On Saturday, we shot Nikola & Caryn’s wedding at the Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel in center city Philadelphia. First, I’ll start by saying how much we love shooting in center city. We love Philadelphia and we love weddings…so really, it’s a no brainer that we would love shooting weddings in Philadelphia =0)
Our morning started out covering the bride’s (Caryn) make-up at Warwick Hair Design. Which, is located in the hotel…convenient. Next, we made our way up to the 11th floor to Nikola & Caryn’s suite (they shared an adjoining room..super cute). After getting beautified for the wedding day (although both are naturally beautiful)…we headed to Rittenhouse Square to do a first look.
A few things about their wedding that made this wedding especially fun.
1.) This was our first Jewish/Serbian wedding =0)
2.) We’ve experienced our first Hora (which looks incredibly fun).
3.) Nikola’s uncle distilled a bottle of Slivovitz (a Serbian plum brandy) in 1982 when Nikola was born. It was intended that the brandy be served on his wedding day. It was and people sure drank it up! Mozel Tov!
4.) In addition to some aged plum brandy, they had a great band CTO Park Central. Good band + good alcohol = a pretty funtastic time!
5.) Nikola and Caryn are both scientists and met each other at Columbia University in New York. This has been their 2nd wedding (to each other). They first married each other in March, I guess as a trial marriage, haha. I thought that was super cute and together they are super cute.
Below are images from their wedding. To see more images from their wedding day, check out their slideshow!
Ziveli (In English…Cheers)!
the pictures are amazing! car you look absolutely gorgeous! i love your hair and dress!
the flower makes it!!! awesome!!
Melissa and Michael, you are truly talented. I could not have asked for better pictures! The slideshow is amazing! Both Nikola’s and my families have been talking about it all day! Thank you so much!
Thank you Caryn for the kind words =0) We’re glad you like them!!
Great pictures Melissa and Mike! Love when I look at your website and know the people that you are taking pictures of! 🙂
The pictures are amazing. The joy is captured so beautifully – truly a treasure!