Emily & Peter’s Wedding at the American Swedish Historical Museum

I first met Emily and Peter last winter at their South Philly home. Being practically neighbors, I took a quick bike ride over there and they invited me inside to have our first chat about their wedding. Little did I know that just a few months away, we’d be turning their charming Philly stoop into the spot where we’d do their first look. 

The idea to utilize their house for photos turned out to be so natural and beautiful. After the first look took place, we did some photos on their street, where multiple neighbors popped their heads out to say hello and compliment the couple. 

Then, Emily went inside to get her and Peter’s cat, Charlie, and didn’t hesitate to pick up the big guy in her dress. While this photo didn’t make the blog, one of my favorite captured moments of the day is the aftermath of Emily using a lint roller on her dress.

The experience kicked off the day in high spirits, which were carried over to the American Swedish Historical Museum, the couple’s venue. Here, we did some friend and family photos before heading into a beautiful ceremony and, of course, lots of dancing to follow.

Wishing Emily and Charlie many more happy days to come!


Venue: American Swedish Historical Museum

Caterer: Jeffrey Miller Catering

Florals: Katie Bieniosek Floral and Chicory

Make Up + Hair: Anna Lisa Pedano of Onlo Beauty Contact

Dress: Claire Pettibone; Retailer: Nicole Bridal

DJKatie Rose of Stylus DJ

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