Photos: The Ritz-Carlton Wedding Experience

Photos: The Ritz-Carlton Wedding Experience


Late last month I attended a lovely event at the Ritz Carlton Hotel for media to experience their wedding experience. Clever idea. I was only able to make it to the first event, and just a bit as my schedule was packed.  They sent a long some copy of the event and what they were out to achieve for this post. I will be returning soon to experience the rest of the great adventure when time permits. ….




A small exclusive group of national, regional and local members of the media were invited to attend a Wedding Experience at The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia on April 21-22.


This 24 hour event was hosted at The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia by Bradley Pacana, Dayna Leaventon and Jimmy Contreras. The Wedding Experience was created for members of the media to experience Weddings at The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia and everything we offer at our property. At The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia we love weddings and celebrations of every kind.
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The Wedding Experience Event included overnight accommodations at The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia, lunch in the Grand Ballroom with coursed cuisine by the Ritz-Carlton Chefs and Pastry Team lead by Patrick Morrison, Spa time with signature treatments at Richel D’Ambra Salon & Spa (you don’t have to stay at the Ritz to enjoy her services), Lavish Family Style Dinner at Aqimero with a five course meal,

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Guests experienced Club Lounge on the 30th Floor for Breakfast on Saturday morning and Explored Philadelphia. Visit Philly and Philly Phlash provided VIP Passes to see Philadelphia’s museums and cultural institutions and rides on Philly Phlash.
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Partners of the event included Aqimero a Richard Sandoval Restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia, BVTLive!, Carl Alan Floral Designs LTD., Casa Papel, Evantine Design, MK Photography, Nicol Floral Design, Philly Plash, Richel D’Ambra Spa & Salon, Van Earl’s Cakes, Visit Philly and Whipped Bakeshop.
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Here’s a list  of our partners:


Aqimero – Private Dinner experience

BVTLive! – Live music for the lunch event

Carl Alan Floral Designs LTD. – Tablescape and Floral Designs for Dinner at Aqimero

Casa Papel – Invitations for event, signage, menus and gifts

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Evantine Desgin – Tablescape Floral Designs for lunch in Grand Ballroom

Mk Photography – Photographed event

Nicol Floral Design – Flower Wall at Lunch

Philly Plash – Provided Travel for Exploring Philadelphia

Richel D’Ambra Spa & Salon – Spa Treatments

Van Earl’s Cakes – Personalized mini wedding cakes for all guests at lunch

Visit Philly – VIP Passes for media to Explore Philadelphia

Whipped Bakesshop – LOVE cookies for guests gifts
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delicious sorbet, and the presentation was spectacular
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Van Earl’s Cakes – Personalized mini wedding cakes for all guests at lunch

Ritz Ritz

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Nicol Floral Design – Flower Wall at Lunch

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Thanks to Jana Bannan, MK Photographer for these shots.