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This Moody Celestial Wedding is So On Point, There Were Even Moon Tattoos

Philly's obsession with all things astrology continues.


Photography by Redfield

Last year, we made the claim that Philly is kind of obsessed with tarot cards and astrology — and we weren’t wrong. Need proof? Check out this celestial Hotel du Village wedding, photographed by Redfield Photography, that brought the moon to earth via details such as the invitation suite, signage, custom cake topper and temporary tattoos.

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When Kristyn Rudnet, a makeup artist, met Colby Kennedy, an engineer, at an outing with mutual friends, it wasn’t exactly love at first sight. But as the pair got to talking, Kristyn felt her interest in Colby getting stronger — especially when he told her he liked woodwork, had chickens and was renovating a house. “I thought he was weird enough for me!” Kristyn remembers. 

After that initial meeting, Kristyn’s grandmother passed away, and she took a trip to Florida with her family. “Colby called me every day,” Kristyn says. “I wouldn’t have been as open to him without that.” When she returned home, the pair went out to dinner on their first date.

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A few months into their relationship, Colby met Kristyn’s family for the first time at a Fourth of July party. It was at this party, he says, that he realized he wanted to marry her. So two years later, on Fourth of July weekend, he asked Kristyn on a “dinner date.” On their way to the date, Colby led Kristyn through Fitler Square, stopped in front of the fountain and, to her surprise,  proposed. The pair’s extended families flew in from Iowa and California for the occasion, and everyone celebrated together for the rest of the evening.

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On October 20, 2017, Colby and Kristyn said “I do” at a moon-themed celebration at New Hope’s Hotel du Village. Rabbit Rabbit Crew created celestial-inspired signage for the Big Day, temporary moon tattoos by Clover Event Co. were free for the taking, a custom Everlaser cake topper read, “to the moon and back,” and jewel-toned florals and decor brought the entire venue to life. 

For Kristyn, a highlight of the day was gifting her father a pair of customized cufflinks with photos of his parents, who had passed away. “I wanted him to feel like they were there and close to him that day.”

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After their wedding, the couple minimooned in Montreal. Their plans to honeymoon on the Amalfi Coast took an unexpected — but positive — turn when Kristyn found out she was pregnant. Postponing their trip to Italy for the time being, they instead went on a road trip through Maine — a peaceful, necessary escape from their busy lives.   

THE DETAILS
Photographer: Redfield Photography | Venue: Hotel du Village | Planner & Coordinator: Clover Event Co. | Florals & Design: Q/A Event Design | Catering: Landmark Hospitality | Bride’s Gown: Rue de Seine from Lovely Bride | Hair: Ariel Katrina Hair | Makeup: Shimmer & Spice | Entertainment: Scratch Weddings | Cake: Federal Donuts | Invitations: Rabbit Rabbit Crew | Transportation: Philadelphia Trolley Works | Videography: Birdhouse Films | Photo Booth: Clique Bait Photobooth

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