Golden Gates Wedding, Philadelphia, PA {Tatyana & Ilya}

Golden Gates Wedding, Philadelphia, PA

This Golden Gates wedding was lively and fun. Tatyana and Ilya  are such a lovely couple! There was so much love surrounding them. Their beautiful church ceremony  was decorated in bold red, which was a perfect fit for this late Fall wedding. I loved the bride’s deep red bouquet and her wedding dress was just beautiful. The detail on the back of the dress and flowing off shoulder sleeves added an unexpected and elegant twist to tradition. Tatyana and Ilya’s moms sat together at the ceremony and watched as their children unite. What a sweet and profound moment.

They chose a beautiful park nearby for couples portraits and bridal party photos. I loved their location choice which gave us a chance to capture the beauty of the season. There were pretty portrait locations everywhere you turn, brick walls and fall foliage, iron gates and beautiful benches. Tatyana brought along a white bridal shrug to keep her warm for the outside photos. What a pretty(and practical!) touch. I loved that she had this accessory as part of her look.

After photos they headed into their reception held at The Golden Gates Restaurant in Philadelphia, PA. They had a fun bubble entrance in for their reception. The room continued their theme with red draping and candle-lit tables. The venue was awesome and the food was never-ending and outstanding.  It was served family style. Delicious appetizers, savory main dishes and an overflowing table a delectable desserts. Their reception was full of songs, silly games for the guests, hilarious skits and touching speeches. This Golden Gates wedding  was definitely a fun-filled event and no one was happier then Tatyana and Ilya. I am wishing them a lifetime of  adventure and happiness together!

Event Planner: Evelyn Ivnitskaya/ instagram:

Cake: Golden Gates

Dress: David’s Bridal

video: edmtml ,


  1. What a gorgeous wedding and gorgeous photos! Well done!

  2. Ann says:

    What gorgeous wedding at Golden Gate! The ceremony and red roses were a perfect pop of wedding color!

  3. Julia says:

    Beautiful photos! I especially love the one with the bubbles!!

  4. Kristen says:

    You really lit that ceremony perfectly. Did you use an off camera set up?

    • admin says:

      Hi Petalsandglass – no off camera flash for the ceremony, it was a beautifully lit church!

  5. Tonya says:

    The red is amazing! I love how they incorporated into the ceremony and the reception. Her wedding dress is gorgeous!