Afrik Armando perfectly captured this couple’s love amid the cobblestone streets of Old City.  United By Blue‘s first flagship store was one of the many stops in the Philadelphia neighborhood.  The area truly exhibits the beautiful architecture and history of our city which set the tone for this gorgeous day.  Kate and Bryant are childhood sweethearts, and their undeniable chemistry shows in every photo.  These two-lovebirds share an amazing story, so keep scrolling to witness their budding love.

Old City Engagement Session by Afrik Armando Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings

Old City Engagement Session by Afrik Armando Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings

How They Met:

“My fiancé and I have known each other since childhood, attending the same local church since we were 10 years old.”

Old City Engagement Session by Afrik Armando Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings

Old City Engagement Session by Afrik Armando Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings

What I Love. . .

“Bryant has many great qualities but my favorite would be his kind heart and free spirit. My partner is very hard working and known for going out of his way for people and sacrificing his time for someone that is in need of his help. His free spirit inspires me to worry less and be more of a dreamer. He encourages me to seek adventure and enjoy the simple things in life.”

Old City Engagement Session by Afrik Armando Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings

Old City Engagement Session by Afrik Armando Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings

The Proposal:

“In June 2017, my two best friends and I were on vacation in Florida. A few days into our vacation, Bryant unexpectedly shows up and proposes right on the beach! Turns out he road-tripped all night to surprise me and I had absolutely no idea!”

Old City Engagement Session by Afrik Armando Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings

Old City Engagement Session by Afrik Armando Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings

Old City Engagement Session by Afrik Armando Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings

“Bryant and I love and grew up in Philadelphia, so we were inspired to take our engagement photos in some unique parts of it.  There are so many beautiful places in this city so we had many different options!”

Old City Engagement Session by Afrik Armando Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings

Old City Engagement Session by Afrik Armando Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings

Wedding Planning:

“Yes, we have started wedding planning. To be honest, it has not been stressful at all. Our focus is to have a fun time with family and friends, rather than focusing on everything being perfect.”

Old City Engagement Session by Afrik Armando Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings

“Our engagement photographer was so much fun and easy to work with. This was our first photo session so we didn’t know what to expect. Afrik Armando set a very chill and comfortable environment, allowing us to be ourselves and capturing our best moments.”


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