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Uber Customized Wedding Packages + A Discount!

When we talk about weddings being all about the details here at SMP, we mean it wholeheartedly! From the dress to the table setting to day-of transportation, you simply don’t want to miss a thing. And that, my dears, is where Uber comes in.

Using an incredible mobile technology platform that connects riders with drivers with the click of a button, Uber makes getting anywhere in style easy and convenient. Perfect for both budget-savvy and high-end affairs, Uber offers a luxury black car service that will make getting to and from all your wedding weekend events amazingly simple. Located in over 120 cities worldwide, Uber even has customized wedding packages (including VIP rides for the bride + groom!) which give discounted transportation for your guests.

Head over here for more information and to fill out a form to get started with your custom Uber wedding package! And just for our readers, Uber is offering $20 off for all new users! Simply use code SMPMIDATLANTIC when signing up. 


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Winter to Spring Wedding Inspiration

Behind every fabulous inspiration session is a wonderful team of vendors and a crazy gorgeous theme. And this piece of wedding bliss has those two ingredients in spades.  It’s a winter turns to spring masterpiece with yummy treats from Cake Stand Bakery, fab paper goods from Liz Kelly Designs and all kinds of pretty from A Garden Party.  See every moment captured by Rachel Pearlman in the full gallery.

From A Garden Party… This shoot that captures a transitional winter to spring wedding. Our ultimate goal when coordinating this shoot was to create something that was vibrant, fresh and colorful, while still paying homage to the romanticism of a winter wedding. We used transitional florals, floral bulbs, elements of ice and sugar crystal, and shades of blue and green to create a wintery spring wonderland. Pops of burgundy, magenta and yellow hinted at the warm weather to come. We wanted the shoot to express the excitement of the first beginnings of spring, when flowers emerge from the frozen ground and greenery begins to replace what has died in winter.

The venue was a private residence, and had a rustic, traditional feel already that helped us style the decor. The bride (Miss PA 2011) wore a blue Ombre gown from Theia. Our bridesmaid wore a Caroline Deane green and lace gown. Each lady wore floral crowns comprised of garden roses, muscari, tweedia, jasmine vine, thistle, and begonia foliage. No detail was spared in creating the ceremony and reception decor; an ice blue linen was the perfect backdrop for rustic logs with spring flowers spilling out of them. Clay flower pots were decoupaged with floral printed fabric and held spring flowering bulbs. Hints of bulbs, just beginning to burst with growth were seen in the centerpieces, bouquets, and on the dessert table. Sugared pears served as a pretty little favor and the perfect vessel to pin place cards too. An ice bucket with fresh florals frozen inside made a stunning statement next to delicate glasses with floral ice cubes. Even the chandelier was adorned with hanging smilax vine. The bridal bouquet featured a primrose as the focal point and begonia leaves accented the bridesmaid bouquet. Hand painted cakes in green and blue and paper goods in washed blues tied together the themes of winter and spring.

The season in between winter and spring can be just as beautiful for a wedding as summer or fall- and this styled shoot is proof of that! This dream team of Rachel Pearlman Photography, A Garden Party Florist, Your Day Your Way ” Traveling Hair and Makeup Artistry”, Cake Stand Bakery and Liz Kelly Designs came together to bring a romantic, fresh and colorful take on the transitional wedding! From a stunning blue ombre gown by THEIA worn by our bride, to a 1920s inspired bridesmaid gown by Catherine Deane and sweet floral headpieces, this wedding inspiration is sure to make you reconsider getting married in ideal temperatures.

