Sustainable Weddings: Rachel Isenberg & Adam Scales



October 7, 2017
at the 1200 Block of Rodman Street

While neither Rachel nor Adam originally hails from the Philadelphia area, they found their home, their careers, and each other here in the City of Brotherly Love. Their connection to the city led them to create the ultimate “Philly block party wedding”—literally making use of their own city street. It just took a permit and permission from some very friendly neighbors—all of whom were invited to the festivities—to create the quintessential free outdoor venue. Food was provided by local vendors, including Ramble Pizza food truck and a halal truck recommended by some of the students at Temple University, where Rachel teaches. Seasonal dahlias, zinnias, lavender and scented geraniums were fresh from Jig-Bee flower farm, located on a former vacant lot in Kensington. The couple was married under a 15-year-old family heirloom chuppah designed by artist Elsa Wachs. While the Mr. Softee truck and soft pretzels were not the epitome of sustainability, they were unmistakably Philly.

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