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A Whimsical Modern Day Elopement in Philadelphia

Wedding Ideas

There is ceaseless beauty in the things that were once “lost.” Executed by a dream team of vendors including Keristin Photo and Rabbit Rabbit Crew, today’s styled shoot is an urban REVIVAL of classic art and beauty. From the bride’s shimmery appliquéd mini dress to the cake display with double the sweets (and triple the color), this elopement could not have grabbed our hearts more. We love the fullness of the blooms with trailing ivy, the natural light in the reception space and their ability to create something open and airy, yet simultaneously defined and unique. And who would have ever thought to suspend an illustrated marriage certificate as part of the decor?! Genius!

A Whimsical Modern Day Elopement in Philadelphia #bride #weddingfashion
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Wedding Vendors

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Dart Collective

DJs • Bands • Party Down

Started as a California-based DJ collective in 2013, Dart has now grown to include numerous live musicians and performers, all with the same simple goal of offering a more customized and personal approach to music curation at weddings and special events.

At Dart, we are all working DJs and musicians. Music is our passion and we want to share it with you and your guests—whether that means digging through vinyl crates for that one song you have to have, or customizing a repertoire list for one of our bands to flawlessly execute, our main goal here is to elevate and personalize your event so that it uniquely represents you.

Despite our attention to detail, we are not elitists and we do not take ourselves too seriously. These events are supposed to be fun, inclusive experiences and we want to only enhance that feeling by playing the best music we can. Whether it’s getting down to LCD Soundsystem or setting the mood with Paul Simon, we want to offer something a little different that will still connect with you and your guests.

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Edwardian England Inspired Wedding Ideas

Sponsored, Wedding Design

Armed with a jumping off point of Edwardian elegance design, top Philadelphia wedding vendors set to work creating a chic scene for the latest installment of The Big Fake Wedding! With organic flowers and details plus ornate and gilded touches, we think this one is sure to inspire those looking for a day filled with vintage romance.

Edwardian England Inspired Wedding Ideas - photo by Haley Richter Photography https://ruffledblog.com/edwardian-england-inspired-wedding-ideas
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Wedding Vendors

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FROM SF WITH LOVE

Hello! From SF With Love is based in San Francisco. We cover local weddings within 2-3 hours of SF. Our photography style is urban, modern, timeless, editorial & authentic. We try to catch the in-between moments that reflect who people really are & their loved ones in an artistic way.

We love to photograph people & living a creative life rich in culture here on the West Coast. Finding & being found by the right couples is a beautiful thing.

Please get in touch if you think we are a good fit.
Packages range from $3,500-6,500.

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Glam Downtown Philadelphia Wedding

Elegant Weddings

Photos by:

Henry + Mac

Caitlin and Dave found love with each other in the city of brotherly love, so it’s only fitting their wedding would not only take place in the city, but pay homage to its beauty. This primarily came in the form of panoramic views of Old City and the Delaware River waterfront straight from the reception space, captured by Henry + Mac and trimmed to the nines by Confetti & Co and Oleander. We’ll let Caitlin take it from here:

Glam Downtown Philadelphia Wedding - photo by Henry and Mac https://ruffledblog.com/glam-downtown-philadelphia-wedding
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Black Tie Philadelphia Wedding with a Boho Twist

Bohemian Weddings

Photos by:

m2 Photography

A bit of glam, a bit of boho — this wedding is ready to tackle it all. M2 Photography, Truly You Events, and Belovely Floral & Event Design all put in great work for Colleen and Dan’s wedding, which features a clean green and ivory color palette with only a hint of blush pink in the blooms. The couple invited all their guests to lay greenery in a circle around the ceremony space, a great way to include the most important people in your life in the most important moment!

Black Tie Philadelphia Wedding with a Boho Twist - photo by M2 Photography https://ruffledblog.com/black-tie-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-boho-twist
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MAS TORROELLA LUXURY VILLA & SPA

Mas Torroella is a stunning 14th century masia set in the beautiful Costa Brava region of Spain.

Our Mas provides a wonderfully private and romantic setting to host bespoke weddings of up to 200 guests. Use the various immaculately maintained gardens and our E-Vents space to design a fantastic flow for your Big Day.

