Vanessa and Shane – A Philadelphia Hockey Wedding

For one of the last weddings of the year, I photographed a wedding at the Royal Boucherie in Philadelphia. The bride and groom, colors, venue, staff, and food made this one of the best of the year for me personally.

The groom was my good friend Katie’s brother so I knew most of the family. His bride, Vanessa, was a dream. She looked absolutely stunningly gorgeous in her gown. So much fun was had all around. I wish all weddings could be like this. First it was on time. Second, very organized. And third, the visuals were fabulous.

The groom’s brother is a professional hockey player, and is currently playing in the Austrian hockey league. COVID locked down the country a few days before he was to leave and attend the wedding.
Through the grace of FaceTime technology, he was able to watch the ceremony as his sister broadcast the ceremony and some of the reception to him in Austria. How is that for cool?