You’ve Got To See These Romantic Rittenhouse Hotel Wedding Photos


Posted on August 18th, 2017 in Weddings by Gabe Fredericks

Springtime in Philadelphia is absolutely gorgeous. Maybe it’s just us, but there always seems to be love in the air!

Samantha and Bryan’s wedding day was definitely filled with plenty of love, and began at the Rittenhouse Hotel. There, the amazing hair and makeup staff helped Samantha get picture perfect for their big day. It was such a pleasure being able to capture the bride and groom getting ready with their favorite people.

Samantha dazzled in a Monique Lhuillier gown while Bryan looked sharp in Hugo Boss. They were both so excited for the day ahead, as it was apparently a very long time in the making! Samantha shared an incredible love story with the Philip Gabriel Photography team that dates all the way back to junior high!

Bryan and I met in 8th grade during the Maccabi Games where he was playing soccer and I was playing basketball. I, unfortunately, broke his heart six months later, but he never gave up. Every year going forward he would ask me out, but I didn’t take him up on it until my Sophomore year of college. He was at the University of Miami and I was at NYU, and we did long distance from there on out! Fast-forward to now and we’ve been together for eight years, finally living in the same city.

Starting with the first look, and continuing on through the rest of the evening, Bryan and Samantha couldn’t keep their eyes off one another! We were lucky to have a couple so deeply in love that capturing the true smiles and all of the quiet little moments throughout the day was quite a simple task. Fiore Films was sure to get some great footage of these two lovebirds, too!

We were both so incredibly excited about our wedding day. It could not have been more perfect, and what made it even more special was the emotional side that I saw in him. In the eight years we’ve dated, I’ve only seen him get tearful once, and for him to be tearing up our entire wedding day meant the world to me. It was beyond sweet and we both felt like the day could not have been more perfect. It was our dream wedding! Standing under the floating chuppah surrounded by all our family and friends was a moment we will both never forget.

We met back up with their families after the ceremony to enjoy a fun filled night of dinner and dancing. Robertson’s Flowers did a beautiful job making the ballroom at the Rittenhouse Hotel perfect, while Jellyroll kept everyone on the dance floor all night long! We’re honored that they selected Philip Gabriel Photography to be their Philadelphia Wedding Photographers! We were so excited by what Samantha had to say about working with us:

We CANNOT thank the Philip Gabriel team enough for capturing the most important day of our lives. We truly get to relive the moment through our pictures. Not only are you guys incredibly talented, but you also make the day a complete ease. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Thanks to Samantha and Bryan for letting us capture your amazing day! We hope that you will enjoy the photos for years to come; they’re some of our favorite Rittenhouse Hotel wedding photos!

Contact Philip Gabriel Photography for more information on our wedding photography packages.

Samantha and Bryan’s Event Professionals:
Videographer: Fiore Films
Lighting & Flowers: Robertson’s Flowers
Suit: Hugo Boss