Stephen and Jeffrey’s undeniable love was the central theme for their Philadelphia wedding! The Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Downtown was the perfect locale for their special day, as it’s located right in the heart of Center City. Their Photographer Liam Gordon captured every dazzling detail, from the lush florals designed by Carl Alan to the sweetest moments these two lovebirds shared with their friends and family. Keep scrolling for more Philly love!
From the Photographer, Liam Gordon: “Stephen and Jeffrey started their day getting ready together with their wedding party in their suite at the Marriott hotel. We then headed out to City Hall to take some group photos and portraits. Before bringing them back over to get married, I wanted to get a picture of them by the Love statue. Stephen stepped up and pulled the “we’re about to get married” card, and everyone gladly allowed us to skip the line for photos.
The ceremony was beautiful and when the grooms saw each other it was clear this would be an emotional one.
When the reception started, the dance floor was full from the start. We were able to pull the grooms away to do a few shots on Broad street before releasing them back inside to enjoy the rest of their night.”
How They Met
“We met on vacation on a cruise ship!”
“Stephen proposed to Jeffrey at his surprise birthday party surrounded by friends and family!”
“Wedding planning was seamless with the help of great vendors and outstanding wedding planning staff at the Marriott!”
The Courtyard Marriott
“We chose the downtown courtyard Marriott due to its location, it’s recent remodel and welcoming staff!”
“Our wedding inspiration was LOVE. Hence red was our theme. The entire day was a dream come true, but the best part was feeling the love and support from our friends and family!”
Wedding Planning Advice
“The day will fly by, and you will be pulled in many different directions. Do your best to limit your guests so you can spend a little time with each of them and make sure you get a wedding video because so much of the day will be a blur!”
As stated above, our vendors were incredible, and we’ve recommended every one of them to engaged couples.
Vendors | Ceremony and Reception Venue: Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Downtown | Florals: Carl Alan | Photography: Liam Gordon | Videography: Love Note Weddings | DJ: Joey Hayes | Cupcakes: Classic Cakes