches! It’s sparkle and shimmer perfectly matched the rest of her ensemble which included a jewel covered belt, a feathery purse, and hot pink high heels. But it wasn’t just the fancy accessories that captured our attention. Natasha was beaming from ear to ear the entire time and her happiness easily touched all her bridesmaids. While she tried to contain her excitement and get into her gorgeous fit and flare gown, we headed over to Phil’s room to get a few shots of him and his groomsmen. We were totally shocked when we walked in to find all of them in florescent lime green ties with matching argyle socks. Phil even wore a lime green shirt which easily stuck out underneath his light grey suit jacket.
Once everyone was ready, we took each group individually to a park across the street from the hotel to get some formal shots. This allowed us to have some time to get to know Phil and his men and Natasha and her bridesmaids before the day officially began. Phil’s groomsmen were especially energetic and helped keep the mood light and exciting.
Once we had gotten all our shots, Natasha simply couldn’t wait anymore to see Phil. Thankfully, we didn’t have to go far since the church was only around the corner from the Hotel DuPont so we all walked there together. St. Joseph’s turned out to be an adorable small church and served as the perfect setting for Natasha and Phil’s intimate ceremony.
Before we knew it, it was back to the hotel to get some more formals with our newlyweds and their friends and family. We were extremely lucky to have incredible weather so being back in the park was completely enjoyable. Just a few years ago, we had actually photographed and took video of Natasha’s brother’s wedding so it was nice to be able to see and work with him and his fantastic family again.
As we began to lose light, everyone headed inside for what would become an awesome reception! From the very beginning, Natasha and Phil’s party was impressive. Starting off with some great toasts from Natasha’s sister and Phil’s best men, the night seemed to just get better and better. Natasha and Phil shared an extremely heartfelt first dance before the rest of the bridal party swarmed out onto the dance floor into one giant group hug. Everywhere we looked, we could see evidence of Natasha’s attention to detail. A carefully placed basket of pink and purple flip flops were provided for guests who couldn’t wait to dance, a “Mr. and Mrs.” parasol was perfectly placed in front of the sweetheart table, and just outside the ballroom was a beautiful wooden chest made by Phil. On top, guests signed their names and wishes for the future next to an elegant frame that held a beautiful poem that Phil had written for his new bride. We were also extremely impressed by the outstanding dessert selections. Not only did out couple have a traditional wedding cake, but they also included a giant candy buffet, a dessert table filled with pies and cakes, a water ice station, and a dramatic flaming baked Alaska presented by the staff of the Hotel DuPont. These little details really added a personal touch the the reception and definitely impressed all of Natasha and Phil’s guests.
With the help of Todd from Silver Sound Entertainment, the party lasted well into the night. Guests had a great time playing centerpiece games, taking part in an anniversary dance (the winners had been married 49 years!), and enjoying a mix of modern and classic songs to dance to. Overall, it was an incredibly fun day and we were so happy to be a part of it. Congratulations Natasha and Phil! We wish you all the best in the future and thanks so much for letting us be a part of your special day!
Natasha & Phil’s Wedding: