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Vintage Lancaster Gallery Wedding

Incorporating her love of art and his love of Superman comic books, this vintage inspired affair is the perfect blending of backgrounds. From the Bride’s DIY’d Brooch bouquet, to handmade comic book boutonnieres, to the reclaimed barn wood cupcake stand, every detail played a hand in their love. Shot in a photojournalistic style, Tennison Photography was behind the lens snapping up every detail here!

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Fall
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From Tennison Photography… The couple, Courtney and Ryan Krumm were married at the Mulberry Art Studios September 27, 2014 in the city of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. We loved the unique blending of vintage and artistic tastes with the groom’s interest in classic comics. The community in Lancaster city provided artistic and classic motifs with venues from getting ready and hotel accommodations at the Lancaster Arts Hotel and ceremony+reception at the Mulberry Art Studios. The fun part of their day was the bridal party stroll in and through downtown Lancaster.

From the beautiful Bride… We met after college and grad school, respectively, by chance at a time when we were both making the tricky transition from the protective bubble of school life to the real adult world. We quickly discovered a bond among our distinct (and decidedly opposite) personalities. After several years of establishing ourselves in our respective fields, moving to New York City, the timing was finally right to plan the wedding we both envisioned. Once planning began, it became clear that we would have to think outside of the box in order for our differing aesthetics and interests to be equally represented. Though I initially feared the day turning into a “Superman” wedding, it was important to me for the day to represent both of us, which we accomplished through subtle and classic touches. Ryan’s intense attention to detail helped to reign me in and make choices from the seemingly endless options. We settled on a vintage inspired theme, incorporating my love of art with Ryan’s love of comic books, all tied together using gilded frames to keep the vintage feel, while elements of wood permeated throughout to balance things out with a nod to the rustic beauty of the farm-centric area.

I was blessed with a crafty family who were instrumental in helping me gather frames, brooches, and other items, not to mention putting everything together, which was a nice way to connect throughout the planning process. My sister was the main crafter, taking elements from several sets of instructions for projects to make something wholly unique. The brooch bouquet was the biggest challenge as gathering them can be very time consuming and expensive! I countered this through my savvy mother-in-law’s access to local flea markets for vintage pieces and supplemented with cheaper plastic versions, that we “antiqued” with black shoe polish. We incorporated the comic book theme visually through my sister’s handmade paper boutonnieres and cake topper, which also included brooches to tie things together. We also added it into the table assignments, where each table had a different superhero wedding comic cover. Ryan’s personal interest in graphic design helped us tremendously in saving on costs through developing our own signage (table assignments, menus, information/instructions for guests, etc.), which were all encased in eclectic frames that added to the vintage feel and now can be reused for our wedding photos. The last element of wood was found in the centerpieces and custom cupcake stand made by my father using reclaimed barn wood.

Our reliance on DIY elements was not only a way of bringing together our interests, but also a way to cut costs without sacrificing on details and classic style. Early on, we decided that photojournalistic style photography, inventive food, and a DJ who shared our musical tastes (as well as helping us end the night with karaoke!) were the elements to splurge on while saving in other areas through use of handmade projects and finding ways to trim excess expenses. I saved quite a bit on flowers through the use of the paper and brooch projects and centerpieces using bottles with less room for blooms rather than large vases that still created interest. Choosing a venue that came stocked with decorations and visual appeal (art we could customize, light fixtures and canopies) allowed us to get away with foregoing added lighting, flowers, and decor. Besides creating and printing much of our own signage, we also saved on postage weight and paper through using post cards for the RSVPs and front and back printing on the invites. Also going with a vintage style retailer for non-traditional bridesmaid dresses allowed me to keep the vintage theme and add texture when compared to my more simple gown, while also giving my girls freedom of choice on dresses they really did like and were affordable.

Lastly, it was important for me to carry over all of the themes in the visual details to the ceremony, where my love of classical music and Ryan’s movie buff nature came together better than expected. Luckily, even the Superman theme sounds classic and timeless when performed by a string trio! Overall, we were so thrilled with how everything came together and the reactions from our guests, not to mention the stunning photos, showed us that our opposite likes could come combine in a beautiful way.

