Ali & Gabe’s Amazing Ballroom At The Ben Wedding

Posted on January 7th, 2011 in Weddings by Gabe Fredericks

The Ballroom at the Ben has been one of Gabe’s favorite places to photograph with me. When Ali and Gabe got engaged, selecting the right place to celebrate their wedding was easy for them, given that Gabe has had the opportunity to work in almost every gorgeous spot in town…lucky guy!

For those of you who don’t know Gabe, Gabe is my main man and associate photographer at Philip Gabriel. To our clients, he is better known as “G2”.

Gabe and I have known each other for over 10 years and have worked together for the past 4 years. We met in our first year of college and have stayed good friends ever since. We were both fortunate enough and talented enough in the arts to graduate from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University’s Art School.

The day Ali and Gabe would tie the knot was one I had been looking forward to all year. I was thrilled when Ali and Gabe told me they would love for me to document their special day. Their wedding was gorgeous and perfect in every way. Ali was stunning, the sun was shinning, and G2 was…well, G2 was G2… just kidding bud! You cleaned up great and made the perfect mate to your bride! Ali and Gabe made a GORGEOUS couple and were a blast to photograph.

Ali and Gabe were married in a beautiful church in Manayunk, St. John The Baptist. Afterwards we made some photographs on Broad St. and in Franklin Square. Their wedding was celebrated and rocked all night at the gorgeous Ballroom at the Ben.

Petals Lane did an amazing job with all of the decor. The flowers were spectacular! The day had such a great line up I couldn’t make a bad photograph if I tried. I have to give a BIG thanks to my good friends from Allure Films coming out and documenting the day as well. Love the film they created!

Thank you Ali and Gabe! I couldn’t think of anywhere else I would have rather been on this fun day. Looking forward to sharing many more years with you guys.

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