Paige & Mark | Hotel Monaco
Paige and Mark have a one of a kind Philadelphia love story. They celebrated the next chapter of it at Hotel Monaco.
From our first meeting at Philter, to their engagement session at Ridley Creek State Park, and right until we danced our way out of Hotel Monaco (during Toto’s Africa I might add), everything about spending time with these two was a damn dream.
What you see in Paige and Mark’s wedding photos is a mixture of their silliness, their stunning romantic side, a passion for the city of Philadelphia (and the Eagles), and how truly loved they are by their friends and family. There were first looks with Mark, first looks with Paige’s bridesmen, romantic kisses in Old City, the epic change from Jimmy Choo’s to Vans, hilarious vows, feeling fully amongst friends even as their photographers, and so much more. This day will forever be one of our favorites.
We are honored to have been the ones to document it all and excited to show it here.
Paige and Mark are beyond gorgeous, smart, hilarious, goofy, and kind. They’re truly great human beings. We are so lucky to simply call them friends now.
A huge shout out to Christianne (Paige’s Maid of Honor) for not only being truly incredible every which way but for saving all of her gchats with Paige so we could hear the hilarious start to the relationship we were celebrating.
Now I must leave you with one of our Q+A’s. It sums up their hilarious personalities pretty well.
Do you have any fun/funny dating or engagement stories ?
“The only reason we’re dating is because Mark hypnotized me with his sparkly shamrock headband on St Patrick’s Day 2013.”
We friggin’ love you two.
Venue: Hotel Monaco
Portrait Location: Old City, Philadelphia
Coordinator: Jacqueline DeLawrence (from Hotel Monaco, she’s wonderful!)
Dress: Allure Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: Sorella Vita
Dress Shop: Claire’s Fashions
Hair and Makeup: Onlo Beauty
Band: Love Jones Band
Florist: Newtown Floral Company
Last but not least, this wedding was extra special to me. Paige was a bridesmaid from a wedding early in my career (hey Aimee!) and we bonded immediately over her wearing Vans during the reception. She was someone I thought about often throughout the years. Her personality was beyond wonderful and stuck with me. I even thought about her on my own wedding day when I rocked a pair of blood red Vans on my dance floor. So, on her wedding day I had to get a photo together… and another of our shoes. The best part? This doesn’t end a friendship, it’s rather the real start of one after coming full circle.