Our Elegant Event Planning and Design team adored working with Stephane and Corey on their spectacular wedding at the Please Touch Museum. The team they assembled was absolutely incredible. We are over the moon about sharing the beautiful details.

Philadelphia bride and groom embracing after their wedding ceremony

Their mornings began like most other weddings—the couple spending time with their wedding party. The ladies enjoyed time together, pampering themselves with hair and makeup services, while the guys hung out.

Corey and the guys spent their morning taking some photos around the city and having some fun. But we’ll save that for a future blog post as it’s too awesome not to share!

groom and wedding party posing for wedding photos in front of a Philadelphia sports mural

 

Get Me To The Church On Time

Stephane looked like a princess as she and her father made their way to the church. Her wedding gown with its illusion lace bodice was incredible, and we loved the soft colors and textures of her bouquet.

bride riding to her wedding in a vintage car

bride and her father in a vintage car on the way to her wedding ceremony

 

The National Shrine of St Rita of Cascia

Their wedding ceremony was held at The National Shrine of St Rita of Cascia. Located on Broad Street, a little south of Washington Avenue, you may have driven by and not paid much attention. The inside of the church is impressive and the perfect setting for this incredible wedding.

Inside the church, Corey looked handsome in his classic white tuxedo with a black shawl collar and accents. He cracked a slight smile as the wedding party began to make its way down the aisle.

groom waiting for his bride's arrival at their Philadelphia wedding

smiling groom as his wedding party enters the church

Stephane made her way into the church, escorted by her father. As they made their way down the aisle to Canon in D, Corey was overwhelmed with emotion.

bride and father entering The National Shrine of St Rita of Cascia

bride and her father walking down the aisle at The National Shrine of St Rita of Cascia in Philadelphia

bride and her father walking down the aisle at St Rita's in Philadelphia

groom overwhelmed by emotion as his bride walks down the aisle

The couple exchanged their wedding vows, surrounded by family and friends. The church created an incredible backdrop for their wedding and the family photos that followed.

bride and groom exchanging wedding vows at The National Shrine of St Rita of Cascia in Philadelphia

bride and groom in front of the Blessed Mother at The National Shrine of St Rita of Cascia

Priest speaking to bride and groom during their Philadelphia wedding

 

The Rodin Museum

Following the wedding ceremony and some family photos, the newlyweds and their wedding party made their way across town to the Rodin Museum for some incredible wedding portraits.

bride and groom at the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia

bride and groom at the gate to the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia

reflection of bride and grooming the fountain at the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia

Newlywed couple with their wedding party at the Rodin Museum

 

Take A Ride On The Carousel

The couple’s wedding guests made their way to Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park and the Please Touch Museum. The Carousel House, with its fully restored 1924 carousel, was the setting for the cocktail hour.

Cocktail reception in front of the carousel at Philadelphia's Please Touch Museum

Cocktail reception in front of the carousel at Philadelphia's Please Touch Museum

The team created a comfortable space for guests to enjoy delicious food stations, roaming oyster shuckers, and butler passed hors d’oeuvres.

hors d' oeuvres display during a Philadelphia wedding at the Please Touch Museum

A hedge wall personalized with the newlywed’s name held a custom acrylic seating chart. The couple’s last name was the inspiration for their signature cocktail – A Myer Lemon French 75 – made with Gin, Myer Lemon, Simple Syrup ad Prosecco!

custom hedge wall with the bride and groom last name at a wedding at the Please Touch Museum

 

Just The Two Of Us

As their wedding guests made their way into Hamilton Hall, Stephane and Corey explored the Please Touch Museum and had a little fun. These photographs inside Alice’s Wonderland and driving an iconic SEPTA bus are too much fun!

bride and groom in the Wonderland exhibit at Philadelphia's Please Touch Museum

bride and groom on a SEPTA bus in an exhibit at Philadelphia's Please Touch Museum

 

Hamilton Hall

Inside Hamilton Hall, wedding guests walked into a wonderland of their own. The dramatic lighting of the 60-foot ceilings, the 145-year-old dome, and the four-story tall replica of the Statue of Liberty’s arm and torch drew your eyes up.

145 year old dome in Hamilton Hall at Philadelphia's Please Touch Museum

However, the reception decor in the room below was jaw-dropping. Tables draped in luxurious linens were ringed with gold chivari chairs, complementing the gold-rimmed charger plates and centerpieces with unique gold vessels and branches. Arrangements overflowed with florals in shades pink and white with textured greenery. Hanging crystals and shimmering floating candles, and custom menu cards completed the look.

 

custom menu cards and a salad on a gold rimmed charger plate at a wedding in Hamilton Hall at Philadelphia's Please Touch Museum

And, we have to talk about their incredible Sweetheart Table. A beautiful floral wall sat behind their table, draped with a lush floral garland. Floating candles, gold-toned votives, and pillar candles bathed the couple in soft light.

luxurious gold and blush sweetheart table in Hamilton Hall at Philadelphia's Please Touch Museum

 

Mr. & Mrs. Corey & Stephane Meyer

The newlyweds made their grand entrance and took to the oversized white dance floor for their first dance to ‘Just The Two of Us” by Grover Washington and Bill Withers.

newlywed couple's first dance at their wedding reception in Hamilton Hall at Philadelphia's Please Touch Museum

newlywed couple's first dance at their wedding reception in Hamilton Hall at Philadelphia's Please Touch Museum

newlywed couple's first dance at their wedding reception in Hamilton Hall at Philadelphia's Please Touch Museum

The evening continued with touching toasts, parent dances, and spectacular food that included iconic Philadelphia late-night snacks.

 

 

 

Guests danced the night away before enjoying the couple’s four-tiered wedding cake and a yummy dessert table. Desserts included macarons, and individual berry topped treats, and miniature chocolate carousel horses.

This spectacular evening came to a close with a packed dancefloor for one last song, under a shower of confetti!

confetti canon and live band at a Please Touch Museum wedding in Philadelphia

Congratulations, Stephane and Corey! We wish you a lifetime together as spectacular as your wedding day!

bride and groom with sparklers outside Philadelphia's Please Touch Museum

 

The Wedding Team

Philadelphia Wedding Planner: Elegant Events Planning And Design

Wedding Ceremony Venue: The National Shrine of St Rita of Cascia

Wedding Reception Venue: Please Touch Museum at Memorial Hall

Beauty: Shimmer and Spice

Beauty: Top Knots By Aimee

Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids Philadelphia

Bride’s Dress: The Wedding Shop

Groom and Groomsmen’s Attire: The Black Tux

Wedding Photography: Alison Conklin Photography

Wedding Video: Tweed Video

Floral Design: Carl Alan Floral Design, Ltd.

Entertainment: EBE Monte Carlo

Stationery: Chick Invitations and Design

Wedding Day Signage: Sharp Stationery and Printing

Calligraphy: Hillary Carr Calligraphy

Lighting / Draping / Staging: Synergetic

Catering: Oysters XO

Catering: Brûlée Catering

Wedding Cake: Isgro’s Pastries

White Dancefloor: South Jersey Party Rentals

Boxwood and Floral Walls: Nicol Floral Design

Transportation: Ace Limousine and Airport Service

Guest Accommodations: Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown

Accommodations: The Dwight D

Accommodations: The Logan Philadelphia

Flameless Sparklers / Confetti Cannons: Synergetic

Rehearsal Dinner: Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti