Francesca and John wanted their mid-October wedding to incorporate rich fall colors and to feel nontraditional—so they chose the National Historic Landmark building of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia as their venue. The early American artwork and Victorian Gothic architecture made for a stunning and unique backdrop.

Early American artwork and subdued lighting create a unique setting

Francesca and John wanted their mid-October wedding to incorporate rich fall colors and to feel nontraditional—so they chose the National Historic Landmark building of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia as their venue. The early American artwork and Victorian Gothic architecture made for a stunning and unique backdrop.

The nondenominational ceremony was held on the landing of the grand staircase below the museum’s Washington Foyer, and included both Native American and Celtic prayers. Sounds of Silk, a traditional string quartet, provided the music.