REAL STORIES: Liza & Lance’s Philadelphia Wedding Under the Tree of Life

August 24, 2010 ,
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The historic Phoenixville Foundry was the ideal industrial location for Liza and Lance’s snow-kissed Winter wedding. 

Photos courtesy of Tyler Boye.

Liza and Lance’s Winter celebration doesn’t seem that far behind us now as summer comes to an end and colder seasons lie just around the corner.   The Foundry, a Pennsylvania fieldstone and exposed steel beam loft, is located just beyond the scenic rolling hills of Valley Forge National Park.  Once the bustling Phoenix Iron Works, the renovated 18,000 square foot building allowed guests to enjoy a taste of local history wrapped up in a warm cloak of modern elegance. 

The bride, wearing an ethereal silk organza Monique L’huillier gown and Stuart Weitzman shoes, processed down the aisle carrying a stunning bouquet of vibrant raspberry orchids, ranunculus, calla lilies and roses. 

Meeting at the end of the aisle, Liza and Lance walked together, hand-in-hand, to stand under the ceremonial Chuppah.  The subtle symbolish and simple beauty of our “tree of life” Chuppah created an elegant canopy for the bride and groom as they recited their vows.  Suspended from the branches of the Chuppah were dozens of flickering votive candles which added yet another nod to Jewish symbolism of “light” into the ceremony.  

After a lively cocktail hour on the balcony overlooking the ballroom area below, guests were invited into the walnut, pewter and ivory dining room to share an incredible meal provided by Leslie Rosen Catering.  Ivory velvet drape and dappled warm light gave the industrial room a romantic atmosphere.  A mix of black iron, polished chrome and angular glass vases held modern low floral arrangements in white, cream and ivory and were placed on pewter gray feast tables.   An abundant (and delicious) display of homestyle cupcakes gave the nuptial celebration a sweet ending full of promise.


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