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High School Sweetheart Greenhouse Wedding

Garden Weddings

Madeline and Dan may have married during the summer, but that didn’t stop the couple from adding nods to Madeline’s all-time favorite holiday, Christmas, into their wedding decor. If anything, this proves there’s no reason not to make your wedding day as personal as possible to best reflect your own style! Becka Pillmore Photography photographed the high school sweetheart couple as they exchanged vows at the ever-stunning Fairmount Park Horticulture Center, which was styled to perfection with Uncommon Events — who also tackled all the floral design. A garden wedding with boho touches, hints of Christmas, all in a greenhouse setting? We’re sold.

High School Sweetheart Greenhouse Wedding - http://ruffledblog.com/high-school-sweetheart-greenhouse-wedding

From the bride, Madeline: My love for Christmas is borderline obsessive. Over the past 10 years Daniel and I have created Christmas traditions that we take part in annually. One of those traditions is shopping in Philadelphia and getting dinner at one of our favorite restaurants Twenty Manning Grill. On our walk back to our car we walked through Rittenhouse to look at the lights and it was there that he asked me to marry him. On the year anniversary of our engagement, we went back to that very spot and got our engagement photos taken under the lights. The wedding planning process was eventful to say the least. It was a team effort and everyone involved played a critical role in making the day special. Uncommon Events also played a huge role in bringing my ideas to life. Their support throughout the entire process was essential (Melissa and Jess!).
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Becka Pillmore Photography

Event Planning and Floral Design

Uncommon Events

Venue

Fairmount Park Horticulture Center

Catering

STARR Events

Wedding Cake

Sweet T's Bake Shop

Wedding Music

CTO Park Central

Rentals

Maggpie

Videography

CinemaCake Filmmakers

Lush Green Wedding With a Boho Twist

Bohemian Weddings

Sometimes you and your wedding venue are a match made in heaven, and that’s exactly how it was for Leanne and Nick at The John James Audubon Center. With no shortage of beautiful grounds to utilize, the couple was able to make their wedding day an event that was truly their own, bringing along the fabulous Emily Wren Photography and Belovely (talk about a winning duo!). Though the color palette consisted of greens and white, Leanne couldn’t resist a pop of fuchsia in her flower crown — which was just the perfect touch.

Lush Green Wedding With a Boho Twist - http://ruffledblog.com/lush-green-wedding-with-a-boho-twist

From the bride, Leanne: We wanted a curated elegant rustic look with outdoor ambiance. We had looked at a few different barn options before we saw The Audubon Center. And with their location (Nick grew up just down the street, only 45 minutes outside of Philly), professionalism of the staff, the illustration history behind the venue (Nick and I both went to the University of the Arts for Illustration), the price, and all of the beautiful locations on the venue i.e.: the apple orchard, the museum, the 1800s barn and the pavilion with its glass doors open to the outside, we knew we had found the right place. Plus we had heard such great things about the caterer Jeffery A. Miller Catering.

wedding invitations - http://ruffledblog.com/lush-green-wedding-with-a-boho-twist
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Emily Wren Photography

Floral Design

Belovely

Venue

The John James Audubon Center

Wedding Dress

Free People

Tailor

Sew Rob

Wedding Shoes

Shoes of Prey

Engagement Ring

Brilliant Earth

Wedding Ring

Anna Sheffield

Groom's Attire

Suit Supply

Catering and Wedding Cake

Jeffrey A. Miller Catering (JAM)

DJ

Lovesick

Farm Tables

Buttercup

Wedding Stationery and Paper Good Design

Bride

Wedding Stationery and Paper Good Printing

Moo.com

Philadelphia Wedding with a Truly Unique Venue

Modern Weddings

Filiz and TJ fell in love with their wedding venue as soon as they stepped foot inside, and we fell in love the moment we saw what they did with the space. Maria Mack Photography photographed the couple all the beautiful decor, which was purposefully kept simple in order to complement the eclecticism of the venue. Of course, this didn’t stop Eventricity from rocking the floral design!

Philadelphia Wedding with a Truly Unique Venue - http://ruffledblog.com/philadelphia-wedding-with-a-truly-unique-venue

From the bride, Filiz: In the beginning, we were really interested in a warehouse/industrial space to make our own. However, we stumbled upon Material Culture and it just spoke to us! It had the warehouse feeling, totally unique, we loved all the vintage and imported good throughout the store, plus at was a nod to my Turkish heritage (my mom was born in Istanbul). We loved it from the moment we stepped foot inside.

colorful wedding invitations - http://ruffledblog.com/philadelphia-wedding-with-a-truly-unique-venue

wedding dress detail - http://ruffledblog.com/philadelphia-wedding-with-a-truly-unique-venue

wedding portrait - http://ruffledblog.com/philadelphia-wedding-with-a-truly-unique-venue

bridesmaids in pink dresses - http://ruffledblog.com/philadelphia-wedding-with-a-truly-unique-venue

groomsmen in grey - http://ruffledblog.com/philadelphia-wedding-with-a-truly-unique-venue
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Maria Mack Photography

Floral Design

Eventricity

Venue

Material Culture

Wedding Dress

Anna Campbell "Amity"

Wedding Shoes

Badgley Mischka

Wedding Veil

Jacqueline Leigh

Hair and Makeup

True Beauty Marks

Bridesmaid Dresses

David's Bridal

Groom's Suit

Ted Baker London

Wedding Cake

Jacqueline Leigh

DJ

Greg Scubert with Untouchable Entertainment Group

Stationery

Wedding Paper Divas

Cozy Up with this Chic Philly Wedding

Romantic Weddings

If you ever wanted to see what modern glam with an ode to yesteryear looks like, this astounding Philadelphia wedding from danfredo photos +  films takes first prize. Deep down, Kaitlin and Mark wanted to throw a huge party with their closest family and friends and the celebration was down-to-earth and relaxed, with heaps of earthy vibes and lush greenery centerpieces by Wild Stems that echoed that aesthetic. And don’t forget to check out the bride’s updo: it’s the bee’s knees.

floral crowns - photo by danfredo photos + films http://ruffledblog.com/chic-philadelphia-winter-wedding

From the bride, Kaitlin: Front & Palmer is such a beautiful and unique raw space that we wanted to highlight and play off its exposed brick, high ceilings with industrial beams, and gorgeous hardwood floors as much as possible.  We felt that this worked well with our vision of a minimal, romantic, earthy vibe with lots of soft candlelight and greenery.  As far as our vision of the day itself, it was important to us that it felt more like a huge party with all of our closest family and friends as opposed to a regimented event with specific things needing to happen at specific times.

wedding invitation sets - photo by danfredo photos + films http://ruffledblog.com/chic-philadelphia-winter-wedding
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Wedding Vendors

Photography and Videography

danfredo photos + films

Floral Design

Wild Stems

Venue

Front & Palmer

Hotel

Hotel Monaco

Wedding Dress

Katie May

Wedding Shoes

Klub Nico

Veil

Twigs & Honey

Bridal Boutique

Lovely Bride

Hair and Makeup

KLP Hair Designs

Bridesmaids' Dresses

Rent the Runway

Groom's Attire and Best Man's Attire

Indochino

Groom's Tie

The Tie Bar

Groom's Shoes

Allen Edmonds

Catering and Wedding Cake

Feast Your Eyes Catering

DJ

East Coast Event Group

Transportation

First Student Charter Bus

Save-the-Dates

Custom Design, Wedding Paper Divas

Wedding Invitations

Custom Design, VistaPrint

Romantic Philadelphia Horticulture Center Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Winter weddings can have their tricky moments to plan, but Carrie and Mike carried out their Philadelphia wedding day with such finesse and Redfield Photography skillfully captured all of the goodness on camera. We love that they chose a greenhouse setting and brought in beautiful, deep, jewel red colors and floral arrangements by their event and floral designer, Q|A Events; it brought a fun, vibrant feel to the whole event while keeping in line with the season. This is definitely one ultra-creative way to do a cool-seasoned wedding!

winter brides - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-horticulture-center-wedding

From the bride, Carrie: We envisioned a warm, romantic, bohemian feel for the wedding.  We originally wanted something laid back, but when we picked a winter wedding date we decided to dress it up a little bit while trying to keep the bohemian feel. We didn’t really have a color scheme, but we chose marsala and berry tones for our flowers because we thought it would compliment the greenery in the venue as well as the bridal party attire. We didn’t do any DIY projects, but I worked very closely with the event designers and I think we designed something amazing together!

long-sleeved wedding dresses - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-horticulture-center-wedding

wedding shoes - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-horticulture-center-wedding

groom's boutonniere - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-horticulture-center-wedding

groomsmen's attire - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-horticulture-center-wedding

wedding signs - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-horticulture-center-wedding

wedding backdrops - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-horticulture-center-wedding

lanterns at weddings - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-horticulture-center-wedding

Flower recipe: Eucalyptus, king protea, garden roses, and peonies.

ceremony flowers - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-horticulture-center-wedding

wedding processional - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-horticulture-center-wedding

Philadelphia wedding venues - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-horticulture-center-wedding

Pennsylvania weddings - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-horticulture-center-wedding

weddings in Philadelphia - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-horticulture-center-wedding

wedding party - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-horticulture-center-wedding

photographers in Philadelphia - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-horticulture-center-wedding

bridal bouquet - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-horticulture-center-wedding

gold and red weddings - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-horticulture-center-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Start as early as possible and stay organized! Also, when things get overwhelming, make sure you take some time alone with your fiancé to have some fun together. It’s simple, but I think it was the only thing that kept me sane.

wedding centerpieces - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-horticulture-center-wedding

table numbers - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-horticulture-center-wedding

wedding menus - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-horticulture-center-wedding

wedding reception signs - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-horticulture-center-wedding

wedding tables - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-horticulture-center-wedding

wedding lounge areas - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-horticulture-center-wedding

wedding bar - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-horticulture-center-wedding

first dance - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-horticulture-center-wedding

Wedding Music:

Groomsmen and family processional: “First Day of My Life”, Bright Eyes
Bridesmaids’ processional: “God Only Knows”, The Beach Boys 
Bride’s processional: “Make You Feel My Love” Bob Dylan (It’s our song!)
First dance: Slow version of “You’re My Best Friend”, Queen 

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Redfield Photography

Event Design and Floral Design

Q|A Designs

Venue

Philadelphia Horticulture Center

Wedding Dress

Daalarna Couture

Wedding Shoes

Klub Nico

Veil

Sara Gabriel

Headpiece

Twigs & Honey

Hair

Ariel Katrina Hair

Makeup

Make Me Up Pretty

Bridesmaids' Dresses

Annabel Dress in Mink Grey, Jenny Yoo

Groom's Attire

The Black Tux

Catering

Steven Starr

Ceremony Musician

Philadelphia String Quartet

Band

EBE Events & Entertainment

Transportation

Specialty Tours & Events

Wedding Invitations

TPD Design House

Modern Blue Watercolor Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

Photos by:

M2 Photography

Let’s just go ahead and say it: we go gaga over watercolors. Any shade or style of this newly-beloved wedding trend is perfect to us and we could spend hours dreaming of fun combos to pair it with. Along with M2 PhotographyBelovely gathered up the prettiest, muted blue shades and artistically sprinkled it around this shoot. And we just have to mention that watercolor bridal skirt by Sweet Caroline. The duo of the skirt with marbled-blue swirls and the dainty lace crop top leaves us with two words: wow and swoon.

watercolor wedding ideas - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-blue-watercolor-wedding-ideas

From Lauren of Belovely: Maggie of Maggpie Rentals had asked us to join forces for a Garces Catering Open House and while designing and decorating a tablescape is fun, it is so much more when it’s a full story. So we quickly grabbed our vendor friends (or friendors, as we like to call them) and came up with this spectacular watercolored blue styled shoot.
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

M2 Photography

Styling and Floral Designer

Belovely

Venue

The Kimmel Center

Wedding Dress

Sweet Caroline

Wedding Ring

L Priori Jewelry

Hair and Makeup

True Beauty Marks

Catering

Garces Events

Rentals and Styling

Maggpie Rentals

Wedding Invitations

Papertree Studios

Romantic Papel Picado Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

With inspiration stemming from the delicate designs intrinsic to papel picado, Jessica Cooper Photography set out to create a styled shoot using the decorative paper. Sweet Caroline provided the incredible bridal fashion, a two-piece stunner with a blush pink skirt that couldn’t possibly evoke more romance than it already does, and Papertini put together some of the most beautiful floral arrangements we’ve ever seen!

dyed watercolor invitations - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-papel-picado-wedding-inspiration

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Jessica Cooper Photography

Event Styling

Patchwork Planning

Floral Design

Papertini

Wedding Dress

Sweet Caroline

Jewelry

Harry Merrill

Hair

Belles and Grooms

Makeup

Occasions by Diana

Wedding Cake

Queen Bee Pastry

Rentals

Forget Me Not Vintage Rentals

Calligraphy

BPCalligraphy

Sweet Caroline Bridal Collection

Fashion & Beauty

It’s Friday, which makes it the perfect day for poring over some gorgeous bridal designs from Sweet Caroline‘s new lookbook! A talented team of vendors (including Jessica Cooper Photography and Falls Flowers) came together to showcase this stunning collection of separates, ranging in style from classically sweet to edgy and funky.

