As an advocate for the use of more blues in weddings, I fell head over heels for this cerulean celebration. With various shades of my favorite color used throughout, from the gorgeous florals by Papertini to the super chic bridesmaids’ dresses, this wedding had me taking notes. Grace Winter of Asya Photography captured it all and this gallery has officially made my do not miss list.
From The Bride… Stemming from our simplistic styles and the fact that we are both lovers of all things blue, our wedding concept became a reflection of us. Dubbed “Vintage Glamour,” our wedding day could be described as clean and classic, but with thoughtful details and pops of sparkle. It was important that we stay grounded and true to ourselves, all while remaining respectful of the notion that this day was as much about our family and friends as it was about us.
Although blue is our favorite color, it was not purposeful that our entire wedding party wore navy – we actually worried there wasn’t enough variety and I didn’t want to stand out any more than I already would on my wedding day. What bride doesn’t like being the center of attention? That would be me. The sea of deep navy was rather an afterthought when we decided Patrick looked much better in a navy suit rather than the original charcoal one we had envisioned and the bridesmaids’ dresses were already purchased. Things will happen the way they are supposed to happen, we told ourselves, and it rang true. We couldn’t have been happier about the outcome as the classic dark look allowed for the other subtle details pop in a way they wouldn’t have otherwise.
Being outdoors without the fear of bad weather was an important factor that led to our decision to hold the reception in Kimmel Center’s Hamilton Garden. The beautiful atrium rooftop offered the added benefit city views and overlooks the entire Kimmel Center complex.
The look of the reception room was a beautiful blend of vintage and modern. The antique farm tables, mason jars, and linen runners were the perfect amount of contrast in the contemporary space. The “key to your seat” escort cards inspired our table names. Each table was named after a place that is special to us and explained why it was special. Tying in the purpose of keys unlocking these places, giving our guests a peek into our love story.
Overall, the entire day was very “us” and reflected our everyday lifestyles in way that we felt at home (which also happened to be our first dance song) during one of the most monumental celebrations of our lives.
Photography: Grace Winter Of Asya Photography | Videography: Wellspun Weddings | Floral Design: Papertini | Wedding Dress: Fleur De Lis Bridal | Ceremony Venue: St. John The Evangelist | Reception Venue: Kimmel Center | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J Crew | Catering: Garces Catering | Hair And Makeup: Duette | Band: EBE Rio | Groom's Attire: Boyd's Philadelphia | Groomsmen's Attire: J Crew | Photo Booth: The Little Picture Photobooth | Wedding Planners: Two Little Birds