One of my favorite parts of a wedding day occurs when the bride and groom see one another for the first time. Sometimes, it's during a "first look," other times, it's a little more traditional to have a bride and groom see one another for the first time on their wedding day when the bride is walking down the aisle.
In this photograph, the groom is reacting to see his bride walked down the aisle during a wedding at the Atrium at the Curtis Center in Philadelphia. This image is one of my favorites from the day, and his reaction is priceless.
Curtis Center weddings are run by the Cescaphe event group, and each and every venue provides a terrific experience for their brides and grooms. Vie, Cescaphe Ballroom, The Down Town Club, Tendenza, the Water Works, and the Curtis Center—Cescaphe Event Group is hard to beat for their value.
This was a winter wedding, but we were also able to spend a few minutes outdoors over in Independence National Historical Park, which is adjacent to the Curtis Center. As you walk out of the Atrium at the Curtis Center, a stunning view of Independence Hall smacks you square in the face. You can smell the history all around you when you are in the middle of these surroundings. There are some terrific places to take wedding pictures near the Curtis Center: the Second Bank of the United States, Washington Square Park, and Two Independence Hall, to name a few.
Location: Philadelphia, PA.1/160; f/2.8; ISO 6400; 135.0 mm.