Not only is Mas Torroella an idyllic and flexible venue, but it also offers luxury accommodation to sleep up to 28 people where the minute details and finishing touches are second to none.

Add to that a most professional, caring and discreet service provided by our dedicated team and you have the perfect mix for the most memorable day of your lives!

We look forward to welcoming you!

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Artistic Botanical Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Goodness, where to begin with this beautiful styled shoot from Pat Robinson Photography, Clawmade, and Devon & Pinkett? With dusky blues, lovely anemone, and hanging embroidery hoops at the reception, it’s giving us all kinds of good feelings. Oh, and we can’t possibly forget the incredible cake with sugar flowers — just wait ’til you see it!

Artistic Botanical Wedding Inspiration - photo by Pat Robinson Photography https://ruffledblog.com/artistic-botanical-wedding-inspiration
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Wedding Vendors

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Bespoken

Based in Greenville, SC and serving the Southeast and beyond, Bespoken is a premier wedding planning, coordination, and design service. We are dedicated to designing, planning, and coordinating elegant, chic, and memorable weddings full of grace and hospitality. Each wedding is unique with tailored details and elevated service. Paying attention to every last detail, Bespoken’s main priority is to thoughtfully coordinate an unforgettable wedding day for you so that you can focus on what matters most.

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You’ll Fall For This Romantic Estate Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Gold and blue are a match made in heaven, and this wedding from Emily Wren Photography is here to prove it. As every wedding should be, their day was full of sweet personal details and cute nods to the couple’s love for each other, including the groom’s gift of red Converse sneakers to the bride. The always-on-point Love n’ Fresh Flowers delivered the floral arrangements full of vibrant texture.

illustrated wedding invitations - photo by Emily Wren Photography https://ruffledblog.com/youll-fall-for-this-romantic-estate-wedding

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MG Hair and Makeup

MG Hair and Makeup is the nation’s award-winning, premier on-site hair and makeup service. Whether for a large bridal party or just the bride, we travel to you wherever you are getting ready for your big day. We also offer in-home blowouts, hairstyling and makeup for engagement photo shoots, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, and other special occasions when you want to look your best.

We were inducted in The Knot’s Best of Weddings Hall of Fame and chosen as the Editor’s Pick for The Knot Best of 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 for New York, New Jersey, Hudson Valley, Minnesota, Chicago, DC/Maryland/Virginia, and Long Island. Their work has been featured on CNBC, Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, People Magazine, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, Loverly, Brides Magazine, Inside Weddings, New York Magazine, Ceci New York, Carats & Cake, Elizabeth Anne Designs, Every Last Detail, Black Sheep Bride, Aisle Society, Equally Wed, 2Brides2Be, One Fine Day, World Bride Magazine, Bridal Pulse, Bridal Guide Magazine, Real Simple, Dose, Pure Wow, Gilt Group, Bloom.com, The Knot LIVE, The Knot’s national and regional magazines, The WeddingChannel, WeddingWire, WEtv’s Get Married, Girl Meets Gown and David Tutera’s My Fair Wedding, TLC’s Randy to the Rescue and Curvy Brides, the national tour of Unveiled Wedding Event, The Knot’s Dream Wedding and the runways of NY Bridal Fashion Week.

MG Hair and Makeup also sponsors beauty nights for Covenant House’s homeless teen mothers program, participates in Tim Tebow’s Night to Shine special needs prom, and gives to various local charities.

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Old City Philadelphia Wedding

Romantic Weddings

When you have a couple as fun as Onna and Chris, you know you’re in for a good time. Their day was nothing short of entertaining. From the top notch eatables to the lively reception bands (that’s right, there were TWO!) to the wedding parade that quite literally swept the streets, we know everyone had a great time. This sweet couple’s love for one another is evident from the start, and we’re so glad they personalized every bit of their celebration. Some of our favorite details include the flower-garnished fans that were swapped for bridesmaid bouquets and the wedding cake sporting soft watercolor brushstrokes. The ever-so-flawless Emily Wren Photography captured every second, so read on for the inside scoop!

