One of the best nods we’ve seen thus far is this Mütter Museum wedding, which actually took place in May. But that’s no matter: The couple loves all things vintage and macabre, and their Big Day was inspired by the decor in the 2015 film Crimson Peak.

“Ew, dude, that’s my sister!” It wasn’t exactly the reaction Ryan Fetters was expecting when he told his friend and co-worker at Moe’s Southwest Grill — Rebecca Raley’s brother — that the prettiest girl had just walked in the restaurant. The future couple, who were in high school at the time, didn’t become friends till a few years later but eventually connected over their shared love of everything old, weird and macabre.

Rebecca, who works in visuals and merchandising, admits that she didn’t even know she was in love with her best friend till he came with her family on a vacation to Disney World over the holidays. He kissed her in the middle of Epcot park on NYE. “I was devastated and wouldn’t speak to him,” says Rebecca. When she still couldn’t forget what happened a few months later, she realized she was “head over heels.”

Eight years later, the couple got engaged (at a friend’s retro-style karaoke studio in Collingswood) and, about two years after that, they got hitched. While they had to postpone their original date (October 24, 2020) to May 29, 2021, the Haddon Heights pair took it in stride. “Ultimately, it’s about your relationship and not the size of the party or the guest count.”

And it was, indeed, a party. The Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia was the perfect location for the soiree, which had a secret garden meets a hint of Art Deco theme: “romantic, overgrown and heavily inspired by the decor in the movie Crimson Peak,” says the bride.

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Philly Magazine: by KRISTEN SCHOTT· 

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