Sweet Caroline bridal collection - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-caroline-bridal-collection

From the fashion designer, Sweet Caroline: As a designer, you are constantly asked to define your customer. Who is she; what inspires her; what are her dreams; what are her hobbies; her likes, dislikes? As a bridal designer, I always found these questions particularly challenging. A girl’s street style changes from day to day and is constantly evolving, but what does she wear on her most cherished day? How does she make her bridal style her own? When designing the collection, I wanted to create pieces could adapt to any bride’s style. I chose an array of timeless separates that could be mixed and matched for the perfect wedding day look – from trendy girls who want to make a statement in soft colors or an edgy bride who wants to rock it in bold black, to a classic girl who is looking for the perfect neckline and an elegantly long train. For this shoot, I wanted to tell the story of a bride getting ready for her wedding – choosing who she wants to be and what look makes her feel the most beautiful on the day she says “I do.”

pink wedding shoes - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-caroline-bridal-collection

pretty pastries - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-caroline-bridal-collection

purple and green bouquet - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-caroline-bridal-collection

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Jessica Cooper Photography

Venue

Globe Dye Works

Bridal Separates

Sweet Caroline

Accessories

Bel Aire Bridal

Jewelry

Harry Merrill

Hair

Belles and Grooms

Makeup

Occasions by Diana

Beauty Products

Mullein + Sparrow

Manicure and Pedicure

Mingle Nail Lounge

Pastries

Queen Bee Pastry

Cotton Candy

The Cotton Candy Confectionary

Rentals and Styling

Forget Me Not

Ribbon

Honey Silks

Logo

Longhand Edition

Paper Goods, Signage, and Product Styling

Pippa & Fig

Back to School Wedding Inspiration

Blue Label, Wedding Design

Pair up Danfredo Photos + Films and Heart & Dash, and just wait for the magic to happen. This talented duo put together a styled shoot inspired by the back to school season at a brand new wedding (and must-see if you’re in the Philly area) venue called The Bok Building. A reception table laid out on a science lab desk? Love!

Ruffled - photo by http://www.danfredo.com/ - http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

From the event designer, Sarah of Heart & Dash: Philadelphia is one of our favorite cities because it has such a variety of venues — from buttoned-up historical to edgy and abandoned. After being vacant for years, South Philly’s Edward W. Bok Vocational School is under new ownership and has plans for the spectacular. When the team behind Building Bok agreed to let us use their space, we couldn’t wait to let the quirky stories of the old school building inspire our concept. Danfredo coined the mantra for the shoot: “let’s get weird,” and helped us find the classrooms with the best natural light. After we all saw the muted paint tones, we decided to use bright, bold flowers and dresses so they would pop.

black bridesmaid dresses - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by http://www.danfredo.com/ - http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

black bridesmaid dresses - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

bride bridesmaid bouquet - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

back to school wedding inspiration - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

jewel toned bridesmaid dresses - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

bright wedding bouquet - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

sunglasses - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

wedding portrait - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

wedding dress detail - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by http://www.danfredo.com/ - http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by http://www.danfredo.com/ - http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

school wedding - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

school inspired wedding - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

At Heart & Dash, when we work with a couple to plan their wedding, our goal is to personalize by pulling in elements of their love story. When we do a styled shoot, we start by imagining a real couple. The “couple” for this shoot first met in school and wanted their wedding to honor their playful past while incorporating their —still way fun, but more grown up — future. Along with our super amazing team of vendors, we think that’s just what was accomplished!

schoolhouse wedding - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

back to school wedding inspiration - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

science lab wedding - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

back to school wedding inspiration - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

school wedding - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

back to school wedding inspiration - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

science lab wedding - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

back to school wedding inspiration - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by http://www.danfredo.com/ - http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

tablescape - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

black and watercolor wedding cake - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

school wedding - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by http://www.danfredo.com/ - http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Florist

Sebesta Design

Venue

Building Bok

Bridal Store

Lovely Bride

Hair and Makeup

Sulimay Urban Salon

Bridesmaid Dresses

Durga Kali

Wedding Cake

Nutmeg Cake Design

Stationery

Hello, Bird

Sweet Indoor Garden Wedding at Horticulture Center

Blue Label, Garden Weddings

Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park Horticulture Center is undoubtedly one of our favorite venues, and we love it even more when adorned with the talents of Brae Howard Photography, Petals Lane, and Lauren James Events. Alysa and Dan’s indoor garden wedding was built around the beauty of their venue, and once you see how gorgeous this space is, you’ll know how much of a wise decision it was!

sweet indoor garden wedding - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

From the bride, Alysa: We wanted our wedding to feel warm, sophisticated, and easygoing! We didn’t really have a theme. Once I picked the fabric and color (“sea mist”) of the bridesmaids’ dresses, we sort of just went from there, and crossed our fingers that everything would coordinate! The Horticulture Center speaks for itself — our aim was just to accentuate its loveliness.

Jimmy Choo wedding shoes - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

sophistication and elegance at Horticulture Center - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

white and peach bouquet with burgundy - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

bride and groom photography- photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

sweet indoor garden wedding - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

blue bridesmaid dresses - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

white and peach bouquet - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center
Flower recipe: The bouquets and floral arrangements were a mix of peonies, garden roses, ranunculus, tulips, dahlias, dusty miller, and greens.

wedding ceremony - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

ceremony decor - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

wedding ceremony - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

ceremony recessional - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

handwritten place cards - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

sophistication and elegance at Horticulture Center - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

romantic modern centerpiece - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

sophistication and elegance at Horticulture Center - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

romantic greenhouse wedding - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

gold reception decor - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

indoor garden wedding ideas - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Choose vendors with good taste who know your venue! Trust your instincts and don’t spend too much time deliberating over details. Definitely hire a day-of coordinator, if you can.

sophistication and elegance at Horticulture Center - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

greenhouse wedding reception - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

sophistication and elegance at Horticulture Center - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

indoor garden wedding tables - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

indoor garden wedding tables - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Isn’t It Romantic”
Bridal Processional: “The Man I Love”
Recessional; “Nice Work If You Can Get It”

From the photographer, Brae Howard: Alysa and Dan were married at the Fairmount Park Horticultural Center in Philadelphia. Alysa was such a graceful and gracious bride and it was evident how in love these two were. We loved Alysa’s stunning and sleek wedding gown and it was a delight to photograph such a diverse group of women in her bridal party. One cute DIY aspect of Alysa’s wedding is that her little sister made their wedding cake!

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Brae Howard Photography

Event Design and Flowers

Petals Lane

Event Coordination

Lauren James Events

Venue

Fairmount Park Horticulture Center

Wedding Dress and Veil

Rose and Delilah

Bridal Store

Ceremony

Wedding Shoes

Jimmy Choo

Hair and Makeup

Aleksandra Ambrozy

Bridesmaid Dresses

J.Crew

Groom's Attire

Brooks Brothers

Catering and Desserts

Starr Events

Music

Pete Smyser

DJ

No Macarena

Reception Lighting

Synergetic Sound and Lighting

Wedding Invitations

Minted

Transportation

Krapf's Coaches

Rustic Elegance at the Horticulture Center

Rustic Weddings

Today we’ve got another wedding that you just might want to set aside some extra time for — it’s just that good. We shouldn’t expect any less when Lauren Fair Photography and Uncommon Events come together, though! Charlotte and Joe’s wedding at Fairmount Park Horticulture Center is one for the books, boasting hanging light bulbs, bright pink and purple blooms, and a stunning greenhouse venue.

rustic elegance at the Horticulture Center - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rustic-elegance-at-the-horticulture-center

From the event designers, Uncommon Events: Charlotte & Joe were in a bicoastal long distance relationship prior to their wedding! They were all about the simple things; family, friends, food, warmth and love. Charlotte and Joe wrote many love letters over the course of their relationship and in designing we incorporated quotes from these notes, a typewriter, and a map to represent their special relationship!

pink wedding shoes - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rustic-elegance-at-the-horticulture-center

wedding paper goods - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rustic-elegance-at-the-horticulture-center

pink peony bouquet - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rustic-elegance-at-the-horticulture-center

rustic elegance at the Horticulture Center - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rustic-elegance-at-the-horticulture-center

pink bouquet - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rustic-elegance-at-the-horticulture-center

rustic elegance at the Horticulture Center - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rustic-elegance-at-the-horticulture-center

bridesmaids and bouquet - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rustic-elegance-at-the-horticulture-center

rustic elegance at the Horticulture Center - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rustic-elegance-at-the-horticulture-center

ceremony setup - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rustic-elegance-at-the-horticulture-center

ceremony processional - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rustic-elegance-at-the-horticulture-center

wedding ceremony - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rustic-elegance-at-the-horticulture-center

ceremony recessional - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rustic-elegance-at-the-horticulture-center

rustic elegance at the Horticulture Center - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rustic-elegance-at-the-horticulture-center

rustic elegance at the Horticulture Center - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rustic-elegance-at-the-horticulture-center

chalkboard signs - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rustic-elegance-at-the-horticulture-center

greenhouse wedding reception - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rustic-elegance-at-the-horticulture-center

rustic elegance at the Horticulture Center - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rustic-elegance-at-the-horticulture-center

purple and pink receptions - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rustic-elegance-at-the-horticulture-center

greenhouse wedding reception - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rustic-elegance-at-the-horticulture-center

cocktail menus - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rustic-elegance-at-the-horticulture-center

rustic elegance at the Horticulture Center - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rustic-elegance-at-the-horticulture-center

purple and pink centerpieces - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rustic-elegance-at-the-horticulture-center

burlap wedding details - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rustic-elegance-at-the-horticulture-center

rustic elegance at the Horticulture Center - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rustic-elegance-at-the-horticulture-center

hanging light bulbs - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rustic-elegance-at-the-horticulture-center

wedding reception tables - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rustic-elegance-at-the-horticulture-center

rustic elegance at the Horticulture Center - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rustic-elegance-at-the-horticulture-center

Ben and Jerrys cake - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rustic-elegance-at-the-horticulture-center

rustic elegance at the Horticulture Center - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rustic-elegance-at-the-horticulture-center

rustic elegance at the Horticulture Center - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rustic-elegance-at-the-horticulture-center

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Lauren Fair Photography

Event Design, Decor, Flowers, Lighting

Uncommon Events

Venue

Horticulture Center

Hair and Makeup

Bella Angel Hair & Makeup

Catering

Stephen STARR Events

Wedding Cake

Ben & Jerry's

Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Music

Philadelphia String Quartet

DJ

Lovesick INC

Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods

The Papery of Philadelphia

Garden Wedding at Morris Arboretum

Garden Weddings

Photos by:

Pat Furey

Pennsylvania’s Morris Arboretum has just made it to the short list of our favorite venues, especially when Pat Furey is behind the camera and Statement Piece Floral is in control of some seriously striking floral arrangements. Sarah and Chris’ wedding was fun and laid-back above all else, and their efforts to include meaningful elements truly shines through in their beautiful wedding images.

garden wedding at Morris Arboretum - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-morris-arboretum

From the bride, Sarah: My husband and I planned every aspect of our romantic garden wedding so that it would feel like “us.” We knew that we wanted a laid back and natural aesthetic, and the Morris Arboretum in Philadelphia was the perfect venue with its gorgeous greenhouse, lots of blooming Wisteria, and all kinds of greenery! Our goals were to have tons of fun (check!) and for the day not to feel too stuffy (check!). Because we wanted it to be an intimate and personal day (and because we are both financially limited graduate students), we incorporated tons of DIY and family elements. For example, my dad handmade our gorgeous ceremony arch (one of our favorite elements of the day), my uncle played “Here Comes the Sun” on the guitar during the processional and sang live during our garden cocktail hour, my husband’s great aunt and uncle (who were celebrating 50 years of marriage) officiated our ceremony, we wrote our own vows and incorporated traditions that were meaningful to us (like a native American branch unity ceremony), a childhood friend of mine baked our wedding cake, and we chose a family style vegetarian meal (we are both vegetarian) for the reception. I also took on some fun DIY projects like the moss and dried/flower frame we used as a cake backdrop and a vintage wine box/moss place card display.

wedding shoes - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-morris-arboretum

wedding dress - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-morris-arboretum

white and blush bouquet - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-morris-arboretum

grooms boutonniere - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-morris-arboretum

garden wedding at Morris Arboretum - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-morris-arboretum

bridesmaid bouquet - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-morris-arboretum

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-morris-arboretum

wedding ceremony setup - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-morris-arboretum

wedding ceremony arch - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-morris-arboretum

wedding ceremony - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-morris-arboretum

wedding ceremony - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-morris-arboretum

escort cards on moss - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-morris-arboretum

garden wedding at Morris Arboretum - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-morris-arboretum

