CHAN & JONATHAN

 

CHAN & JONATHAN // MARRIED // LA COLOMBE // SHAMBLES HEADHOUSE SQUARE // PHILADELPHIA, PA

This was such a fun wedding photograph! How cute is it when couples get ready together? There is just something so special and intimate when the two of you quietly get ready together before the rush of the wedding day. For portraits, Chan and Jonathan wanted to explore their favorite neighborhoods Northern Liberties and Fishtown. Our first stop was City Planter, a store they frequented and had meaning for them. We then headed over to the colorful murals of the Front Streets Walls and then Race Street Pier. Their ceremony took place at a classic Philadelphia landmark, Shambles at Headhouse Square South Street . The night was capped off with a reception at one of our favorites venues, La Colombe Coffee Roasters in Fishtown. Thank you again Chan & Jonathan!

Venue & Catering: Shambles at Headhouse Square South Street and La Colombe Coffee Roasters // Attire: Vera Wang and Suit Supply // Jewelry: 5th Avenue Designs // Invitations: Minted // Flowers: Snap Dragon Flowers // Cake: Stock’s Bakery

 

SAMANTHA & ANDREW

 

SAMANTHA & ANDREW // ENGAGED // OLD CITY // PHILADELPHIA, PA

A few fun shots from Samantha and Andrew’s engagement session in Old City and Independence Hall Park. We can’t wait for your wedding at PAFA this fall!

 

Basic Invite

HEART & RAE PHOTOGRAPHY + BASIC INVITE.COM //
WEDDING INVITATIONS, STATIONARY, THANK YOU + BABY SHOWER CARDS

We have exciting news here at Heart & Rae Photography!  We have partnered with Basic Invite to bring you an exclusive discount.  We are now offering 20% off site wide and free shipping to all our special clients at www.basicinvite.com.  Use the code in the picture below.

First, we must say, the quality of Basic Invite is gorgeous and we couldn't be more thrilled!  Check out our new raised gold foil thank you cards, stickers and stationary from Basic Invite. 

Basic Invite offers a variety of products from wedding invitations, wedding programs, menu cards, place cards, bridal shower cards, wedding enclosure cards, colored envelopes, pocket envelopes, save the date cards, thank you cards, stickers, holiday cards, birthday and graduation invitations, stationary, notecards and business cards.  As well as fun printables like wedding signs, table numbers, games and hashtag signs.

It’s also a one stop shop for any baby shower theme.  From invitations, to thank you cards, favor labels and even party games, they have everything you need to plan a perfect shower.  Check out some of these adorable designs: Baby Shower Invites for Twins, Baby Shower Love You to the Moon and Back Invites, Baby Shower Airplane Invites.

Basic Invite has a lot of unique features that sets them apart from almost any other online stationery company.  Here are a few of the stand out featured we found when navigating the website and placing an order:

User Friendly:  The website is easy to navigate and search for specific items.  One of our favorite features is that if you see a design you like, but wish to change the colors, fonts or even add more text, you can do that and completely customize it to your style. 

Almost Unlimited Colors - Basic Invite is one of the few websites that has almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. Once you select a design you can change the color of each element on the card to over 180 different color options so you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it down to the littlest detail. 

Foil - Foil cards are available in gold, silver, and rose gold with flat or raised foil.  And they are beautiful!

Custom Samples - Basic Invite is one of the few websites that gives you the ability to order a printed sample of your actual invitation to see exactly how it will print as well as the paper quality before you place the final order.  One of our favorites is the velvet paper, it’s so smooth to the touch.

Over 40 Different Colors of Envelopes - You can choose from over 40 different envelope colors so your invitation will stand out even before it is opened. All of their envelopes are peel and seal so they can be quickly and securely closed.

Address Capturing Service - Basic Invite offers an address capturing service that allows you to simply share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other form of social media to request your friends and family’s addresses which will be stored in your account and can then be selected during the design process. They offer recipient address printing at no cost on all Christmas card orders.

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SARAH & MICHAEL

SARAH & MICHAEL // MARRIED // SILVER BUTTON FAMRS // NEW HOPE, PA

One of our all time favorite weddings inspired by curiosities and watercolor. Venue: Silver Buttons Farms, New Hope, PA // Planner: Max Hansen Caterers // Dress: Claire Pettibone // Groom: J.Crew, General Knot & Co // Jewelry: BHLDN // Shoes: Christian Louboutin // Makeup: Beke Beau // Hair: Volume Hair Studio // Invites: Bella Forte Books // Flowers: Sullivan Owen // Cake: One Girl Cookies // Rentals: Maggpie Vintage Rentals

VICTORIA & AARON

VICTORIA & AARON // MARRIED // CHESTNUT HILL // PHILADELPHIA, PA

We couldn’t ask for a sweeter couple than Victoria and Aaron. We love to develop a personalized, trusting relationship with our clients and when that connection happens, we get authentic and real moments with our couples. Their intimate wedding took place in the heart of charming Chestnut Hill, PA at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Thank you so much Victoria and Aaron for having us document your special day!

2019 WEDDING WIRE COUPLES CHOICE AWARD

Thank you so much to WeddingWire for honoring us with the renowned 2019 Couples Choice Award!

Check out some of our recent review here on WeddingWire

Via WeddingWire: “These distinguished vendors exhibit superior professionalism, responsiveness, service, and quality. Heart & Rae Photography received this esteemed award based on their outstanding experience working with real newlyweds.”

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SARA AND THOM

SARA & THOM // MARRIED // PINE KNOLL FARMS // APPLING, GA

We were thrilled that our friends Sara of Penrose Design and her husband Thom chose us to photograph their destination wedding at Pine Knoll Farms in Appling, Georgia. Being a fashion designer, Sara styled the wedding gorgeously with modern bohemian touches mixed with rustic farm accents. And how amazing is her pink hair! Sara and Thom also wanted to incorporate their daughter into the wedding and she definitely stole the show! Thank you so much Sara and Thom for having us document your special day!

Venue: Pine Knoll Farms, Planning: Greg Boulus Events , Invitations: Minted,  Flowers: Greg Boulus Events, Hair/Makeup: Retreat Spa and Salon, Bride’s Gown: Rue de Seine, Hair Piece: Greg Boulus Events, Groom Suits: Indochino, Music: Carl Purdy Bluegrass Band, Caterer: Chef Ross Catering and Beck’s, Cake: Summer’s Temptations, Rings: Digby and Iona and Emily Chelsea Jewelry