New Year’s Eve Wedding Bash at Ballroom at the Ben

“Let me fix you a plate,” Maria insisted, as she was already putting together an assortment of yummy breakfast food for me. “Here you go. Do you need a drink?”

Nobody who knows Maria and Kurt would be surprised that this is how Maria greeted her wedding photographer on her wedding day. Maria and Kurt have that rare quality of being the most warm and welcoming couple while also being so absolutely chill and cool. In short, they instantly make you feel like part of the family.

Maria and Kurt, your New Year’s Eve wedding was fabulous, sensational, and truly thrilling! As two theater kids, you did the rest of us proud by bringing drama, emotion, and of course a costume change. At the same time, your day was so warm and genuine and somehow felt intimate. At the center of everything, the way you two love each other was the absolute star of the show, and I couldn’t be happier for you.

Thank you for trusting me with your day and for giving us all an incredible way to ring in 2020. I’m so excited to share this sneak peek with you!

Photographer: David Perlman Photography

Caterer: Finley Catering

Reception Venue: Ballroom at the Ben

Ceremony Venue: Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

Getting ready Venue: Loews Philadelphia Hotel

Band: The Heartbeats

Florist: Nature’s Gallery Florist

Hair and makeup: Moxie Blue Salon

Maria’s Dress store: Bijou Bridal

Maria’s Dress designer: Stephen Yearick

Maria’s shoes: Badgley Mischka

Kurt’s and Groomsmen’s outfits: The Black Tux

Kurt’s watch: Seiko watch

Jeweler: Smyth Jewelry

Cake: Termini Brothers Bakery

Favors, paper goods, and decor: Casa Papel

Bridesmaids’ dresses: Katie May

Videography: Chiet Productions

Transportation: First Class Luxury Limousine

Officiant: Fr. Rob Hagan of Villanova University

Stationary: Carlson Craft and Little Postage House

Save the Dates: Minted

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We cannot sing the praises of David Perlman enough. Most importantly he made us feel at ease during the entire day (and really the entire planning process). You can see it in our photos how comfortable we felt around him, sharing a very intimate and special day. We’re very lucky that we choose him as we not only have amazing images (and album) from our wedding, but also a new friend. - Evan S.