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Weddings these days

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A good marriage isn’t something you find, it’s something you make, and you have to keep on making it. 

Can we all just take a minute to appreciate the good in the world? People are vowing to love each other and stay together through it all, every single day. What I love about weddings is that couples can have a completely traditional and beautiful ceremony or they can do anything they want and at the end of the day all that matters is that two people decided to make it official and promise to be there through everything. This post is here just to appreciate all of the different ceremonies I have had the honor of photographing. Some were religious and held in churches, others were still religious and held at their venues. Others were officiated by friends, and one in particular had no officiant at all! What is amazing is that couples are identifying what works for the two of them and running with it.

 

The traditional and non-traditional aspects of weddings and ceremony that photographer Noreen Turner has captured

The traditional and non-traditional aspects of weddings and ceremony that photographer Noreen Turner has captured

The traditional and non-traditional aspects of weddings and ceremony that photographer Noreen Turner has captured

I remember my mom telling me about her wedding day and saying that my grandmom judged her flower choice because she chose to have some pale pink flowers blooms in her bouquet, going against the traditional all-white floral standard. My mom and dad celebrated 50 years of marriage this past year so yes, this was a long time ago, but just think of all of the choices couples can have now! I know it can be overwhelming but it’s kind of amazing at the same time. No two weddings are the same just like no two couples are the same. And you get to celebrate exactly how you want! Don’t apologize for having a small wedding, or a huge wedding, or being a little “extra”. You do you and go enjoy the shit out of it!

The traditional and non-traditional aspects of weddings and ceremony that photographer Noreen Turner has captured

The traditional and non-traditional aspects of weddings and ceremony that photographer Noreen Turner has captured

The traditional and non-traditional aspects of weddings and ceremony that photographer Noreen Turner has captured

The traditional and non-traditional aspects of weddings and ceremony that photographer Noreen Turner has captured

The traditional and non-traditional aspects of weddings and ceremony that photographer Noreen Turner has captured

 

The traditional and non-traditional aspects of weddings and ceremony that photographer Noreen Turner has captured

The traditional and non-traditional aspects of weddings and ceremony that photographer Noreen Turner has captured

Noreen is a wedding photographer located in Riverton, NJ and serving the South Jersey, Philadelphia, Bucks County, and Delaware markets. To inquire about weddings with Noreen Turner Photographer click here.

Laurel Creek Country Club Wedding

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When you bond with a bride over a shared love of spreadsheets and organization you know the wedding is going to go off without a hitch. Brooke and Eddie’s Laurel Creek Country Club wedding was exactly as we planned and maybe even better. The timeline of the day moved so smoothly even with the unexpected hiccup of it also being Treasure Day in Riverton. For those of you not from the area, Treasure Day is a townwide yard sale that folks take very seriously. Treasure Day is one of many events Riverton holds to raise funds for their epic 4th of July celebration. A small portion of Treasure Day also took place in the church parking lot! Luckily by the time we arrived for the ceremony the tables and shoppers had gone, but not too early – because our groom scored a sweet Christmas ornament from a yard sale just across from the church!

Everything from the sun, to the perfectly placed clouds making family portraits simple, to the light rain in the evening that made for a few amazing nighttime portraits, worked out in our favor. I also admit that working with an excellent video time was the icing on the cake! Mike and Ted are wonderful people and I was so excited when Brooke and Eddie decided to hire them! Not only do they create amazing videos for their clients but these two gentlemen are some of the most generous people I know. For the past two years a group of photographers and myself have adopted families for Christmas and cooked dinners for families staying at the Ronald McDonald house. Mike and Ted are the first to volunteer or generously donate to these causes!

Thank you Brooke and Eddie for having me photograph your amazing day! It was an honor. Congratulations on your marriage and I wish you both a lifetime of happiness!

 

Ceremony – Sacred Heart Riverton

Reception – Laurel Creek Country Club

Videographer – Flagship Studios

Photographer – Noreen Turner Photography

 

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To book your wedding with Noreen Turner Photography, please inquire here.

