“Forever is composed of nows.”
– EMILY DICKINSON
Erika and Justin have been a couple adventuring around the world, running races, and just being awesome for some time… but when it came time to say their marriage vows, they picked their favorite city: Philadelphia. Friends and family came from near and far to join them for a romantic and cozy Barbuzzo Upstairs wedding. And I also have to mention that couples who have rainy day weddings are indeed lucky. Evidence #1: Erika and Justin could have their favorite photo on Broad Street with perfect lighting and minimal crowds on a Saturday. #2: The timing was impeccable because the sky was just about to open up… like a heart bursting with love (see what I did there?). #3: Rain helps couples stay present and truly appreciate every moment as it happens because instead of being stressed, most couples decide to laugh instead and just roll with it, and Erika and Justin embody the fact that “couples who laugh, last.” I love how they cracked each other up and had silly in-between moments with jokes just for them and then also created the best memory with having their cat make an appearance in their wedding in the form of… a pillow! Do you love it? I love it. Their lovely niece and nephew had the best expressions I’ve ever captured — truly. Erika and Justin’s wedding was the most perfect Philadelphia wedding and the reason why I love this city.
Erika & Justin — the Broadbents on Broad Street is one of my favorite wedding moments of 2018! You two have such a positive connection and your adventurous spirit is so inspiring to me and Charles — we simply loved being a part of your day and capturing memories with you and your friends and family! Forever standing in traffic in the middle of streets for you two always, -Celia & Charles
HAIR & MAKE-UP: Pretty on Arrival | @prettyonarrival | CAKE: Flying Monkey Bakery | @FlyingMonkeyPhilly | FLOWERS: Flowers by Jena Paige | @flowersbyjenapaige | CEREMONY: Barbuzzo Upstairs | @barbuzzoupstairs | PORTRAIT LOCATION: Philadelphia City Hall | WEDDING DRESS: Stella York | @missstellayork | GROOM’S SUITS: Calvin Klein Menswear | @calvinklein |INVITATIONS: Minted Weddings | @mintedweddings | RINGS: BlueNile | @bluenilediamond | SHOES: Badgley Mischka |@badgleymischka | RIBBON: Frou Frou Chic | @froufrouchic | RING BOX: The Mrs. Box | @the_mrs_box | PHOTOGRAPHY: Philadelphia Wedding Photographer Celia & Charles from Celia Ragonese Wedding Photography | @celiaragonesephoto