We were fortunate to work with lots of wonderful vendors including my dress designer Tatyana Merenyuk (I found my dream dress on Etsy and traveled to her studio in Brooklyn for custom design consultations and fittings), and a local florist who helped us create what we wanted on our budget. We also added some fun details, like our sugar skull cake topper (also an Etsy find) that featured tiny sugar skull versions of our cats and sweetheart spoons engraved with my favorite E.E. Cummings poem (“i love you much [most beautiful darling] more than anyone on the earth. And I like you better than everything in the sky.”) Our ridiculously talented photographer documented so many of the day’s magical moments — like my husband taking a quick spin on his motorcycle after opening my wedding gift – an original 1979 magazine advertisement for his Honda CB650.

garden wedding at Morris Arboretum - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-morris-arboretum

garden wedding at Morris Arboretum - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-morris-arboretum

wedding seating - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-morris-arboretum

garden wedding at Morris Arboretum - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-morris-arboretum

wedding paper goods - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-morris-arboretum

garden wedding at Morris Arboretum - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-morris-arboretum

groom chair decor - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-morris-arboretum

wedding paper goods - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-morris-arboretum

cake table backdrop - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-morris-arboretum

garden wedding at Morris Arboretum - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-morris-arboretum

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional and Recessional: instrumental “Here Comes the Sun” (as performed by the bride’s uncle, Brian Filone)
First Dance: “Come to Me,” (Goo Goo Dolls; as performed by Brian Filone)
Mother/Son Dance: “What a Wonderful World,” Louis Armstrong
Father/Daughter Dance: “You’ve Got a Friend,” James Taylor

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Pat Furey Photography

Florist

Statement Piece Floral

Venue

Morris Arboretum

Wedding Dress

Tatyana Merenyuk

Bridesmaid Dresses

BHLDN

Catering

Catering by Brunos

Wedding Cake

Blissful Bakes

Rentals

Ultrapom Event Rentals

Candy Colored Wedding in Philadelphia

Wedding Design

Photos by:

We’ve seen some pretty great venues from various weddings and events over the years, but when The Big Fake Wedding visited Philadelphia for the second time, they may have just found one of our favorites yet with the Painted Bride Art Center. They used the space as the foundation for some lovely candy-colored wedding inspiration, using pastel tones and whimsical details to bring everything to fruition.

candy colored wedding in Philadelphia - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-in-philadelphia

candy colored wedding in Philadelphia - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-in-philadelphia

monogrammed bouquet wrap - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-in-philadelphia

candy colored wedding in Philadelphia - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-in-philadelphia

candy colored wedding in Philadelphia - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-in-philadelphia

candy colored wedding in Philadelphia - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-in-philadelphia

rustic seating - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-in-philadelphia

candy colored wedding in Philadelphia - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-in-philadelphia

industrial weddings - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-in-philadelphia

candy colored wedding in Philadelphia - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-in-philadelphia

candy colored wedding in Philadelphia - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-in-philadelphia

ruffled wedding cake - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-in-philadelphia


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View more images + details from Sharyn Frenkel in the gallery

candy colored wedding in Philadelphia - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-in-philadelphia

classic ivory green bouquet - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-in-philadelphia

candy colored wedding in Philadelphia - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-in-philadelphia

pink wedding bouquet - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-in-philadelphia

candy colored wedding in Philadelphia - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-in-philadelphia

glass bud vase centerpiece - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-in-philadelphia

candy colored wedding in Philadelphia - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-in-philadelphia

rustic farm table - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-in-philadelphia

candy colored wedding in Philadelphia - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-in-philadelphia

paper wedding menu - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-in-philadelphia


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View more images + details from Jessica Cooper in the gallery

candy colored wedding in Philadelphia - photo by Lauren Schwarz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-in-philadelphia

candy colored wedding in Philadelphia - photo by Lauren Schwarz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-in-philadelphia

pastel bouquet - photo by Lauren Schwarz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-in-philadelphia

candy colored wedding in Philadelphia - photo by Lauren Schwarz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-in-philadelphia

braided wedding hair - photo by Lauren Schwarz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-in-philadelphia

candy colored wedding in Philadelphia - photo by Lauren Schwarz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-in-philadelphia

wedding guest drinks - photo by Lauren Schwarz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-in-philadelphia

candy colored wedding in Philadelphia - photo by Lauren Schwarz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-in-philadelphia

cascading table number - photo by Lauren Schwarz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-in-philadelphia

candy colored wedding in Philadelphia - photo by Lauren Schwarz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-in-philadelphia


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Inspiration Board credits from left to right, top to bottom: Natalie E., Floret Flower Farm, Leanne Marshall, Griottes, Emilio Pucci, Martha Stewart, Allie Hine, Hayley Bidez – Board Curator: Ashley Buzzy Lettering + Press

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Jessica Cooper Photography, Lauren Schwarz Photography, Sharyn Frenkel Photography

Day-Of Coordination

SarahFrench Events

Floral + Event Design: Ceremony Backdrop, Personal Flowers + Tables 6, 7

Campbell Studios | Floral Decor

Floral + Event Design: Tables 3, 4, 5

Event Loft

Floral + Event Design: Head Table + Tables 1, 2

Styled for Love

Venue

Painted Bride Art Center

Wedding Dress

The Dress Matters

Jewelry

Bario Neal Jewelry

Hair + Makeup

Occasions by Diana, Hair and Makeup Artistry

Bridesmaid Attire

Gather & Gown

Catering

Cricket Catering

Cocktail Hour

Impact Hub Philadelphia

Dessert

Kima’s Konfections

Ceremony Musician

Adrienne Knauer, Wedding Harpist

Entertainment

EastCoast Entertainment

Photo Booth

Center City Photo

Vintage Rentals

Forget-Me-Not Vintage Rentals & Event Styling

Linens

Karley’s Linen Rentals

Guest Book + Signage

Ever Laser

Invitations: Marbled Letterpress + Beige Envelope Suite

Darling + Pearl

Invitations: Lavender Envelope + Cloth Suite

The Polka Dotted Bee

National Sparkling Wine Sponsor

Ferrari

National Travel Vendor

Bliss by Luxury Concierge Travel

MEDIA PARTERNS

MyWedding

MEDIA PARTNERS

Perfect Wedding Guide, Partyspace, Philly in Love

Modern Romantic Wedding with Freixenet

Sponsored, Wedding Design

We’ve got a special treat for you today, darling readers. We’ve teamed up with Freixenet to bring you this remarkably stylish styled wedding from Sarah McKay Photography and Belovely Floral + Event Design, who put their incredibly creative minds together to bring us a weddingscape full of garlands, ivory lace, fuchsia and peach blooms, and of course, a mimosa bar for the party girl inside us all.

modern romantic wedding with Freixenet - photo by Sarah McKay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-with-freixenet

burgundy and gold wedding invitation - photo by Sarah McKay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-with-freixenet

celebration wedding - photo by Sarah McKay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-with-freixenet

modern romantic wedding with Freixenet - photo by Sarah McKay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-with-freixenet

air plant place setting - photo by Sarah McKay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-with-freixenet

mimosa bar - photo by Sarah McKay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-with-freixenet

laser cut table number - photo by Sarah McKay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-with-freixenet

berry toned bouquet - photo by Sarah McKay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-with-freixenet

lush floral ideas - photo by Sarah McKay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-with-freixenet

modern romantic wedding with Freixenet - photo by Sarah McKay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-with-freixenet

puppy flower girl - photo by Sarah McKay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-with-freixenet

bouquet with lush greenery - photo by Sarah McKay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-with-freixenet

modern romantic wedding with Freixenet - photo by Sarah McKay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-with-freixenet

Freixenet, pronounced (fresh-eh-net), is a cava produced in Barcelona, Spain. Cava is a sparkling wine much like champagne, except it’s made in Spain with indigenous Spanish grapes instead of the Champagne region of France. Freixenet’s most popular cava, Cordon Negro Brut, is housed in a matte black bottle, making it as stylish as it is tasty! The bottles come in a mini, 750ml and a magnum size, all of which make great accessories even for the wedding day. The minis are perfect for place cards or escort cards, and the magnum bottle is a great idea for a memento guest book you can open and enjoy on your anniversary and the 750 ml could also be used as table number holders!

modern romantic wedding - photo by Sarah McKay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-with-freixenet

bouquet with ribbons - photo by Sarah McKay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-with-freixenet

modern romantic wedding with Freixenet - photo by Sarah McKay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-with-freixenet

champagne tray - photo by Sarah McKay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-with-freixenet

champagne bar - photo by Sarah McKay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-with-freixenet

modern romantic wedding with Freixenet - photo by Sarah McKay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-with-freixenet

modern romantic wedding with Freixenet - photo by Sarah McKay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-with-freixenet

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Sarah McKay Photography

Event Design and Florals

Belovely Floral + Event Design

Styling

By Emily B

Venue

Maggpie Rentals' Warehouse

Wedding Gown

Amelie From BHLDN

Hair + Make Up

True Beauty Marks

Rentals

Maggpie Rentals

Chargers

New England Country Rentals

Invitations Suite

Papertree Studio

Nordic Industrial Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

What could be better than building wedding inspiration from a completely clean slate? Danfredo Photos + Films and Kate Farley Design put together this styled shoot with industrial white brick walls and a keen eye for modern organic style that inspires us for wedding decor as much as it does for our homes!

Nordic industrial wedding inspiration - photo by Danfredo Photos + Film http://ruffledblog.com/nordic-industrial-wedding-inspiration

From the event designer, Kate of Kate Farley Design: The style direction for the sweetheart table design borrowed heavily from my own personal home style. Having a busy life, I strive for simplicity, minimalism and functionality in my every day life which is what Scandinavian design is all about. Danielle of Danfredo Photos + Films was just a perfect match when looking for a photographer because she has the same design style in her own home, so we paired up to make an awesome team. Keeping true to the aesthetic, we created a tablescape that incorporated loads of natural elements such as wood, leather, wool, copper, marble, antlers and skulls, metal, furs, hides and natural greens.

white organic wedding invitations - photo by Danfredo Photos + Film http://ruffledblog.com/nordic-industrial-wedding-inspiration

white wedding invitation - photo by Danfredo Photos + Film http://ruffledblog.com/nordic-industrial-wedding-inspiration

orchid wedding bouquet - photo by Danfredo Photos + Film http://ruffledblog.com/nordic-industrial-wedding-inspiration

white wedding ideas - photo by Danfredo Photos + Film http://ruffledblog.com/nordic-industrial-wedding-inspiration

Nordic industrial wedding inspiration - photo by Danfredo Photos + Film http://ruffledblog.com/nordic-industrial-wedding-inspiration

We chose Maggpie Vintage Rentals’ White Whitman table for its sleek design and light color combination of natural wood and white metal legs. The white Lincoln chairs were a perfect match to the clean lines of the table. The rest was a careful curation of items from our own personal homes and Maggpie’s amazing collection. Rather than having an over the top design laden with florals, we decided to take the word sweetheart table literally and create a centerpiece with an assortment of miniature cakes made by Saylormade for a minimalist and functional tablescape. The textural cakes were topped greens such as jasmine vine and button ferns placed atop marble cake stands and slabs. We used square marble chargers, rose gold flatware and copper moscow mules for the table setting and added a small copper pot filled with ferns which created a beautiful contrast on top of the light natural wood top of the table.

Nordic industrial wedding inspiration - photo by Danfredo Photos + Film http://ruffledblog.com/nordic-industrial-wedding-inspiration

white invitations - photo by Danfredo Photos + Film http://ruffledblog.com/nordic-industrial-wedding-inspiration

cute wedding date display - photo by Danfredo Photos + Film http://ruffledblog.com/nordic-industrial-wedding-inspiration

modern wedding ideas - photo by Danfredo Photos + Film http://ruffledblog.com/nordic-industrial-wedding-inspiration

Nordic industrial wedding inspiration - photo by Danfredo Photos + Film http://ruffledblog.com/nordic-industrial-wedding-inspiration

Because it’s the sweetheart table, where the bride and groom sit, we executed a design that utilized the entire area, rather than just the table to express the significance of the table. We created a backdrop of wool yarn in white and cream colors, strung from a copper pole. We softened up the lines with a lush green garland. To counterbalance the garland, we brought a styling to the bottom left corner using Maggpie’s leather pouf, plants, candles, skulls, the wedding date in vintage metal numbers and placed the table number in a simple white frame designed by Papertree Studio.

white orchid bouquet - photo by Danfredo Photos + Film http://ruffledblog.com/nordic-industrial-wedding-inspiration

modern wedding ideas - photo by Danfredo Photos + Film http://ruffledblog.com/nordic-industrial-wedding-inspiration

streamer backdrop with greenery - photo by Danfredo Photos + Film http://ruffledblog.com/nordic-industrial-wedding-inspiration

white wedding cakes - photo by Danfredo Photos + Film http://ruffledblog.com/nordic-industrial-wedding-inspiration

Lovely Bride provided a gorgeously sleek and sexy Nicole Miller gown that was perfectly simple with a touch of adornment with small gems at the bust line. The shoes were nude, the hair and make up done by Sulimay’s Urban Salon was kept clean, yet sexy for understated sophistication. The bridal bouquet only utilized orchids, jasmine vines, plumosa vines and white tulips. Keeping the recipe simple in number of items holds true to the Scandinavian style with an added organic flair with a cascade of soft vines to keep the lines of the bride from getting too stark. The gown’s deep v neck design speaks volumes by itself, so we selected a gorgeous copper bracelet design by Brooke at West Village Tribe.

