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Marriage at the Michener

Serving as both a ceremony and reception venue, the James A. Michener Art Museum, is the perfect destination for an urban contemporary styled wedding. Boasting natural light at every turn, Ashley Gerrity Photography captured the gleaming couple in their full brilliance. Utilizing the art in the museum, Ashley framed the two beautifully as neutral earth tones and golds flooded the room.

Contrasting the lavish decor, red, pink and deep orange flowers were clustered in the bouquet and table arrangements, adding a surprisingly delightful pop of color. A splash of fuchsia could be seen in the bowtie and handkerchief of the groom, complementing the floral design and adding a little more zest.

The variation in bridesmaids dresses offered more depth and texture to the bridal party, while also mimicking some of the overlay in the bride’s dress furthering the cohesiveness of it all.

The black and white striped table cloth, invitations and mix of black and stripped tiers of cake diversified the solid color scheme of the styled shoot and boosted the wow factor. Introducing gold embellishments in the table design effortlessly weaved together the decor, apparel and venue, and not to mention the sparkling pyramid of champagne.

If this doesn’t scream, let’s get married tomorrow, I don’t know what does?! Let this styled shoot help you and your endeavors while planning your Dream Wedding.

 

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Photographer: Ashley Gerrity Photography   Event Styling & Planner: Jenna Tracy Events   Venue: Michener Art Museum   Food/Desserts: Catering by Design   Floral Design: Garnish   Dress: Darianna Bridal   Tuxedo: Darianna Bridal   Bridesmaids Dresses: Darianna Bridal  Invitations: Calligraphilly   Cake: Butter Sugar Flour   Jewelry: L Priori   Hair & Makeup: Philly Hair & Makeup   Videographer: Ashley Gerrity Photography   Bridesmaids Models: Muir Models

Chemistry at the Franklin Institute

We all know the Franklin Institute as a prestigious museum of science, but who knew it would be the perfect wedding venue? Alexandra and Stephen Rabena shared their special day with friends and family this past Fall and did it dazzle! April & Bryan Photography had the privilege of capturing this exquisite wedding, dripping in luxury. With an urban contemporary vibe, the couple utilized ivy greens, blush pinks and whites in their floral arrangements and bridesmaids dresses. The bridal party must have been extremely excited to wear and keep these velvet, versatile dresses. We all know bridesmaids dresses can be a one and done deal, but Alexandra truly thought through her choice of attire for her bride tribe.

Alexandra chose a low cut back and form fitting wedding dress in a mermaid style gown with lace embellishments, while the groom opted for an all black tux with a pale gold handkerchief. The pair made for a gorgeous bride and dapper groom.

While being in Philadelphia, the couple took advantage of the scenery with photos in front of City Hall on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and the fountain at Logan Park with the Philadelphia Museum of Art disappearing into the background.

The exploration didn’t end there. With the entire Franklin Institute at their disposal, the two made their way around the whole property and finally to their reception, which started off with a bang. The whole wedding party participated in a group dance followed by an all out glow stick rave!

All in all, this wedding was playful, romantic and a day the Rabenas will never forget.

Get inspired by this incredibly elegant wedding so that yours can be the Dream Wedding you always hoped it would be.

 

 

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