Matt & Dara | Free Library of Philadelphia Wedding Photography

I remember when I first talked to Matt and Dara, they both said that they want their wedding to be simple. Matt is a graphic designer so he understands the importance of paying attention to minor details and, like me, believes that simplicity is a sign of well thought out elegance. This was exactly what Matt and Dara’s wedding day was: simply elegant.

I met up with Dara at the Courtyard Marriott Philadelphia hotel just as Ashley from House of Clarity salon was finishing up the bride’s hair and makeup. Dara then put on the most beautiful wedding dress that was just perfect for her, grabbed her white flowers from Egan Rittenhouse, and we headed out to the first look.

When people say, “You should see how they look at each other” they are referring to couples like Matt and Dara. From their first look to their first dance, the day was filled with so much love and so much laughter. Their beautiful ceremony and reception were held at The Free Library of Philadelphia. Even though it was raining while the couple said their ‘I Do’s’ in the lobby of the library, the rain passed just in time for their first dance to be on the rooftop with the Philadelphia skyline as the most gorgeous backdrop for their celebration.

Matt and Dara, thank you for being such a joy to work with. From the hilarious engagement photos at CVS to the beautiful portraits around The Free Library in Philadelphia, I had so much fun working with you guys and hope that these photos will forever bring back incredible memories for you. Wishing you nothing but the very best!

<3 Kseniya

Thank you to the lovely vendors that made this day possible:
Venue: The Free Library of Philadelphia
Wedding Planner: Gina Sole
H&MUA: Ashley, House of Clarity Salon Philadelphia
Florist: Egan Rittenhouse
Grooms Suit: Suit Supply
Catering: Brulee Catering