Nordic industrial wedding inspiration - photo by Danfredo Photos + Film http://ruffledblog.com/nordic-industrial-wedding-inspiration

modern decor vignette - photo by Danfredo Photos + Film http://ruffledblog.com/nordic-industrial-wedding-inspiration

modern wedding ideas - photo by Danfredo Photos + Film http://ruffledblog.com/nordic-industrial-wedding-inspiration

petite white wedding cakes - photo by Danfredo Photos + Film http://ruffledblog.com/nordic-industrial-wedding-inspiration


View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Event Design and Styling

Kate Farley Design

Wedding Dress

Nicole Miller

Bridal Store

Lovely Bride

Bracelet

West Village Tribe

Hair and Makeup

Sulimay’s Urban Salon

Wedding Cakes

Saylormade

Rentals

Maggpie Vintage Rentals

Table Number

Papertree Studio

Modern Philadelphia Wedding with a Black Gown

Modern Weddings

If there’s one thing I love, it’s a bride with an unexpected wedding gown. Take bride Kasia, for example — white gowns just weren’t making her happy, so she opted for an elegant black lace gown from Jill Stuart that fit her to a T. The entire day was completely personalized to the couple, and ended up being nontraditional and absolutely wonderful, as you’ll see in these images from Amber Vickery Photography.

modern Philadelphia wedding with a black gown - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

From the bride, Kasia: From quoting first impression texts of how we got together in our ceremony to the band playing everything from James Brown to Beck, we wanted everyone at the wedding to really feel like they had a connection with us individually and as a couple. For those guests who may not have been familiar, we read sections of gchat transcripts in our ceremony that candidly retold the story of our first meeting in a supermarket to falling for and eventually winning each other over. Giving a subtle nod to the city we fell in love in was also important; we chose a caterer sourcing local ingredients and seasonal inspired dishes like duck cassoulet plus served our favorite Philly gelato.

modern wedding invitations - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

groom boutonnieres - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

velvet wedding shoes - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

peach and burgundy bouquet - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown
Bouquet recipe: Sherwood’s Peach, Fildalgo Blackie, and assorted white Dahlias; blush Garden and Juliet Roses; Privet Berries; Hypericum; seeded eucalyptus; laurel leaves.

bridal bouquet - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

modern Philadelphia wedding with a black gown - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

peach and burgundy bouquet - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

bride and groom - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

The library and auditorium were so historically interesting on their own (books and busts galore!) that I wanted to let the space drive feel of the wedding instead of trying to fit them into an overall theme. There was no set color scheme but getting married in October in a space full of dark wood lent itself to a rich jewel tone color palate, and after finding the black lace dress with teal underlay, the dark similar greeny blues found their way into the invitation design. A good part of the wedding was DIY from the cake to all the floral arrangements, bouquets + boutonnieres, card box, chalkboard signs. The two large chalkboard signs are black spray paint on scrap drywall I found discarded and hand lettered with sharpened chalk. The card box is an old cigar box and a tiny banner I drew, attached with wire and two bamboo skewers. All place cards and menus were designed using Word and printed (and folded!) by us. For the flowers I woke up (extremely) early the week of the wedding and drove into Manhattan’s flower district, selecting on the fly from what happened to be in season.

modern Philadelphia wedding with a black gown - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

wedding ceremony - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

ceremony recessional - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

unique seating charts - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

chalkboard seating chart - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

simple table numbers - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

chalkboard wedding sign - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? 1. Do what you want. White looks terrible on you? Wear a different color. Love mason jars but worry they’ve jumped the shark? Who cares how unique or traditional it is – the important thing is to make it personal, make it yours. 2. Let people help, really. I definitely had a plan for every single part of the wedding but without family greening the centerpiece urns and patting sprinkles onto the cake the day before, it wouldn’t have all come together. Bonus: great memories of a fun bonding experience. 3. GoogleDocs. Always GoogleDocs.

modern Philadelphia wedding with a black gown - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

modern Philadelphia wedding with a black gown - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

wedding toasts - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

greenery tablescapes - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

comics themed wedding - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

confetti wedding cake - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

modern Philadelphia wedding with a black gown - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

sparkler wedding cake - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown


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Wedding Music:
Processional: “The Luckiest,” Ben Folds
Recessional: “Moves,” The New Pornographers
First Dance: “Playground Love,” Air
The band’s chops were seriously amazing – they learned three songs by very different artists for the reception (Beck, Air, and Har Mar Superstar) plus churning out an insane setlist keeping everyone on their feet all night. A dear friend of ours is a karaoke king and hopped on stage to serenade the crowd with his signature – PYT (Michael Jackson). The energy really brought the party to the next level.

Wedding Location: Philadelphia, PA / Photographer: Amber Vickery Photography / Flowers and Signage: Bride / Venue: German Society of Pennsylvania / Wedding Dress: Jill Stuart / Wedding Shoes: Calvin Klein “Kasia” / Groom’s Suit: John W Nordstrom / Groom’s Shoes: Cole Haan / Caterer: Birchtree Catering / Wedding Cake: Bride (my favorite chocolate cake recipe with peanut butter mousse filling) / Gelato: Capogiro Gelato Artisans / Band: Sid Miller Dance Band / Wedding Invitations: Pauline Vassiliadis

Purple Wedding at Philadelphia Horticultural Center

Romantic Weddings

I’ve really started to love all shades of purple over the past year or so, and weddings like this one are certainly part of the reason why. Emily and Michael’s Philadelphia wedding was jam-packed with beautiful details and featured a true dream team including Sharyn Frenkel Photography, Sarah Kudlack of Juniper & Dash, and Love n’ Fresh Flowers. Just wait until you get a peek of Emily’s wild dahlia bouquet!

purple pink dahlia bouquet - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/detail-filled-wedding-at-philadelphia-horticultural-center

From the bride, Emily: Our wedding story began after we got engaged, I started planning almost immediately. I am a big worrier/planner/nutcase. I knew almost right away that I would need a lot of help. A wonderful wedding planner, Sarah Kudlack, came to my rescue. She didn’t take over and plan my wedding but she helped me focus and talked me down when I needed some support. Michael and I spent a lot of time looking at different vendors and making some tough decisions. Our original venue fell through months before our wedding. That threw us for a huge loop. We ended up at the horticulture center in Fairmount Park and it was a complete blessing. The venue was incredible.

letterpress wedding cards - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/detail-filled-wedding-at-philadelphia-horticultural-center

purple pink dahlia bouquet - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/detail-filled-wedding-at-philadelphia-horticultural-center

bridal party boutonnieres - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/detail-filled-wedding-at-philadelphia-horticultural-center

purple groom boutonnieres - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/detail-filled-wedding-at-philadelphia-horticultural-center

Detail-Filled Wedding at Philadelphia Horticultural Center - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/detail-filled-wedding-at-philadelphia-horticultural-center

bridal parties - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/detail-filled-wedding-at-philadelphia-horticultural-center

Originally Michael and I had wanted a very intimate small ceremony with close friends, maybe in a field somewhere with a picnic afterwards. Wellll… we ended up with a 160-person wedding in a greenhouse with a 5 star caterer. Not exactly what we originally thought but amazingly, with the help of our planner, it ended up being exactly what we wanted. Up until the day before, I was nervous that it would feel like we were attending someone else’s wedding. But as I was standing with my dad at the beginning of the aisle hearing Beyoncé’s “Halo” being played on the violin, I let out a sigh of relief because I knew at the end of the aisle was my almost husband waiting for me. After the ceremony, Michael and I took a moment for ourselves in the bridal suite and reflected on how well the ceremony went and how happy our friends and families looked. Now, it was time to party! Michael and I spent a lot of our reception saying hi to guests and eating delicious food. All the details we had planned payed off. We danced the night away to our incredible band and as the last song played, Michael looked at me and said “this has been the best day of my life”.

bridal processionals - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/detail-filled-wedding-at-philadelphia-horticultural-center

ceremony wedding decor - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/detail-filled-wedding-at-philadelphia-horticultural-center

ceremony recessionals - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/detail-filled-wedding-at-philadelphia-horticultural-center

reception seating charts - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/detail-filled-wedding-at-philadelphia-horticultural-center

guest book ideas - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/detail-filled-wedding-at-philadelphia-horticultural-center

purple escort cards - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/detail-filled-wedding-at-philadelphia-horticultural-center

wedding receptions - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/detail-filled-wedding-at-philadelphia-horticultural-center

wedding favor ideas - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/detail-filled-wedding-at-philadelphia-horticultural-center

wedding favor ideas - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/detail-filled-wedding-at-philadelphia-horticultural-center

wedding favor ideas - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/detail-filled-wedding-at-philadelphia-horticultural-center

Best moment hands down was our first look. We decided to have a first look because I didn’t want to spend our reception and cocktail hour taking a bunch of pictures. Our first look was in the middle of the city hall courtyard in center city Philadelphia. It was a completely surreal experience to walk up to Michael in my wedding dress while a street performer played his flute impromptu and onlookers cheered. I was so excited and nervous, Michael says he could hear me hyperventilating well before I reached him. It was a perfect moment.

purple bridal parties - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/detail-filled-wedding-at-philadelphia-horticultural-center

purple wedding receptions - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/detail-filled-wedding-at-philadelphia-horticultural-center

table number ideas - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/detail-filled-wedding-at-philadelphia-horticultural-center

purple floral centerpieces - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/detail-filled-wedding-at-philadelphia-horticultural-center

wedding speeches - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/detail-filled-wedding-at-philadelphia-horticultural-center

salad served in clay pots - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/detail-filled-wedding-at-philadelphia-horticultural-center


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Wedding Location: Philadelphia, PA / Photographer: Sharyn Frenkel Photography / Wedding Planner and Event Design: Sarah Kudlack of Juniper & Dash / Florist: Love n’ Fresh Flowers / Venue: Philadelphia Horticultural Center / Wedding Dress: Watters “Jacinda” / Wedding Shoes: Adrianna Papell Boutique / Hair: Hair by Meghan / Caterer: Stephen Starr Events / Band: Rich Posmontier Music / Lighting: Eventions / Celebrant: Beth Palubinsky / Hotel: Le Meridien Philadelphia

Editorial Boudoir Shoot with Bohemian Styling

Fashion & Beauty

Photos by:

Claire Loves Love

We’re so thrilled to bring you the newest endeavor of brilliant photographer Claire Loves Love – boudoir photography. This is boudoir as you’ve never seen it before, filled with lush floral accents, nods to the bohemian aesthetic, and the most strikingly beautiful lingerie you could imagine. Thanks to Sara Murray of confetti & co. for her styling, and Kate Farley‘s brilliant work with the flowers!

