Olga & Ryan’s Classic Trump National Philadelphia Wedding
I first met Olga & Ryan after their good friends Joanna & Jeff suggested that they reach out to me. I couldn’t be happier that we found each other! Not only did they give me the chance to catch up with Joanna & Jeff, but these two are incredibly sweet & inspiring! They support each other completely and lift each other up, both emotionally and spiritually. It was such an honor to be a part of their Trump National Philadelphia wedding!
Getting Ready for a Trump National Philadelphia wedding
While they were getting ready, Olga & Ryan were literally right next door to each other! But neither of them peeked at all before our first look. As hair & makeup finished up in the ladies’ room, I was happily photographing all of the beautiful personal details. Olga had a little bag of styling elements all together for me, including a beautiful ring dish & little wooden jewelry box. Her personal details were covered in sparkling diamonds and gold & floral details were everywhere!
Olga & Ryan chose to have a first look. I loved watching these two light up as they came together for the first time on their wedding day! After exchanging gifts, we took family & bridal party portraits outside in front of a beautiful fountain & lush greenery.
Outdoor wedding ceremony at Trump National
One of the beautiful aspects of that made Olga & Ryan’s wedding so unique was their families. Olga’s family is Ukrainian and many of her Ukrainian relatives attended the wedding. During the ceremony & reception, there were several traditions that Olga & Ryan participated in. For example, each set of parents prayed for the couple, before Olga & Ryan prayed individually for their marriage. The words were powerful & heartfelt.
Elegant Ballroom Reception at Trump National
With windows on three sides & rows of stunning chandeliers, the ballroom at Trump National is gorgeous! Olga accented the beautiful space with tufted, white floral arrangements and lots of candle light.
During the reception, friends & family were the real focus of the event. Both sides came together to get to know Olga & Ryan even better through a series of fun games and events. Several musical offerings were made by cousins, bridesmaids, and, even Ryan’s mother! Grandparents came together in prayer and Olga’s parents gifted them a beautiful family bible – I guess their wedding album will be their second family heirloom instead of their first!
Olga & Ryan, I can’t wait to tell the story of your love in print and follow along with the two of you as you grow in your marriage together. Knowing you has been a blessing and your wedding will be a highlight of our season!