Ying-Lee and Tim Snyder
Following a traditional Chinese tea ceremony in their suite at the Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing with both of their families present, the bride changed into her blush Lea-Ann Belter gown, and Lee and Tim tied the knot on the Chart House deck of the Moshulu on the Delaware River.
Lee’s engagement ring—which she not only picked out, but picked up from the jeweler’s when it was ready, gave it to Tim, and then waited impatiently for him to give it right back—rests atop decorations her cousin purchased in Chinatown for the couple’s traditional Chinese tea ceremony, wherein they presented tea to their elders, who then wished the couple well with gifts.
The cocktail-style reception featured hors d’oeuvres and stations with dishes like pasta, seafood and a whole roasted pig. Mini centerpieces in shades of purples, pinks and creams dotted the mid-deck where the reception took place.
The guest-book table—attendees signed a frame around a shot of the couple—was set with a birdcage filled with flowers as well as pictures of Lee and Tim as babies and their parents’ wedding photos.
Florist Tanti Lina of Philly’s Papertini Event & Floral Design covered the ship in Lee’s chosen hues of purples, pinks and creams.
Tim, who is “obsessed with ties,” spent hours in Henry A. Davidsen, picking out the perfect brightly colored one he’d wear on his Big Day.
Tim and Lee split tiramisu so often—she says she has to immediately draw a line down the middle to keep Tim from eating her share—that when they saw the Moshulu offered it in wedding-cake form, they had to have it.
Guests took home LOVE sugar cookies from Chalfont's Park Avenue Pastries.
Fireworks just happened to go off that night at Penn's Landing, setting up a perfect photo op. “Our guests were so impressed!” laughs Lee.
Ying-Lee and Tim Snyder
After meeting at an event at Dave & Buster’s when they were both at Temple’s dental school, Lee and Tim dated for about four years before getting engaged at the NASA Space Center Houston. They threw a cocktail-style wedding for guests aboard the Moshulu, docked on the Delaware River in Philadelphia, before heading up Columbus Avenue for an after-party at—where else?—Dave & Buster’s.
Venue: Moshulu, Philadelphia.
Wedding Planner: cHill Weddings, Philadelphia.
Catering & Cake: Moshulu.
Decor: Papertini Floral & Event Design, Philadelphia.
Photography: Love Me Do Photography, Philadelphia.
Bride’s look: Jemma gown by Lea-Ann Belter from Anne Gregory for the Bride, Pittsburgh; hair and makeup by Beke Beau, Bryn Mawr.
Groom’s formalwear: Henry A. Davidsen, Philadelphia.
Stationery: Carryn Golden, Philadelphia, through Etsy.com.
Music: Ben Ostroff from EBE Events & Entertainment, Philadelphia.
Favors: Park Avenue Pastries, Chalfont.