Having a passion for Egyptian culture and history, Simara and Christopher decided the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology was the perfect venue to host their whimsical wedding in Pennsylvania. Dark and bright orange, yellow, and deep purple florals dressed the tables and bouquets. The natural wedding arbor built from twigs and florals was the centerpiece of the ceremony, drawing the guests eyes to the couple as they exchanged their vows. Meg Brock Photography expertly captured the precious moments at this gorgeous museum wedding.
Simara and Christopher
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Chris and I both have a passion for learning new things so we spent much of our time on “educational” dates (as some friends and family call it) such as museums and tours of historical monuments. When we started considering venues we knew we wanted to get married someplace we would actually spend our time and give our guests a peak inside our world. Being that we both had a passion for Ancient Egyptian culture and history, we knew instantly that the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology was the perfect venue for us.
We also love nature and being outdoors so we wanted our day to feel like a beautiful, colorful fall day. We wanted minimal flowers and really wanted to put an emphasis on what is so beautiful about being outdoors in the fall; the changing leaves. We went with grey dresses and tuxedos for the our bridal party because we thought it would be flattering for everyone and would also really allow the colors to pop in the bouquets and boutonnieres. Abnormally warm weather allowed us to have an outdoor, night ceremony at the end of October. Our day was just absolutely magical and was the perfect representation of the things Chris and I both love.
My favorite moment from the wedding was when Chris accidentally said “I do” before our officiant was finished speaking. It really gave everyone a great laugh which is fitting because one of my favorite things about him is that he is such a funny guy.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Meg Brock Photography
Event Planning – The Wedding Factor
Venue – University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Floral Design – Country Meadow Florist
Catering – CxRA
Cake – Bredenbeck’s Bakery
Invitations – LetterBoxInk
Makeup Artist – Khadine Clarke
Hair Styling – N’Bushe Salon
Wedding Dress – Tara Keely
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Amsale
Groom’s Apparel – Vera Wang
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Vera Wang
Thank you to Meg Brock Photography for giving us a glimpse into Simara and Christopher’s elegant wedding! Looking for more whimsical wedding inspiration with interesting venues? Check out this Paris wedding at Château du Vivier and this wedding at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.