I am so excited to share this beautiful Philadelphia Microwedding at Morris House Hotel, Kayla and Kenny were married last weekend on their original date of August 29, 2020. When COVID-19 hit earlier this year and it became clear that a large reception in Philadelphia was not possible, my couple knew they still wanted to get married on their original date and they weren’t going to let a global pandemic or the threat of rain and thunderstorms stop them!
I first met Kayla and Kenny last fall for their engagement session. They were engaged on 08/25/2018, the proposal from Kenny, ” I started planning 8 months in advance. I wanted something perfect, that defined Kayla. I wanted a rooftop in the city but not something everyone else did, something special. After researching for months I found a place called Cira Green, which is a park on a rooftop that overlooks the city. After calling multiple phone numbers and sending numerous emails, I finally got in contact with someone who was willing to help me plan this special night. After I had the spot booked, I reached out to a violinist to play our song “My Girl”. Sweating bullets the night of, I told Kayla we were meeting my friends out for a fancy dinner, but I wanted to stop and show her something. We took the elevator up to the rooftop and turned the corner where we were led to a walkway with candles leading up to a sign that said ‘Marry Me?’ I dropped down on one knee and asked Kayla to love me forever. Once she said yes, I had our families and closest friends meet us at a rooftop bar nearby to celebrate.”
I knew that their Philadelphia microwedding would not disappoint, they thought of every detail and everything was customized – even her Martina Liana wedding gown! When you approached the Morris House Hotel, you were immediately greeted by a welcome sign and beautiful programs, hand sanitizer and extra masks for guests. They had a stunning tented ceremony in the hotel’s courtyard and it was the perfect backdrop for these two to exchange their emotional vows. Their garden ceremony included an emotional groom, a reading by the bride’s mother and a little bit of rain. Even though it rained throughout their ceremony, shortly after, it stopped and the sun came out. After their Philadelphia microwedding ceremony and portraits at Washington Square Park, they had a backyard celebration with their closest family and friends and their big celebration is scheduled for June of next year.
Thank you to Kayla and Kenny for allowing me to photograph your Philadelphia microwedding on your original date!
Photography: Susan Hennessey Photography
Ceremony: Morris House Hotel
Wedding Dress: Le Bella Donna – Martina Liana
Bride’s Shoes: Loeffler Randall
Bride’s Earrings: Olive + Piper
Bride’s Veil: Le Bella Donna
Bridesmaid Dresses: Sorella Vita
Florist: Flowers by Elizabeth
Wedding Bands: Safian & Rudolph
Groom’s Suit: Macy’s
Make-Up: CE Facial Artistry
Hair: Bridal by GMarie
Videographer: Yours Truly Media
Transportation: Limo Today
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Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple,!