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Crystal Tea Room Wedding | Philadelphia, Pa | Ashley + Ryan

Aug 3, 2018

Ashley and Ryan’s Crystal Tea Room Wedding was filled with touches of pink and gold (and lots of donuts)! It was the first wedding I have had all Summer that didn’t have even a chance of rain and was a beautiful day. I loved being there for some getting ready time with Ashley. She was absolutely glowing and all of her girls were so excited to help. Everyone got emotional the second they first saw her in her wedding dress. It was truly made for her! I absolutely loved all of Ashley’s details, especially her shoes and chandelier earrings. The pink and ivory flowers were the perfect addition.

Ryan and his guys got ready for the day together as well. It was a special moment for Ryan to have his Dad and two brother’s there to help him prepare for the big moment! I loved that the guys had pink bowties and unique leather suspenders. Ryan even sported some silly mustache socks!

Ashley and Ryan met and have dated since High School. This has been a long awaited day for them to officially join each other’s families. It was such a beautiful day from beginning to end, I can hardly wait for you to see!

And then it was time to officially tie the knot! Ashley and Ryan saved the first time they would see each other for the aisle. It was such a special moment as Ashley’s father walked her down the aisle to give her away. The church filled with cheers as they were announced husband and wife and sealed it with a kiss!

After the ceremony, it was time for a little alone (JUST MARRIED!) time for Ashley and Ryan – with me as their third wheel, of course. I love that we had a nice combo of garden style portraits with some greenery, as well as, an industrial style in the city! The grounds at their church served for a lovely backdrop and I couldn’t stop having Ashley play with that amazing train on her Estee Couture gown! Once we got into the city for the reception at the Crystal Tea Room, we ventured out into Center City, Philadelphia, for a few more portraits! There is something I just adore about the clean lines and light colored backgrounds of the city. These two were oozing love and you’ll see what I mean!

I’m just going to cut right to the chase and say that Ashley’s Maid of Honor wore a mismatched, rose gold sequined gown, and it was my favorite thing! These ladies and gents looked amazing and were so much fun! With the pops of pink in the bouquets draped in ribbon, to the guys bow ties, everything came together quite nicely!

I always love my time with the guys and gals separately. I especially love the femininity of the bridesmaid portraits and these pretty pink ladies were no exception! The guys were looking equally as dapper in their navy suits and leather suspenders (another personal fav). When the whole group came together, the day was just complete!

The ballroom at the Crystal Tea Room at the Wanamaker Building is absolutely stunning. The touches of gold, ivory and pink, fit the bill with Ashley’s theme. It was the perfect reception space. The high ceilings and columns are a vision. I absolutely adored all of the details throughout! Golden details and lush flowers filled the room. Ashley actually made her table numbers, cake topper, donut bar, all acrylic signs, and SO much more herself! She has the cutest little Etsy shop that’s linked at the bottom of the post!

This group of friends and family came ready to party! Ashley and Ryan entered the room beaming with love and happiness, twirling around on that huge and welcoming dance floor. That was followed by the sweetest of parents dances and speeches that had everyone laughing. Later, everyone joined in and danced the night away! If the myth holds true of good luck and a long marriage if the bride and groom smash cake into each other’s faces, I think Ashley and Ryan can expect a lifetime of love and luck! As you will see, there were a TON of desserts including DONUTS to indulge in all night long!


Venue | Crystal Tea Room – Finley Catering

Flowers | Essence of Flowers – Christine Sousa

Hair + Makeup | Soffiato Via

Dress Shop | Nicole Bridal + Formal Shoppe

Dress Designer | Estee Couture

Bridesmaid Dresses | David’s Bridal

Menswear | Mens Warehouse 

Table numbers, signs, and donut bar decor | Save the Date Designs Co.

Entertainment | Jelly Roll Band

Cake | Termini Brother’s Bakery


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