LIZ & TERESA

 

LIZ & TERESA // MARRIED // HOTEL MONACO // SAME SEX // PHILADELPHIA, PA

We were honored to be part of Liz & Teresa’s wedding. It was such a joyous day filled with so much laughter and emotion. It’s so fun when couples get ready together, it sets the mood for such sweet photos. More of that please! After, we headed over to Independence Hall and the 2nd National Bank for portraits. An intimate ceremony and reception followed at Hotel Monaco. Thank you again Liz & Teresa!

Venue & Planner: Hotel Monaco // Outfit: Commonwealth Proper // Invitations: Minted // Music: Silver Sound // Cake: Bredenbecks



 

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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KATIE & CHRIS

KATIE & CHRIS // MARRIED // ROSE GARDEN AT INDEPENDENCE HALL // PHILADELPHIA, PA

Katie and Chris had such a sweet intimate wedding in the heart of Philadelphia at the Rose Garden in the Independence National Historical Park. They incorporated their most loved ones, their children and of course their new addition to the family! Katie looked stunning in her vintage inspired lace dress with the backdrop of the fall leaves. We took a stroll around the 18th Century Garden and the Merchant Exchange Building. Thank you so much Katie and Chris for having us document your special day!










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

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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KATHERINE AND ROBERT

KATHERINE & ROBERT // MARRIED // UNION LEAGUE // PHILADELPHIA, PA

Katherine and Robert’s wedding at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and The Union League of Philadelphia had all the classic touches, from black tie to a vintage Rolls Royce. The light under City Hall is one of our favorite spots in Philadelphia to create romantic moody images.

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 

SAM AND EVAN

SAM & EVAN // ENGAGED // RODIN MUSEUM // PHILADELPHIA, PA

Evan contacted us to photograph his proposal to his girlfriend, Sam. And you could say she definitely was surprised! We decide to do the proposal at The Rodin Museum because it had a special meaning to Sam and her family. Say tuned for the engagement session! 




Modern + Bold Wedding Inspiration at PAFA

There's no better way to kick off this week than with a stunning styled shoot from Lovehaus Events at one of Philadelphia's most historic venues! With it's burnt red walls and intricate architecture, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts proved to be the perfect backdrop for a modern vintage wedding, complete with stunning floral design, antique books and warm, bold accents. The incredible stationery from one of our favorites, House of Catherine, perfectly complimented the color palette, while introducing a whimsical element with watercolor calligraphy.

Located in the heart of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts is dripping in artwork with gilded details to welcome guests. This unique space was opened in 1876 to display collections of historical art while gracefully integrating modern art into its portfolio. Philadelphia is filled with historical charm and we wanted our editorial to take inspiration from the style of the museum and its surroundings.

Thank you to all our vendors and models that made this come to life!

Paper Good & Signage: House of Catherine, Planning and Styling: Lovehaus Events, Venue: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Flowers: Connie Mcallister Flowers, Rentals: SJ Party Rentals, Antique Rentals: Estate Vintage and Thrift , Bride: Sydney Paige, Groom: Elijah Crawford, Bridesmaid: @lbonadonna, Bridesmaid: Caitlin Brittingham, Cake: 2 Little Piggys BBQ , Desserts: Starr Events , Hair: Ariel Katrina Hair , Makeup: Makeup By Kasey G, Wedding Dress: Lovely Bride, Jewelry: L’Priori Jewelry , Brides Robe: BHLDN , Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids 

JESS & MATT

JESS & MATT // MARRIED // WATERWORKS // PHILADELPHIA, PA

Jess and Matt's vision for their wedding was laid back elegance with a 1920's inspiration.  The wedding took place at the Waterworks in Philadelphia, PA with lots of DIY decor.  Thanks to all these great vendors: Wedding Planner: Pam Valentino from Waterworks Dress | Cymbeline, Groom | J.Crew, Make Up | Beehive Salon, Invitations | Good Goose Graphics, Flowers | Phoebe Floral, Band | Scratch DJ's, Caterer | Waterworks, Cake | Waterworks, Photo Booth | We Love Photobooths

KATELYN & FRED

KATELYN & FRED // MARRIED // FAMILY ESTATE // STROUDSBURG, PA

Katelyn and Fred had a beautifully styled chic wedding, black tie formal meets farm fete.  The wedding took place at their family's estate, Mountain Run Farm.  It couldn't get more romantic with a barn ceremony and string lights followed by a lavish tented dinner under the stars.  And to top it off, the couple hid away for cocktails in a treehouse after the ceremony!   Thanks to all these great vendors: Dress | Tara Keely, Groom | Z Zenga, Make Up | Fawn Monique, Invitations | Oblation Paper & Press, Flowers | Allium Floral Designs, Band | Deena Miller Band, Caterer | Epicurean Delight, Cake | Sonia's Sweet Inspirations, Farm Tables | Maggpie Rentals.

KAYLA & MICHAEL

KAYLA & MICHAEL // ENGAGED // RACE STREET PIER // PHILADELPHIA, PA

Michael contacted us to document his proposal to his girlfriend, Kayla.  It was such a wonderful experience planning the special event behind the scenes.  From finding the perfect location to coordinating the secret surprise photo shoot!  Michael and Kayla are a dream to work with and we are so happy to have had the honor to be a part of this memory!

JAMIE & RICK

JAMIE & RICK // ENGAGED // FISHTOWN // PHILADELPHIA, PA

Jamie and Rick were the winners of our Instagram contest in collaboration with Cake Life Bake ShopPapertini Floral and Event DesignGarces Events and Garces Group.  They won an amazing giveaway that included an engagement shoot by us, a cake tasting with Cake Life, a gorgeous bridal bouquet by Papertini and dinner for two at a Garces restaurant.  Jamie and Rick are big foodies, with Jamie running her blog Philly Food Adventures where she writes about navigating the Philadelphia ethnic food scene.  If you want to treat yourself, take one of her Philadelphia's Chinatown tours!  So naturally, we ran with a food theme and did pictures at one their favorite restaurants, Kensington Quarters.  Jamie is also a kick ass cancer survivor.  She shares some of her experience on her blog so we had to go to this amazing Amberella conquer mural.  Lastly, we hit Cake Life's bright and welcoming storefront location for their cake tasting.  Their cakes are works of art and the taste of everything is fresh with the perfect amount of rich sweetness. I mean, Beyonce got her birthday cake there.....just saying. :)

Thank you so much to all the incredible vendors we worked with to make this possible!