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Welcome to Rebecca Barger Photography Blog!

Rebecca Barger was a top staff photographer for The Philadelphia Inquirer for many years. This is why her wedding images are unique.   Rebecca works as your personal photojournalist, from salon to cake cutting. Trust your wedding day images with a Pulitzer Prize nominee! 


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For detailed options, please e-mail me at  rebecca@rebeccabarger.com

Let me know your wedding date and the venue for your reception and ceremony. I  will personally reply with options.  Tell me about your special day and what is most important to you!  Consider including your phone number.  ~Rebecca

Lauren + John, Ballroom at the Ben

Lauren + John married at St. John the Evangelist and celebrated at Ballroom at The Ben, it was a chilly Saturday in January — but everyone was willing to go outside for a few photos!

Can’t find the words to describe my excitement when I saw our wedding photos!  So amazing, Rebecca  - you are so talented,  these pictures are a dream!!!! We are so happy and SO thankful for incredible family and friends who celebrated with us!!!  Absolutely incredible photos! ~Lauren

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A just married kiss for Lauren + John at Race Street Pier, Philadelphia.

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Preparing for wedding day at Phila.’s Marriott, Lauren’s gown from Bridal Garden.

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What a great big laugh from Lauren during their wedding ceremony!

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What a FUN bridal party!

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A quick dance on the balcony at Finley Catering’s Ballroom at The Ben.

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Adriana + Dominic, Cescaphe Ballroom, Phila.

After their wedding ceremony, Adriana + Dominic stopped the car for some South Philly Love!

Hi Rebecca!!!  We are back from the honeymoon and I have to tell you how much we love all of the photos!!!! They are absolutely BEAUTIFUL and I get so emotional looking at them.  My mom is in awe of how you captured all the details and she is so happy with how they turned out!!  I keep going through the entire gallery thinking, how will I make my album choices??  

You really outdid yourself Rebecca!!  We love you!!!  Thank you SOO SOO much for making my day so unforgettable and adding such a special touch to all of these special moments!!  Talk to you soon,

~Adriana and Dom 

Newlyweds, Adriana + Dominic stopped for a quick South Philly Christmas kiss!  Gorgeous gown from Nicole Bridal.

Newlyweds Adriana + Dominic stopped for a quick South Philly Christmas kiss! Gorgeous gown from Nicole Bridal.

Adriana mom holds back a few tears as she prepares for her wedding.

Adriana’s mother holds back a few tears as she helps Adriana in her gown.

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Adriana’s unique Orabella gown was made of silk guipure lace, from Nicole Bridal, her something “borrowed” and something “old” was her mother’s veil.

Love this photo of Adriana dressing in her parents bedroom.

Love this photo of Adriana dressing in her parents bedroom.

Finishing touches with Adriana's 'maids and her mom. Guipure lace gown by Orabella from Nicole Bridal.

Finishing touches with Adriana’s ‘maids and her mom. Guipure lace gown by Orabella from Nicole Bridal.

 

The trolley's HERE!

The trolley’s HERE!

Adriana's mom heads to the trolley!

Adriana’s mom heads to the trolley!

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Dominic prepares for his wedding.

Dominic prepares for his wedding.

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Dominic and his groomsmen outside of Epiphany of Our Lord.

Adriana walks the aisle at Epiphany of Our Lord, where her parents married!

Adriana walks the aisle at Epiphany of Our Lord, where her parents married!

She was off and running!

She was off and running!

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Just Married!

Just Married!

Adriana wore her mother's veil, chapel length.  Just think, that veil was worn by her mother in the same church.

Adriana wore her mother’s chapel length veil. Just think, that veil was worn by her mother in the same church.

Champaign in a 1962 Rolls Royce, cheers Adriana + Dominic!

Champaign in a 1962 Rolls Royce, cheers Adriana + Dominic!

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Bridesmaids gowns by

Fun bridal party on a chilly day!

A Philadelphia golden sunset for the just married couple!

A perfect Philadelphia wintertime golden sunset for the just married couple, Rebecca Barger Photography.

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View of Philadelphia's South Broad Street from the 62 Rolls Royce!

View of Philadelphia’s South Broad Street from the 62 Rolls Royce, Rebecca Barger Photography.

Sharing the South Philadelphia Love!

