Today we celebrate the wedding of Anthony and Brianna at Philadelphia Distilling: Philadelphia Distilling 25 E Allen St, Philadelphia, PA 19123 at this gorgeous historic factory. Per their website:
“At Philadelphia Distilling, our team combines age-old craftsmanship with evolving modern techniques to create a unique portfolio of premium spirits that rely on the agricultural integrity of authentically sourced botanicals and the finest heritage equipment. Hand-hammered copper stills from the fifth-generation Forsyth family and wooden fermentation vessels from Hall-Woodford, an iconic Philadelphia-based family business using the building technique since 1854, are a key point of difference for us—both in their construction value as well as the integrity of spirits they help us to produce. After celebrating our first decade by moving into a new showcase distillery, we continue our batch-by-batch process, turning out spirits that celebrate big, bold American flavor.”
What a gorgeous facility this was, and Samantha, with their event staff was so accommodating it was almost hard to take a bad picture. Formerly the Ajax Metal Company, this beautiful factory has been transformed into a distillery while still maintaining much of the original architecture. They managed to preserve much of the woodwork and metallurgy of the original factory. Open since February 2017, this will definitely become a hip go to destination for wedding, corporate events and of course, gin tastings.
We started off the day at the historic Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel. Address: 235 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 Phone: (215) 922-4443. Here we photographed the bride getting ready and the various mementos and details of the day. One photographer stayed with the bride while the other caught moments with the groom.
After getting ready, we held a First Look session in the gorgeous Museum of the American Revolution Gardens: 101 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106.
Finally, we had some fun group portraits in front of the independence gardens.
The ceremony and reception were at the beautiful Philadelphia Distilling: Philadelphia Distilling 25 E Allen St, Philadelphia, PA 19123. The ceremony had a lovely ending with a champagne toast:
After the "I dos" we were able to get access to the distillery itself and take these gorgeous pictures among the distilling equipment:
Pat and Shawn Kelly (@patandseankelly) and Justin Jones (@downstrokejustin) really wowed the crowd with some wonderful music.
All in all, it was a VERY special day to remember. Here's a recap of the festivities: