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Urban Meets Rustic Fall Philadelphia Wedding

As a proud card carrying member of the foodie club, I can fully appreciate this couple’s goal for fab food at their wedding and I’d say they succeeded – guacamole and fish tacos? Heck yes! A menu that amazing makes for happy guests and Alyssa Maloof captured all that joy and more at this modern mixture of urban-meets-rustic – see it all in our VAULT right this way!

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From the Bride… After nine years of dating, our families could not wait for this wedding. We knew we wanted our wedding to be simple, have really great food, and for everyone to dance the night away. Our venue was not only the perfect mix of urban modern and rustic I was looking for, but it also had a guacamole bar, which played a bigger part in my decision that I’d like to admit. I mean, guacamole and fish tacos at a wedding? Sold!

The week of the wedding we received news of a hurricane almost as bad as Sandy could be hitting the area. I was so worried my out-of-town guests flying in (and two out of six girls in my bridal party!) wouldn’t make it. Also my dreams of having lush outdoor photos were dashed. I emailed my photographer a couple dozen times asking for all of the “indoor” places we could take pictures if the weather ended up not holding up. There was no hurricane here, but definitely not beautiful weather. The best part is that not only did my bridal party make it, our pictures were beyond gorgeous and I’m so happy we didn’t get to take the photos outside. The architecture of the train station and platform are some of my favorites!

Our wedding ceremony was officiated by our sister-in-law, and her son was the ring bearer. It was really important to us to have someone we know and love guide us through such a significant step in our lives. It was also important to us to honor both families traditions, our ceremony was beautiful and extremely personal.

Thanks to our awesome DJ, we had the most amazing dance party. All of our friends and family had such a great time. I don’t think my husband and I left the dance floor all night. It was even better than I could have imagined!

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Photography: Alyssa Maloof | Floral Design: Belovely Floral & Event Design | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Invitations: Minted | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Rent The Runway | Makeup: Mack Stylist | Hair: Mack Stylist | DJ: White Label DJs-Nick DiGiulio | Groom's Attire: The Black Tux | Transportation: Philly Transportation LLC | Venue: JG Domestic | Accomodations: Windsor Suites Hotel | Sash: BHLDN

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Styled Snapshots’ Kendall Johnson’s Timeless + Feminine Autumn Wedding

When the Bride is fashion blogger bride Kendall Johnson of Styled Snapshots, it’s no surprise that her wedding is stylish, glam and full of wow moments. From the beautiful Minted invitation suite and pretty Donna Morgan bridesmaids’ dresses to the pretty BHLDN reception décor, this gorgeous autumn wedding will convince you to have a fall fête. See all the reasons why from to Rachel Pearlman Photography in THE VAULT!

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From Rachel Pearlman PhotographyStyle Blogger Kendall Johnson of Styled Snapshots loves fall, fashion, and her hometown, so naturally an October affair in Philadelphia was a done deal for her wedding to Matthew Kremer. As a well known fashion blogger renowned for her classic and timeless fashion sense, Kendall’s overall design goal was to implement the spirit of autumn, while keeping things feminine and blended. After an intimate church ceremony at an historic Philadelphia chapel, Kendall and Matt celebrated at The Ballroom at the Ben — the very backdrop of the famous dancing scene between Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence of ‘Silver Linings Playbook.’ How fun!

Kendall’s gown was a creme beauty from Stefan Jolie, which was complimented by gray gowns by Donna Morgan, who also collaborated with Kendall on her big day. Synderela, a bespoke wedding down designer based in New York, collaborated with Kendall on the flower girl tutus. Kendall chose gold and glittery Kate Spade for her pumps and clutch, adding pops of sparkle to her chic, classic look.

The NYC-based couple collaborated with a few amazing vendors to bring their vision to life; Minted designed the couples’ classic white invitation suite with grey script. Simple gold and creme place-cards and a custom drink menu were perfectly elegant. BHLDN supplied some most amazing decor for the ballroom – table numbers, cocktail votives, champagne flutes, cake knife and server, and an envelope holder. Kendall’s idea to paint pumpkins gold was an elegant nod to fall, that kept with the formality of her venue. Chrissy from Market Fresh Florals is a family friend and worked directly with Kendall to bring her vision to life.

Philadelphia is Kendall’s hometown, and The Ballroom at the Ben is one of Philadelphia’s oldest wedding venues. It was used for the infamous dancing scene between Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence in the Academy Award winning film ‘Silver Linings Playbook’. St. Peter’s Church has an incredible history, and many revolutionary war heroes are buried in its’ ceremony. The first service at St. Peter’s Church was held on September 4, 1761, and the church has been in continuous use ever since. After Kendall and Matt made the decision that they would get married at St. Peter’s Church (found by happenstance while roaming the City), Kendall’s mother revealed that she lived across the street at one point and would look at this church daily, never in a million years dreaming of having a daughter who would then one day get married there.

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Photography: Rachel Pearlman Photography | Floral Design: Market Fresh Flowers, Chrissy Brown | Wedding Dress: Stefan Jolie | Invitations: Minted | Ceremony Venue: St. Peter's Church - Philadelphia | Reception Venue: Ballroom At The Ben | Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade | Jewelry: BHLDN | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Donna Morgan | Makeup: Make Me Up Pretty | Hair: Amanda D'Andrea | Band: Rio, EBE | Clutch: Kate Spade | Event Decor: BHLDN | Flower Girl Dress: Synderela

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Elegant Fall Philadelphia Wedding

I favorited it, pinned it, I saved the URL, and just may just have sent it around to the other editors; this Lela Rose dress is my new favorite. And this beautiful Bride absolutely rocked the elegant, chic style for her fall Philly wedding. Alison Conklin snapped all the pics and I must say, the ones strolling through the old city streets have my heart. See these and more in our VAULT right this way!

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Fall
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From the Bride… Robert and I met while studying abroad in Florence, Italy in 2007 and have been madly in love ever since. Our years dating were spent between Syracuse, NY (where we attended college), Philadelphia where Robert had lived, and New York City where we now reside, but when it came time to choose a city to get married in we knew that Philadelphia had captured our hearts.

Pulling from the history and romance that seems abundant in Philadelphia, I wanted our wedding to really reflect how emotional and sentimental we are as people.

We did our first look pictures in Elfreth’s alley – one the country’s oldest residential streets, dating back to 1702; a street we had often visited while dating.

I was determined to get married in an outdoor setting so I chose the Morris House Hotel; we were married at the 1787-built house, in a cobblestone covered courtyard hidden from the street. The architecture alone was perfect for a setting but we covered the small gazebo and chairs in flowers to add to the romantic feel.

Friends have been a constant part of our relationship as we consider our friends our family and have all grown up together. A very close friend of both of ours, Jon, got ordained and gave us the most beautifully spoken ceremony we could have wished for. Our friends Christina and Dave also told stories of different points in our lives that were both memorable and pivotal in the relationship we have today. There was not a dry eye in the house when our ceremony was finished.

After the ceremony we continued to the Downtown Club – a gentlemen’s club in the 1920’s sitting atop a white marble building overlooking independence hall.

We continued the romantic and antique vibe here in a 1920’s ballroom with white washed architectural details, an abundance of food and champagne, and dancing late into the night.

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Photography: Alison Conklin Photography | Cinematography: Be Films | Floral Design: Beautiful Blooms | Wedding Dress: Lela Rose | Ceremony Venue: The Morris House Hotel | Reception Venue: The Down Town Club | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Adrianna Papell | Makeup: Dana Yeager | Hair: Gina Foley | Band: LA Starz | Groom's Attire: Quinn Tailored

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