PAFA Museum Wedding Philadelphia, PA

Wedding Venue: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts(PAFA)

Wedding Vibe: Summer, Museum Wedding, Philadelphia, Art

Color Palette: Pink, Blue, Green

 

 

 

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts(PAFA)

Museum Wedding

PAFA is is a truly unique venue for a wedding reception. The Historic Landmark Building at PAFA is the oldest art museum & art academy in the country and makes an unexpected and intriguing backdrop for a wedding reception and day of photos. Located right in center city, just blocks from city hall, PAFA is convenient to hotels and attractions. When I asked the couple how they selected their venue, they shared, “We chose the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts because it has a sense of beauty and history that we both really appreciate. “

 

 

Getting Ready at Le Meridien Hotel Philadelphia

Le Meridien Hotel is very close to PAFA, which made it a great choice for getting ready.

Wedding dress hanging in window at Le Meridien Hotel in Philadelphia Bridal bouquet by Afloral Affair PA bridesmaids on bed with bride, mom and bride and wedding dress mom helping bride put on dress at Le meridian Philadelphia Bridal Portraits at Le Meridien Hotel Philadelphia Bride at Le Meridien Hotel Philadelphia in window groom getting ready at Le Meridien Hotel Philadelphia

 

 

Wedding day First Look at

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

The bride and groom decided to do their first look at PAFA in the Cast Hall which houses over 120 rare plaster casts and makes it an interesting and unique space for wedding day photos.

Bride and groom first look at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Philadelphia

Bride and Groom in Cast Room at PAFA wedding photos of couple in Cast Room PAFA Museum Philadelphia Bride and groom photos at Art Museum in Philadelphia couples wedding portraits at Museum in Philadelphia

 

How They Met

The couple shared their love story: “We met the first day in college and quickly became close friends. We started dating our senior year, and a mere six years later Sean proposed in Astoria Park, one of our favorite places in New York City.”

Philadelphia couple Art Museum Wedding Photos

 

 

Couples Photos at PAFA Wedding

The Historic Landmark Building is a stunning building designed by Frank Furness and George W. Hewitt in 1876. The grandeur of the space features high ceilings, intricate designs and of course beautiful art. Taking the couple’s portraits here was dreamy and from the main staircase to the many galleries, there was no shortage of places for photos.

Wedding photos of Bride and groom on Staircase inside PAFA Bride and groom dancing at art museum venue Philadelphia Bride and groom photos on Art Gallery At PAFA wedding party at PAFA Museum Wedding Philadelphia

 

 

Wedding Ceremony at

Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church

The wedding ceremony was at a local Philadelphia Church right in the city.

Wedding Ceremony at Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church Philadelphia

Cocktail Hour at

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

It was back to PAFA for cocktail hour and reception. The mixing and mingling and celebrating of the guests could be felt through the museum. What excitement and celebratory fun!

Cocktail Hour at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

wedding reception decour at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

 

 

Wedding Decor at Museum Wedding

 I loved how the couple decorated their reception space. Here is what they shared about preparing the details for their day:

“We’ve hunted around antique shops for colored glassware that has a connection to Philadelphia (like a bottle with Ben Franklin’s face on it). Some advice is to get other people involved! For example, Sean’s sister is creating the escort cards, even though she lives across the country.”

What a great idea to have friends and family help out too!

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Broad Street Wedding Photo

with Philadelphia City Hall

PAFA is located right on Broad Street in Philadelphia, so when you step outside you can get the classic “City Hall Photo” by standing in the median on Broad St. Doing this photo at night made it even more fun!

 

Broad Street Wedding Photo with Philadelphia City Hall

 

 

PAFA Wedding Vendors

Wedding Venue: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts – PAFA

Getting Ready Hotel: Le Meridien Hotel

Wedding Planner: Phuliffects Events

Wedding Florist: Afloral Affair PA

Wedding DJ: EBE Talent

Wedding Cake: The Frosted Fox Cake Shop

Wedding Hair & Make-up: Magnifique Artistry Beauty

 

 

Couple’s Review for Heidi Roland Photography

“We booked Heidi as our wedding photographer and she was really wonderful. We have fabulous photos from our wedding day and everyone we’ve shared photos with agrees that we had an amazing photographer who captured the best shots of our day. I highly recommend Heidi!”

 

 

Want to see more museum weddings in Philadelphia?

Check out this Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts wedding for more inspiration from this special venue!

This Franklin Institute Wedding is definitely worth browsing.

PAFA Museum wedding Philadelphia

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