Denise & James: Hotel Monaco Wedding

I’ll admit it. I was a little nervous about this wedding.

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Denise and James live out on the west coast and decided to have their wedding here in Philadelphia around family and friends. I had never actually had the chance to meet these two prior to the big day, so you can imagine my apprehension when knocking on the door of the bridal suite with, “Good morning… is someone here getting married today?”

Hotel Monaco Wedding-2 Not to spoil the ending, but my nervous energy was quickly replaced with excitement for such a perfect day in the city. Denise and James tied the knot in Philadelphia over the busy 4th of July weekend. The energy was almost palpable. Their ceremony took place at the stunning Cathedral Basilica of St Peter and Paul, followed by bridal portraits at all the classic Philly spots, and a chic reception at the Hotel Monaco. Honestly, what more could you ask for? Hotel Monaco Wedding-5  As an added bonus, I had the privilege to spend time with these awesome people! Look familiar?

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I’ll sum up the story this way: I had no idea what to expect, but Denise and James’ wedding was FREAKING AMAAAAZING. So much love, great people, and dancing like you wouldn’t believe. You know how much I love the dancing.

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Congratulations again Denise and James. Thank you for allowing me to celebrate with you (and thanks for helping me get through the nerves so easily). This was one for the record books.

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