Sharing the South Philadelphia Love! Rebecca Barger Photography.

Cescaphe Ballroom's lighting by Beautiful Blooms.

Cescaphe Ballroom’s lighting by Beautiful Blooms.

The couple made their own limoncello and each guest received a bottle as a gift!

The couple made their own limoncello and each guest received a bottle as a gift!

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First dance for newlyweds at Cescaphe Ballroom, entertainment by Sid Miller Dance Band.

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First Dance at Cescaphe Ballroom.

First Dance at Cescaphe Ballroom.

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A little flambé to wrap up the reception!  Thank you for letting me be a part of your day, Adriana + Dominic!

A little flambé to wrap up the reception! Thank you for letting me be a part of your day, Adriana + Dominic!

Holly + Ben, Phila. Museum of Art

Holly and Ben married in a glass tent at  The Philadelphia Museum of Art on a lovely, October evening!  This fantastic event was planned, designed and produced by Table Art, catering by Stephen Starr and photography by Rebecca Barger.

Rebecca, LOVE THE PICS!!!  This blog post made me so happy. You are so talented. THANK YOU!  Couldn’t be happier. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! ~Holly

Holly + Ben at The Philadelphia Museum of Art on their wedding day, Rebecca Barger Photography.

Holly + Ben at The Philadelphia Museum of Art on their wedding day, Table Art, Stephen Starr Event,  Rebecca Barger Photography.

Green eye'd Holly, cosmetics by Beke Beau, gown by Monique Lhuillier from The Wedding Shoppe in Wayne.

Holly and her stunning green eyes, cosmetics by Beke Beau, gown by Monique Lhuillier from The Wedding Shoppe in Wayne, hair by Stephanie Burdick.

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Gorgeous Monique Lhuillier gown from The Wedding Shoppe in Wayne.

Gorgeous Monique Lhuillier gown from The Wedding Shoppe in Wayne.

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Holly and her family preparing for Holly's wedding day, flowers by Table Art.

Holly and her family preparing for Holly’s wedding day, flowers by Table Art.

Ben prepares for his wedding.

Ben prepares for his wedding.

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Holly gets some help from her sister in crossing the Ben Franklin Parkway for her first look with Ben.

Holly gets some help from her sister in crossing the Ben Franklin Parkway for her first look with Ben.

First Look with Holly and Ben!

First Look for Holly and Ben!

Holly + Ben on their wedding day, cosmetics by Beke Beau.

Holly + Ben on their wedding day, cosmetics by Beke Beau.

Windy wedding day photos on the Phila. Art Museum stairs., Rebecca Barger Photography.

Windy wedding day photos on the Phila. Art Museum stairs., Rebecca Barger Photography.

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Holly and her lovely 'maids on the stairs of the Phila. Museum of Art.

Holly and her lovely ‘maids on the stairs of the Phila. Museum of Art.

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Ben + Holly share a wedding day kiss underneath the watchful eye of Diana who has reigned as the goddess of the Phila. Museum of Art's Grand Stair Hall since 1932, prior to then she was on top of  NY's Madison Square Garden as a weathervane.

Ben + Holly share a wedding day kiss underneath the watchful eye of Diana who has reigned as the goddess of the Phila. Museum of Art’s Grand Stair Hall since 1932, prior to then she was on top of NY’s Madison Square Garden as a weathervane.

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The glass tent, where the ceremony and reception took place is shown outside the Museum of Art, Table Art.

The glass tent, where the ceremony and reception took place is shown outside the Museum of Art, Table Art.

Ceremony in the glass tent, gorgeous decor by Table Art.

Ceremony in the glass tent, gorgeous decor by Table Art.

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Cocktails served in the Museum's Great Stair Hall, including a raw bar, Stephen Starr Events.

Cocktails served in the Museum’s Great Stair Hall, including a raw bar, Stephen Starr Catering Group, planning design and production by Table Art.

Phila. Museum of Art glass tent decor by Table Art, Stephen Starr Event.

Phila. Museum of Art glass tent decor by Table Art, Stephen Starr Event.

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First Dance, entertainment by Elan Artist's Rhythm Collective.

First Dance, entertainment by Elan Artist’s Rhythm Collective.

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The newlyweds and their parents.