Photography: Rachel Pearlman Photography | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Hair And Makeup: Your Day Your Way | Bridal Gown: Theia | Bridesmaid Gown: Catherine Dean | Cakes & Desserts: Cake Stand Bakery | Floral & Table Decor: A Garden Party | Invitations & Paper Goods: Liz Kelly Designs | Location: Private Residence | Models: Amber-Joi Watkins, Chelsea Fleming, Antonio Crudele, Charlotte Green

Rachel Pearlman Photography is a member of our Little Black Book. Find out how members are chosen by visiting our FAQ page.
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Glamorous New Year’s Eve Wedding in Philly

What better way to ring in the New Year than with wedding in Old City? This couple chose (in great taste, we think) to host their party in the posh Hotel Monaco surrounded by metallic accents and cuddled in lavish furs for an event that looks as fun as the bride’s reception dress. Keep scrolling for some beautiful images by Asya Photography. Feeling the love? Then make sure you check out the full gallery here.


From the Bride… Chris and I met at the University of Delaware senior year, even though we were from the same town! He went to Radnor and I went to the Academy of Notre Dame. I was instantly attracted to his charm and ability to make me laugh (he is pretty easy on the eyes too! :) ). We both found our way back home after college where we casually dated on and off until we took ourselves a bit more seriously around the age of 25. I moved in with him and his fuzzy/snuggly golden retriever into their charming condo in Conshohocken where we have spent the last four years together.

Chris totally surprised me with the proposal. I was off on a work trip to Chicago, I am the accessories buyer for BHLDN (Anthropologie wedding) and I was in town with a jewelry designer who was throwing a trunk show as a holiday shopping event. What I didn’t know is that my best friends from the office in Philadelphia, as well as the store staff in Chicago, helped coordinate the surprise of my life! I went to the event and was preparing to meet some of the team for dinner afterwards at a cute little restaurant called GT Fish & Oyster a few blocks from my hotel. I checked in with the hostess, who led me to the table and Chris was sitting there all dressed up by himself with a huge grin on his face. I was extremely caught off guard…I usually know EVERYTHING (really, the girls in the office call me Nancy Drew) and wasn’t sure what was going on… A bit shocked you could say, so surprised! As I walked up to him, he got down on one knee and proposed to me. It was very emotional, yet we still managed to laugh the entire time as well. It will always been one of my favorite memories.

I feel lucky enough to work for such an amazing brand as BHLDN because it taught me that your wedding day should really be reflective of you and your fiancé and that it is a day you can make your own to celebrate and cherish forever. I always dreamed of getting married on New Year’s Eve… a winter wedding on a night fit for celebration. I knew the colors would always be black & white with pops of gold and silver, perfectly festive for the holiday… A bit of preppy and chic with a mix of stripes and chevrons, vintage ribbons I found along my travels, and playful tinsel straws and party horns. We loved planning our big day and all the details.. We had the best wedding planner to pull it all together (Sara from Confetti & Co) too! We chose Old City as our venue spot because Chris really loves the historical part of the city. We wanted an older, charming church with an intimate feel and decided on Old Saint Joe’s on Willings Alley. Our reception was at the Hotel Monaco, which was a great compromise for us.. A modern, boutique hotel (for me) in the heart of Old City right next to the Liberty Bell (for him)- wedding bells and liberty bells exactly! We wanted to have fun surprises for our guests: a balloon drop at midnight as well as we a room setup next to the reception that had a photo booth with a balloon backdrop and our version of a guest book- wedding mad libs (one of the funniest/best parts of our wedding).

Photographer: Asya Photography | Event Planning: Confetti And Company | Floral Design: Petals Lane | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Wedding Cake: Bredenbeck's Bakery | Ceremony Venue: Old St. Joseph's Church | Reception Venue: Hotel Monaco | Shoes: Something Bleu | Bridesmaids Dresses: BHLDN | Groomsmen Attire: Saget's Tuxedos | Makeup: Aleksandra Ambrozy | Music: White Label

BHLDN is a member of our Look Book. For more information on how members are chosen, click here. White Label DJs, Aleksandra Ambrozy Makeup and Hair Artistry, Bredenbeck's Bakery and Ice Cream Parlor and Asya Photography are members of our Little Black Book. Find out how members are chosen by visiting our FAQ page.
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