Old City Philadelphia Wedding - https://ruffledblog.com/old-city-philadelphia-wedding
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Emily Wren Photography

Floral Design

Beth Kaufman Strauss of Grateful Plate

Ceremony Venue

Independent Seaport Museum

Reception Venue

The Olde Bar

Wedding Dress

Nicole Miller

Bridal Accessories

BHLDN

Rings

Bario Neal

Hair and Makeup

Parlour Hair & Skin, Moko

Catering

GarcesEvents

Wedding Cake

Clara's Groovy Deliciousness

Cocktail Band

Drew Nugent & The Midnight Society

Reception Band

The Swift Technique

Calligraphy

hello-bird.

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ARTE DE VIE

Husband and wife wedding photographers based in New Orleans, Paris and destination locations.

It all starts with “Yes.” There was a feeling when you knew; that gut feeling that told you, your partner is the one. We won’t allow you to settle for anything else when choosing your photographer. Emotions, stories, and experiences power our photos. Let us document the best of yours.

“It doesn’t end with “I Do”. That feeling of forever will dance through your spirit as you relive those special moments with the photos captured by Arte De Vie.

A wedding isn’t a job for ADV, it’s a partnership in trust. We’re excited and ready to capture the magical nuances that make your love special!

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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 - https://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 - https://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 - https://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

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Josh & Rachel

We are husband and wife, best friends, and a photography team passionate about life, love, and Jesus Christ. Film photography will always have our hearts, and when we approach our sessions, our goal is to capture breathtaking, timeless, and creative images that you will love and cherish forever. Crafting a unique experience for each of our couples with honest and creative direction is key to capturing photographs that tell a story, pull you in, and never let go.

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

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groomsmen in grey - https://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

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Damien Milan Photography

Typical of photographer Damien Milan’s work, is a magnetic intensity of closeness. There’s something about the way he captures a moment, something intoxicatingly real and raw. From the texture of landscape and dress, to the intimacy of pre-wedding preparatory steps, Damien’s approach is one of telling a story through detail – the quiet drama of technique and of tone.

Australia based, Damien and his partner Anastasia have an international scope and are available for booking in and around Europe to which they are already traveling every summer (June – September). If planning an international or destination wedding, consider the practicality and cost-saving of a trusted photographer already in situ.

By filling out this online form, couples planning a destination wedding in Europe this summer will even have a chance to receive 20% off their photography package.

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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 https://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 https://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

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The Arrangement Floral Design

The Arrangement is a dynamic floral event design company based in NJ and available throughout the tri-state area. We specialize in all types of events but where our talents and creative kismet really come together, is weddings! Our style is a delicate mix of modern and romantic floral design which leads to beautifully sophisticated affairs with a tailored and chic touch. We love the challenge of working with each couple to come up with florals that speak to their design aesthetic, personality and/or theme. We provide florals for all aspects needed for this special day for our clients along with outstanding client service to every couple. We truly treat each wedding as if it is our only wedding.

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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 https://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 https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-philadelphia-horticulture-center-wedding

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

first dance - photo by Redfield Photography https://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

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Plan My Wedding Please

Ever since I was in grade school, I was obsessed with my penmanship. I would not turn in my homework until it was perfect; it drove my mom crazy! I practiced writing every chance I had and eventually fell in love with this art form. Little did I know, it would be the reason I would fall in love with the wedding industry.

Plan My Wedding Please exists to make every wedding and event magical. My role as wedding planner and calligraphy artist, as cliche as it sounds, is to make your wildest dreams come true. From the little details in signage and invitations, to the big details in wedding gowns, caterers and florals, every detail is important. Every young girl dreams of her wedding day, and I am here to make those dreams become reality. I look forward to working with you!

Nicole Presley, owner, is available for wedding planning throughout the United States and sends paper goods worldwide.

