Emily & Russel | intimate celebration at Le Virtu restaurant in South Philly | September 3rd, 2017
Emily and Russel had super special, unique wedding celebration in the neighborhood that we both live in – South Philly. They were married at an amazing little restaurant called Le Virtu with just under 100 of their closest friends and family. We walked around Passyunk Avenue in our South Philly neighborhood for portraits of the two of them first. Then we headed back to Le Virtu where Emily and Russel greeted their loved ones and everyone mingled over appetizers and cocktails. An hour later Emily’s 10 siblings began their ceremony by serenading them with the song ‘God Only Knows’ by Brian Wilson. Everyone stood around in a circle and Emily and Russel made their way to the front of the crowd. Their close friend led a beautiful ceremony and they read handwritten vows to each other. After another song by Emily’s super talented siblings, the celebration began. Delicious Italian food, dancing, a custom made film all about how the two met, and heartfelt speeches from their siblings filled the evening with so much love and celebration. Thank you Emly and Russel for trusting me to photograph your special day!