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KATE AND BRIAN'S WEDDING

October, 2009 in Philadelphia
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Ceremony: Old St. Joseph's Church
Reception: The Down Town Club

Photographer:

Spark Photography

Philadelphia, PA, USA

"Great style and easy to work with. Very quick in the process. I highly recommend"

Ceremony:

Old St. Joseph's Church - Ceremony - 321 Willings Alley, Philadelphia, PA, 19106, United States

Old St. Joseph's Church

Walnut St & S 4th St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Reception:

Downtown Club - Reception - 150 S Independent Mall W #1100, Philadelphia, PA, United States

The Down Town Club

150 S Independent Mall W #1100
Philadelphia, PA, United States

Hotel:

The Hyatt Regency at Penn's Landing

201 S Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Restaurant:

Amada

217 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"Authentic Spanish tapas + bar that is getting rave reviews. The white sangria is excellent!"

Restaurant:

Bistro 7

7 N 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"Consistent BYOB with an open kitchen and seasonal menus."

Restaurant:

Buddakan

325 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"Upscale Asian fusion cuisine in a modern and trendy restaurant. Also has a bar and lounge area."

Restaurant:

Fork Restaurant & Bar

306 Market St
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"Open kitchen bistro that has received rave reviews from the Philly Inquirer."

Restaurant:

The Franklin Fountain - Restaurant - 116 Market Street, Philadelphia,, PA, United States

Franklin Fountain

116 Market St
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"The best ice cream!! Franklin Fountain is an old-timey ice cream shop/soda fountain with all homemade flavors."

Restaurant:

Geno's Steaks

1219 S 9th St
Philadelphia, PA, United States

Restaurant:

Jones

700 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"Fun restaurant and bar with casual comfort food and creative cocktails. The decor has a retro, Brady Bunch feel. Also a great spot for lunch/brunch."

Restaurant:

Pat's King of Steaks

1237 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"Philadelphia's original cheesesteak is located directly across the street from its famed competitor--Geno's. Try one from each to offer your answer to the age-old debate: Which is better, Pat's or Geno's?"

Restaurant:

Race Street Cafe

208 Race St
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"Race Street Cafe is one of our favorite, casual neighborhood spots. It has a great beer selection and pub grub with a twist. Looks a little like a Vermont cabin on the inside with a wood burning stove. Tables outside in nice weather and artwork from local artists on the walls."

Restaurant:

Reading Terminal Market - Restaurant - 51 N 12th St # 2, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Reading Terminal Market

51 N 12th St
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"Opened in 1892, Reading Terminal Market is an indoor public market with stalls offering all kinds of food items, including Amish-made breads and pies, Italian bakery items, home-made ice cream, fresh seafood, sandwiches, hoagies, pizza, and just about anything else you might crave for lunch or to go."

Restaurant:

Ristorante Panorama - Restaurant - 14 North Front Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Ristorante Panorama

14 N Front St
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"Ristorante Panorama is where we will be having our rehearsal dinner. The restaurant is an authentic Italian, trattoria-style restaurant located on the lobby level of the Penn's View Hotel. It also has an award-winning wine bar with hundreds of wine selections by the bottle, by the glass, and in wine flights. Panorama offers valet parking along with self-parking in the adjacent lot."

Restaurant:

Tangerine

232 Market St
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"Acclaimed Stephen Starr restaurant specializing in diverse Mediterranean cuisine. Also has a bar and lounge area for cocktails and small bites."

Attraction:

Betsy Ross House - Attraction - 239 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Betsy Ross House

239 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"According to the oral history, in 1777, three men--George Washington, Robert Morris, and George Ross--visited Betsy Ross in her upholstery shop. Washington pulled a folded piece of paper from his inside coat pocket. On it, was a sketch of a flag with thirteen red and white stripes and thirteen six pointed stars. From that sketch, she came up with the first U.S. flag."

Attraction:

Carpenters' Hall - Attraction - 1518 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Carpenters' Hall

Carpenters' Hall
320 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106, US

"Before the Constitution, before the Declaration of Independence, there was the First Continental Congress. In 1774, delegates from 12 colonies (Georgia abstained), gathered at Carpenters."

Attraction:

City Hall - Attraction - City Hall, Philadelphia, PA, PA, US

City Hall

Broad Street and JFK Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"The world's largest municipal building and the world's tallest masonry building, and one of the nation's finest examples of French Second Empire architecture. (For those lawyers out there, it also houses the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County)."

Attraction:

Elfreth's Alley - Attraction - Elfreths Alley, Philadelphia, PA, US

Elfreths Alley Museum

Elfreths Alley Museum
126 Elfreths Aly
Philadelphia, PA 19106, US

"Built in 1702, Elfreth's Alley is one of the oldest continuously inhabited streets in the U.S. The Alley has been home to thousands of ordinary Philadelphians for more than 300 years. The Alley is a place where you can learn about what life was like for the working people that built and maintained this city during the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries."

