Stacey and Cory opted for Philadelphia City Hall Wedding Day Portrait Session. They had a courthouse wedding and wanted a few photos to commemorate this symbolic and beautiful start to a new chapter. Stacey shared a bit about her vision for her wedding and a sweet surprises she was greeted with at the ceremony!
This was both Cory and I second wedding. We really wanted a low key, intimate ceremony with our immediate family. City Hall was a perfect location. We also loved the architecture of the building and the old time feel.
Cory was born in Philadelphia and raised just outside. I moved to the Philadelphia area 10 years ago from Wales, UK. We both love the city and regard it as home.
The first gift Cory ever bought me was a ring looped through a chain. I wore it as a necklace for years. The band has my grandfather’s, who passed away, initials engraved on the inside with I love you engraved around the outside. He played a very important part in my life growing up. I decided to use this as my wedding band as it is very sentimental to me.
Another special moment that happened at the wedding – My mom and step dad were supposed to fly in from Wales the day before the wedding. Their flight was delayed and they missed their connection. They managed to get a flight the day of the wedding into Philadelphia but we thought for sure they would miss the ceremony and just end up joining us for dinner. When I got to the front desk at City Hall before the ceremony, they were there! They had rushed through the airport and managed to get to City Hall just in time! I had no way of knowing they were there as their cell phones do not work internationally. It was a very special moment.
Research the requirements – it is not as easy as you think to get married at City Hall Philadelphia! We had to visit the office twice and then a third time to actually get married.
Wedding Dress brand: Lulus
Wedding Dress shop: Lulus
Bride’s Shoes: DSW
Makeup: I did my own makeup
Rings: Blue Nile
Flowers website: Flowers by Jena Paige
Groom’s attire website: Express
Looking for more inspiration? Check out this Philadelphia City Hall Wedding Ceremony!