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An Elegant Autumn Philadelphia Wedding at The Barnes Foundation

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Jamie & Henry’s wedding at The Barnes Foundation was equal parts modern, elegant, and fun! It took place on a November day, with details that fit the Autumn setting. Jamie’s stunned in a timeless Amsale gown, complete with a crepe bow on the back, paired Saint Laurent platform chunky pumps. The shoes were such a cool pick for the elegant gown! Flowers by Winsome Floral were made up of Fall color palette and reflected the leaves in the trees outside. Henry looked dapper in a Custom Zohreh Uomo suit and bowtie. 

The couple’s first look took place outside of The Barnes Foundation, with the building as a modern backdrop. The area surrounding the venue is stunning and provided the perfect mix of neutrals and natural colors. From Jamie: “We were absolutely blown away during our tour of the Barnes and it was an obvious decision for us. For the vibe of the wedding, we wanted to go with the style of the Barnes since it is so beautiful and we love the aesthetic. This led us to a modern but natural aesthetic with a neutral color palette.”

The ceremony took place on location under a gorgeous chuppa and was very special to the couple. Their sister in law (Henry’s brother’s wife) officiated, and it was personal and so perfect. During the vows, an unplanned, sentimental moment unfolded. Jamie & Henry each answered an important question that the other had asked in the past. Jamie answered Henry’s question of “what have I taught you in our relationship?”, and Jamie answered Henry’s question of “when did you know that I was the one?” It wasn’t intentional but all flowed together so perfectly. 

After the ceremony, it was time to party! The reception room was adorned with florals and featured natural wood textures, which paired perfectly with the neutral, Autumn color palette. Henry was not very involved in the wedding planning, but felt very strongly about the band and the bar. The couple decided on a circle bar in the middle of the room and it ended up being one of their favorite parts of the design. During the party, both Jamie’s & Henry’s moms were lifted in the chairs together during the Hora. Jamie’s mom is Jewish, and while Henry’s mom is not Jewish, she requested to do a Hora so she could go up in the chair. Her reaction vs. Jamie’s mom’s reaction is so hilarious and everyone loved that they did it together!

From Jamie: “Hiring the Fulton Events team was hands down the best decision we made in the process. They made everything so seamless and we loved working with them. We were determined not to let wedding planning stress us out and wanted to enjoy the process, and hiring Clover enabled us to do just that. It was also very important to us that our wedding have a fun, party vibe which led us to 45 Riots. They were so amazing and people were chanting for an encore at the end of the wedding (which we have never seen before). Winsome Floral was the perfect choice for our floral vision and we’re so glad Clover led us to Courtney, she is truly an artist! Plus, we loved working with the Magdalena Studios team and Liz & Tori were the perfect fit for us and our vibe! Everything throughout the day was so calm and seamless, and then the party was a huge rager just like we wanted! We realized after the wedding that our entire vendor team was made up of women owned businesses, and we’re pretty sure that’s why the day was so flawless!”

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Location: The Barnes Foundation
Designer: Fulton Events
Florist: Winsome Floral
Wedding Dress: Amsale
Makeup: Seth Richard
Hair: Dina Ducati
Bridal Party Hair & Makeup: True Beauty Marks
Band/DJ: 45 Riots
Bakery: Nutmeg Cake Design
Invitations: Pen and Paper
Caterer: Constellation
Jeweler: Kendra Pariseault Jewelry

The Barnes Foundation Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

Photographed by team photographer Liz

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