The newlyweds and their parents.

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Lots of excitement around the flip-flops!

Lots of excitement about the flip-flops!

Wedding reception entertainment by Elan Artist's Rhythm Collective

Wedding reception entertainment by Elan Artist’s Rhythm Collective

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Parent dances!!

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View of Phila. from the glass tent.

View of Phila. from the glass tent.

What a party!

What a party!

Mazel Tov Holly and Ben, Best Wishes Always! ~Rebecca Barger

Mazel Tov Holly and Ben, Best Wishes Always! ~Rebecca Barger

Logan + Yoni, Rodeph Shalom

Logan + Yoni married on a lovely autumn day at Rodeph Shalom.  Wedding was coordinated by Lynda Barness at  I Do Wedding Consulting.

Hi Rebecca, Logan happened to be home this weekend this morning she came into my room told me that the pictures were on your blog. She sat next to me and we went through them together. Well, I was just screaming in her ear the whole time about how much I loved them, how gorgeous she looked, and how I was totally blown away by your ability to capture such terrific expressions, scenery, love and excitement that the wedding embodied. I am looking at them, looking at them, and looking at them some more! Thank you for sharing these with us. The photo narrative brings back all of the joy of wedding weekend.

With gratitude~Roberta + Ira, Parents of the bride

Logan in her Pnina Tornai gown, Rebecca Barger Photography.

It's alway fun to shoot in Philly traffic, especially when your couple is a show stopper, with Logan in her Pnina Tornai from Kleinfelds, wedding planning by IDoPlan, Lynda Barness.

It’s alway fun to shoot in Philly traffic, especially when your couple is a show stopper, with Logan in her Pnina Tornai from Kleinfelds, wedding planning by I Do Wedding Planning, Lynda Barness.

Wedding day preparations at Loew's, Philadelphia.

Wedding day preparations at Loew’s, Philadelphia.

Wedding day preparations at Loew's, Philadelphia.

Wedding day preparations at Loew’s, Philadelphia.

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Logan's wedding day hair and makeup by Beautiful Bride's Philly, gown by Prina Tornai.

Logan’s wedding day hair and makeup by Beautiful Bride’s Philly, gown by Prina Tornai.

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First Look!

First Look!

Always great to get the Philly skyline in your wedding day photos.

Always great to get the Philly skyline in your wedding day photos.

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Logan in her Pnina Tornai gown from Kleinfeld Bridal, flowers from Amaranth Florist, wedding day coordinated by Lynda Barness of IDoPlan, Rebecca Barger Photography.

Logan in her Pnina Tornai gown from Kleinfeld Bridal, flowers from Amaranth Florist, wedding day coordinated by Lynda Barness of IDoPlan, Rebecca Barger Photography.

Bridal party outside of Rodeph Shalom, Phila.

Bridal party outside of Rodeph Shalom, Phila.

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Love this portrait of Logan, her mom and her grandmother, three generations of beautiful ladies!

Love this portrait of Logan, her mom and her grandmother, three generations of beautiful ladies, hair and cosmetics by Beautiful Brides Philly.

 

Shown is the modern style addition at Rodeph Shalom, lots of wedding photo possibilities.

Shown is the modern style addition at Rodeph Shalom, lots of wedding photo possibilities.

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what an interesting photo of the flower girls heading down the aisle at Logan + Yoni's wedding ceremony at Rodeph Shalom.

Interesting photo of the flower girls heading down the aisle at Logan + Yoni’s wedding ceremony at Rodeph Shalom.

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Wedding day catering by Feast Your Eyes.

Wedding day catering by Feast Your Eyes, IDoPlan, Lynda Barness.

Entertainment and celestial lighting by EBE Entertainment, Feast Your Eyes, decor by Amaranth Floral, Narbeth.

Entertainment and celestial lighting by EBE Entertainment, Feast Your Eyes, decor by Amaranth Floral, Narbeth.

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What an entrance!

What an entrance!

Logan + Yoni's gorgeous first dance, celestial lighting by EBE, Rodeph Shalom Wedding, Rebecca Barger Photography.

Logan + Yoni’s gorgeous first dance, celestial lighting by EBE, Rodeph Shalom Wedding, Rebecca Barger Photography, IDoPlan.

Mazel Tov!

