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sba771

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If you don''t mind I have to gush for a minute. My mom is being a little weird about my wedding and wants to keep everything a secret. I kind of understand since it is so far away, she doesn''t want anyone to ''copy'' it. (In our circle at least) I have agreed to keep things quiet, but it is hard sometimes because I do want to talk about the wedding because I am excited. I figure my online friends are safe to tell though.
Anyway- we saw a venue when we visited the US in Dec. and as of Tuesday it is now ours! My mom signed and I am on cloud 9. Here it is! The building is Philadelphia''s Memorial Hall, constructed to be the Art Gallery of the 1876 Centennial Exhibition and first home to the renowned Philadelphia Museum of Art. It is truly stunning.

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Maisie

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Oh wow!! It looks amazing! Do you have any photos of the inside?
 

sba771

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I don''t have any good pictures since I forgot my camera, but will take some real ones in 2 weeks when we visit. The wedding ceremony is in the all glass atrium which houses a full sized working carousel. The cocktail hour will be be in alice and wonderland''s maze and the reception in the huge hall. This is the please touch museum...hence the weird themes.
Main room during construction:

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Deelight

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WOW it looks amazing, congrats :).
 

Maisie

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That looks stunning! No wonder you are excited!!
 

Clairitek

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I''m stunned! Wow!!! Congratulations on booking that venue! The art museum is amazing!
 

sba771

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Totally being an AW- found a pic where we will have the ceremony

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Lanie

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WOOOOOOOWWWWWW! That is going to be DIVINE!!! Congrats!
 

FrekeChild

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WOW. It''s AMAZING.
 

elrohwen

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Holy cow that''s awesome! I cannot wait for your wedding pictures.
 

violet3

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Unbelievable! that is going to be an incredible reception!
 

sba771

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Thank you so much everyone!! It sounds so silly but it feels good to tell ''someone'' about the venue because we have to be so hush hush IRL. Planning a wedding from Europe is hard, but I will make sure to take real pictures when we are home for Passover. It just feels good to get excited finally because we kind of got engaged and then ''ran'' when we moved. I am starting to realize I am actually getting married!
 

sba771

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So I posted this a long time ago but I was finally able to go home and take real pictures of the venue. Please ignore the children in all the photos-we have the entire place to ourselves when the time comes. This is the backdrop to the ceremony and probably where we will do our reveal.

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sba771

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our cocktail hour space is two stories. the first is this ''river'' area where it is all curved and we will have stations go along the flowing river. (picture is a little small)

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sba771

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second story of Alice in Wonderland world complete with Chesire Cat, mad hatter table and hedge maze- also fun cocktail hour spot

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sba771

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and lastly, the party room with the DJ going in the big arm

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gummibear

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OMG, that place is amazing! I can understand why your mom would want to wait until you get closer to reveal where it is!
 

meresal

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WOW!!! It's breathtaking!!! Congratulations
I love all the columns!!!
 

Bex215

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YAY for Philly brides! I have a friend getting married there this month! Its an AMAZING building and now the Please Touch Museum, so you can take your kids there and say, this is where mom and dad got married. I''m pretty sure that will make you the coolest parents ever :)
Congrats!
 
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