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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 https://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

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Bijou’s Sweet Treats

Welcome to our cake studio! We are committed to using high quality ingredients in all of our creations since a cake can only be as good as the components it’s made with, and whenever possible to use local products. We make all of our products in small batches from scratch which allows us to pay careful attention to the quality and execution of our creations. Our wide range of products and services include but are not limited too: Wedding Cakes, Favors, Dessert Tables, Gift boxes and Baskets, Special Occasion Cakes, Cupcakes, Cake Pops, Mini Pies, Gourmet Marshmallows, French Macarons, Decorated Sugar Cookies, Gourmet Drop and Sandwich Cookies, Candied Nuts, and Beer Nuts. In addition to the flavors you see listed on our site for these items we also create custom flavors for our clients. So if you have a special request let us know.
We are located in Luray and deliver to the surrounding Shenandoah Valley region and Northern Virginia

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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 https://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

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love + peony

Founded in 2016, love and peony is a Los Angeles, California based small business specializing bridal robes and wedding accessories made with love.
Our products are made in small quantity using high quality fabrics. Every product is individually handcrafted and packaged with detailed care and attention.

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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 https://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 https://ruffledblog.com/sweet-caroline-bridal-collection

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

purple and green bouquet - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography https://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/ - https://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 https://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ruffled - photo by http://www.danfredo.com/ - https://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

Daily Pick

Richard Skins Photography

Hello, my name is Richard Skins and I’m a destination wedding photographer based in Dorset, UK. If I turn the clock back 10 years this is something I never thought I would be doing but I’m glad life has taken me in this direction as I believe it’s the best job in the world, well for me anyway. I feel extremely lucky to have a career which allows me to pursue my love of photography, and use it to capture one of the happiest days two people can share!

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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 https://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 https://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

indoor garden wedding tables - photo by Brae Howard Photography https://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

Daily Pick

Bethany and Dan Photography

“Photography so fresh you’ll want to slap it.”

In love wedding photographers with our suitcases packed for adventures. We specialize in personality driven portraiture and emotional storytelling.

Our number one goal on a wedding day is to show truth. We want the vulnerable honest imperfect and gritty real-life stuff. Ugly crying from how stinking happy you are to be married. We like messy hair and un-fluffed wedding dresses with dirt on the bottom, undone ties and tipsy wedding guests. Bring it.

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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 https://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 https://ruffledblog.com/rustic-elegance-at-the-horticulture-center

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

rustic elegance at the Horticulture Center - photo by Lauren Fair Photography https://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

Daily Pick

The Paper Flower Market

The Paper Flower Market provides brides with everlasting blooms in a magnificently realistic fashion and stunning composition that can be showcased forever in semblance of the love represented on their special day.

This is a floral design and creation company with an artist who works solely with premium papers imported from Italy and Germany.

Each flower is delicately made by the artist with hand coloring and styling techniques to create absolutely swoon worthy wedding blossoms. We specialize in custom bouquets, but also have preset bouquet styling options on our website. We extend our services offering floral crowns, Bridesmaids’ bouquet options, and other floral needs, providing gifts and keepsakes for all special parties involved on your wedding day.

Special Discount Code: RUFFLED15

Credit for all images:
Photography by Lawrence Te
Model Christy Creson

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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 https://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 https://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-morris-arboretum

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

garden wedding at Morris Arboretum - photo by Pat Furey https://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

Daily Pick

LaurieLouis

Customized wedding invitation and welcome gifts company. My favorite designs are Rustic, Beach, Nautical, Vineyard and Industrial but with my LaurieLouisLetters brand of customized wedding invitations, I can help create that dream invitation that every bride is looking for. It’s not just about the invitation anymore, it’s about the brand.

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Candy Colored Wedding in Philadelphia

Wedding Design

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 https://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-in-philadelphia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

candy colored wedding in Philadelphia - photo by Lauren Schwarz Photography https://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

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Callista & Company

Callista & Company offers personalized planning and design services for beautiful weddings and events around the world. With meticulous and organized coordination, warm and attentive support, as well as custom and creative design guidance, we create stress-free events that showcase your unique vision. Our team provides the highest level of service and showcases strong relationships with leading venues and renowned professionals to ensure you have an exceptional team on your side.

We are a consultant and collaborator, working with you to ensure your dream day becomes a reality. Callista & Co. offers advice and personalized
recommendations based on years of experience and etiquette studies, while always considering your specific preferences.

Callista & Co. is a boutique company taking on a select number of events per year to ensure every detail is planned to perfection and every client receives the dedication they deserve.

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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 https://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-with-freixenet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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Corkey Creations

Corkey Creations offers the largest selection of wine cork place card holders, including personalized and custom printing. We also offer whole corks for save the dates, guest book corks, magnets and key-chains and vinyl wine bottle decor for table numbers and/or centerpiece decorations.

