Handcrafted Philadelphia Wedding
Monday couldn’t come fast enough to share the scrumptious weddings that we have lined up for this week. To start the week off right, we have a super creative DIY wedding shot by the ladies from Love Me Do Photography, a seasoned Ruffled photography team based in Philly. Amy and Stephen handmade all of their decor and incorporated lots of family heirlooms and vintage items — including Amy’s mother’s wedding dress, which was altered for Amy. They used Philadelphia as their main inspiration throughout their wedding, including their brownstone skyline in their stationery and vintage map confetti toss. You’re missing out if you don’t check all images from this wedding in the galley!
From Amanda of Love me Do Photography: Stephen and Amy had a down-to-earth and sincere, thoughtfully-handcrafted Philadelphia wedding inspired by our loving families, local history and passion for adventure. They set out to create a lively and heartfelt backyard garden party where guests felt like participants – not members of an audience. Stephen had all three of his brothers as his “Best Men”, Amy’s short wedding dress had pockets, their cake was 65 inches long and their “getaway car” was a bicycle pedicab. Our venue, tucked away on a tiny street in the middle of downtown Philadelphia, was warm and inviting with antique clocks, portraits of presidents past and ivy covered brick walls..
Some details from the bride, Amy :
My mother made my wedding dress and jacket using lace from her very own wedding dress. She sewed a 2011 penny into the pocket for good luck, and as a nod to Benjamin Franklin.
Stephen’s dad was our officiant and my uncle performed the same song that he played at my parent’s wedding 31 years ago. Bouquets were wrapped with my grandmother’s handkerchiefs.
Table assignments were printed on slides from Stephen’s collection of travel slides and the guestbook was fashioned from an old atlas.
Each guest received a jar of locally-sourced Hives for Lives honey accompanied by family recipes. 100% of the profits from this honey go to help beat cancer, a cause that is near and dear to our hearts.
Love Me Do Photography, a seasoned Ruffled photography team based in Philly. Amy and Stephen handmade all of their decor and incorporated lots of family heirlooms and vintage items — including Amy’s mother’s wedding dress, which was altered for Amy. They used Philadelphia as their main inspiration throughout their wedding, including their brownstone skyline in their stationery and vintage map confetti toss. You’re missing out if you don’t View all images from this wedding
Wedding Venue + Vendors (Philadelphia, PA):
Bike cab: Chariots of Philly / Bridal dress: Julie Chidichimo / Cake: Katie Lanciano / Caterers: Birchtree Catering / Cookies: Lou Hahn / Dinner napkins: Barb Saxton / DJ: No Macarena / Embroidery hoops: Debra Touchette / Flowers: Whole Foods Plymouth Meeting / Hair: Snip / Invitations: Andy Schulz / Makeup: Tracy Lopez / Photobooth Backdrop: Nina Chidichimo / Photographers: Love Me Do Photography / Venue: Colonial Dames PA Headquarters / Videographer: Chris Carlone / Books for centerpieces: The Book Thing in Baltimore / Wedding Dress: vintage Amy’s mom
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So glad to see this wedding of ours on your blog! It fits right in perfectly! Thanks!
The love this couple has for one another is oozing from these photos! I love her dress, the invitations and his bow tie. This post brightened my day! 🙂
wow! I love the maps in the shoe, the lovely homeade alter, the… well, everything really! Charming, and city sweet!
I am in LOVE with that colorful cake – the shape, the neapolitan colors – and the stand that it is on!
what a sweet sweet adorable wedding!
Love it when brides and grooms put their own twist on what ‘vintage’ means and make their wedding as awesome as unique as themselves!! Such a cool wedding!
Love the little details like the slide place cards! Fun bright colors too!
Ah, now there’s a fantastic looking wedding. Well done guys. And Stephen, what a mustache. Excellent! 🙂
Really beautifully captured day.
Oh, so nice wedding! So pretty and cute!
Hi All! Thanks for all of the kind words. Stephen and I had such a wonderful time planning our wedding. It was a true joint effort from start to finish! It’s really exciting to be featured on Ruffled Blog – especially since I visited Ruffled oh-so-many times while planning my wedding. If you would like to see our wedding in motion, check out our video here (made by our talented friend, Chris Carlone): https://vimeo.com/26837233
What a sweet wedding! I especially love the bridal party’s attire. I was thinking of doing something similar. Seeing your beautiful photos, I’m sold!! Thank you for the inspiration.
Loving every detail of this wedding!
this wedding is just pretty rad in general.
What are the names of the songs and the artists who performed them on the wedding video?
Beautiful. I teared up watching this! Thank you for sharing.
Every details of the wedding seems to be very well done, and the video is absolutely great. The reception venue is also a great choice without a doubt. I personally love it
Actually the video is pretty atmospheric and it brings up some ideas for my wedding! Thanks for sharing it.
I know I’m a little late to view this adorable wedding but I was curious how the names were put on the escort sides with the border? They look printed so was there a template? Trying to DIY this myself & running out of ideas! Help!!