Editorial Boudoir Shoot with Bohemian Styling - photo by Claire Loves Love http://ruffledblog.com/editorial-boudoir-shoot-with-bohemian-styling

From the photographer, Claire of Claire Loves Love: The shoot included a beautiful cathedral veil from Hushed Commotion’s 2015 line and clothing and accessories from Free People, BHLDN, Tessa Kim, and Lovely Philadelphia. I had Kate Farley come in to add floral styling, which I requested be an Alphonse Mucha-style free flowing installation. Sara Murray from Confetti & Co. helped style the set vignettes with vintage items from Maggpie Vintage Rentals here in Philadelphia. Two models participated, one in a more daring black ensemble and the other in a very classic bridal white to act as a juxtaposition.

ethereal boudoir inspiration - photo by Claire Loves Love http://ruffledblog.com/editorial-boudoir-shoot-with-bohemian-styling

bridal veil boudoir - photo by Claire Loves Love http://ruffledblog.com/editorial-boudoir-shoot-with-bohemian-styling

bridal boudoir session - photo by Claire Loves Love http://ruffledblog.com/editorial-boudoir-shoot-with-bohemian-styling

romantic bridal veil - photo by Claire Loves Love http://ruffledblog.com/editorial-boudoir-shoot-with-bohemian-styling

bridal boudoir inspiration - photo by Claire Loves Love http://ruffledblog.com/editorial-boudoir-shoot-with-bohemian-styling

floral wedding inspiration - photo by Claire Loves Love http://ruffledblog.com/editorial-boudoir-shoot-with-bohemian-styling

Editorial Boudoir Shoot with Bohemian Styling - photo by Claire Loves Love http://ruffledblog.com/editorial-boudoir-shoot-with-bohemian-styling

bohemian wedding decor - photo by Claire Loves Love http://ruffledblog.com/editorial-boudoir-shoot-with-bohemian-styling

Editorial Boudoir Shoot with Bohemian Styling - photo by Claire Loves Love http://ruffledblog.com/editorial-boudoir-shoot-with-bohemian-styling

black lingerie inspiration - photo by Claire Loves Love http://ruffledblog.com/editorial-boudoir-shoot-with-bohemian-styling

boudoir inspiration - photo by Claire Loves Love http://ruffledblog.com/editorial-boudoir-shoot-with-bohemian-styling

dramatic boudoir inspiration - photo by Claire Loves Love http://ruffledblog.com/editorial-boudoir-shoot-with-bohemian-styling

Editorial Boudoir Shoot with Bohemian Styling - photo by Claire Loves Love http://ruffledblog.com/editorial-boudoir-shoot-with-bohemian-styling

casual boudoir photography - photo by Claire Loves Love http://ruffledblog.com/editorial-boudoir-shoot-with-bohemian-styling

boudoir inspiration - photo by Claire Loves Love http://ruffledblog.com/editorial-boudoir-shoot-with-bohemian-styling

wedding boudoir inspiration - photo by Claire Loves Love http://ruffledblog.com/editorial-boudoir-shoot-with-bohemian-styling

dark boudoir inspiration - photo by Claire Loves Love http://ruffledblog.com/editorial-boudoir-shoot-with-bohemian-styling


View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Shoot Location: Philadelphia, PA / Photographer: Claire Loves Love / Styling: Sara Murray of confetti & co. / Floral Design: Kate Farley / Venue: Maggpie Vintage Rentals / Wardrobe: Hushed Commotion, Free People, Urban Outfitters, BHLDN, Tessa Kim, Lovely Bride / Hair: Kelly Hursh of Mirror and Mantel / Makeup: Melissa Luther / Models: Samantha of Streamline Model Management, Olivia / Videographer: Squareware Studios

Puppy Wedding Styled Shoot

Wedding Design

We’ve got a very special treat for you all today, and it comes in the form of a collaboration by Danfredo Photos + Films, Confetti & Co., and Kate Farley Design. Danni of Danfredo films imagined the nuptials of her two sweet pups, and built an entire styled shoot around her vision for their wedding day. To say the result is anything less than brilliant would be selling it short, but judge for yourselves!

puppy wedding styled shoot - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

From the photographer, Danni of Danfredo Photos + Films: My husband, Wilfredo, and I are both Philadelphia-based photographers and videographers (he’s my regular second shooter or, if a couple books us for both photo and video, he’s the primary videographer). Since we’re relatively new to the area, we thought it would be fun to collaborate with local vendors on a styled shoot – our first one ever. One night (over wine), I joked that we should use our dogs, Hudson and Chelsea (rescue pups from Little Paws Dachshund Rescue), as the models for our shoot. We laughed it off, but I knew we were on to something.

puppy wedding styled shoot - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

tablescape inspiration - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

aqua wedding invitations - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

wedding programs - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

wedding invitation envelopes - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

Over the past few months, I’ve become friends with Sara Murray at Confetti & Co. I approached her about the possibility of helping me put together a styled shoot featuring our puppies instead of people. She loved the idea and even volunteered her Frenchie, Millie, to be Chelsea’s maid of honor. Sara had worked a lot with Kate Farley and Ashley Wrenn-Peterson in the past and suggested I pitch the idea to them – they loved it, too. I’ve known the baker, Brooke Saylor, since her wedding day (I was the second shooter for her own wedding which was featured on Ruffled). They, too, recently moved to Philadelphia from NYC and we’ve become really close friends with her and her husband. We’ve also become friends with Claire Hudson, a pet portrait artist (she painted a watercolor logo for the happy couple and well as proper oil paint portraits of them) and Jackie Starker, who owns a local pet store. Claire’s golden doodle, Stamps, accepted the invitation to be Hudson’s best man. Together, all of us started planning Hudson and Chelsea’s industrial chic wedding. All together, we invited nine of Hudson and Chelsea’s friends to play parts in their wedding. For decor, we approached West Elm Philadelphia about donating some pieces for us to use for the shoot and they totally agreed! We built the set in the morning and shot all of our details before having the dogs show up at the venue.

dogs at weddings - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

aqua ceremony backdrops - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

escort card ideas - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

floral centerpieces - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

From the stylist, Sara of Confetti & Co.: In styling this shoot, we really wanted to keep everything miniature! The biggest piece of styling for dogs was finding cute items that worked with the scale of everything. The adorable West Elm blue patterned salad plates (used as doggy dinner plates) were the jump off point. From there we softened the palette with some mints and then added a touch more vibrancy with pops of pinks and plums within the flowers and added more miniature details, like coasters for dog salad plates and votives as dog drinking glasses. It was fun working at a different scale!

puppy wedding styled shoot - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

wedding paper goods - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

animal escort cards - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

dog treats - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

bohemian wedding receptions - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

From the florist, Kate of Kate Farley Design: Danni of Danfredo Photo + Films and Sara of confetti and co. approached me with the project idea and being a pup lover, they had me hooked before I could even finish reading the email. They gave me a color palette to work with consisting of soft peachy pinks, deep, romantic plums, sage greens and touches of grey. My color loving mind was racing with ideas for flower selections. I ended up choosing to work with the super romantic David Austin Juliet roses, pink celosia, pale pink astilbe, white lisianthus for some added lightness to the rich plum scabiosa. We also threw in some scabiosa pods for some added texture along with some inky viburnum berries to give the centerpiece a beautiful balance of light and dark.

puppy wedding styled shoot - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

floral centerpieces - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

wedding favor ideas - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

puppy wedding styled shoot - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

From the stationer, Ashley of hello, bird.: My starting point for the paper for the shoot was the “couple” themselves. I wanted the invitation to be long and narrow, like Hudson and Chelsea. We had decided on a great color palette, and after seeing the portrait from Pennys & Stamps, I knew I wanted to pick up the mint in the writing. That long and narrow shape was carried through to the place cards and favor tags. The cake topper was circular to be a little more classic and cohesive with their gorgeous cake by Saylormade.

puppy wedding styled shoot - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

place settings - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot
wedding favor ideas - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

puppy wedding styled shoot - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

From the baker, Brooke of Saylormade: In my wedding cake business, I focus on making goodies that taste as delightful as they look, and I wanted these doggie treats to be no exception! I packed the cake full of good-for-you ingredients like carrots, peanut butter & wheat germ. But my favorite were definitely the peanut butter krispies with carob ganache, which is like fake chocolate! They loved it!

dessert tables - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

dog paintings - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

paper cake toppers - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

puppy wedding styled shoot - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

puppy wedding styled shoot - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

puppy wedding styled shoot - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot


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Shoot Location: Philadelphia, PA / Photographer and Videography: Danfredo Photos + Films / Styling: Confetti & Co. / Floral Design: Kate Farley Design / Venue: Maas Building / Jewelry: J. Crew / Ties: The Tie Bar and Forage / Desserts: Saylormade / Cake Stands: BHLDN and Anthropologie / Bone Cookie Favors and Guest Bow Ties: Amelie’s Bark Shop / Decor and Place Settings: West Elm / Custom Pet Paintings and Watercolour Portraits: Pennys & Stamps / Stationery and Calligraphy: hello, bird. / Music: Song Freedom (“I Do”, Colbie Caillat)

Romantic Philadelphia Wedding

Elegant Weddings

One look at the incredible floral designs from 7Textures, and you’re bound to fall in love. Bride Rose mixed the soft aesthetic of the flowers with the rich and classic architecture of Philadelphia’s College of Physicians for a look that kept us guessing and simultaneously smitten. Thank you Redfield Photography for sharing your images!

Romantic Philadelphia wedding - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-wedding

From the bride, Rose: The great architecture and rich finishes of our venue were definitely a source of inspiration and served as a wonderful backdrop for our event. We aimed for a classic and romantic feel, with lots of whimsy and fun. We tried to always think about our guests during the planning process, and made sure to never take ourselves or the event too seriously.

wedding invitation calligraphy - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-wedding

romantic Philadelphia wedding - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-wedding

floral wedding bouquet - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-wedding

black tie grooms - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-wedding

Romantic Philadelphia wedding - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-wedding

wedding ceremony seating - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-wedding

wedding paper goods - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-wedding

Romantic Philadelphia wedding - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-wedding

Romantic Philadelphia wedding - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-wedding

Justin and I took about 10 minutes to ourselves right after the ceremony. We admired our new jewelry and had some quiet time to relax and really take everything in before heading out to all of our friends, family, and the awesome party awaiting us. For the most part, we trusted in our great vendors to execute our vision, but we couldn’t let the day go by without having our hand in a few DIY projects. I designed the printed goods (menus, invitations, save the dates, programs), and tapped my sister’s incredible talents for illustration duties. Justin and I designed our wedding website and he did the dirty work writing the code to bring it to life.

floral wedding bouquet - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-wedding

Romantic Philadelphia wedding - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-wedding

pink bridesmaid dresses - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-wedding

gold table numbers - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-wedding

menu paper goods - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-wedding

pink green centerpieces - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-wedding

Romantic Philadelphia wedding - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-wedding

romantic wedding receptions - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-wedding

Romantic Philadelphia wedding - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-wedding

flower topped cakes - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-wedding

wedding cake decor - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-wedding

Romantic Philadelphia wedding - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-wedding

Romantic Philadelphia wedding - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-wedding


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Wedding Location: Philadelphia, PA / Photographer: Redfield Photography / Florist: 7Textures / Venue: The College of Physicians / Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals / Wedding Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Jewelry: pearl bracelet was a gift from groom; earrings borrowed from bride’s mother / Hair: Brittiany Cunningham of Architeqt Salon / Makeup: Victoria Roggio / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: BHLDN / Groom’s Attire: Boyds Philadelphia / Caterer and Cake: Catering by Design / Favors: Federal Donuts / Band: Rhythm Collective / Wedding Invitations and Printed Materials: Designed by Bride, floral illustrations by bride’s sister, Love Elsy / Transportation: Philadelphia Trolley Works

Front & Palmer Philadelphia Wedding

Elegant Weddings

Photos by:

Emily Wren

“We wanted our wedding to blend together the heavy industrial, urban feel of Philadelphia with the softer, botanical aspects of the outdoors.” So says the bride from today’s wedding, Samantha, about her vision for her celebration with beau Brian, and her words were music to our ears. Thanks to the lovely Emily Wren, Feast Your Eyes Catering, and Leaves of Grass Floral Design for pulling out all the stops!

Front & Palmer Philadelphia wedding - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

From the bride, Samantha: We wanted our wedding to blend together the heavy industrial, urban feel of Philadelphia with the softer, botanical aspects of the outdoors. The venue we found – Front and Palmer – did most of the work for us, being an industrial conversion; the other half of the work was provided by the florist, Amy Young of Leaves of Grass. The end result felt like nature had crept into this old historic space and the two styles had become symbiotic over the years. Clearly I was obsessed with the look! I have Master’s degrees in Urban Planning and also in Historic Preservation and these interests pretty closely match my style in most other respects. So the idea was to bring together harsh and soft, strong and faint, dark and light. I feel like it worked.

bridal accessories - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

wild wedding bouquet - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

boutonniere and bouquet - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

grey bridesmaid dresses - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

One of the most important ideas for the wedding was to make sure everyone felt included. Brian and I are different religions and from very different family backgrounds, but we didn’t want guests to feel alienated by it being too much of side of the family than the other. So we really tried to create a neutral environment that anyone, regardless of religion or income or background, could find comfort in. It made our wedding less traditional, but in a sense it was totally us, and how our lives have come together. We didn’t have a theme or a color scheme, just a sense of working with the tones and textures of the space and keeping our own additions more muted. So the suits and bridesmaid dresses were a beautiful, rich gray tone that matched the steel beams of the venue. The flowers were softer blues, greens, and beige tones. My dress was an ivory that wouldn’t create too sharp a contrast with the darker hues. The florist suspended branches, vines, and candles from the beams and created a “floating” Chuppah that was also suspended from the beams. It was genius the way the florist incorporated the natural elements into the space – I may have had the initial vision, but she make it happen miles beyond what I imagined.

