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Philadelphia Winter Wedding at Ballroom at the Ben || BG Productions Photos + Video

We were sooo excited that Jan. 13 was finally here. We first met with Nikki and Jim (known to his friends as Griff) just about 2 years ago. We photographed Nikki’s cousins wedding (you may remember Jodi and Alex’s wedding). She fell in love with Jodi’s wedding photos and video and just knew we had to shoot her Big day! And we are so glad they chose us! We just Love these two. From that first moment to their engagement session at Longwood Gardens, to their venue walk through meeting. We knew we were in for a great day at this Philadelphia winter wedding at Ballroom at the Ben.

We started the day in South Philly (which would later see the Eagles beat the Falcons advancing them to the playoffs). Nikki was getting ready at the home she grew up in. It was so awesome hanging out with her and her family during her wedding preparations. This beautiful bride-to-be was just so excited about her wedding day and was all smiles! Our lead associate team was with Griff and his guys all getting ready basically right down the street! The couple was married at the lovely St. Richards Church.

While the day was very cold, we were so thankful the rain from the night before stopped. Nikki got a permit for photos at Race Street Pier (something for future brides to think about… a lot of landmarks or “touristy” areas require permits for wedding photos). Unfortunately being that close to the water on a cold windy day made it WAY more cold. But everyone took it in stride and you did not hear Nikki or Griff complain about the cold even once! They just kept smiling away. And Griff was looking Awesome in his green tux. He wore a traditional black tux for the church wedding but wanted something fun that reflected his personality. And how Gorgeous did Nikki look, especially with the cute little wrap.

After getting some fantastic photos we headed to their reception location – Ballroom at the Ben

Everything looked Amazing and the staff was wonderful to work with. And with the Eagles winning the game during their wedding and the band Masquerade keeping the dance floor full, the party was hopping! It was great that all the Eagles fans got to watch parts of the 2nd half of the game on their phones. All over cocktail time (which was 90 minutes and extended a bit due to the timing of the game) were groups of family and friends around phones cheering on their home team. When they won, it was electric and perfect timing for the introductions into the room. Nikkis’ grandparents had the best introduction. They acted like they had to come in on walkers and then tossed them aside to boogie on the dance floor. Too funny!! And the food created by Finley Catering looked SO GOOD.

They also had the BG Booth during their reception which was great! Melanie, one of our shooters, was busy there all night and the guests Loved it!! There are some super fun photos! Our props for our BG Booth are always a big hit.

We had such a wonderful time and were so excited to spend such a special day with Nikki and Griff. They are the sweetest couple, as are most of our clients! We are enjoying seeing all the great photos they are posting from their honeymoon in Thailand!

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Comments (13)

  • Merissa Reply

    I love the broad street photo!

    January 30, 2018 at 5:28 pm
  • Carol A Granieri Reply

    Hard to choose ,All are great but I too like the Broad street photos and also the ones with the family .Special people at a special time.

    January 30, 2018 at 6:17 pm
  • gmail sign in Reply

    What a cute couple. I love the under the bridge photos, stunning!

    January 31, 2018 at 9:57 am
  • Julia Reply

    Beautiful photos! I love the ones around Philly and in front of Wawa!

    January 31, 2018 at 6:02 pm
  • Kelly Reply

    Love this Philadelphia-centric wedding. Especially love the photos featuring the eagles, Wawa, and Broad Street.

    February 1, 2018 at 2:32 pm
  • Pat Fleming Reply

    LOVE these photos! Such a beautiful wedding! My favorites are the Broad Street pics!

    February 4, 2018 at 1:39 am
  • tonya Reply

    What a way to incorporate all things Philly! Beautiful photos.

    February 5, 2018 at 5:05 pm
  • Jenna Reply

    Super pretty winter wedding! They look so happy! Great job.

    February 6, 2018 at 1:04 am
  • John Zimmerman Reply

    Bill Murray cuff links?! Yes! This is great. Ballroom at the Ben, Eagles, a Wedding! This looks like a great day. The photos are wonderful. Go Eagles!

    February 9, 2018 at 7:39 pm
  • Danyel Stapleton Reply

    What a great winter wedding in Philly! The Ballroom at ben is gorgeaous. As a Pats fan I can’t support the Eagles, but I love that they incorporated it!

    February 10, 2018 at 4:09 pm
  • Lori Foxworth Reply

    Super cute Philadelphia wedding photography from the Ballroom at the Ben. Your wedding photos are so joyous and celebratory! The Race Street pier shots are lovely (I know the light can suck there like 90% of the time) and can we talk about that wawa shot? Totally adorable. Love it!

    February 11, 2018 at 4:30 pm
  • Amy Reply

    Beautiful winter wedding photography! I haven’t ever been to Philadelphia but it looks like you captured the vibe of the city beautifully! Nice work

    February 12, 2018 at 5:14 am
  • Amy Elizabeth Reply

    Pure JOY with this wedding at the Ballroom at the Ben! What a fun wedding party- and these wedding photos really show it!

    February 12, 2018 at 9:52 pm

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