Intimate Center City Philadelphia Ceremony at Vaux Wedding Chapel

Philadelphia Love Story

Rebecca moved to Philly from Florida in 2017 and didn’t know anyone when she arrived. An experienced improviser, the first thing she did was get involved at Philly Improv Theatre. Kris was an active performer and teacher there, and they ended up on the same improv team. One day after a show, Rebecca asked Kris to grab lunch and they have not spent a day apart since. Kristofer introduced Rebecca to all that Philly has to offer and made her feel at home when she was away from everything and everyone she knew. Their first date consisted of a ten-hour walk around the city, ending at the top of the Rocky steps, where Kris would later propose.

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Intimate Wedding at Vaux Philadelphia 

Vaux is a wonderfully refreshing option for a small wedding in Philadelphia. It has all the center city elegance and character and as soon as you step in you feel specail and celebrated! It is a modern and and affordable option for couples eloping or gather a imitate group of guests.

“We knew we wanted to get married in the heart of Philadelphia, the city where we met and fell in love. A small wedding was always our plan, so we wanted a space that was both intimate and elegant. Vaux Wedding Chapel was the perfect choice! As soon as we walked into the space, we were sold. We had considered eloping, but once we saw Vaux, we decided that we had to have our people there…it was just too beautiful not to share with our loved ones.”

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Planning a Wedding In Six Weeks

Can you believe Rebecca & Kris planned their entire wedding in just six weeks?! It is possible. This is one of the benefits of planning a smaller intimate wedding and keeping it simple and beautiful. 


My advise to other couples is follow your vision and intuition for your wedding day. We planned our entire wedding in 6 weeks, which made decision-making easy because we had to think quickly. We didn’t have time to ask for a lot of opinions, so our day really belonged to us. Trust your gut and make your wedding a reflection of who you are as a couple and you can’t go wrong!


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Ketubah Signing

“To honor my Jewish heritage, we incorporated the traditional Ketubah signing ceremony. This was especially meaningful because Kristofer had the honor of wearing a tallit (prayer shawl) that belongs to 98-year-old Holocaust survivor Abe Zalcberg, the father of my boss and mentor Sarah Franco. We also decided to write our own vows and I am so glad we did it was a chance to share our promises in front of our friends and family.”

Ring Warming Ceremony

“Since we had a small number of guests, we wanted to incorporate them into the ceremony. We did this by having them participate in a “Ring Warming” ceremony in which the rings were passed around so that each guest could offer them a personal and private blessing or wish. By the time the rings got to us, they contained the warmth, energy and well wishes of all of our wedding guests!”

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Wedding Cake: Carlo’s Bakery

Caterer sandwiches: Le Petit Chef

Wedding Dress: BHLDN

Wedding Dress Alterations by: Prim and Perverse

Bride’s Hair: Sammy Aronchick

Bride’s Makeup website: Gina Stauffer

Engagement ring: Jared:, Bands: Helzberg Diamonds

Flowers: Nature’s Gallery Florist

Groom’s attire: Indochino

Ceremony and Reception venue: Vaux Studio

officiant: Ralph Andracchio

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