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Industrial Chic Philadelphia Wedding

All that glitters is gold certainly rings true for this gorgeous Front And Palmer affair captured by M2 Photo. From the ‘maids golden Lovely Bridal Shop gowns to the vivacious blooms by Belovely, every detail had the Midas touch. After scrolling through the gallery it’s evident that industrial chic has a new standard and the film from Lovesick, Inc below is all the proof I need.

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From The Bride…We had a little over a year to plan our wedding, but like most girls, I had envisioned our wedding long before the engagement. When it came time to make decisions, we both decided we wanted our wedding to reflect us as a couple and as individuals. We wanted the venue and items that filled it to mirror our home because we wanted to feel comfortable. For that reason we decided that Front and Palmer was the perfect choice for us. Front and Palmer is a romantic and industrial chic setting.

We chose neutrals as our color palate; ivory, white, with gold accents and touches of pink. All that glitters is gold!

Just like our home, we wanted our venue to feel collected. The year leading up to our wedding, we spent several Saturdays at flea markets searching for items to fill the space. We collected over a hundred vintage brass candlesticks to use as centerpieces, we scoured through old frames to hang at our wedding and picked items that had a history to decorate the space.

When we finally saw the room and our vision come to life, I was completely taken back. It exceeded my wildest dreams. It was perfectly us, in every single detail. In that moment, sitting in the room taking in the decor, I knew we picked the perfect venue, and had the most amazing vendors. It all came together perfectly. Pure magic, just like our first dance song!

My bridesmaids wore full length gold dresses. The men wore navy suits with navy blue ties with white polka dots. Their pocket squares were floral pattern and their boutonnieres were white floral pins.

Photography: M2 Photo | Wedding Dress: Lovely Bride | Invitations: Smitten On Paper | Reception: Front And Palmer | Jewelry: Loren Hope | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Lovely Bridal Shop | DJ: Lovesick, Inc. | Church: St. Marks Episcopal Church | Floral And Styling: Belovely | Paper Goods: Lady Cakes Design | Photobooth: Poser Photobooth Co. | Transportation: 76 Carriage Company | Video: Lovesick, Inc

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Romantic Blush Philadelphia Wedding

When it comes to a classic romantic pairing of style and color, ballrooms and blush win our hearts over every time. Case in point? This darling day snapped up by Paul Francis Photography. And when said wedding is chock-full of sweet blooms from Papertini, you can bet we’ll sneaking an extra peek or two at the gallery. See it all here.

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From the beautiful Bride…When Bob and I first met, I was new to the Philadelphia area so a lot of our time together was spent with him showing me around all of his most favorite spots in the city. So when it came time to choosing a venue for our wedding, we knew we wanted to be in the heart of the city where we fell in love. Finley Catering’s Ballroom at the Ben was exactly what we were looking for. The high ceilings and warm glow of the uplighting give way to the mezzanine to create such a classic, romantic atmosphere.

The inspiration for the details of our wedding really came from the city. There is a famous park in Center City with a large LOVE statue, which became our theme, appearing on our invitations, cake topper, and ice sculpture. We also used the city skyline on our RSVP card and place cards. The place cards I was able to create myself using a template and paper from Paper Source in Marlton, NJ, but the invitation suite I needed help with. I met with a designer at Paper on Pine in Philadelphia and she was able to create exactly what I had envisioned.

In continuing with our theme of classic, romantic Philadelphia, we asked Paul and Carolyn of Paul Francis Photography to do our first look, couple’s portraits, and bridal party pictures by City Hall and in Old City. It was the perfect balance of beautiful architecture and lush summer greens. On the trolley between locations, Paul reached over to show me a few shots he had taken and I was blown away. I am so happy we trusted him to capture our day. His eye for detail and lighting is unbelievable.

Perhaps one of the best decisions we made while planning our wedding was hiring Tanti at Papertini as our florist. From our very first meeting, she completely understood my vision for classic romanticism using blush pinks, greens, and gold. She sketched out some ideas as we were talking and her enthusiasm as she was drawing and talking was electric. I loved how she turned a simple place card table into a true work of art using small elements of things Bob and I love. What I treasured most about Tanti’s work was our ceremony arch. Upon leaving her office after our first meeting, she asked if there was anything else I could think of so I mentioned that before my grandfather’s passing he had owned a lighting store and lightbulbs always made me think of him. Tanti used inverted lightbulbs as small vessels for hanging flowers from the draped arch above our heads. I couldn’t thank her enough for incorporating them; it was such a beautiful way to have him with us that day.

Lastly, my advice for brides to be, especially those who are feeling overwhelmed like I was in the beginning: hire vendors who are professional, organized, and see your vision. I cannot stress that enough. Everyone was asking how I was able to stay so calm the month of our wedding, and it was because I chose my vendors carefully. I knew that Finley Catering was the utmost professional in the business, and that Paul Francis Photography and Papertini were organized and understood my vision. The only thing you have to do is trust them to see it to fruition. Bob and I both agree if we could do it over, we would not change a single thing.

Photography: Paul Francis Photography | Floral Design: Papertini | Cake: Termini Bros | Ceremony Venue: Ballroom At The Ben | Reception Venue: Ballroom At The Ben | Bride's Shoes: Milk And Honey | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bill Levkoff | Catering: Finley Catering | Make Up: Romy McClure | Hair: Cindy Castro | Bride's Dress: BLISS Line From Monique Lhuillier | Bride's Hair Piece: Foolish Ginger | Ceremony Pianist: Billy Handy | DJ/Band: DiNardo Brothers Entertainment | Groom's And Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse (Vera Wang) | Invitation: Paper On Pine | Save-the-Date, Place Cards: DIY By Bride, Materials Used From Paper Source

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Elegant Philadelphia Greenhouse Wedding

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 SerenaWhen 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

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