We always LOVE the weddings that Kendall Brown and Donna O’Brien send our way. Eclatante and Beautiful Blooms often pair up and create THE most amazing weddings! Case in point … Kelly and Josh’s wedding at Philadelphia’s historic TRUST!
From Kendall ….. at Eclatante Event Design …
Kelly & Josh were two of the most wonderful people we have ever met. Very urban, very chic and very unusual, they had definite ideas about certain things they wanted at their wedding.
First, Josh is a true connoisseur of cocktails – an expert, of sorts, on the prohibition era. Which we loved, because it created an extremely interesting backdrop for the design and details for their wedding. We brought in a stunning solid wood bar that was created for a speakeasy. Josh carefully chose the drinks that would be available at the bars – there were only four of them. We arranged to have the specially chosen bartenders attend a dress rehearsal where they learned, not only how to make these very special drinks, but how to move, how to speak to the guests and how to dress. We provided them with the authentic details that dressed them up that day. There were “House Rules” as there were in the Chicago Speakeasies and recipe cards for the guests for each of the four drinks. The guests were totally charmed by all the details. It was truly amazing.
The tables, too, were designed to reflect this very specific era. Rather than have typical centerpieces, we created, instead, a look that incorporated lamps and ashtrays and other elements that you might find on the table at a Speakeasy. Inside the ashtrays and other vessels, Beautiful Blooms placed absolutely amazing freeze-dried and hand-painted green roses. We also used pheasant feathers because it just seemed to work! And, if you look closely, you’ll notice that some of the tables are parsons tables covered with faux ostrich leather.
One more little tidbit – Kelly & Josh met on Craig’s List. We thought it would be charming to print their initial emails to each other on cocktail napkins.
So, so, so charming!
Thanks to all for sharing!!
Event Design and Planning: Eclatante Event Design
Photography: Tiffany Atlas, Atlas Wedding Photography
Flowers: Beautiful Blooms
Paper Goods: Creative Montage
Catering: Max Hansen Caterer
Cake: Whipped Bakeshop
Hair & Makeup: Kelley Hughs