Mazel Tov!

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Entertainment by EBE's London Bridge at Rodeph Shalom.

Entertainment by EBE’s London Bridge at Rodeph Shalom.

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Butlered desserts by Feast Your Eyes served on the dance floor and good night donuts to go!

Butlered desserts by Feast Your Eyes served on the dance floor and good night donuts to go!

 

Mazel Tov, Logan + Yoni, have a good night kiss in front of your cake by Feast Your Eyes Catering.

Mazel Tov, Logan + Yoni, have a good night kiss in front of your cake by Feast Your Eyes Catering.

Karen + Jim, Pomme, a Peachtree & Ward Venue

Hi Rebecca,  we just spent the last 2.5 hours going through the entire gallery the first time.  Thank you for preserving these special moments.  You each did a  remarkable job capturing our wedding day from beginning to end, and injected an artistic quality giving the images such depth.   We love each and every photo. We can’t thank you enough, Rebecca.   ~Karen + Jim

Karen and Jim married on an Autumn afternoon at Pomme, a Peachtree and Ward venue.  You must truly admire a bride wearing vintage Armani and red rain boots!  Wedding Coordination by Proud to Plan.

Karen + Jim married at beautiful Pomme.  Sometimes a little bit of rain can be quite a lovely thing! Wedding coordination and decor by Proud to Plan.

Karen + Jim married at beautiful Pomme. Sometimes a little bit of rain can be quite a lovely thing! Wedding coordination and decor by Proud to Plan.

Karen + Jim have a romantic  wedding day kiss under the umbrella at Pomme, a Peachtree and Ward venue.

Karen + Jim have a romantic wedding day kiss under the umbrella at Pomme, a Peachtree and Ward venue.

Karen is certainly a beauty with her bridal bouquet by Amaranth Florist, hair by Up Your Do, cosmetics by Carie Brescia.

Karen is certainly a beauty with her bridal bouquet by Amaranth Florist, hair by Up Your Do, cosmetics by Carie Brescia.

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First Look for Karen and Jim in the garden at Pomme.

First Look for Karen and Jim in the garden at Pomme.

Karen and Jim at Pomme, a Peachtree and Ward venue, Karen is wearing her vintage Armani.

Karen and Jim at Pomme, a Peachtree and Ward venue, Karen is wearing her vintage Armani.

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See the fantastic  Kate Spade license plate purse for Karen to carry on her wedding day.

See the fantastic Kate Spade license plate purse for Karen to carry on her wedding day.

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Love this image of Karen and Jim snuggling in the  garden at Pomme, A Peachtree + Ward venue.

Love this image of Karen and Jim snuggling in the garden at Pomme, A Peachtree + Ward venue.

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Love this candid of Karen slipping on her rain boots!

Love this candid of Karen slipping on her rain boots!

Wedding ceremony at Pomme, officiated by Andy Mahaney, The Wedding Planner.

Wedding ceremony at Pomme, officiated by Andy Mahaney, The Wedding Pastor.

Congratulations, Karen and Jim are married!

Congratulations, Karen and Jim are married!

Fantastic cocktail hour featuring Peachtree and Ward's catering.

Fantastic cocktail hour featuring Peachtree and Ward’s catering.

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Gorgeous decor at Pomme, by Proud To Plan, flowers by Amaranth Florist, lighting by Synergetic and cake by Clay's Corner Creative Bakery.

Gorgeous decor at Pomme, by Proud To Plan, flowers by Amaranth Florist, lighting by Synergetic and cake by Clay’s Corner Creative Bakery.

Varied table sizes  add to the lovely decor at Pomme, a Peachtree and Ward venue.

Varied table sizes add to the lovely decor at Pomme, a Peachtree and Ward venue.

Lots of fun things for Karen and Jim reflecting their love of NYC and Philadelphia.

Lots of fun things for Karen and Jim reflecting their love of NYC and Philadelphia.

First Dance for Karen and Jim, entertainment by Synergetic Sound.

First Dance for Karen and Jim, entertainment by Synergetic Sound.

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Cake by Clay's Corner Creative Baker.

Desserts were passed hors d’oeuvre style on the dance floor  by Peachtree and Ward.  Cake cutting at Pomme, Cake by Clay’s Corner Creative Baker.

