Brooke Courtney is serving up a wedding today that is so sweet yet so stylish, it will make your heart sing. It all starts with that gorgeous Hayley Paige gown, and is then quickly followed by an overflow of pretty blooms from Petals With Style and stunning stationery by none other than Rifle Paper Company. Well, right when you think it just couldn’t get better, Cork Factory Hotel hits the ball out of the venue park – making this gallery a show-stopper.
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From The Bride…Sarah and Chris Simco were married on a bright crisp Spring day in the Pennsylvania Dutch town of Lancaster. The ceremony and wedding both took place in an immaculately renovated Cork Factory now known as the historical Cork Factory Hotel. The exposed brick and industrial factory accents were complemented by the charcoal bridesmaids dresses, and softened by the feminine white, blush pink, and coral peonies and ranunculus of the bouquets made by Stacia from Petals with Style.
The indoor festoon lighting brought a warm and inviting glow to the already picturesque indoor ballroom of the hotel. The romantic centerpieces were perfectly orchestrated collections of antique vases and candles with flowers ranging from sweet peas, and linzanthius, to astilble, veronica, and white freesia.
The Rifle Paper Company provided chic, yet rustic invitations, place setting cards, table numbers, and a Wedding Certificate for all of the guests to sign adorned with perfectly illustrated versions of the bride and groom. The bride and groom’s specialty cocktails both included the elegant liqueur St Germain from Paris (the couple’s favorite getaway destination); his with an orange twist, and hers with a single raspberry garnish! The photobooth from Smilebooth kept the guests entertained when they weren’t on the dance floor cutting a rug!
To finish the night, the couple’s favorite chocolate company, “eclat” (voted Best Chocolate in America by Bon Appetit), located in West Chester, PA provided chocolate covered caramels that melt in your mouth finished with delicate flakes of sea salt as a wedding favor the guests.
Photography: Brooke Courtney | Florist: Petals With Style | Wedding Dress: Hayley Paige | Stationery: Rifle Paper Company | Ceremony Venue: Cork Factory Hotel | Reception Venue: Cork Factory Hotel | Bridesmaids Dresses: Kennedy Blue From Wedding Shoppe Inc | Lighting: Shumaker PDT | DJ: Roger Campbell TopHat DJs | Favors: Eclat | Ceremony Music: Vivace String Quartet | Bridal Shoes: Benjamin Adams 'Catherine' Pump | Photobooth: Smilebooth
I’m beyond excited to let you all in on a little secret that has me bursting at the seams. Ready for it? Lovesick. This boutique group offers beyond-amazing cinematography, live DJing + “stills” (their take on photography). Just take a peek below.
Starting as a two-man operation in Philadelphia in 2007, Lovesick has since grown into a rad-wedding capturing machine, working over 100 weddings each year around PA, NJ, NY and the TriState area. In addition to their amazing — and I mean amazing — cinematography and live DJing, Lovesick has launched a new service called “stills” which is their take on photography. This mashup style combines traditional photos with still images pulled from constantly running video. And the result? Wedding day magic. Available as separate services or as a package, you can be sure that when Lovesick is involved, the whole team is fully invested in your best day ever.
Lovesick also puts on an amazing Lovesick Expo and have added two new cities to the tour! Get all the details here. To top all this awesomeness off, Lovesick is hosting a pretty fabulous contest where they’ll be hosting a contest for a film + photo package worth $11,000 for $2,500 and will travel to the couple’s event anywhere in the world! Head over here to get all the details and to enter. Good luck!
I can’t think of any better way to beat the seasonal blues than a greenhouse wedding in the middle of winter. It’s exactly the route these two Philadelphia lovies went and I, for one, am a major fan. Of course, they couldn’t have pulled it off without Stephen STARR Events by their side, and Love By Serena captured every last bit. Cozy up with your cup o’ joe and head to the full gallery right here.
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From Love By Serena…When I received Rhae’s e-mail about documenting their big day, I was over the moon with excitement. I first met her through past wedding clients of mine (Sylvie & Charlie), as she was the maid of honor in their wedding. Sylvie was her matron of honor and Charlie officiated their ceremony, so it was awesome to see some familiar faces.
Rhae and Nick are both doctors residing in Philadelphia, PA. Being the fun, laid-back couple that they are, they wanted to reflect that in their wedding. The two of them wanted to have some gorgeous, natural light for their winter wedding – yet wanted to keep warm. That said, The Horticulture Center at Fairmount Park (a beautiful greenhouse) was the perfect spot for their ceremony and reception!
They got ready at the elegant Hyatt at the Bellevue in Philadelphia. The two of them saw each other for the first time on the 19th floor of the hotel (XIX restaurant), with a lovely view of the city. Rhae wore an absolutely stunning Jenny Packham dress.
Photography: Love By Serena | Event Planning: Stephen STARR Events | Floral Design: Rebecca Redpath | Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Catering: Stephen STARR Events | Hair & Makeup: Daneene Jensen & Associates | Calligraphy: Barbara Frantz | Lighting: Eventions Productions | DJ: Cutting Edge Entertainment | Men's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Bridal Boutique: The Wedding Shoppe | Ceremony & Reception: The Horticulture Center At Fairmount Park | Desserts: Brendenbeck's Bakery | Hotel: Hyatt At The Bellevue