Front & Palmer Philadelphia wedding - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

wedding ceremony decor - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

elegant wedding ceremony - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

ceremony kiss - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

elegant wedding ceremony - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

wedding portraits - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

Front & Palmer Philadelphia wedding - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

As much as I wanted to DIY everything, finishing my thesis took precedence so I kept my involvement down. I did make the party favors that also served as the escort cards – soy wax candles in tins that were either vanilla, lavender, or grapefruit. The labels were ordered from the Evermine and I made the kraft paper guest tags that hung from them. My sister found a perfect chalkboard with a gray wood frame and sketched out of the whole menu, and also made little signs for our signature cocktail (the Liberty Bell-ini… cheesy I know, but what’s a wedding without a bad pun here and there?). And the guest book was a small side project as well. I found an antique writing desk at a vintage store and just had to use it somehow, so what I did was create postcards for the guests leave messages. I pulled historical images of present day important spots from our relationship (first meeting, first date, first apartment, etc.) and made those the postcard covers.

cluster centerpieces - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

reception inspiration - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

table number ideas - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

wedding favors - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

charcoal table runner - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

Front & Palmer Philadelphia wedding - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? I made myself a promise that I would not allow myself to get worked up over details of the wedding, but I didn’t expect how worked up other people (extended family, random friends, etc.) would get about our wedding planning! Because I didn’t anticipate that and kind of prepare for it, I got really swept away at times in other people’s stresses about our wedding. I know it sounds crazy, but my advice for brides would be let other people’s expectations roll off their backs. So what if my dress is delayed, or that the groom saw pictures of me in it prior to the wedding day? You don’t like grapefruit scented candles? OH WELL. Stick to your own feelings about the situation and don’t be swayed by others’ input. In the end, its about you and the groom celebrating your future, and creating a party for loved ones and friends. They’ll love it no matter what, so why let their input bog you down during planning?!

Front & Palmer Philadelphia wedding - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

reception ideas - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

pleated wedding cake - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

wedding receptions - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

Front & Palmer Philadelphia wedding - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Bonfire Heart,” James Blunt
Bridal Processional: “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” Ingrid Michaelson
Recessional: “Ho Hey,” Lumineers

From the photographer, Emily Wren: Sam and Brian’s wedding at Front and Palmer on September 6th, 2014 brought together an edgy urban setting and whimsical details. As an urban planner, Sam wanted to include some of the best views Philadelphia has to offer: the Race Street Pier, Ben Franklin Bridge, and Spruce Street Harbor Park. This affection for urban life offered edgy backdrops for the couple’s first look as well as photos with the wedding party, friends, and family. Sam’s dress, by Sarah Seven from Lovely Bride Philly, served as a juxtaposition to the edgy, urban feel of Front and Palmer and Philadelphia. Her dress and bouquet gave a soft, feminine feel to the urban backdrops she chose. Amy Young of Leaves of Grass designed a lighted canopy for the ceremony, including branches, ivy, and assorted flowers and lanterns which set the tone for the table settings and other floral details, and carried the same magical feeling throughout the evening.

Wedding Location: Philadelphia, PA / Photographer: Emily Wren / Event Coordinator: Lini Skiba of Feast Your Eyes Catering / Flowers: Leaves of Grass Floral Design / Venue: Front & Palmer / Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven via Lovely Bride / Alterations and Sleeves: Sara Teixeira of The Tailory (I went with a simple dress by Sarah Seven and Sara Teixeira created detachable sleeves that completely changed the look and made it my dress – all in under two weeks!!) / Bride’s Headband: Untamed Petals by Amanda Judge / Bridal Belt: Twigs & Honey / Bride’s Earrings and Shoes: BHLDN / Hair and Makeup: Beautiful Brides Philly / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Jenny Yoo / Bridesmaids’ Cuffs: Untamed Petals by Amanda Judge / Bridesmaids’ Earrings: Verde Philadelphia / Groom’s Suit: The Black Tux / Groom and Groomsmen Accessories: The Tie Bar / Caterer and Wedding Cake: Feast Your Eyes Catering / DJ: Joe Vespe of JSV Events / Wedding Invitations: LoveLeigh Invitations / Transportation: Philadelphia Trolley Works

Maas Building Philadelphia Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

A bride and groom with style for miles, a penchant for bright colors, and opted to visit a bowling alley for pre-ceremony celebrations? Sign us up pronto. Alli and Dan’s wedding day was more of a jovial celebration than traditional fanfare, bringing together the talents and offerings of Shannon Collins Photography, Natalie Diener, and Blooms by the Box to produce a true wedding for the books.

Maas Building Philadelphia wedding - photo by Shannon Collins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/maas-building-philadelphia-wedding

From the bride, Alli: When putting together our wedding, Dan and I contemplated for a while on what exactly we wanted our wedding to feel, look, sound, and taste like. We wanted the day to reflect what we loved the most: each other, our friends and family, delicious beer, yummy pizza, pretty things, and goofy dancing. We felt that it was important to make the event laid-back and approachable so the day could really be about the celebration. After sharing our lives together for over eleven years, we knew that the day would not only reflect us, but all the amazing, lovely community that we have shared our lives with over the years. We felt that the day should be an awesome party to share our gratitude to those that have watched us grow together and supported us through both the highs and lows. To extend the day even further, we had originally planned for a picnic in the park for fun games and mingling. The early rain that day had us move locations to North Bowl but it did not put a damper on our spirits. The community event turned out exactly how pictured.

wedding shoes - photo by Shannon Collins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/maas-building-philadelphia-wedding

mismatched bridesmaid dresses - photo by Shannon Collins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/maas-building-philadelphia-wedding

wedding ceremony details - photo by Shannon Collins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/maas-building-philadelphia-wedding

ceremony streamers - photo by Shannon Collins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/maas-building-philadelphia-wedding

wedding programs - photo by Shannon Collins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/maas-building-philadelphia-wedding

Maas Building Philadelphia wedding - photo by Shannon Collins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/maas-building-philadelphia-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Shannon Collins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/maas-building-philadelphia-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Shannon Collins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/maas-building-philadelphia-wedding

ring exchange - photo by Shannon Collins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/maas-building-philadelphia-wedding

ceremony recessionals - photo by Shannon Collins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/maas-building-philadelphia-wedding

lace wedding dress - photo by Shannon Collins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/maas-building-philadelphia-wedding

Maas Building Philadelphia wedding - photo by Shannon Collins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/maas-building-philadelphia-wedding

Our wedding was playful, eclectic, warm, and colorful. We didn’t have a theme or a color scheme. We thought it would be fun to have the colors reflect the time of the year. We mixed patterns with colors, but stuck close to hues of pink with splashes of orange, teal, and gold. Given our budget and love for projects, we designed and produced most of the details of the day. My talented sister made the save the dates. We made teaser invites by hand and sent out goofy video invitations ourselves. We created the wedding programs on Paint and Word. We cut and sewed the strands for the backdrop and my sister helped build the structure for the backdrop. We have loved Dan’s mom’s famous Christmas cookies and were so thankful for the hundreds of cookies she provided for our wedding desserts. We painted and planted the succulents that we used for decor and later for guest favors. We created a DIY bar and Dan’s brother served as the bartender. Our Inner Circle that served as our wedding party came the day before the wedding to come set up chairs, tables, and decorations. After recycling vases from my sister’s wedding, we purchased flowers online and our talented friends arranged each of them. All of our friends were amazing in all of their support throughout the entire weekend.

modern wedding ideas - photo by Shannon Collins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/maas-building-philadelphia-wedding

potted centerpieces - photo by Shannon Collins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/maas-building-philadelphia-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Shannon Collins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/maas-building-philadelphia-wedding

potted succulent details - photo by Shannon Collins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/maas-building-philadelphia-wedding

modern table runners - photo by Shannon Collins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/maas-building-philadelphia-wedding

Maas Building Philadelphia wedding - photo by Shannon Collins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/maas-building-philadelphia-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Always keep in mind what is most important to you and your partner. Secondly, though, remember that this special day is a time shared with your lovely guests. That means, mix your music list up, keep your old Aunt Sue refreshed if it’s 99 degrees outside, and provide food for all your Vegan and Gluten Free friends. We spent months preparing the event nearly independently, but we knew that in order to truly enjoy the day, we needed to bring on some help. It was so great to have someone we trusted to take care of setting up the bar and lighting the candles so that we could kick back and relax with everyone.

weddings with confetti - photo by Shannon Collins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/maas-building-philadelphia-wedding

bright reception centerpieces - photo by Shannon Collins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/maas-building-philadelphia-wedding

bright reception centerpieces - photo by Shannon Collins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/maas-building-philadelphia-wedding

potted succulents - photo by Shannon Collins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/maas-building-philadelphia-wedding

Maas Building Philadelphia wedding - photo by Shannon Collins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/maas-building-philadelphia-wedding

dessert tables - photo by Shannon Collins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/maas-building-philadelphia-wedding

dessert table ideas - photo by Shannon Collins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/maas-building-philadelphia-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Marry You,” Bruno Mars
Couples’ Processional: “Tonight You Belong to Me,” Steve Martin and Bernadette Peters
Candle Lighting: “Married Life,” from Up
Recessional: “Crazy In Love,” Beyoncé

Wedding Location: Philadelphia, PA / Photographer: Shannon Collins Photography / Day-Of Coordination: Natalie Diener / Flowers: Blooms by the Box / Succulents: Succulents Galore / Venue: Maas Building / Bowling: North Bowl / Get Ready Location: Wyndham Hotel / Wedding Dress: BHLDN / Floral Crown: Kate Farley Design / Wedding Shoes: Swedish Haasbeens / Earrings: Anthropologie / Hair: BLO/OUT Dry Bar / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Anthropologie, Kohls, Urban Outfitters, Boden, BCBG / Shirts and Pants: Old Navy, J. Crew, Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters / Bow Ties: TangledTiesBowTies, JustBowties, HaydenHarlowPR, Infiniteabyss / Groom’s Shirt: Nordstrom / Groom’s Pants: Gap / Groom’s Belt: Old Navy / Groom’s Bow Tie: TangledTiesBowTies Groom’s Shoes: DSW / Hors D’Oeuvres: Whole Foods / Food Truck: Pitruco Pizza / Soft Pretzels: Philly Pretzel Factory / Drinks: BJs / Alcohol: Binny’s Beverage Depot and Frank’s Wines / Cookies: Groom’s Mom / DJ: Michael McElroy / Transportation: First Charter Bus

Philadelphia Estate Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

The More We See

If this Philadelphia wedding isn’t the height of intimate elegance, we don’t know what is. Emily and Edith hosted their beautiful nuptials at Cliveden, an estate overflowing with natural beauty and lush scenery. Thanks to The More We See for capturing all of the lovely details!

Philadelphia Estate wedding - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/philadelphia-estate-wedding

From the brides, Emily and Edith: We wanted the wedding to feel elegant and intimate. Having delicious food and great music were our top priorities. We also aimed to have a very locally sourced wedding and found wonderful Philadelphia area vendors to partner with. At the time of our wedding, same-sex marriage was not yet legal in Pennsylvania. We had a small legal ceremony on April 27 with our immediate family in New Jersey. What we called our “real wedding” was on May 17 with a larger but still intimate crowd where we exchanged vows and rings. It was important to us that we celebrated our love in front of our family and friends in the city where we met, fell in love and call home.

whimsical wedding invitations - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/philadelphia-estate-wedding

wedding details - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/philadelphia-estate-wedding

single flower bouquets - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/philadelphia-estate-wedding

Flower recipe: Blue thistle, lavender lilac, blush spray rose (“Bombastic”), white astilbe, purple waxflower, snowball viburnum (green), salmon matsumoto aster, fresh lavender, ranunculus (range of colors from blush to salmon), blush/white peonies, Chablis spray roses, hosta leaves, and rhododendron.

wedding ceremony - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/philadelphia-estate-wedding

garden wedding ceremony - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/philadelphia-estate-wedding

wedding ceremony kiss - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/philadelphia-estate-wedding

wedding ceremony kiss - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/philadelphia-estate-wedding

The wedding color scheme was green. We were married in May so the trees at Cliveden were a lovely new-leaf green and we wanted to play off that color. We both love nature so we wanted the wedding to feel as outdoorsy as possible. The ceremony was outside, the cocktail hour in the grass and we had a clear topped tent so guests could even be among the trees at the reception. For the favors, Emily made Christmas Crackers for each guest to pop after the toasts. They were stuffed with paper crowns, salt caramels that Emily made and riddles that Edith put together representing the Balentine Ale caps of the beer her dad liked to drink. Emily’s dad and grandmother made Spirytus – a family tradition of polish vodka cut with honey. This was used instead of a champagne toast. Edith’s sister made a gluten free the cake, which was used for the cake cutting. Emily’s sister made props for the photoboth and her dad made lawn games. Edith’s college friend sang during the ceremony.