What a fun sparkler exit on the bridge outside Pomme.

What a fun sparkler exit on the bridge outside Pomme.

 

Congratulations Karen + Jim!!  Best Wishes Always!

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Steph + Zack, Aronimink Golf Club

Stephanie and Zack are shown photographed through her veil on their gorgeous autumn wedding day at The Aronimink Golf Club, cosmetics by Cheekadee, hair by Brides by Beneditti.

Hi Rebecca,Wow -this was so exciting!  We love them!! Absolutely cannot wait to see the full gallery! Great job! Thank you, Rebecca!!!  ~Steph
Steph + Zack  married at Aronimick Golf Club in Newtown Square, PA.

Steph + Zack married at Aronimick Golf Club in Newtown Square, PA.

Steph's cosmetics were by Cheekadee and hair by Up Your Do, wedding day florals by Sullivan Owen.

Steph’s cosmetics were by Cheekadee , wedding day florals by Sullivan Owen.

Gorgeous wedding day hair by Up Your Do, cosmetics by Cheekadee and bridal bouquet by Sullivan Owen.

Gorgeous wedding day hair by Brides by Benedetti, cosmetics by Cheekadee and bridal bouquet by Sullivan Owen.

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Starting wedding day with champagne in the Rolls Royce!  Rebecca Barger Photography.

Starting wedding day with champagne in the Rolls Royce! Rebecca Barger Photography.

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Gorgeous autumn wedding day images on the grounds of Aronimink Golf Club, Rebecca Barger Photography.

Steph and Zack on the lovely grounds of the Aronimink Golf Club, her gown is Robert Bullock purchased at Designer Loft Bridal in NYC.

Steph and Zack on the lovely grounds of the Aronimink Golf Club, her gown is Robert Bullock purchased at Designer Loft Bridal in NYC.

Stephanie, such a beautiful autumn bride, cosmetics by Cheekadee and  hair by Up Your Do, Rebecca Barger Photography.

Stephanie, such a beautiful autumn bride, cosmetics by Cheekadee , Rebecca Barger Photography.

Wedding day images on the golf course of Aronimink Golf Club.

Wedding day images on the golf course of Aronimink Golf Club.

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Three lovely ladies, Stephanie with her mom and sister.

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Lovely decor of the Aronimink Ballroom by  Sullivan Owen Floral & Event Design.

Lovely decor of the Aronimink Ballroom by Sullivan Owen Floral & Event Design.

Steph and Zack's first dance, entertainment by Soul Patch Philly.

Steph and Zack’s first dance, entertainment by Soul Patch Philly.

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Entertainment by Soul Patch Philly.

Entertainment by Soul Patch Philly.

Any bride that crowd surfs at her very own wedding, is my kinda bride!!

Any bride that crowd surfs at her very own wedding, is my kinda bride!!

Steph and Zack ended their wedding day with a sparkler exit!  Best Wishes Always, Steph + Zack!

Steph and Zack ended their wedding day with a sparkler exit! Best Wishes Always, Steph + Zack!

Julie + Mike, Naval Square, Philadelphia

Julie + Mike married on a September afternoon at Naval Square in Philadelphia.

Hi Rebecca!  The pictures look amazing! They are exactly what we had hoped for. Great job!  Thanks again! ~Julie & Mike

 

Julie and Mike married on the lawn at Naval Square, Philadelphia, flowers by Fabufloras.

Julie and Mike married with Philadelphia skyline as their backdrop, flowers by Fabufloras, Rebecca Barger Photography.

Julie and Mike on their wedding day in Philadelphia.

Julie and Mike on their wedding day in Philadelphia, Rebecca Barger Photography.

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Julie + Mike share a quiet moment on their wedding day, Philadelphia.

Julie + Mike share a quiet moment on their wedding day, Philadelphia.

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Mike and Julie on their wedding day, Philadelphia, Rebecca Barger Photography.

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Gorgeous photos by Kerry at Fabufloras, Phila.

Gorgeous photos by Kerry at Fabufloras, Phila.

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A mariachi band arrives to help celebrate Julie + Mike's wedding!

A mariachi band arrives to help celebrate Julie + Mike’s wedding!

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Best Wishes Always, Julie + Mike!!! ~rebecca barger photography