Julie & Chris Sweet ‘n Simple Philadelphia Wedding

Julie & Chris got married on a hot and sunny rooftop in Philadelphia city centre. They handed their guests colourful parasols to keep them cool which they got from their local Chinatown. Following their intimate ceremony they hired out the second floor of their favourite restaurant Noble which they decorated with DIY flower arrangements, sweet treats and vintage style postcards.

The bride wore Dolce & Gabbana and the Groom looks dapper in DKNY. “In general, we wanted to keep the wedding simple and memorable,” Julie explained. “Great food, plentiful booze, and our closest friends there to bear witness.  We had thirty guests total.”

“We hired a fantastic guitar player to perform our favorite songs at the ceremony–I walked down the aisle to “I Summon You” by Spoon and afterward it was a great mix of White Stripes, Vampire Weekend, and Arcade Fire as we enjoyed a champagne toast.  We had our friend and brother-in-law Richard ordained to perform the ceremony–he was fantastic.  I decided against bridesmaids, but had my sisters read poems by Ogden Nash throughout the ceremony.  The groom’s father held our rings.” 

“The next morning, we attached our “Just Married” sign to our car and headed off to Lake Placid NY for a quick honeymoon.  We had a beautiful time.”

Huge thanks Julie & Chris and their photographer Shea for sharing this wonderful wedding with us today

Photography Credit: Shea Roggio
Venue: Noble
Bride’s Dress: Dolce & Gabbana
Bride’s Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Bride’s Veil: Hems & Bustles on Etsy
Bride’s Jewellery: Borrowed
Groom’s Outfit: DKNY
Flowers: DIY
Cake: Bredenbecks
Cake Topper: Sew’nSew on Etsy
Liberty Bell Cookies: Whipped in Philadelphia
Postcards: Tracy Jenkins

5 comments

  1. I love the simplicity of this wedding. To me this sums up the whole meaning of ‘keeping it real’ without the excessive props and ostentation that seem to be necessary to make it ‘different’. I love the little touches like the beautifully ‘shabby chic’ cake and the parasols. The small rooftop ceremony and the low key reception says so much about this couple’s love for one another. I heart it.

  2. I love this. And not just because we’re having our intimate brunch reception at the same restaurant location (Noble) …. just such a sweet affair all around!

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