Reeds at Shelter Haven Wedding

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Michelle and Jeff’s Reeds at Shelter Haven wedding was an exra special one for me to photograph. Michelle and I first met almost eight years ago when she started working for the same company as me, both in the accounting department. I left accounting a few years ago and then moved on to work for a different company as well, but in the same building. My office faces the parking lot and when I saw Michelle coming in to work in the morning, I would make sure I told her that she looked amazing, like a total creep!! And I made sure to tell her that again on her wedding day because she truly never looked more beautiful. I was more than honored that Michelle chose me to photograph her day! I was excited to be there not only to capture these memories but also to see someone who I admire and respect, say I do to a wonderful man.

The day started out with sunshine and we crossed our fingers that our photo plans would work out. Unfortunately the rain poured down during prep, leaving us stuck indoors for the first look and a good part of the bridal party portraits. After the rain stopped we brought a towel outside and took as many portraits as we could before the ceremony. The rest of the evening was on and off with rain, with a few flickering lights and claps of thunder, which left us all wondering if we would have power for the reception. Luckily we did! Friends and family partied the night away and celebrated alongside Michelle and Jeff.

Congratulations newlyweds and best wishes for a beautiful life together!

 

Bride & Groom Prep – The Reeds at Shelter Haven

Ceremony & Reception – The Reeds at Shelter Haven

Florist – Coventry Crossing

DJ – Dinardo Brothers – Michael Scott

Makeup – Makeup by Tracy

Hair Stylist – KisstheBride LLC

Bridal Gown – Allure Bridals

Bridal Salon – Bridal Garden

Grooms’ Suit – Jos. A Bank

Photographer: Noreen Turner Photography

 

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Hotel Palomar Wedding

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From our first meeting to their engagement session at Forbidden Drive and finally to their wedding day, Christine and Devon were kind, goofy, funny, thoughtful, and just a joy to be with. Their Hotel Palomar wedding was perfectly quaint, romantic, and full of love.

We started the day a little different than most weddings, skipping the bride and groom prep and went straight for the first look in Hotel Palomar’s library. After a few portraits there we were able to take our time and explore Rittenhouse Square for a few more portraits. The park was pretty busy since it was such a beautiful day but we lucked out and scored a sweet spot where no one was in our way. Christine and Devon were even personally serenaded by a wonderful gentleman in a yellow seersucker suit. They insisted that he didn’t need to sing for them I won that battle and we have some adorably sweet and awkward photos for it!

After the photos in Rittenhouse we made our way back to Hotel Palomar for family portraits, the ceremony, cocktail hour, and dinner. I need to mention that Christine and Devon truly made me feel like family. I had a seat at the table and enjoyed dinner with their close family and friends. I loved learning more about them as a couple and also all about how they met their friends. After an amazing dinner we walked over to Fado for a little after party!

Their wedding day was truly amazing! Having a small wedding doesn’t take away from the importance of the day and if anything, the celebration is even more special. This was definitely evident for Christine & Devon. Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. and thank you so much for having me be a part of your day!

 

Florist: Carl Alan

Hair & Makeup: Salon L

Bridal Gown: BHLDN

Groom’s Suit: Armen’s

Ceremony & Dinner: Hotel Palomar

After Party: Fado

Photographer: Noreen Turner Photography

 

Photos from a spring Hotel Palomar wedding in Philadelphia.

Photos from a spring Hotel Palomar wedding in Philadelphia.

Photos from a spring Hotel Palomar wedding in Philadelphia.

 

Photos from a spring Hotel Palomar wedding in Philadelphia.

Photos from a spring Hotel Palomar wedding in Philadelphia.

Photos from a spring Hotel Palomar wedding in Philadelphia.

Photos from a spring Hotel Palomar wedding in Philadelphia.

Photos from a spring Hotel Palomar wedding in Philadelphia.

Photos from a spring Hotel Palomar wedding in Philadelphia.

Photos from a spring Hotel Palomar wedding in Philadelphia.

Photos from a spring Hotel Palomar wedding in Philadelphia.

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To book your wedding with Noreen Turner Photography just send me an inquiry over here!

