[Wedding] Mary & Adam – The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA

Mary and Adam have always been a couple who had very unique tastes and sensibilities, and their wedding day was a perfect illustration of that. The forecast was still unclear as we made the trek down to Philadelphia that morning: 50% chance of snow flurries with a 50% chance of snow-like-you-wouldn’t-believe. They only had a few requests for their beautiful winter wedding at the venerable Franklin Institute: everyone had to have fun, the food had to be great, and there had to be snow…and lots of it. And boy, did they get it!

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Venue: The Franklin Institute // Catering: Frog Commissary // Hair: Blush Freelance // Make-up: Blush Freelance // Dress: Kenneth Pool // Shoes: Badgley Mischka // Groom’s attire: Men’s Wearhouse // Jewelry: Nadri earrings, Kate Ketzal bracelet, Toni Federici hair comb, Mother-of-the-Bride’s ring as bride’s “something borrowed” // Floral/Decor: Robertson’s Flowers // Entertainment: Amsterdam by EBE Events & Entertainment // Stationery: Paperless Post // Cinematography: Tweed Weddings // Planner/Coordinator: Alana Lo

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