Giving their Philadelphia wedding a romantic feel was extremely important to Kijsa Jordan and Richard Phillips. Decor was easy: Kijsa's favorite color is pink, so everything from the bridesmaids' dresses to the bouquets and centerpieces were in delicate, rosy hues. The couple enhanced the romance by adding personalized details (like monogrammed ceremony programs) and time-honored traditions (like not seeing each other before the ceremony). Their romantic vision played out during a traditional church ceremony, followed by a grand reception at the Belle Voir Manor.

A ceremonial broom hop caps off this couple's formal spring ceremony

Giving their Philadelphia wedding a romantic feel was extremely important to Kijsa Jordan and Richard Phillips. Decor was easy: Kijsa's favorite color is pink, so everything from the bridesmaids' dresses to the bouquets and centerpieces were in delicate, rosy hues. The couple enhanced the romance by adding personalized details (like monogrammed ceremony programs) and time-honored traditions (like not seeing each other before the ceremony). Their romantic vision played out during a traditional church ceremony, followed by a grand reception at the Belle Voir Manor.

Kijsa's seven-year-old nephew, Daniel, was given a special role: broom bearer. At the end of the ceremony, he carried out the African custom of placing a broom in front of the newlyweds, and they jumped over it, signifying the act of sweeping out the past and bringing in a new union.

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