A Traditional Wedding at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


                                        Lindsay Testa (a wellness coach) and Jeffrey Paul's (in biotech) wedding was all about personalized details.

Lindsay Testa (a wellness coach) and Jeffrey Paul's (in biotech) wedding was all about personalized details. Their venue, the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was picked with this in mind. "This was one of our favorite childhood museums to visit,” Lindsay says. "We wanted guests to have fun, but also be in a beautiful event space." After a traditional church ceremony, they started their night with an engaging cocktail hour at the museum. Nearly 200 guests roamed through the halls and participated in an interactive exhibit on the brain and how they interpret the world. This was followed with a historic party designed by Truly You Events at Franklin Hall, complete with a 20-foot Benjamin Franklin statue at the center. Purple uplighting highlighted the monument, while the tables stood out with elaborate cherry blossom centerpieces in grand gold vases from Beautiful Blooms Events. An 11-piece band made sure everyone stayed on the dance floor, before Lindsay and Jeff sent them home with sweet wedding favors—s'mores. Three photographers were on hand to capture the details: Martin Reardon Photography, Anton Drummond and Janine Collette. See our favorites, below.

Lindsay found a chic accent for her undo on Etsy. The team at Up Your Do more than lived up to its name and styled her hair into this curled look before finishing it off with her ivory rose-inspired hair accessory.
The bridesmaids sophisticated purple dresses by Wtoo or Watters. The “stone” chiffon looks had different styles, ranging from sweetheart, V-neck and halter necklines to one-shoulder straps. Some even had a ruffle detail along the skirt.
Now this is a flower girl dress! The girls looked almost ethereal in their ivory dresses, which were almost all skirt with yards upon yards of tulle connected by a halter necklines. Tying their looks to the bridesmaids', each carried a single pink peony.
After her sister and brother-in-law got married at Old First United Church of Christ nine years ago, Lindsay and Jeffrey knew it was the perfect spot. “Not only was the church beautiful and lined with cherry blossom trees, but it was special to us,” Lindsay says. They accented its classic white decor and enclosed altar space with just a chic ivory runner and two lush arrangements from Beautiful Blooms Events.
Lindsay's bouquet brought a spring feeling, with bright, bold hues and a garden-style look. Pink and fuchsia peonies were wrapped in white ribbon with these classic white calla lilies and fun mini green hydrangeas by Beautiful Blooms Events.
Round Diamond and Rose Gold Wedding Rings
"We wanted guests to have fun, but also be in a beautiful event space," Lindsay says. Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania included "all of what we were looking for.” For Lindsay and Jeffrey's reception, purple and pink uplighting filled all of Franklin Hall, including its dome ceiling and the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial. The light also highlighted every whimsical gold centerpiece around the monument.
“When you think of spring, it's hard not to picture blooming flowers and cherry blossom trees,” Lindsay says. To keep up this image, they worked with Beautiful Blooms Events and chose gorgeous centerpieces filled with giant cherry blossom branches in gold trumpet vases. Each one, as well as the table with lower arrangements, was decorated with more pink and orange peonies, yellow tulips, greenery and mini green hydrangeas. The bright colors helped it feel like spring.
Glamorous Silver Chandelier Wedding Earrings
Designed by Jeff's former baby sitter, their wedding cake hinted at the couple's childhoods. The four tiers were filled with different flavors, including chocolate chip, pound cake and raspberry swirl, all covered with buttercream icing. The team at  Bredenbeck's Bakery put chic designs in their purple and gray wedding colors on every tier except the top. That was reserved for Jeff with this awesome button-down shirt design, which had a Superman emblem.
S'mores Wedding Favor and Thank-You Note
After a trip to Ventresca in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Jeff was set with this classic wedding day look. He picked out a dapper black tuxedo by Michael Kors with a notched lapel and chic accessories. His diamond-patterned ivory vest was perfectly matched with a silver tie and silver satin pocket square.