Kyle + Olin Tie The Knot At The Union League

Posted on October 5th, 2011 in Weddings by Gabe Fredericks

The Union League of Philadelphia is definitely one of the cities greatest gems. The architecture, the charm, the history, the location… the league offers one great element after another. The beauty held within the walls of the Union League is traditional and when used as a backdrop for this vibrant creative couple, the space was passed down for the next generation of elegance.

We could go on and on about the beauty of the league but you would probably rather hear about the beauty of Kyle & Oln’s wedding.

I wish i could do it all over again – the day was a blast. Philip Gabriel Photography arrived as Kyle and Olin prepared for their wedding in the beautiful suites at the Hyatt at the Bellevue right next to the Union League.

From there we hit the streets of Philadelphia to take some photographs. Kyle & Olin = Perfect!!! Really, I’m not kidding you…they looked great, the day was gorgeous, and the playful young couple seemed to have the time of their lives.

Kyle & Olin’s chemistry was very photogenic, allowing the true feelings of their day to shine through each image. The anticipation is certainly felt as they see each other before their ceremony.  There was a definite quiet nervousness I’m not sure I noticed until viewing these images back at the studio.

Hopping around the city was a blast while Kyle & Olin held on to each other, bracing themselves for what would happen in the next couple of hours!

The entire day was a beautiful harmony of the old and the new. The high gothic inspired architecture of St. Marks in Center City, with its high arch ways and flying buttresses came alive with the music of bag pipes. Standing on the 164 year old beautifully crafted altar, a young priest filled the pews with laughter of marriage and life after wedding day.

Likewise, the regal dance floor of the Union League was graced with Olin’s personal touch, his shiny black Nike’s!  The reception was embellished with these intricate details placed perfectly by the couple.  Customized stationary gave the reception a classy understated theme.

From menus to “do not disturb” signs for guests to hang on their door knobs in the wee hours of the morning, these graphic designs by Lisa Kervick of Proud to Plan were one of a kind.  Kyle designed each and every flower arrangement with florist Carl Alan, while Olin planned a secret song he performed for her with the band.  The two were a picture of perfection (no pun intended) and their energy was felt in every detail of the day.

A reception on Broad Street adds one of my favorite aspects to a center city wedding – killer night shots! As City Hall celebrated PIFA (Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts), purple facades on buildings of the Avenue of the Arts are left for us to enjoy.  The purple and blue hues gave Kyle & Olin a dramatic effect to add to their splendor.  It seemed as if the city lit up just for their special occasion!

With their amazingly sincere families beside them, this couple threw one awesome party…with the help of Jellyroll!

Great band & Union League = Fun!

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