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See Why This Wedding Wins the Award for Most Unique Venue, Ever

When it comes to unique venues, we’re confident in proclaiming that this stunning celebration takes the cake. Because honestly, when you choose a greenhouse inspired Horticulture Center as your space, you’re guaranteed uniquely you results. Complete with the majorly talented Mary Dougherty Photography behind the lens capturing it all, we’ve got it waiting in The Vault!

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Spring
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Outdoor
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Modern

From The Bride…After getting engaged, I was excited to start wedding planning but wasn’t sure where to begin. I had no idea what I wanted for the color scheme, decor, venue or any of the major elements that go into a wedding. So after many bridal magazines, and hours spent on Pinterest and Style Me Pretty I finally began to create a vision for our wedding.

Sean and I started by touring wedding venues in Philadelphia. We are both from Maryland but have called Philly home for the past 4 years and knew it was the perfect place. It was an easy decision for us to book the Horticulture Center in Fairmount Park. We loved the outdoor feel of the greenhouse venue and how magical it looked at night with all the hanging lights and candles. A huge plus for us was that their exclusive caterer was Starr Events, since we were familiar with their numerous restaurants around Philadelphia.

Sean and I found Uncommon Events through a recommendation at our Venue and are so happy we did. We used them for planning, design & floral decor. Their creative vision and planning helped to create such an amazing day. I was blown away by the flowers and decor and seeing all the ideas we had come to life. They did such a fantastic job.

Since we were getting married in April, we knew the weather would be unpredictable. We ended up getting really lucky with it raining in the morning then suddenly clearing up right before heading outside to do pictures. The cherry blossoms outside the Horticulture Center also bloomed earlier than normal so we had a gorgeous background for our pictures.

From the beginning of our day getting ready at the Monaco to ending the night with a packed dance floor (thanks to our band!) our wedding was like a dream and one of the best days of our lives. It was absolutely perfect and we’re so thankful that Mary Dougherty and Cinemacake were able to capture all of these memories in such an amazing way!

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Photography: Mary Dougherty Photography | Cinematography: CinemaCake Filmmakers | Wedding Dress: Judd Waddell | Cake: Whipped Bakeshop | Invitations: The Papery of Philadelphia | Catering: Stephen STARR Events | Hair + Makeup: Duette | Band: Eric Nicolas & One Love | Groom's Attire: Boyd Philadelphia | Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Venue: Philadelphia City Hall | Bridal Boutique: The Wedding Shoppe in Wayne | Event Planning, Floral Design + Design: Uncommon Events | Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar

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All the Floral Inspiration a Girl Could Ever Need

CJK Visuals, what can I say – I’m absolutely obsessed. Because this inspiration? It’s what every Bride-to-be dreams about. From the unbelievably beautiful bouquet, to the cozy table setting, we’ve got all that and so, so much more waiting for you to Pin in The Vault!

From CJK VisualsI was finally flying home from a three month trip backpacking around the Eastern hemisphere when I realized, shoot- I left a bag of film in my checked backpack on my last flight from Bali to Australia. For any type A, super organized person, this wouldn’t be an issue, they’d get the bag out of their suitcase when they got home, test a roll to see if there was any damage, and the move on. But unfortunately for me, I’d mixed and matched all my bags of film so much that I’d forgotten which film bag I had actually LEFT in the checked luggage, so it could’ve been any one of the SIX quart sized ziplock bags filled with unexposed film that could be damaged. I realized I’d have to test a roll from each bag to see which bag (if, fingers crossed, any) had the x-ray damage.

So, only my 14 and a half hour flight home from a layover in Abu Dhabi, I bought wifi on the plane and messaged some of my favorite humans in the world: my friendors! While flying over some part of the Middle East/Eastern Europe/Who knows Where, I ended up setting a shoot for the day after I landed- complete with hair, makeup, dress, model, florals, invitation suite- the whole shebang! I knew I wanted to use one of the gorgeous Theia gowns sold at the newest bridal store in Annapolis, Wren, so once I contacted Adriana from Adriana Marie Events to design something featuring one of these gowns, we moved forward and started planning the shoot for my first day back in the states!

I am so thankful to every last minute vendor who put this delicate spring inspired shoot together. From the gorgeous bouquet, made with rosemary and pops are pink petaled florals, to the cozy tablescape, this shoot encompasses the lovely and warm transition into spring and summer weather weddings!

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Photography: CJK Visuals | Styling + Design: Adriana Marie Events | Floral Design: Intrigue Designs | Wedding Dress: Theia Couture | Makeup: Kelley Unthank Makeup | Hair: PSC Hair Artistry | Calligraphy + Paperie: Anchor Point Paper Co | Dress Boutique : Wren Bridal | Film Processing: The Find Lab

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This Pastel Inspiration Session is the Wedding of Our Dreams

Give us vintage Trumpet & Horn engagement rings, full bouquets of romantic flowers, designer wedding dresses and antique treasures from Paisley & Jade all awash in the prettiest pastel hues, and we’ll be very happy campers. So, when we saw this inspiration session from Sarah Houston Photography and Bella Giornata Events & Design LLC, we fell madly in love. Head to The Vault to see why!


From Sarah Houston PhotographyThis bespoke romantic inspiration shoot took place in my favorite location with a stunning Haley Paige gown with soft pastel accents. This venue is quite the gem and makes ANY shoot stunning, from the milk painted walls to the way the light hugs every corner of each room…it’s certainly the most romantic and gorgeous place to hold your whimsical soiree. It’s honestly the perfect blank canvas!

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Photography: Sarah Houston Photography | Event Design: Bella Giornata Events & Design LLC | Floral Design: Love Blooms | Wedding Dress: Ava Laurenne | Cake: Amanda Sorby | Invitations: Jenn Heller Design Co. | Jewelry: Suz Somersall | Hair + Makeup: Beauty By Sue | Calligraphy: Corsivo Calligraphy | Venue: Salubria | 2nd Wedding Dress: Borrowing Magnolia | Bridal Boutique: Borrowing Magnolia | Bridal Boutique: Ava Laurenne | Rentals: Paisley & Jade | Ring Box: The Mrs Box | Sash: Silk and Willow | Vintage Rings: Trumpet & Horn

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This Wedding Proves That Everyone Needs a Floral Wearing Pup

Ya’ll how adorbs is Blair and Grantham’s fur baby Bambi?! I’m in LOVE and that’s just the start. A classic Estate celebration filled with soft florals, amazing neutrals, a dreamy four-tiered cake (YUM!) and one luxe gown? There’s a lot to adore from this fete. It’s the ultimate setting for the perfect celebration and we’ve got it all captured by Michael And Carina Photography in The Vault!

From Michael And Carina PhotographyBlair and Grantham married at the gorgeous Keswick Hall Estate near Charlottesville, Virginia. Soft florals and a neutral color palette accompanied extravagant details, like the dreamy four-tier cake., the couple’s English bulldog was also part of the wedding. She even walked down the aisle at the ceremony and had its own little cameo at the bottom of the wedding cake! Blair’s luxurious wedding gown matched the setting perfectly. Her undone braided hairstyle made her look like a real princess! The night ended with a sparkler farewell.

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Photography: Michael And Carina Photography | Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals | Cake: Maliha Creations | Invitations: Minted | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Catering: Keswick Hall Catering | Makeup: Gohar Ayvazyan MakeUp | Hair: Brianna B Adams | DJ: XLS Entertainment | Groom's Attire: Calvin Klein | Venue: Keswick Hall | Event Planning + Floral Design: Caroline LaRocca Hammond Event Design | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Rentals: Mosaic

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