Philadelphia Estate wedding - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/philadelphia-estate-wedding

wedding signs - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/philadelphia-estate-wedding

seating chart ideas - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/philadelphia-estate-wedding

seating chart ideas - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/philadelphia-estate-wedding

Philadelphia Estate wedding - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/philadelphia-estate-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Stay organized from the beginning! We had multiple spreadsheets to track guests, payments and projects which helped us keep sane throughout the process. Pick vendors that you like and enjoy working with. We had a great team around us which made the planning a lot of fun and the wedding amazing. If you can, have your wedding close to home. We could have done the wedding in a state where it was legal but it was a huge benefit during the planning process to live a few miles away from most of our vendors and location.

backyard weddings - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/philadelphia-estate-wedding

botanical inspired weddings - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/philadelphia-estate-wedding

Philadelphia Estate wedding - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/philadelphia-estate-wedding

Philadelphia Estate wedding - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/philadelphia-estate-wedding

place settings - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/philadelphia-estate-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Processional: Over the Rainbow
Ceremony: “Heavenly Day,” Patti Griffin (sung by our friend Carly Walker)
First Dance: “That’s How Strong My Love Is,” Otis Redding
Dad/Brother Dance: “The Way You Look Tonight,” Frank Sinatra
Cake Cutting: “Ice Cream,” Sarah McLachlan
Last Dance: “Feel So Close,” Calvin Harris
Sparkler Send-off: “Non, Je ne Regrette Rien,” Edith Piaf

Wedding Location: Philadelphia, PA / Photographer: The More We See / Florist: DIY by Emily’s mom, sourced through Falls Flowers / Event Planning and Catering: Birchtree Catering / Venue: Cliveden / Wedding Dresses: Maggie Sottero via Bijou Bridal / Hair and Makeup: Edith – Volume Hair Studio; Emily – Follicles Hair Design Center / Wedding Cake: Stocks Bakery and Edith’s sister / Ice Cream: Weckerly’s Ice Cream / DJ: No Macarena / Officiant: Bob Pileggi of Journeys of the Heart / Wedding Invitations: Our friend Chris Beck designed and produced the invitations / Transportation: Philadelphia Trolley Works

The NotWedding Philadelphia

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Another city, another NotWedding to share! The 1st Philadelphia NotWedding brought to life a shibori inspired wedding by a group of talented Philly vendors and shops at the Power Plant Productions. Scroll down for all of the deets and be sure to check out the galleries for more!

painted wedding cake - Peach Plum Pear Photo - http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-philadelphia

painted wedding cake - Peach Plum Pear Photo - http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-philadelphia
painted wedding cake - Peach Plum Pear Photo - http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-philadelphia
painted wedding cake - Peach Plum Pear Photo - http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-philadelphia
painted wedding cake - Peach Plum Pear Photo - http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-philadelphia

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gold bridesmaid dresses - Jessica Cooper -  http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-philadelphia
gold bridesmaid dresses - Jessica Cooper - http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-philadelphia
gold bridesmaid dresses - Jessica Cooper - http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-philadelphia
gold bridesmaid dresses - Jessica Cooper - http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-philadelphia
gold bridesmaid dresses - Jessica Cooper - http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-philadelphia

Photos by Jessica Cooper Photography


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wedding cake table idea - Mary + Roy Creative Studio - http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-philadelphia/
wedding cake table idea - Mary + Roy Creative Studio - http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-philadelphia/
wedding cake table idea - Mary + Roy Creative Studio - http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-philadelphia/
wedding cake table idea - Mary + Roy Creative Studio - http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-philadelphia/
wedding cake table idea - Mary + Roy Creative Studio - http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-philadelphia/
wedding cake table idea - Mary + Roy Creative Studio - http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-philadelphia/
wedding cake table idea - Mary + Roy Creative Studio - http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-philadelphia/

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Watch the video to get a feel for what the event was like, captured by Uprise Weddings:

Venue: Power Plant Productions / Catering: Oscar’s Catering / Photography: Jessica Cooper Photography / Photography & Save the Date Shoot: Mary+Roy Creative Studio / Photography & Rehearsal Dinner: Peach Plum Pear Photo / Videography: Uprise Weddings / Day-of-Coordination: Aribella Events / Tables 2, 5 & Bridal Party Flowers: Primrose and Company / Tables 3, 6 & Ceremony Backdrop: Aribella Events / Tables 1, 4 & Head Table: Belovely / Invitations: Just Be. / Wedding Dress: Made By Anatomy / Hair & Makeup: Kristen+Alexa / Nails: Jamberry Nails / DJ: The Electric Gentleman / Ceremony Harpist: Adrienne Knauer / Wedding Cake: Philly Cake Maker / Dessert Bar: Cakedoodles / Ice Cream: Little Baby’s Ice Cream / Photobooth: Cut+Paste Photo Booth / Wedding Painter: Denise Fike Designs / Vintage Rentals: Forget-Me-Not Vintage Rentals / National Travel Vendor: Bliss by Luxury Concierge Travel / National Sparkling Wine Sponsor: Ferrari / National Linen Vendor: LinenTablecloth / Wedding Website Builder: Squarespace / Partners: Flower Magazine, Philadelphia Wedding Magazine, The Knot, Partyspace

Colonial Dames Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

Peach, coral, and turquoise – doesn’t this color palette just make your heart sing? Bride Allarie set to work incorporating these calming colors into her wedding day, picking up endless DIY projects along the road. All of her DIY work paid off in spades, though, which you’ll see as soon as you pore through these images from Maria Mack Photography.

Colonial Dames wedding - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colonial-dames-wedding

From the bride, Allarie: Bob and I had a distinct idea about a country estate, or a garden venue, but wanted to centralize in Pennsylvania, since guests were coming from NJ, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Texas, California, Las Vegas, Boston… some places were really nice, but way over budget. Others were reasonable but too “corporate.” One day Bob was looking at someone’s wedding online that seemed to be in a beautiful backyard of a brownstone home. Upon further research, we found out that it was in fact a hidden gem called, The National Society of the Colonial Dames. After a tour of the property, we were overwhelmed by its historical charm and beauty….and decided that day it was where we would have our wedding. Philadelphia captures multiple architectural styles; some of these can be seen surrounding the lovely gardens behind the Philadelphia Chapter of The National Society of Colonial Dames. Tucked away, along a brick-lined alleyway in Center City Philadelphia, this venue offers history, convenience, and urban posh.

ranunculus boutonnieres - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colonial-dames-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colonial-dames-wedding

wedding invitations - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colonial-dames-wedding

succulent bouquet - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colonial-dames-wedding
Flower recipe: I knew I wanted peonies, ranunculus, garden roses with their complex tissue-like layers, and succulents to provide a bit of green. I provided antique velvet ribbons to tie these bouquets. The floral designs were perfectly executed by Sullivan Owen and her artistic team. The groomsmen had boutonnieres made of ombre ranunculus and blue chambray ribbon. The corsages for the mothers, and grandmothers matched the bridal florals.

coral bridesmaid dresses - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colonial-dames-wedding

succulent bouquets - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colonial-dames-wedding

peach boutonnieres - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colonial-dames-wedding

groom and groomsmen - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colonial-dames-wedding

I loved the warm and soft peach/pale yellow palette, with a bit of almost neon coral. An artistic type, I wanted this theme to pervade all of the design, but also wanted a “pop” of something, and I felt that touches of bright turquoise would offset the subdued softness of the other colors. This turquoise touch was found in the Mason jars on some of the tables, in the antique Fenton glass pedestal cake plate, and streaming from my bouquet — French velvet ribbons. A small wooden box with slate sides that invited the guest to “wear your heart on your sleeve” contained handmade felt heart pins stuffed with cotton and whip-stitched in contrasting embroidery thread. The wooden “card box” was made by my cousin and his wife, then I covered it in decoupage with whimsical and romantic pictures of love and joy, man and wife…

paper lantern decor - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colonial-dames-wedding

ceremony decorations - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colonial-dames-wedding

groom during ceremony - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colonial-dames-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colonial-dames-wedding

wedding recessionals - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colonial-dames-wedding

Guests found their name and table number written on wooden nickels bearing Philadelphia motifs. These hung on antique black carpet tacks stuck into a map-board created by my mother. Famous Philly landmarks were decoupaged all around the perimeter of the antique map. This board was propped against a wooden easel, reminiscent of my artistic talents. With their number in hand, the guests went upstairs to find their table, designated by antique playing cards stuck into vintage wooden thread spools wound with threads matching our theme colors. Each place setting had a hand-made clothespin bride or groom; a few had black chenille “pugs” to represent our dog, Marley. Small wooden branches wound with antique lace and threaded with 4-5 bells were provided for those who “believe in kisses,” so that they could ring when they wanted to command the bride and groom to kiss.

wedding portraits - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colonial-dames-wedding

playing card table numbers - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colonial-dames-wedding

wedding ideas - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colonial-dames-wedding

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Colonial Dames wedding - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colonial-dames-wedding

I had the idea to create a tissue paper backdrop about a month before the wedding. I though my mom was gonna kill me if I added one more DIY project. Of course with the help of my bridesmaid, we decided to go forward with the idea and I am so glad we did! The structure was made using plastic shrub netting stretched over a wooden rectangle frame, and pom poms were poufed during a long evening at my mom’s house. We then tied each pom pom through the netting, being careful not to duplicate colors. This was hung in a paneled space in the reception room, using Command strips so that no damage to this historical venue would happen. It was really the focal point of our room and made such a lovely scene for pictures.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Start planning early. Make the crafting fun! Have friends and family help out—they really love being part of the process. Guests enjoy seeing their handiwork at the venue. Don’t stress. If something goes wrong, you are the only one who really knows it, because no one but you knows what was supposed to happen. Find ways to avoid having to deal with weather. It can really ruin your day if everything hinges on it. Have a plan B that you are just as happy with, built in. Lastly, stay true to yourself. With all of the technology, wedding advice, and decor available these days, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by it all. Choose colors, decor, music, and details that really represent you and your groom. In the end, it’s just one day to tell the story of your love, so make it count.

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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Here Comes the Sun,” The Beatles
Recessional: “Happy,” Pharrell Williams
First Dance: “Nothing Can Change this Love,” Sam Cooke
The DJ played music for both the ceremony and the reception. We selected an instrumental version of “Here comes the Sun” (Beatles) since the Bob regularly sings this in the morning to awaken me. Bob and I love old singers. After narrowing it down to three songs, we decided on Sam Cooke “Nothing Can Change This Love”. The lyrics speak for themselves and prove true to our story. During our dance Bob whispered to me “I love our song”. That’s all I needed to hear.
I come from a dance background and Bob loves music as well. When deciding on a DJ, we knew we wanted someone who wasn’t going to play typical stuff. His club experience allowed for a wide variety of songs to be mixed up and reach out to the masses. Being 80s babies, of course we included everything from Prince to Bel Biv Devoe, but music stretched all the way back to 50s doo wop.

Wedding Location: Philadelphia, PA / Photographer: Maria Mack Photography / Bouquet and Boutonnieres: Sullivan Owen / Reception Flowers: Bride’s mother / Event Planner and Catering: Diverse Catering / Venue: Colonial Dames / Wedding Dress: Nicole Miller / Wedding Veil: abusymother / Wedding Shoes: Harriet Wilde / Bracelet: Ben Amun / Earrings: Dee Griffith Mathura / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J. Crew / Groom’s Suit: Bar III via Macy’s / Caterer: Diverse Catering / Wedding Cake: Stock’s Bakery / DJ: Mike Mariano of The Remixologists / Wedding Invitations: Simple Simon Design / Programs: Erin Fudge Smith

Birmingham Botanical Gardens Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Mary Margaret Smith

Sabrina and Hamad exchanged vows in picturesque St. Lucia, but they didn’t let that stop them from celebrating back in the states with their friends and family. Birmingham Botanical Gardens was the ideal location for their reception, where Mary Margaret Smith, Meghan Cease of M. Elizabeth Events, and Hothouse Design Studio brought their A-game to create a memorable celebration.

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From the bride, Sabrina: Hamad and I really have a love for travel, so we decided on a private ceremony in St. Lucia and honeymoon while there. We were already legally married in the States as to avoid the hassle of their marriage laws. It was just the two of us saying our vows that we wrote on napkins the morning of the ceremony. It was important to us to be in the moment and capture our feelings of the day. Once we returned home, we had a small reception for only close friends and family to celebrate our marriage. We wanted to create a laid back atmosphere as if you were coming over to our house for dinner. The event was held in a small cafe at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens where guests were welcome to walk around, eat, and mingle. No schedules or itineraries, just fun!

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Bouquet recipe: I love blue thistle, and our florist added light blue delphinium, peach Campanella roses, and poppy seeds to make my stunning bouquet.


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Our style had a whimsical and eclectic flair which very much suits our own personality. I love the look of oil lamps, so the design team took this idea and ran with it. They were brilliant! Our colors were different shades of blue, peach, blush, and cream. A few DIY touches were added to the decor like the photo booth. My husband is very techie so he set up the photo booth while I made the fabric strips backdrop and photo booth props. I also made honey jar wedding favors filled with local Alabama honey, bride/groom signs, Mad Libs words of wisdom cards, and framed pictures of us throughout the venue of our ceremony in St. Lucia.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? If you are considering a destination wedding, find out the marriage laws of that particular country. Some are more strict than others and you will want to be prepared. As far as the reception planning, go with vendors that you feel the most comfortable and those who understand your vision. Then, trust them! It makes the planning process less stressful. I know the saying goes “the devil is in the detail,” and to an extent, it is. But there is so much online now days, you could spend hours and hours pouring over it. This can be a little overwhelming so don’t get swept away in it all. I recommend internet browsing just to get a general idea for your style, brainstorm with your design team, and then let your imagination take over!

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Wedding Music:
We had background music inside the Cafe: a mix of Frank Sinatra, Nora Jones, Michael Buble, Louis Armstrong, and Nat King Cole. Our song is “Come Away with Me” by Nora Jones and was our feature song.

