Alex and Sammy’s wedding at Tendenza was definitely one for the books! They flew to Philadelphia all the way from sunny California to celebrate their union with their family and closest friends. And we couldn’t be more honored to be the ones capturing this meaningful event in their lives. After a year of planning, multiple emails and phone calls, we couldn’t wait to meet Alex and Sammy in person and document their special day!

Wedding Preparations at Renaissance Hotel, Philadelphia

Both bride and groom were getting ready at the beautiful Renaissance Hotel in downtown Philadelphia. Alex’s bridal look was flawlessly done by Jill Kozar of Up Your Do and Cindy Singer of Dylan Michael Cosmetics. Once the hair and make up were completed, it was time for the first look. It took place at the Thomas Jefferson Gardens, a perfect first look location, located right across the street from Kimpton Hotel Monaco. Right after the first look we headed to the Broad Street for some portraits of Alex and Sammy in front of Philadelphia City Hall. Next stop after that was the Race Street Pier for bridal party photos, one of our favorite waterfront locations in Philly. Spotless blue sky, dramatic bridge and one gorgeous bridal party – we couldn’t ask for a more stunning day!

Tendenza Wedding Ceremony and Reception

Upon our arrival at Tendenza, it was time for Alex and Sammy to sign the Ketubah, which is one of my personal favorite parts of a Jewish wedding. The wedding ceremony was held under the chuppah with all the correspondent Jewish traditions that also had Iraninan wedding ceremony elements incorporated in the end.

The wedding reception was filled with endless dancing, lots of laughter, hugs and warmest wishes for the newlyweds. Thank you, Alex and Sammy, for having us a part of your incredible day. It was magical beyond words!

A special thank you to an incredible team of vendors:

Wedding Preparations: Renaissance Hotel

Wedding Venue: Tendenza by Cescaphe

Floral Decor: Beautiful Blooms

MUA: Dylan Michael Cosmetics

Hair Stylist: Up Your Do

Entertainment: RIO, Ebe Talent

Transportation: Cescaphe Trolley

Wedding Gown: Nicole Bridal

Catering: Cescaphe

Wedding Cake: Cescaphe


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