posted by Joseph Gidjunis on March 20, 2014 Return to Weddings

Kirsten and Marty’s Top of the Tower Philly Wedding

When you look at Kirsten and Marty, you immediately want to put them on the cover of a magazine. Just fun, beautiful and great to work with! Alongside our friends Glen and Violet at Cord3 Films, I knew we’d have a great day. Here’s a link to the video they did:

At the modern Sheraton in downtown Philly, Kirsten put on her gown in front of great natural light streaming from views overlooking the Ben Franklin Parkway.

With such a large bridal party, we had to choose a fun and elegant spot to organize, and with the couple’s love of architecture and art, we chose the Rodin Museum. Even after 7 years in the city, I haven’t shot there before, so I was pretty stoked about the idea for the First Look, too. One of the coolest features of the site was the reflecting pool which we used to document a JPG-style formal. It is an inspiring spot along the Parkway, and I look forward to visiting again. When Kirsten and Marty saw each other for the first time it was immediate tears.

Kirsten was happy to say that she was marrying her best friend in a beautiful ceremony. Everyone could feel the love that these two share simply by being around them, but I was lucky to glimpse the gentle touches, and sweet glances during the ceremony.

It turns out, Marty is an incredible dancer and tore up the floor at their Top of the Tower reception where JPG is a proud preferred vendor. The views are among the best in the city, and this venue does weddings right! We ventured on the open-air balcony twice to savor the nearly 360° degree spectacular view overlooking the city. We faced east at sunset and west after dark for silhouettes and night shots that turned out to be some of my favorites of the year.

Kirsten and Marty I wish you endless happiness together!


Joe G


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