PLEASE TOUCH MUSEUM WEDDING

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What a whirlwind of a day!! First of all, this day was not the first wedding for Swetha & Jon. The happily, already married couple already celebrated in India alongside Swetha’s family in a traditional ceremony and celebration. The wedding, in traditional fashion, lasted several days and was a huge event! Following their Indian wedding, Swetha & Jon had their American wedding right here in Philadelphia, at the Please Touch Museum. The location was perfect for this fun-loving couple who did not let anything get in their way of a great time.

Their wedding date happened to fall on the first beautiful spring day in Philly which meant traffic….everywhere. We originally had planned on finishing the bride and groom’s preparations then meeting at the Delaware Waterfront for the first look and a few portraits, then heading to the Please Touch Museum and Whispering Wall for more photos. The traffic really threw a wrench in our plans and unfortunately we were not able to make it to the waterfront and barely had time to leave the immediate area outside of the Please Touch Museum. You would never guess how much we were running behind because of those issues because Swetha, Jon, and their families and friends were just intent on enjoying the beautiful day.

Their Please Touch Museum wedding went off without a hitch and we were still able to make beautiful photos just on the steps and areas in front of the museum. The ceremony was heartful, romantic, and sweet and was followed by some laughter and craziness on the carousel. The reception area at the Please Touch Museum is stunning. You won’t find a ballroom as grand as this anywhere else. Swetha & Jon’s good friend made custom toy centerpieces for each table, fitting given the location. The rest of the night was a true party and the dancing didn’t slow down for one second.

Swetha & Jon, you were a true pleasure to work with. Your personalities were truly magnetic and it was a joy spending the day with you both, even if a good part of that day was sitting in an uber, slowly making our way through traffic. I wish you both a life together filled with even more beauty than BOTH of your weddings!

 

Ceremony & Reception – Please Touch Museum

Catering – Brulee Catering

Florist – Willow and Thistle

DJ – Center Stage

Makeup – Emily Dimant

Hair – Blo Out

Bridal Gown – Essence of Australia

Bridal Salon – Ellie’s Bridal Boutique

Groom’s Suit – Men’s Warehouse

Photographer: Noreen Turner Photography

 

A spring Please Touch Museum wedding by Noreen Turner Photography in Philadelphia.
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HOTEL DU VILLAGE WEDDING

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You may remember Carrie and Pat from their NYC engagement session last summer. The happy couple lives together in New York where they first met playing rec soccer on opposite teams. I was fortunate enough to meet Carrie & Pat last July for their engagement photos and got to see the neighborhood that they call home. Fast forward to this spring, Carrie and Pat are finally married!! Their wedding day was absolutely beautiful (and luckily much cooler in temperature than their engagement session). The day went off without a hitch not only because Carrie and Pat are awesome, but so was their venue. Their Hotel du Village wedding was flawless! The ceremony and reception spaces, the bridal suite, groom’s prep location, and grounds were all available for us to use and did not disappoint.

After the first look and some windy portraits guests started to arrive for the ceremony. The ceremony was heartfelt, sentimental and gave everyone gathered around had an inside look into Carrie and Pat’s history and love story. After cocktail hour we were able to steal the newlyweds for a few additional minutes of portraits. We couldn’t was the amazing sunset that was happening! The rest of the night is history! Guests partied along with Modern Luxe band who had everyone up and dancing all night! And before the sparkler exit, guests were even treated to late night snacks like mini pork roll, egg, & cheese sandwiches.

I have loved working with Carrie and Pat over this past year! They have been so kind, easy-going and genuinely wonderful. They even gave me a few bags of their favorite coffee as a gift and if that doesn’t tell you how awesome these two are, I don’t know what will.

Enjoy a small look into their beautiful Hotel du Village wedding!


Bride and Groom Prep:

Ceremony: Hotel du Village
Reception: Hotel du Village
Catering: Hotel du Village
Wedding Coordinator: Lisa Stankowski
Florist: Virburnum Design
Band: Modern Luxe
Makeup Artist: Jillian Eldridge
Bridal Salon: Lovely NYC
Groom’s Suit: Book a Tailor
Photographer: Noreen Turner Photography

 

RIVERTON COUNTRY CLUB WEDDING

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Congratulations to Brad and Wendy! Their intimate wedding was held this past February at the Riverton Country Club in Riverton, NJ. Their close friends and family were all there to celebrate their marriage, including their grandchildren, who probably don’t realize yet how cool it is that they were able to party at their grandparents’ wedding! Thank you for having me, I’m honored to have been apart of this very special evening!

