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Patriotic/July 4th Weddings

June 30, 2009

In honor of the upcoming holiday weekend!!  

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Ralph Archbold, who is a Benjamin Franklin impersonator, married Linda Wilde, who portrays Betsy Ross at different events. Mayor Michael Nutter officiated  the ceremony. Ben and Betsy exchanged rings engraved with a kite and key and the stars and stripes  The crowd reportedly gasped as Wilde, dressed in a 18th Century-era wedding dress, walked down the aisle of Independence Mall escorted by family members dressed in period garb. Not to be outdone, Archbold’s best man was a guy who plays Thomas Jefferson.

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Their wedding cake, adorable! 

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More photos of this wedding HERE on flickr!

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3 comments

  1. They totally should have put a M80 in one of those cakes.


  2. the first couple is just ADORABLE!!! I love older couples getting hitched.. I think it’s sweet and very positve…the rest are just tacky as can be.. and it’s NEVER ok to have rebel flags in the background (esp. combinded with sleevless shirts on men!)


  3. I want to get married in an American colonial dress. They are so pretty and historic. Bride back then often work sky blue because it symbolized first, true love.



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