I’m pretty sure Frankie and Josette got married in the best day of October! They decided to have creatives taken in Rittenhouse Square despite the crowds of people roaming the grounds on such a beautiful day. Then we moved on to the party at Stotesbury Mansion across the street. And it was a blast!
Photography by yours truly Daniel Fugaciu
Makeup and Hair by Allison Parisi and Christine
Venue: Stotesbury Mansion
Videography: Jennifer –
Men’s Tuxes came from Nordstrom
A few words from the Venue’s history, I quote:
“Registered by the Rittenhouse Square Historic District, the Stotesbury Mansion is a historic landmark perfect for hosting your upcoming special event!
Originally a townhouse built in 1897 by architects Cope and Stewardson, the site has been renovated numerous times by a famous English designer, Lord Joseph Duveen, to accommodate and impress the Philadelphia Elite Stotesbury Family’s guests.
Some of the beautiful additions from the initial renovation include a marble entryway, Dolly Madison’s fireplace purchased from the White House, and the fifth floor squash courts. After a second renovation in 1914, the Stotesburys constructed a grand ballroom for .5 million dollars to entertain their affluent guests. They imported a Georgian ballroom that was in the Lord’s manor in England. It took 500 craftsmen over a year to reassemble the ballroom in the townhouse. They imported the crystal Louis XV period chandeliers, the 14th Century Italian marble fireplace, the gold ceiling panels, the Beauvais tapestry that represented abundance hung from the Italian fireplace, and the marble Corinthian columns. The designer’s innovative ideas led to installing an organ and orchestra area also known as the “fiddler’s booth” above the two entrance doors to the ballroom for their private entertainment pleasures. At the entrance to the ballroom, a fountain splashed softly and one could pause for a moment on the small granite benches to enjoy the effect.”