Ceremony, Reception & Catering: Riverton Country Club
Photographer: Noreen Turner Photography
Cake and Desserts: Homemade
Officiant: Sean Collingsgru

 

UNION TRUST WEDDING

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If there is anything you should take away from this Union Trust wedding it’s that you don’t ever need to apologize for being a little extra! Jaime meticulously planned her wedding day and admitted that some details may have been over the top but it was flawless and stunning! Jaime and Anthony celebrated among close friends and family in the best way and didn’t let the rainy weather get in their way of anything. We started the day at the Hotel Monaco for prep and the first look and then made our way to the Blue Cross Riverrink for photos. While we waited for our own private cabin we hung around the lodge for a bit to take photos and of course grab some crab fries! The rain stopped just in time for a few photos around the river rink and along the Delaware River. Then it was time to head to Union Trust to meet for family photos and the ceremony! The space at Union Trust is stunning on its own but the flower wall provided by Nicol Floral Designs and the centerpieces by Precious Petals made it breathtaking. The ceremony and reception were perfect thanks to all of the staff at Finley Catering and each of the other vendors listed. We ended the night with an amazing dessert display complete with waffles, ice cream and much more. Congratulations Jaime and Anthony! I wish you both a life filled with nothing but happiness!

Ceremony: Union Trust
Reception: Union Trust
Florist: Precious Petals
DJ: Silver Sound – Steve Croce
Hair and Makeup: Ashley Marie / Bombshell Hair Studio
Dress Designer: Madison James
Caterer: Finley Catering
Bridal Salon: Kleinfeld NYC
Groom’s Suit: Men’s Warehouse
Floral Wall: Nicol Floral Designs
Videography: Chester Springs Video

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DUKE ART GALLERY WEDDING

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Regina & Ryan are truly an inspiration couple! They are smart, kind, down-to-earth, well-traveled, and genuinely amazing people to be around. I loved getting to know them during their engagement having the honor of photographing their unique wedding this past fall. With friends and family the new Mr. and Mrs. Brown said I do and then celebrated all night at their Duke Art Gallery Wedding. Thank you for having me as a part of your beautiful day!

Ceremony: St. Monica Church
Reception: Duke Art Gallery
Wedding Coordinator: Craig Zeserman
Florist – Beautiful Blooms
Band – Del’s Groove
Hair and Makeup: Adolf Biecker
Dress Designer: Paloma Blanca
Caterer: Jeffrey Miller
Bridal Salon: Van Cleve
Groom’s Suit: The Black Tux

HOTEL DUPONT WEDDING

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There is something that I love about self-proclaimed “awkward” couples! Alex and Erik claimed to be awkward in front of the camera but really they were sweet and fun. We first met at my studio and was so glad when they chose me as their photographer – they were definitely people I knew I would love to work with. Knowing that their December would be artificially lit due to the early sunset, we tried to have a sunny engagement session but instead were met with overcast skies. Regardless, we had a great time exploring Valley Forge Park together! Their day was a bit rainy and cold but inside their Hotel DuPont wedding everything was perfect! The formal Christmas wedding was absolutely stunning. Every inch of the venue was a dream to work in just as Alex & Erik were, even in all of their “awkwardness”. Congratulations Alex & Erik! It was an honor to photograph your day!

Ceremony: Hotel DuPont
Reception: Hotel DuPont
Wedding Coordinator: Susan Norgeot
Florist – Flowers by Yukie
Band – BVT Live – Strangers
Hair and Makeup: Joseph Anthony Retreat Salon and Spa
Dress Designer: Allure Bridals
Caterer: Hotel DuPont
Bridal Salon: Claire’s Fashions
Groom’s Suit: Men’s Warehouse
Videographer: Trabbland
Photographer: Noreen Turner Photography

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