melissia and will are getting married

september 2, 2018 / Philadelphia



Our Story

Love is in the air

We spend a lot of our time flying through the air with the greatest of ease. After meeting each other on OKCupid we started attending the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts together,  developing into one of the cutest circus couple around. We're finally ready to make it official!

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Save the Date

september 2, 2018


Wedding Details

We're a non-traditional couple so we'll be having a non-traditional wedding! You will enjoy a circus themed wedding ceremony and reception. 




Philadelphia School of Circus Arts
6452 Greene St, Philadelphia PA 19119



The ceremony

4:00p – 5:00p

Grab some lemonade, cotton candy or popcorn, then sit down and enjoy a Contemporary Circus show. You'll laugh and cry as you see a love story evolve from the first flirtatious meetings to our first aerial dance as husband and wife.

The dinner/RECEPTION

5:00p – 10:00p

 We've planned a range of our favorite activities for you to celebrate with us. Learn how to juggle and walk a tightrope, or maybe play some carnival games. You will enjoy food from a variety of local vendors for dinner, buffet style. After dinner, we'll have a dance floor for you to strut your stuff as well as card, board, and video games for those who like to play games while socializing. Throughout the night we will offer an open bar with accompanying aerial champagne service. 




Marriott Hotel in Center City

For discounted reservations ($189 per night per room), please call Maya McFarland at 215-625-6127 or email at Maya.L.Mcfarland@marriott.com.
Link here: https://aws.passkey.com/go/WillMelissiaWedding

Reservations with discount accepted until 8/7/2018.

We will be providing bus service to and from the venue. 



Walking distance from the hotel
Spruce Street Harbor Park
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Franklin Science Institute
Museum of Natural History
Historical Walking Tours
Independence Center with Liberty Bell
Art galleries, restaurants, nightlife

Taxi distance from the hotel
Please Touch Museum
Philadelphia Zoo

Upcoming events can be found at: 


wedding Registry

We love to travel and don't need many things, so we've set up a registry for our upcoming cross country road trip honeymoon. Help us make it memorable! Visit our TravelerJoy registry.

Current itinerary (subject to change) 
Montreal, Canada
Toronto, Canada
Chicago, Illinois
Pawnee Lake/Lincoln, Nebraska
Beaver, Utah
Flagstaff (Grand Canyon), Arizona
Las Vegas, Nevada
Los Angeles, California
Kawai'i, Hawaii
Phoenix, Arizona
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
St. Louis, Missouri
Columbus, Ohio


frequently asked questions

How will I get to the venue? 

There will be a complimentary shuttle service between the Marriott Hotel in Center City and Philadelphia School of Circus Arts (PSCA). If you're a local, PSCA is located less than a block away from Upsal Station on Chestnut Hill West Line. Also, it's a $25-30 Uber/taxi ride from the city. 

What should i wear?

Semi formal, the theme is fun and fashionable. For women, comfortable shoes are recommended (wear or bring flats) as there are some uneven surfaces you will have to walk over. Feel free to wear any color you prefer. 

Are children welcome?  

What food will be served?

who should I contact for wedding questions? 

YES! Children will enjoy the circus theme of the wedding. There will be child-friendly food, events, and attractions. 

We are planning on the details to be a surprise, however we are aware that we have many guests with dietary restrictions such as vegan, vegetarian, or gluten-free. We have taken all of that into consideration and will accomidate for all dietary preferences, including meat-eaters. The food will be buffet style so you can pick and choose what you prefer. 

We have hired a "fairy godmother" wedding planner to help us with our big day. When the date gets closer we can distribute contact information to those who will need it, as we will probably be busy with wedding preparations day-of. 



Thanks to Blue Chemical Photography for taking these beautiful photos for our engagement!


Willissia right now

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