Iryna Shostak Photography

Hotel Weddings

When you’re planning a wedding, location is everything. Many couples are turning to hotel wedding venues to connect them to outstanding views, amazing service, and flawless interiors, as well as accessibility for out of town guests. Everyone associates hospitality with hotels, and when you are planning a hotel wedding, you get that and so much more.

Cities are a vibrant mix of industrial grit, landmarks, and atmosphere. Choosing a hotel wedding, like one at the Loews Philadelphia, means that capturing outstanding wedding portraits next to some of the most iconic landmarks in the City of Brotherly Love is just mere steps away.

And why stop there? In almost any direction your wedding party wanders, there are stunning marble staircases, or stately historical buildings, for Iryna Shostak to create the kind of inspired wedding portraits couples are looking for.

There are a few details in a wedding which have not been carefully considered and chosen. Each pair of cufflinks or earrings, the watch, the tie, right down to your grandmothers’ handkerchief, details often have an important meaning. Hotel suites are often a simple, yet perfect, canvas for photographing these important details. Your story is in the details, and a hotel wedding helps you showcase them in style.

Hotel wedding venues which have been fashioned out of old buildings offer a new vintage spin on your day. Lovingly repurposed, the Hotel Du Village was originally a schoolhouse and still features the warm, rich, wood-paneling, ideal of capturing the details of a wedding dress.

Being in the heart of the city means that couples can take advantage of outstanding skyline views from the hotel roof, balcony, or adjacent terrace. Hotels like the Hyatt Regency on the Hudson wow guests with views of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty, which is captured in the pages of your wedding album. The city is a wonderland of show-stopping backdrops for your ceremony, as well as your formal wedding portraiture.

There’s something wonderful about an open, airy space that is simple and elegant. Professional event planning staff at your hotel are skilled at helping you plan an exquisite wedding day. They’ve carefully chosen décor, which lends itself to being customized to suit your vision and provide a space where you shine. A hotel can be a wedding venue where understated sophistication makes you center stage.

Loaded with character and historical charm, hotels which are also landmarks, like the William Penn Inn and Normandy Farm Hotel, provide a unique backdrop to your day. Stone bridges and beautiful architecture that dates back over 300 hundred years cast a story-book feeling to your wedding, making it easy to create portraits that will stand the test of time. However, modern amenities inside the hotel ballroom means that wedding couples don’t have to sacrifice contemporary features while immersing their day in history.


Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Bridal Portraiture