Maria & Jason’s Beautiful Ballroom At The Ben Wedding

Posted on May 5th, 2017 in Weddings by Gabe Fredericks

Philadelphia is a truly beautiful city. We can’t help but feel that fall is one of the best times to walk around and enjoy the architecture, the hustle, and the bustle. The Philip Gabriel Photography team loves being outside on wedding days in Philly, capturing the uniqueness of our favorite city as it creates the perfect backdrop for our couples.

Maria and Jason felt the same way, and planned a romantic fall wedding in the heart of Philadelphia. We started off at The Sheraton in Society Hill, where Maria and Jason got ready for the day. What a perfect area! Around the Sheraton, there are so many beautiful trees flaunting the stunning colors of their changing leaves, and the light looks incredible.

Maria and Jason have a beautiful relationship, and we loved hearing what they had to say about each other and the day:

My favorite moment of the whole day was finally seeing Jason! I was getting very antsy during the morning. Everyone who knows me knows that I do not like surprises, so standing there waiting for him was challenging. That being said, the first look pictures are so beautiful! I love the genuine reactions, happiness and love that were captured. Definitely worth the wait!
The rest of the day was spent celebrating at Finley Catering’s Ballroom at the Ben. What an amazing venue! We absolutely love Finley’s beautiful space in the heart of Philadelphia. The unique ballroom space was ornately designed by Vito from Carl Alan Floral, and every last detail stunned the guests as they walked into the room!

The day was an incredible success! Maria and Jason had this to say about their experience of the day and with Philip Gabriel Photography:

My favorite moment from our reception was seeing our guests doing the Jewish and Romanian Horas. It was amazing to see everyone embrace the traditional dances of both of our cultures. I could tell my grandmother was so touched and proud to be leading the Romanian hora. Thanks to Gabe and Gabe 2 we have pictures the dance floor angle and from the balcony looking down upon everyone dancing and having a great time. They are such great memories we will treasure forever! Everyone at PG was so warm, funny and helpful (Anya even retied my dress on the trolley!). The Gabes and Anya went above and beyond to get the perfect shots and I think that truly reflects in every picture.

We were so honored to play a part in Maria and Jason’s big day! We love capturing these moments in time for their future generations to enjoy. Preserving these memories for years to come is our most important goal. Maria and Jason, thank you for choosing Philip Gabriel Photography to photograph your day!

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Thanks to the following vendors for making Maria and Jason’s day so perfect:

Videographer: Michael Simons Wedding Films
Music: CTO TriBeCa
Lighting: Ballroom at the Ben
Venue: Ballroom at the Ben<
Getting ready: The Sheraton
Hair & Makeup: Joel from Louis Christian Robert John Salon
Florist: Vito at Carl Alan Floral Designs
Dress: Maggie Sottero
Transportation: Philadelphia Trolley Works