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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 https://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 https://ruffledblog.com/nordic-industrial-wedding-inspiration

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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Alexis June Weddings

Hello beautiful! We’re Brandi + Ryan, the husband-wife photographers behind Alexis June Weddings. So who is Alexis June? They are the two loves of our life, our daughters, Kierstyn {whose middle name is Alexis} and Kaija {who was born in June}. Two years ago we sold everything we own to pursue our dreams and move across the country to NYC. We’ve been married for nine years and still crazy in love. Ryan speaks Norwegian. Brandi loves everything about Norway. Ryan has his MBA from Notre Dame, but loves to cook. Brandi was a journalist in the United States Air Force and eats everything Ryan cooks. Together with our girls we live in Atlanta, Georgia and cherish every day together.

Being wedding photographers is an honor and a privilege, to be a part of one of the most important moments in a someone’s life is deeply personal. Capturing a couple’s love story together makes what we do even more special. We have laughed, we have cried and we have experienced those joyous moments when its more about two individuals joining as one and less about the details. It’s about the marriage. It’s about the future. Love is a gorgeous thing and we are truly passionate about what we do. We believe everyone has a story and it should be told.

This is our story, what is yours?

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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 https://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 https://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

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

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Manya Photography

I am a Fine Art Wedding Photographer based in Southern California, available for destination weddings. My style is airy, lifestyle and fresh. I love the look of film! I love photos to be romantic, fun, full of emotion, artistic and most importantly timeless. The look I strive for is love, beauty & art.

My work has been featured on People.com, Rustic Wedding Chic, Bridal Hot List, Southern California Bride, Fab You Bliss, The Red Dirt Bride, Disney Fairytale Weddings, Enzoani Bridal Gowns, Wedding Inspiration, and Ruche Clothing.

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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 https://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 https://ruffledblog.com/detail-filled-wedding-at-philadelphia-horticultural-center

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

salad served in clay pots - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography https://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

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Kara Anne Paper

Kara Anne Paper specializes in luxe, illustrated wedding invitation suites and custom calligraphy. Her one-of-a-kind designs are tailored to reflect her clients personality and wedding vision. Kara Anne provides a personable experience from the first introduction and throughout the entire wedding planning process! To see what is going on in the studio, visit www.karaannepaper.com and @karaanne_paper on instagram.

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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 https://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.

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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

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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 https://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.

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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 https://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

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

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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!

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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.

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puppy wedding styled shoot - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films https://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.

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place settings - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films https://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot
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puppy wedding styled shoot - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films https://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!

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

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

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

puppy wedding styled shoot - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films https://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)

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At Good Stone, we create custom jewelry for proposing. Believing that diamond jewelry doesn’t have to be defined by tradition, we celebrate our designs with transparency, quality and integrity. We design rings we like, source the diamonds and gems we want, and offer it all to those who share our tastes.

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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 https://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.

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

Romantic Philadelphia wedding - photo by Redfield Photography https://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.

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

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

Romantic Philadelphia wedding - photo by Redfield Photography https://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

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Tinggly gift vouchers can be sent either in a stylish presentation box or via email, and can be redeemed against whatever activity takes the couple’s interest. With over two years to use the voucher, and a whole world of inspiring adventures available, it makes the perfect wedding gift for any couple. 

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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 https://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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Front & Palmer Philadelphia wedding - photo by Emily Wren https://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

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Polaroid Wedding Guestbooks, Photo booth or standard Photo albums! Expedited shipping 3-5 days world wide!

• Each album cover is personalised with your names in gold, silver foil or white velour. Plenty of colors to choose from.
• Hhandmade product that has amazing feeling to use.Page paper is top quality (acid free) with a slight warm tint.
• Each page has a hand sewed pocket to the page (not glued) so the pocket will hold strong forever !!! Pocket is from one side of the page !!!
• It is not a book, it’s an album! There are spacers between the pages so photos won’t spread the album.
• Each page has 3 lines under the pocket for the message writing. Lines cannot be customized.
• Album is packed in a paper box so it can be a great present.

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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 https://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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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