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. 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.