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Relaxed Philadelphia Wedding

Kim and Matt’s wedding, sent over by Carina and Amanda of Love Me Do Photography, was a real community effort. Friends and family came together to help create an awesome bash full of DIY goodness! The flowers came from their church’s urban farm and 13 friends were hand picked to prepare the food. With all this teamwork, the result was an absolutely beautiful and intimate wedding!

More from the bride, Kim: We generally wanted our wedding to feel vintage and rustic, without feeling “kitchy”. We wanted a relaxed and casual environment, with everyone being comfortable in their own skin. We originally wanted the ceremony and reception outside, but couldn’t afford it. So we brought the outside in, with lots of flowers, branches, ivy, etc.

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We had our ceremony and reception in the same location. Circle of Hope church in South Philadelphia, PA. Matt and I both go to the congregation in North Philly. As members of the church, it was very inexpensive to have the wedding here.

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Most of our wedding was DIY. Our friends and community are a multi-faceted, multi-talented group of people.

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Our church has an urban farm up in North Philadelphia. We planted the flowers there in the spring, and gathered them a few days before the wedding.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help. People don’t know what needs to be done and will assume it’s taken care of unless you ask. Also, expect things to not go completely the way you want them to. Be okay with that. And be nice.

Wedding Vendors (Philadelphia, PA):

Venue: Circle of Hope church / Photographer: Carina and Amanda of Love Me Do Photography / Wedding Dress: BCBG Max Azria / Bride’s Shoes: Payless / Bridesmaid Dresses: Aria Dress / Band: Phillybloco / Wedding invitations: Angela Miles

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