Wedding Location: Birmingham, AL / Photographer: Mary Margaret Smith / Planning and Coordination: Meghan Cease of M. Elizabeth Events / Floral Design: Hothouse Design Studio / Ceremony Location: Boucan by Hotel Chocolat, Saint Lucia / Reception Venue: Birmingham Botanical Gardens / Wedding Dress: Modern Trousseau via Ivory and White / Wedding Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Hair and Makeup: Melissa Moore Bogardus / Groom’s Suit: J. Crew / Groom’s Tie: Calvin Klein / Catering and Pies: Kathy G. and Company / Wedding Cake: Dreamcakes / Decor: Prophouse Birmingham / Rentals: Decor to Adore / Wedding Invitations: Sonia Davis

City Glam Country Inspiration with Freixenet

Sponsored, Wedding Design

Photos by:

Pill Photography

Sometimes a bit of bubbly is all you need to glam everything up. When we partnered with Freixenet, we couldn’t wait to create an inspiration shoot with its gorgeous matte black bottles. This Spanish sparkling wine label makes mini bottles that are perfect for wedding favors at bridal brunches and showers. Plus, the bottles are so beautiful on their own, they double as decor!

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Lauren of Belovely Floral and Event Design dreamed up a farm glam setting, mixing different textures and metallics bringing the best of country and city life together, captured by Pill Photography with a video by Between Sleep & Awake. The black bottles with gold foil labels were used here as escort cards, sitting pretty on a tray with calligraphy tags that Megan Fitch made with paper goods by Papertree Studio.

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champagne wedding ideas - photo by Pill Photography styling by Belovely Events

champagne wedding ideas - photo by Pill Photography styling by Belovely Events

Freixenet, pronounced (fresh-eh-net), is a cava label made in Barcelona. Cava is a sparkling wine produced in the same way of champagne, but made in Spain. These famous matte black little bottles are as delish as they look, and can double as place cards, wedding favors or be the star of the bar. They also come as Cordon Negro Memory Magnum size, its large size version. You can use this large bottle as a guestbook for guests to sign with a gold sharpie and open it on your first year anniversary!

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We can all agree these Freixenet mini bottles are a must for any party, yes? So how about a sweepstakes where you can enter to win 125 mini bottles plus a Memory Magnum bottle you can use at your wedding or event? Follow this link to enter the sweepstakes on their Facebook page.

Be sure to watch the video by Between Sleep & Awake:

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Thank you to this wonderful team of Pennsylvania vendors!

Shoot Location: Philadelphia, PA / Photographer: Pill Photography / Event Design: Belovely Floral and Event Design / Venue: Stonebrook Farm / Wedding Dress: Watters “Farrah” / Makeup: True Beauty Marks / Wedding Cake: Addy Maes / Paper Goods: Papertree Studio / Calligraphy: Megan Fitch / Videographer: Between Sleep & Awake

Mixed Metal Geometric Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Alexandra Whitney

Just when we think the geometric trend couldn’t get any better, this wedding shoot styled by the talented Juniper & Dash falls into our laps. Sarah of Juniper & Dash along with the photographer, Alexandra Whitney, wanted to focus on a richer, more autumnal color palette with various metals thrown in for good measure, and the result is a bright yet dramatic session full of wedding ideas and inspiration!

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From Sarah of Juniper & Dash: When Alexandra and I decided we wanted to do something a little different we were both drawn to the idea of a geometric shoot. Looking into what was out there, in the world of geometric weddings, we discovered most of the existing work was in neons or primary colors. We wanted to focus more on a richer palette of autumnal colors so we incorporated plums, shades of mustard with pops of fuchsia and mixed metals – copper, brass, bronze.

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Philadelphia offers so many awesome locations it was hard to decide on the one perfect for us. But upon seeing Maggpie’s new location, we were both unanimous on utilizing their rustic industrial space. When giving design direction to our awesome vendors we simply provided them with the color palette and the concept that we didn’t want the geometric element to be too kitschy. Bonus points for incorporating mixed metals.

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Cheyenne and Danielle from LoveLeigh created the geometric pattern on the stationery that was carried through on the amazing cake from Philly Cake Maker. Peicha with Falls Flowers is equally as obsessed with texture as I am, and she brought so many different elements together in her bouquets and centerpieces! Then we incorporated the underside of the magnolia leaf in different aspects as it has a “coppery” color. It was so amazing working with Alex! Not only does she capture all the details beautifully, she is such a hard worker! Due to the cold weather on the day of our shoot and the lack of heat in the warehouse, we had some difficulties with the installation of the backdrop… Alex jumped right in there. You can’t ask for a more invested photographer! It’s always a little nerve-wracking when having so many people involved while attempting to create continuity throughout the shoot. All vendors on this shoot were SO spot on, it was a dream!

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Shoot Location: Philadelphia, PA / Photographer: Alexandra Whitney / Event Design and Planning: Juniper & Dash / Florist: Falls Flowers / Venue: Maggpie Vintage Rentals / Wedding Dresses: Carol Hannah “Mulberry” and Leanne Marshall “Julie” via Lovely Bride / Hair: Just B Beautiful / Makeup: Nina Moran of Cheekadee / Cakes: Philly Cake Maker / Stationery: LoveLeigh Invitations

Industrial Romantic Philadelphia Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

BG Productions

Taking inspiration from their own hometown, Adrienne and Ryan went for a whimsical, intimate setting with lots of Philly and industrial touches – all styled by Pastore Events and shot by BG Productions. Their planning was equally focused on the ceremony experience as it was on the reception decor. Adrienne’s dad was their officiant just a day before Father’s Day! The flowers were designed by their good friend from Rhoads Garden with a mix of white, peach and pink blooms.

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From the bride, Adrienne: Ryan and I truly loved every minute of the wedding “process” and knowing how quickly it would pass, we knew that we wanted to be completely immersed in the planning and execution of every detail of the day. I am often told that I am nice blend of unconventional and classic and that is exactly the theme we were going for when planning the big day. Having looked at numerous destinations (just for fun) we knew in our hearts that our hometown of Philadelphia, were we live and fell in love, had to be the location of our wedding, and it was important that we made decisions that exemplified the charm and history of the city, as well as our greatest joys and memories. We are huge “family time” kind of people and made sure to incorporated our loved ones into numerous DIY projects, such as the escort cards, table numbers, wedding programs and venue decor, as well as choosing only businesses as well as the talents of very close friends (such as our invitations and flower) to be our vendors for day. We wanted every detail to be personal to us in some way.
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For me, hands down, the greatest part of the entire day was our ceremony. We were married by my father, the day before Father’s Day, in a very intimate and emotional ceremony, that was offbeat in execution yet traditional in personal history and beliefs. It was all about the details and as my dad said it best, it was “an event.” The decision to exchange our vows in a Quaker Meeting House as opposed to our affiliated church was one that was not made lightly; but was clear from the start once my father, a local judge, agreed to perform the ceremony. With an intimate setting (our guest sat on multiple floors all around us) and free reign to craft the ceremony of my choosing, I was able to incorporate any and all elements of my choosing. From a “ring warming” ceremony by our bridal party, the pop tunes performances by a local acappella group, the custom tambourines for the guests, and the surprise Motown performance of “Crazy love” (which was a gift from my sister at the very end of the ceremony); our goal was to have the ceremony be the lasting impression of our day – and I think we nailed it!
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Our reception was in a “raw” space, a converted warehouse facility that is now used for art installations and exhibits. It was a dream come true as it allowed me to have a creative outlet to design a reception that fit our style, personality and upbringing. We really embraced the industrial space and allowed the natural beauty or the room direct the decor. I knew I wanted to incorporate Edison lightbulbs and market lights into the room, but after trying to tackle the project on my own with no success, I decided it was best to hire a professional and I couldn’t be happier with what Eventions did. My flowers were arranged by the Rhoads Garden, a company owned by one of my bridesmaid and the spectacular chalk art was a piece I worked on with the wonderful Kate Farley of Kate Farley Designs. It was magical how it all came together and truly expressed our individuality. One thing you will hear by everyone you encounter, from the minute you get engaged until the end of your wedding weekend is “It goes by so quickly, so really enjoy every moment.” This is an understatement – it FLIES by at the speed of sound… and just feels like a wonderful dream that you long to live over and over again in photos and video.
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Wedding Music:
Mother’s Processional: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” Judy Garland
Bridal Party Processional: “Fix You,” Coldplay
Bride’s Processional: “Thousand Years,” Christina Perri
First Musical Selection: “All My Life,” K-Ci & JoJo
Second Musical Selection-in Remembrance: “Lullaby,” Josh Groban
Recessional: “Just What I Needed,” The Cars
First Dance: “Leather and Lace,” Stevie Nicks and Don Henley
Father/Daughter Dance: “In My Daughter’s Eyes” and “Raise your Glass,” Pink
Mother/Son Dance: “My Wish,” Rascal Flatts

Location: Philadelphia, PA / Event Coordinator: Pastore Events / Photographer: BG Productions / Ceremony Venue: Friends Center / Reception Venue: Crane Arts / Floral Design: Rhoads Garden / Wedding Dress: Reem Acra via Kleinfelds / Shoes: jean michel cazabat / Veil: Kleinfelds / Hair: Dina Alon / Makeup: Aleksandra Ambrozy / Groom’s Suit: Les Richards at Liberty Place / Wedding Caterer: Diverse Catering / Desserts: Whipped Bakeshop / Ceremony Musician: Broad Street Line / Reception Music: EBE Rio / Lighting: Eventions / Rentals: Maggpie Vintage Rentals / Chalk Work: Kate Farley Designs / Officiant: Bride’s Father / Transportation: Philadelphia Trolley Works and Krapf’s / Stationery: Grafikmac Designs / Videographer: Tweed

Philadelphia Industrial Wedding

Bohemian Weddings

I will give you two words to preface this wedding: Urbn headquarters. Kate and Brent are both in love with Philly and chose Urban Outfitters for their reception, styled by Table Art with artful paper flower installations. The mix of industrial and bright colors gave the perfect summer look with an airy feel to it! And none other than Carina and Amanda of Love Me Do Photography were these to capture their wedding.

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Kate and Brent had one of the most amazing wedding’s I’ve seen. The wedding was a perfect mix of elegance and summer romance. They were married in one of Philadelphia’s beautiful historic churches, The Church of the Holy Trinity in Rittenhouse Square. From there they took a double decker bus from the Philadelphia Big Bus Tour company, which came with it’s very own historian tour guide.
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The reception took place at the Urban Outfitters Home Office building 543 in the Navy Yard and was beautifully styled by Table Art. Everything was perfect down to the tiniest detail. The table names were each different Philadelphia landmarks and locations. Many of the menu items were adapted from Kate and Brent’s favorite menu items in Philadelphia.
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We met, fell in love and live together in Philadelphia so it was really important for us to keep a urban vibe to our wedding day, but we wanted to contrast that with a summery romantic feel. We were calling it Urban vintage chic. The building at Urban Outfitters is so spectacular in its own right with the industrial warehouse feel, exposed brick and beams and huge windows so we wanted to soften that a bit with beautiful florals in summery colors, wooden farmhouse tables and muted gold accents. It was the perfect balance of our vibe as a couple.

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What are some adjectives that best describe the look of your wedding? Romantic, summery, vintage, elegant, sophisticated, approachable. As I mentioned before, we really wanted the city of Philadelphia to play a large part in our wedding so all of the tables were named after locations in Philly that were special to us and guests wrote us notes on vintage Philadelphia postcards. The couple also got married in Philly’s gorgeous Rittenhouse Square. The bride also did all of the cocktail hour florals herself with beautiful hydrangeas, peonies, ranunculus, lambs ear, eucalyptus and garden roses in shades of pink, peach, coral and white. The bride and groom are avid skiers so a good friend of theirs who is starting his own ski company made them custom Kate & Brent skis that guests signed. The color scheme was shades of pink, peach, coral, blush, with pops of orange and gold.
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The menu was also carefully picked taking into consideration the couple’s favorite foods. The bride’s favorite food was lamb chops, which was one of the options of the family style dinner. Also, sliders of the couples favorite sandwich in Philly was served during cocktail hour.

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Our first dance song was “Stand By Me” and our cake cutting song was “That’s Amore” – which is a very special song for the groom and his family’s Italian heritage. Our processional was Trumpet Voluntary and Recessional was Hornpipe Water Music. The bride and groom also love the song “You Are the Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne so that was the first song to kick off the dancing for the evening.


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Venue: Urban Outfitters Headquarters / Photographer: Carina and Amanda of Love Me Do Photography / Planner/Stylist and Florals: Table Art / Wedding Dress and Accessories: Alyne by Rivini, Benjamin Adams Shoes, Crystal Rose Jewelry / Groom: Jos A Bank Suit / Bridesmaids: Ann Taylor dresses, Banana Republic Jewelry / Make up: Daneene Jensen / Invites: Miss Wyolene / Musicians: Dreamtime / Cake: Whipped / Videographer: Lucky Productions / Photobooth: Chariot Photobooths