Power Plant Productions Wedding Philadelphia

Wedding Venue: Power Plant Productions

Wedding Vibe: fall, elegant, city chic

Color Palette: black and white



Power Plant Productions Wedding in Philadelphia

This wedding could be summed up in one word “fun!”. Honestly, the bride didn’t stop smiling all day and her energy was contagious! What a truly magical wedding day full of joy and excitement. 



Wedding Invitations Featuring Philadelphia Skyline

Sarah and Sergio’s love for the city of Philadelphia was present throughout their wedding. The main color palette for the wedding was white and black but small pops of color could be seen all throughout the day. I especially loved their wedding invitations which featured a watercolor painting of the Philadelphia skyline to set the tone for the evening.

When asked about their wedding theme, the bride shared:

“Our concept for our wedding is “City Chic,” a modern city wedding with a black and white color scheme that pays tribute to city night with bright white lights and dark skies.”

And what better place to have your wedding than the city of brotherly love!



wedding details of rings and wedding invitation with a watercolor painting of the philadelphia skyline



The Dress!

The bride’s wedding dress was an absolute showstopper! All of the elegant details on the dress provided a perfect dazzel of sparkle for her big day. An important part of Sarah and Sergio’s day was to incorporate their loved ones. Sarah’s mom gave her a pin from her grandmother that she was able to use as her something borrow and something blue to go on her bouquet.



Bride and her mother putting on the bride's wedding dress

Bride having fun on wedding day while putting on her earrings and shoes

Bridal portraits and details of white rose bouquet and wedding dress



First Look with Dad and Brothers

It was really important to this couple to incorporate their loved ones in their celebration all throughout their wedding day. After getting ready with her mom, Sarah was able to share a special first look moment with her dad and brothers. I just love the glow of excitement on all of their faces!




Bride first look with her dad and brothers on her wedding day in Philadelphia Bridal Portrait at Marriott Hotel in Old City Philadelphia by Heidi Roland Photography

Bridal portrait of the back of the wedding dress by Heidi Roland Photography



Getting Ready at The Philadelphia Marriott Old City

The Marriott in Old City Philadelphia has an extremely elegant feeling that was a perfect place for this couple to get ready.  In the lobby of the hotel, there is a great “Library” Room, a perfect spot for a few photos of the groom! Right down the road from Penn’s Landing, this hotel is a great place for couples looking to incorporate the historic side of Philadelphia.



Groom putting on bowtie and jacket for wedding day in Philadelphia Marriott in Old City Groom portraits in library room of Philadelphia Marriott Old City Groom portrait on wedding day in library room by Heidi Roland Photography Groom showing his watch and receiving boutonnière from his mom on wedding day in philadelphia



Wedding Day First Look at 18th Century Garden

Down the street from the Philadelphia Marriott in Old City is one of my favorite first look locations, the 18th Century Garden. The lush greenery of the garden provides the backdrop; it’s a cozy area for an intimate moment with the bride and groom before their big day.



Bride and Groom first look in 18th century garden in Old City Philadelphia Bride and groom first look excitement in 18th century garden of Old City Philadelphia Groom clicking his heels together with excitement while crossing the street with the bride in Philadelphia

Bride and groom portraits in front of marble columns by Heidi Roland Photography



Wedding Photos at The Merchant Exchange Building in Old City

Near the hotel (Philadelphia Marriott Old City) where the bride and groom got ready was an amazing location, The Merchant Exchange. The historic architecture and elegant marble features of the building were the ideal location for photos to compliment their elegant wedding day.



Bride and groom outside the merchant exchange building in old city philadelphia Bride twirling and showing her bouquet before philadelphia wedding Groom portraits in Old City Philadelphia at The Merchant Exchange by Heidi Roland Photography Bride and Groom elegant wedding portrait outside The Merchant Exchange in Old City Philadelphia Bride and groom smiling in Old City Philadelphia by Heidi Roland Photography Groom twirling bride around outside The Merchant Exchange building in Old City Philadelphia



Wedding Party Photos at The Merchant Exchange Building Philadelphia

Not only was The Merchant Exchange building in Old City the perfect spot for couple’s photos, it is also where we did the wedding party. The color fo the building allowed the black bridesmaid’s gowns and groomsmen’s suits to show off how wonderful they all looked together.



Bride and groom with their wedding party outside the merchant exchange building in Old City Philadelphia Bride laughing with her bridesmaids and grooms snapping and walking together on wedding day in philadelphia Bride and groom with their bridal party by Heidi Roland Photography



Bride and Groom Photos with Benjamin Franklin Bridge

Having their wedding in Old City Philadelphia really provided this couple with a great opportunity to incorporate the city throughout their day. Just a few blocks from their wedding venue is this cool street view of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, a classic Philadelphia scene!



