We knew we wanted to get married in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as we both absolutely adore this city. It is our favorite place to spend our dates and we feel the charm and character of the city personifies us. After looking at a few great possibilities, we selected the Ballroom at the Ben for our wedding reception. All it took was one look at this venue and we were sold! Not only was it a magnificent space, but it featured everything we were looking for to be the setting of our big day. It had the perfect balance of elegant and modern. We were officially married on November 10, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Church in Hammonton, New Jersey, the same town we reside in. We were married in front of all our family and friends. Father Pete Saporito performed a great ceremony with a touching message for every couple to live by.
After we said “I do”, the bridal party and parents boarded the limousine bus and headed to Hammonton Lake which was a magnificent backdrop. The fall colors and the sun light reflecting off the lake was a sight to behold. We then stopped on Broad Street in Philadelphia for some shots in front of the famous City Hall. This iconic shot was a must, and it was one of our absolute favorite photo shoots of the day. We arrived at the Ballrooom at the Ben where Paolo captured some amazing photos of us throughout the venue and during our amazing reception.
Paolo Ceritano not only worked with us day by day prior to the wedding from across the Atlantic Ocean, he was extremely accommodating, attentive and professional the day of. The day started at 8:00 am and lasted late into the night and Paolo was there for every moment. The quality of his work was more than what we could have imagined and we are able to relive our wedding day every time we view his work.
Our wedding day was the best day of our lives and we could not have asked for a better outcome. Surrounded by so much love and support, the moments and emotions are perfectly captured through Paolo’s work. We are excited to share these moments with future generations.
Venue – Ballroom at the Ben – Philadelphia, PA
Church – St. Joseph’s Church – Hammonton, NJ
Officiant – Father Pete Saporito
Bride Dress – Allure Bridals
Transportation – ETA Worldwide
Transportation Services – Berlin, NJ
DJ – East Coast Event Group – Langhorne, PA
Photo booth – Photobooth Professional – Wenonah, NJ
Pianist – Joe Kenney Piano – Phoenixville, PA
Cake – Termini Brothers Bakery – Philadelphia, PA
Bride Shoes – David’s Bridal
Make-up/Hair – Your Day Your Way – Southern NJ
Video – Cord 3 Films – Monroeville, NJ
Tuxedos/Shoes – Chadmoore Formal Wear – Blackwood, NJ
Stationary + Paper Goods – Barbara DiStefano Designs – Southampton, NJ
Floral – Cherry Hill Flower Barn – Pennsauken, NJ