Osteria Wedding | Allie Still & John Anderson

Allie and John had an intimate Center City wedding at a unique and chic venue perfect for their day. With the city skyline taking over their invitation suite, to the LOVE statue cake-topper, this Philadelphia wedding had the most perfect little details. Even the tables were named after sections of city like Fishtown, Spring Garden, and Manyunk.

Philadelphia themed wedding with LOVE cake topper and table signs with colorful floral centerpieces at Osteria Wedding
Philadelphia themed wedding welcome sign with Philadelphia skyline and tables named after towns

Osteria is a small Philly favorite restaurant with a warm feel and one-of-a-kind wedding venue. No design goes unnoticed in this intimate, but open and spacious shared ceremony and reception space. From the gorgeous and lavish greens surrounding the glass room at Osteria inside and out, to the delicate dalias on each table, it was the perfect place for Allie to walk down the aisle.

Osteria wedding reception aisle and table setup with lavish greens and delicate floral centerpieces, and Philadelphia skyline table cards
Osteria wedding reception table setup with bride and groom table, colorful floral centerpieces, and greenery hanging over aisle
Colorful bridal bouquet with yellow Dahlias and purple flowers
Traditional window lit bridal portraits with colorful bridal bouquet

A grand golden harp started to play and Allie’s maid of honor walked down the aisle. When the bride finally stepped out with her dad, she and John had the same expression of excitement, cheerfulness, and love on their faces. Their short and sweet ceremony was filled with love and laughter. They exchanged rings and a kiss, and the cheering began.

Father of the groom walking bride down the aisle, bride laughing with happiness as she walks down the aisle at Osteria wedding ceremony

Once they were officially husband and wife, we did a little exploring around Osteria for some signature Philly-style portraits. Allie’s contagious smile and laugh made everything effortless, shining brighter than all the string lights hanging around them. We posed for some night shots in front of a few city favorites like the Divine Lorraine and out in Broad Street, because who can pass that up at a Philly based wedding?

Traditional bride and groom portraits with bride and groom laughing, smiling, and kissing against stonewall in Philadelphia
Bride and groom portraits with bride and groom smiling at each other
Traditional wedding portrait with groom kissing bride on the forehead on balcony in Philadelphia
Bride and groom wedding portraits night shots with string lights, bride and groom cheers-ing champagne on Broad Street

Another element that made Allie and John’s wedding even more intimate was the family-style dinner they served at Osteria where everyone at the table shares a large portion of a few different options. What better way to celebrate a new couple and the bringing together of two families than a family-style meal? This is a trend we hope to see more of! After the food, everyone gathered around to watch the bride and groom share their first dance as husband and wife. The evening ended with some delicious cake and more dancing. 

Bride and groom make entrance and have first dance at Osteria wedding reception
Bride and groom laughing and wiping tears during speeches and toasts at Osteria wedding reception
Parent dance, father of the bride spinning bride on the dance floor at Osteria wedding reception

Congratulations to Allie and John on your marriage, thank you for allowing us to capture your intimate, immaculate wedding day! 

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