Photography: Tennison Photography | Floral Design: Florals By Heather Ann | Wedding Dress: In White | Cake: Lancaster Cupcake | Invitations: Minted | Ceremony Venue: Mulberry Art Studios | Reception Venue: Mulberry Art Studios | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Modcloth | Catering: Platinum Catering | DJ: Klock Entertainment | Hotel Accommodations: Lancaster Arts Hotel | Makeup & Hair: Platinum Hair Salon | Music: The Stone Quartet | Nails: Onyx Salon | Rentals: Eagle Rental Center

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Modern + Chic Philadelphia Wedding

My recent craving? A modern beauty. A fete packed with a touch of sparkle, a pop of color and a hint of ballroom elegance. Lauren Gabrielle delivered exactly that with this Princeton to Philadelphia wedding that now happily lives in our galleries. And beyond those gorgeous details (hello, cake perfection!), live pretty portraits captured by Lauren that’ll sweep you right off your feet.

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ChurchClub

From Lauren Gabrielle PhotographyKellie and Jeff met in the lively New Jersey Shore town of Belmar, NJ. Jeff was renting a beach house for the summer, and Kellie was invited down by a mutual friend for a July 4th celebration. After they were introduced, they realized that they must have met many years ago because they grew up in the same hometown where Kellie’s father was Jeff’s soccer coach. After they met, Kellie was a frequent visitor to the beach house the remainder of the summer…and the rest is history!

When we began our venue search, we were hoping to find a unique venue with an open layout and beautiful views. When we first visited the Down Town Club, it was under a complete renovation. Even through all of the dust and noisy power tools, we immediately fell in love with the space. The unique Colonial feel, the breathtaking views of historic downtown Philadelphia, and Cescaphe’s impeccable reputation sold us on this amazing location. Although we were not able to see the final product until a few months later, we already knew that there was nowhere else that we could imagine celebrating the most important day of our lives with our closest friends and family.

Photography: Lauren Gabrielle Photography | Floral Design: Beautiful Blooms | Ceremony Venue: Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church Princeton NJ | Reception Venue: Down Town Club | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Dessy | Hair: VC Salon | DJ: Craig Scott Entertainment | Bridal Gown: Jim Hjelm | Veil: Pronovias | Video: James Knightly Films

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Philadelphia Blush Pink Ballroom Wedding

Blush pink is one of those wedding colors that just never gets old, so when this couple chose it as the main hue behind their Philly ballroom affair it only made sense. They brought on the talents of Proud To PlanPetah Bashano and Chick Designs to bring their timeless wedding vision to life, and Hudson Nichols delivered big time behind the camera. See it all right over here.

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Fall

From The Bride…Brendan and I wanted our wedding day to be a celebration of our love, as well as all of the amazing people in our lives that brought us together. We are so blessed to have two very big and close knit families, as well as many mutual friends since we went to Penn State together. It is definitely a good time crew, and we knew that our reception would be a huge party… so naturally we started with the band! We fell in love with the ballroom at the Philadelphia Cricket Club because of its big beautiful windows that line the back of the room, and the dance floor with ample space to dance the night away.

As for the florals and all of the little details, Brendan did what any good Fiance would and nodded his head yes as I worked closely with my mom, my wedding planner and our florist to craft the perfect Shabby Chic, vintage-inspired look for the reception. We were blown away by the final product and we had SUCH a blast! Though as much fun as the reception was, both of us say our favorite part was seeing each other for the first time as my dad walked me down the aisle- we could not wipe the smiles off our faces. I wish I could relive that day a million times over!!

Photography: Hudson Nichols | Event Planning: Proud To Plan | Floral Design: Petah Bashano | Wedding Dress: La Sposa | Invitations: Chick Designs | Reception Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Donna Morgan | Accomodations: Hotel Monaco Philadelphia | Rentals: Toll Gate Vintage Co | Save The Date: Paige Smith Patterns | Video: Darrel Aubert

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