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a fun and crazy wedding at The Franklin Institute

On July 17, 2011 Naomi and Josh had a wonderful family filled wedding at the Franklin Institute. We really got a chance to get to know how fun and sweet this couple is when we shot their engagement session in NYC this past Spring. The two of them met while attending NYU and were in the process of moving to Philly. (Naomi is originally from the area). They choose to have their Orthodox Jewish Ceremony and Reception at The Franklin Institute so that they could give a unique experience to their guests. And What a party it was! We did all of their formal pictures first, following a beautiful "1-st See" moment on the rooftop. Then the couple, with two of their wedding party members escorted them, and Al and I headed into Olde City to take some bridal pictures. While it was very warm, we all made it through and really hustled to get everything they wanted to capture. We met the rest of the bridal party at Logan Circle (in from of the FI) to shoot these photos. Then it was back to the FI to capture the family. This was a bit of a challenge because the museum is still open and with large groups you really need the room to position them.

First see on the rooftop
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After we finished all the formal shots we were joined by our assistant and second shooters (for both photography and videography). Lisa, Doug, and Brian quickly situated themselves and we all headed to the Tish and the Beddecan.  Here family gathered, ate, drank, signed the Ketubah, and wished the couple well. The whole party was lead into the planetarium for the ceremony and when they were finished jubilantly lead out to spend a little alone time! The guests enjoyed cocktail hour and exporing the museum before the reception formally began with the couple introduced into Franklin Hall. This was where the real fun began. It was a little hectic trying to hold our ground with this rowdy and fun crowd as they danced to a 45 minute non stop traditional set! The party rocked non stop with guests in various customes, signs, silly string and lifting the the couple onto chairs and even table tops!

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