Attraction:

Independence Hall - Attraction - 143 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA, 19106, US

Independence Hall

500 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"Construction on Independence Hall was completed in 1753 and overseen by Alexander Hamilton. This is where the Declaration of Independence was adopted, and where the Constitution was drafted, debated, and signed. It has been called "the birthplace of the United States.""

Attraction:

Italian Market District

1001 S 9th St
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"If you love Italian food or open-air markets, or both, you should not miss this area. Amazing fresh pasta, butcher shops, bakeries, seafood, homemade mozzarella, cheese shops, and more."

Attraction:

Liberty Bell - Attraction - 500 Market St, Philadelphia, PA, 19106, US

Liberty Bell

Liberty Bell, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Philadelphia, PA, US

"The Liberty Bell was a symbol of the civic and religious freedom afforded to Pennsylvania's citizens. After the Civil War, it became a symbol of unity for the country."

Attraction:

National Constitution Center - Attraction - Independence Mall, 525 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA, United States

National Constitution Center

Independence Mall, 525 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"The National Constitution Center is one of the country's most interactive history museums. Located just two blocks from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, it is the only museum devoted to the U.S. Constitution and the story of "we, the people.""

Attraction:

Philadelphia Museum of Art - Attraction - 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Philadelphia Museum of Art

26th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA, United States

Attraction:

Physick House

321 S 4th St
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"Medical drama. Great wealth. Marital scandal. Forced by his father to study medicine, Dr. Philip Syng Physick became one of the most accomplished physicians of his time. A 19th century soap opera ensued when his wife left him, something unheard of in that era. From a medical office located in his spectacular mansion, he treated his high-profile patients including Dolly Madison, President Andrew Jackson and Chief Justice John Marshall. Richly furnished in the Empire and Federal styles, the home includes some of the medical and surgical tools he invented-bloodletting instruments, stomach pumps, clamps, etc. Primitive, yes, but Dr. Physick's "treatments" were considered "cutting edge" for his time."

Attraction:

Rittenhouse Square

1800 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"In 1825, Rittenhouse Square was named in honor of the astronomer-clockmaker, David Rittenhouse. Professor of Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania and inventor of the collimating telescope, he was also president of the American Philosophical Society and the first director of the United States Mint. Today, Rittenhouse Square is still one of the most prestigious addresses in Philadelphia. The area is surrounded by great shopping and restaurants."

Attraction:

Second Bank of the United States - Attraction - 151 N Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA, 19106, US

Second Bank of the United States

Second Bank of the United States
420 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106, US

"The Second Bank earned its place in history in 1832, when President Andrew Jackson vetoed a bill seeking to re-charter the Bank because he viewed it as an unconstitutional monopoly. Running for reelection, Jackson made his anti-bank stance a critical issue of his campaign and handily defeated opponent Henry Clay. Inside the building, there are portraits of several historical figures from the 18th century, including Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Mifflin, and Robert Morris; and paintings of Lafayette, Patrick Henry, and Casimir Pulaski."

Attraction:

The Franklin Institute - Attraction - 222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19103

The Franklin Institute

222 N 20th St
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"The Franklin Institute is a museum founded in honor of Benjamin Franklin. It is also one of the oldest and premier centers of science education and development in the country. The Franklin Institute itself comprises three centers: The Science Center, The Franklin Center, and The Center for Innovation in Science Learning. It also houses the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial."

Attraction:

Washington Square - Attraction - 601-699 S Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Washington Square

601-699 S Washington Square
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"Washington Square has a very colorful history. John Adams was a frequent visitor to this Square, which is now largely a recreational park. In the past, the Square has also been the site of the country's oldest publishing house, a burial field for the poor, a memorial to unknown dead soldiers, and an arboretum."

Bars:

Continental Restaurant

138 Market St
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"Diner turned martini bar with delicious small bites."

Bars:

Las Vegas Lounge

704 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"Beloved dive bar next to Jones Restaurant. Pool tables in the back, photos of the Rat Pack on the walls."

Bars:

Old City Bar District

"Bars abound between 3rd & Market Streets and 2nd and Chestnut Streets in Old City, most of them catering to a young crowd. (Mad River, Buffalo Billiards, and Lucy's Hat Shop, just to name a few.)"

Bars:

Sugarmom's

225 Church St
Philadelphia, PA, United States

"You gotta love Sugarmom's. It's an eclectic, hipster dive in the basement of an old sugar refinery. The place is decorated with retro odds and ends, including old amusement rides."

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