Rachel & Matt’s Intimate Wedding at the Awbury Arboretum in Philadelphia, PA

The minute Rachel and Matt mentioned they’d be having kittens at their wedding, I began counting down the days until I’d get to capture their love and all the kitty cuteness that would accompany it.

Having kittens at cocktail hour proved to be one of the most joyful and playful experiences I’ve witnessed yet.

Together, we explored the Awbury Arboretum, Rachel and Matt’s venue, striving for organic photos in the most natural of Philadelphia settings. The two were definitely more into candid photos versus posed, and as the night ensued, there were certainly plenty of spontaneous and hilarious scenarios to be captured from their beautiful wedding day.

Rachel, Matt and their family and friends all knew how to make for a good (and dance-filled) party, of which included an epic cake smash — by the end of it, Matt had tossed hand-torn slices of the entire cake out to the laughing crowd who were witnessing the tradition. Success.

I’m wishing these two many more shared cake experiences to come and other memorable moments as they begin their life together! Congrats Rachel and Matt!


Venue: Awbury Arboretum

Catering: JPM Catering

Ketubah: Tallulah Ketubahs

Dress: Mill Crest Vintage

Makeup: Shimmer and Spice

Hair: Kerri Fawley of Hush Salon

Flowers: Green Meadows Florist

Cake: Momofuku Milk Bar, Brooklyn

Kittens: PAWS, Old City

Musicians: Belleville Quartet

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