Christy and Brian are an All-Philadelphian couple, and their wedding day was a mixture of love, Philly history, and awe gratifying moments! The National Museum of American Jewish History was a stellar venue choice for this classically elegant wedding. With stops at the Second Bank, and the 18th Century Gardens this entire day lead a marvelous historical trail filled with Philadelphia pride! All of the hard work and amazing components that this couple created for their special day shows all throughout these photos, and were so pleased to share it here on the Philly In Love wedding blog!
From the Bride: “Brian and I met at Xfinity Live. We were both “wing manning” for our friends who were dating at the time. We actually spent the night in PBR Bar riding the mechanical bull! We had a blast, I knew the night we met it was going to turn into something more.”
“Brian arranged for a caricature artist to meet us in Fitler Square one afternoon. He had convinced me he found an awesome Groupon deal and wanted to get one done for our bedroom wall. We met our artist in the park and sat on the bench when she drew what I thought was our picture, but she actually drew a picture of Brian on one knee proposing.”
“My best memory is our first look. It was such a romantic and intimate experience. We went back and forth for a while deciding if we wanted to do one or not and up until our wedding day I still wasn’t certain we were making the right choice. The moment he turned around I knew we made the right decision. We were both emotional and being able to share that moment between just the two of us was priceless.”
“We wanted our wedding to be fun, to be a party. Our biggest concern was the booze and a DJ. Everything else really fell together. We did a lot ourselves, the center pieces, aisle decorations, seating cards (we used corks and paper leaves) We certainly had our stressful moments, especially with the center pieces….we are still finding glitter in our house, three months later, but overall it was a fun and exciting time.”
Advice for Brides-to-be: “Enjoy it. We had a 17 month engagement and it flew by. Don’t stress about the small stuff, all people remember is if they had fun. It doesn’t matter if the center pieces aren’t perfect or if your first dance routine is off by a few beats. Just make it an enjoyable and memorable experience for your family and friends.”
Vendors | Photography: Capture Your Beauty | Ceremony/Reception Venue: National Museum of American Jewish History | Floral/Decor: Orchid Flower Shop | Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas | Dress Shop/Dress Designer: YES to the DRESS in Huntington Valley | Bridal Accessories: Shoes: Michael Kors, Headband: Charming Charlie | Catering: Sensational Host | Cake/Bakery: Sweet T’s Bakeshop | DJ/Band: Centerstage Entertainment | Hair and Makeup: The Finishing Touch | Bridemaids Dresses: Alfred Angelo | Groomsmen Suits: Mens Warehouse |