Just because something has a modern aesthetic doesn’t mean it can’t also be romantic. Our case in point: Ashley and Rick’s stunning spring wedding.
Rick, a native of Wallingford, PA, had the good fortune of meeting Ashley, a native Glastonbury, CT, in April of 2015 as both ironically lived in the same apartment building in Center City Philadelphia.
As they shared on their wedding website, Ashley, a St. Joseph’s University Graduate and Division 1 soccer player and Rick, a graduate of The College of William & Mary and Division 1 “recreational” soccer player, realized very soon into their relationship that they had met their match.
In December 2017, after two years together, Rick got down on one knee on a snow dusted Race St. Pier. He asked Ashley to marry him, and without hesitation, she said yes!
They were married at Old Saint Joseph’s Church in May of 2018, and their reception was held at Moulin at Sherman Mills in the East Falls section of Philadelphia.
Moulin, pronounced as in Moulin Rouge, is a beautiful venue run by Brûlée Catering. Formerly a textile mill, this 19th century building marries vintage and modern. With its natural stone and brick accented exterior, exposed beam ceilings, concrete floors and interior walls, there is no shortage of texture and visual appeal. Large-scale floor to ceiling wrought iron framed windows and striking columns create an expansive lofty interior rich in natural light. Moulin is currently undergoing an extensive revamp to enhance its offerings, but it is open throughout the renovation process.
Ashley and Rick opted for decor that mirrored the aesthetic of the venue. They paired clean lines with candlelight; They incorporated a lot of greenery to achieve a modern, natural feel to the space. Ornate, upholstered chairs brought a soft romantic balance to the space, and the room truly twinkled as soft string lights gleamed from above.
Photographer: alison conklin
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