Wedding of the Week: Patriotic Love

This week, we pay tribute to the couple that paid tribute to their country with a Revolutionary theme on the day of their nuptials. I’ve seen a lot of interesting weddings themes, but I have never seen this one done before. The lovely bride and groom wed on the 3rd of July in all the grandeur and perfect timing for fireworks that is the celebration of our nation’s day of independence. To make this wedding even more American and something you have to love, the groom is also a military man fresh from West Point Academy. What a great way to pay homage to the love of their country, the groom’s service, the birth of our nation and their love all together!

The couple wed where the Declaration of Independence was signed and where the American Revolution itself first began to stir: Philadelphia. The two were wed at Colonial Dames Headquarters of America, but it’s no surprise though, as the groom proposed in Independence Hall. The ceremony was also decorated with colonial American flags hand-stitched by the bride herself.

Guests weren’t divided into the bride and groom sides as is traditional, but into Loyalists and Patriots.

Even George Washington was there to make a speech to begin the reception and watch from afar. The ceremony was performed by the chaplain of West Point Academy as well.

 Guests drank Patriot Punch and Liber-Tea out of Freemason jars as the bride and groom took photos and guests awaited the reception.

 Each of the tables was named after an American hero from Revolutionary times and centerpieces were lanterns in admiration of Paul Revere’s famous midnight ride, which he signalled to ride by lanterns hanging on the church with the saying “One if by land, two if by sea“.

 Sam Adams beer was the drink of choice and a sign with Benjamin Franklin’s famous quote “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy” hung nearby. They also enjoyed southern comfort food including fried chicken, pulled pork, mac and cheese and collard greens.

The cake was red velvet topped with vanilla buttercream frosting. Tea tins and strainers from the Boston Tea Company were also present. This is the very company which got it’s start with colonial defiantly salvaging crates of undamaged tea from Boston Harbor that had been thrown in during the Boston Tea Party in 1773.

For a guestbook, guests took polaroid photos with colonial props, such as tri-corner hats, bonnets, muskets, Ben Franklin glasses and much more.

I don’t think I’ve ever loved a wedding theme more or been more impressed on how well it was integrated with the splendor that of a wedding. Congratulations to the newlyweds on an unforgettable wedding and a long and happy marriage!

Bridal Dress: Watters ~ Bridal Shoes: Steve Madden ~ Bridal Hair: Daneene Makeup ~ Bridal Makeup: Cheekadee ~ Photography: 217 Photography ~ Flowers: Honeybunches Floral ~ Wedding Planning Design and Stationery: Proud to Plan ~ Caterer: Day by Day Catering ~ Cake: Anna Violet Confections ~ Wedding Ceremony and Reception Location: Colonial Dames of Philadelphia

photos @ Style Me Pretty

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