Originally, my day-of plans included traveling into the city with our bridal party (before returning to the Main Line reception location of my dreams), and running around Center City -- a bustling section of the metropolis where restaurants, businesses and the arts intersect -- with our photographers and videographer.
I had no shortage of inspiration...
...but now, I'm exhausted just thinking of how crazy it would have been to fit this in! (Factoring in traffic, I doubt we would have had much time for pictures if the reception had been outside the city.)
After we signed our venue contract, I realized a jaunt through Center City wasn't really reflective of "us" -- we spend much more time in Old City, and this section of Philly (in addition to being the home of our reception location) exudes charm, with its historic landmarks and specialty boutiques, and a sense of timelessness.
I've started brainstorming areas we'll visit between our ceremony and reception, and can't wait to map out our route.