Madeline and Michael have been best friends since middle school but when they both happened to be in Paris at the same time three years ago they decided to take the plunge. With such a fairytale love story, Philadelphia wedding photographer KATIE TRAUFFER ran with the Parisian concept, starting with the most Francophile venue just outside Philadelphia - CURTIS ARBORETUM. Katie tells us, "With its stunning hand painted hall and sweeping terraces, it is truly a little slice of Paris right in our backyard. From there we added details embracing classic French style. Soft blue table settings, romantic florals, and artistic touches like delicately calligraphed name scrolls and our incredibly embroidered MARCHESA gown completed the look of this day and Madeline and Michael's joy shined through in every moment."
With planning by LOMI WEDDINGS & EVENTS it features the most beautiful stationery suite by THE VINTAGE INKWELL and romantic florals by BUTTERCUP. Katie continues: "I was deeply inspired by Monet's The Parc Monceau series and wanted to bring that idyllic park day to life which made Curtis Arboretum a natural fit. I focused on capturing the painterly backgrounds found all around Curtis and exquisite details like vintage postcards at each place setting and even incorporating Monet's painting throughout the detail styling to bring this vision to life. I am overjoyed that we could create a day that brought together so many talented vendors expressing their creativity while still honouring our model couple's incredible story."
Thank you to Philadelphia wedding photographer KATIE TRAUFFER for sharing this beautiful shoot with us. Katie has a passion for telling your love story! With a background in literature and a keen eye for detail, her goal will always be to capture your most precious moments in a way that authentically tells your story for years to come. "I'm a natural light photographer who loves bringing out the gorgeous colour of life. My work is airy and bright while embracing vibrant hues and the natural beauty around us. The images we create will be natural, romantic, full of emotion, and most importantly a timeless celebration of your happiest days." See her portfolio to see more of her work.