Bride and groom kissing with Ben Franklin Bridge in the background



Wedding Ceremony at Power Plant Productions 

Power Plant Productions is a great venue for a couple looking to have an elegant and intimate wedding surrounded by their loved ones. This loaction is a really versatile space and is the perfect place for subtle wedding day details.

When asked about the venue, Sarah said “We absolutely love Power Plant Productions. It has such a unique charm, and its historic characteristics pay tribute to the city we live in. The architectural elements made us really envision saying we do” 

After saying ‘we do’, Sarah and Sergio celebrated with a rose petal toss which is a Persian wedding tradition.



wedding ceremony set up area at Power Plant Productions in Philly

Bride walking down the aisle with her parents at wedding power plant productions venue in philadelphia bride and groom at the altar saying vows by Heidi Roland photography Bride and groom tearing up during wedding vows at small Philly wedding small philadelphia wedding at power plant productions in old city Bride and groom kissing at the end of the aisle after getting married in philadelphia



Wedding Reception at Power Plant Productions 

One of the great things about Power Plant Productions was the versatility of the space, Sarah and Sergio were able to have both their ceremony and reception there. Three main themes ran throughout their entire day: fun, Philly and their loved ones. At their gift table, the couple chose to incorporate a tribute to those who were unable to be there with them for their special day by having photos of them at the gift table so they could watch over the fun.

Featured at their cocktail house was a specialty drink, the “Philly Special” perfectly on theme with their wedding day!


Detail of the reception at Power Plant Productions wedding. Wedding cake with fruits and chocolate and a philadelphia signature drink light up love sign at philadelphia wedding by Heidi Roland Photography



Bride and Groom First Dance at Power Plant Productions 

Love is in the air and the dances have begun! Sarah and Sergio shared a beautiful first dance with some of their guests looking on. After the first dance, Sarah shared a father/daughter dance, Sergio shared a mother/son dance and sweet and funny speeches were made by the Maid of Honor and Best Man.


Bride and Groom's first dance at Power Plant Productions in Old City Philadelphia

Philly couple during their first dance on their wedding day Father daughter and mother son dances on wedding day in Old City Philadelphia Maid of Honor giving speech during Philly wedding day by Heidi Roland Photography Bride and groom during toasts at power plant productions wedding

Best man giving speech with family laughing at Philly wedding



Dance Floor Fun at Power Plant Productions Wedding

The fun isn’t over yet, it’s time to party and if we know anything about Sarah and Sergio it’s that they love to have fun!

“Our favorite part of wedding planning was coming up with fun and creative ways for our guests to enjoy our celebration. Having an intimate wedding of 60 has given us the creative freedom to spend more energy on personalized moments. Having fun and energetic DJ to start the party is extremely important to set the vibe for the evening.”


Bride and friends wearing heart shaped glasses on dance floor of philadelphia wedding

Bride and groom having fun on the dance floor at their old city wedding by Heidi Roland Photography Bride dancing and celebrating on the dance floor during her wedding in philadelphia Philadelphia Bride and groom singing on the dance floor surrounded by their loved ones Brendenbecks desserts and dancing at Power Plant Productions Groom and groomsmen dancing at philadelphia wedding Bride wearing sheer gloves and heart shaped glasses dancing on wedding day Bride in her wedding dress being held by her friends wearing heart shaped glasses at philadelphia wedding


The Sugary  – Wedding Cake Cutting

All of that dancing sure can make you hungry, it was time to cut the cake. The couple got their wedding cake from The Sugary. I love their unique chocolate and fruit- covered cake!



Bride and groom cutting fruit-covered wedding cake from philadelphia bakery Power Plant Productions wedding ceremony Philadelphia PA by Heidi Roland Photography

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Couple’s Review

Here is what this couple said about the wedding photography experience:

“Heidi was an absolute dream to work with!

From our initial conversation, she was extremely communicative, responsive, and professional. She prepared a seamless timeline and curated the perfect day for us. She kept us on track throughout our entire wedding day and was focused on getting the perfect photos while keeping things fun and loose. She understood our photography vision and goals and brought them to life!

We received our photos 18 days after our wedding and were absolutely over the moon with the quality and quantity of the photos. They are truly breathtaking photos and were overwhelmed with the amount we received.

We can’t possibly say enough great things about Heidi! Highly recommend this wonderful, professional, and extremely kind photographer.”




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Wedding Vendors

Wedding Venue: Power Plant Productions

Getting Ready:  Philadelphia Marriott Old City

Caterer:  O’Neils

Wedding Dress Shop + Fittings: Jay West Haddonfield

Wedding Dress Brand: Casablanca Bridal Style 2373

Groom’s Attire: Men’s warehouse

Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie

Personal Flowers: Rosebud Floral Art

DJ: DJ Kevin Kong

Wedding Cake: The Sugary

Desserts: Bredenbecks