South Jersey Wedding Florist : Stephanie & Tom at Running Deer Golf Club

Weddings at Running Deer Golf Club are always a treat for us.  Located just 15 minutes away, it is one of the most popular venues that comes through our shop, making it somewhat of a comfort zone.  This gives us some confidence in flexing our creativity, and we love how each event that takes place here takes on a whole new twist based on the style and preferences of our client. Stephanie and Tom were a great fit for this wedding filled with beautiful pastel tones and flowing greens. 

Tina Elizabeth Photography sent us these beautiful images capturing the glow found in both the bride and the decor - even though this wedding took place in September, it's giving us amazing spring vibes! 

Enjoy!

Tom joined the ranks for "Grooms Who Make Us Swoon" by ordering a special surprise arrangement for Stephanie - is there anything sweeter than a romantic gesture from your groom on your wedding day? Look at her smile!

Ohhhh my gosh.  Stephanie's bouquet was gorgeous. There was such an eclectic mix of greenery to fit her "Enchanted Forest" theme, creating a flowing, natural shape.  Huge white roses and pink garden roses gave just the right amount of color to make this arrangement truly something special.

Stephanie's bridesmaids carried green and white bouquets made with ferns, waxflower and white roses.  Their soft mint gowns really complemented the color scheme and style for a soft, romantic look.

We kept Tom's bout simple and sweet, with a white ranunculus wrapped in twine.

Stephanie's request for "Enchanted Forest-inspired" decor meant lots and lots (and lots) of vines.  We wove layers and layers of smilax around the pergola at Running Deer's ceremony space, covering the entire front of the structure.  Pink and white roses added hints of color and made the greens look even more lush.  We also threaded more vines around our stakes for aisle pieces, topped with arrangements of hydrangea and blush dahlias to match the color scheme.

We loved the finished look for this ceremony - talk about a wow factor!  

We moved Tom's surprise arrangement to the placecard table as a nice accent piece for guests to admire. Rose heads, moss and fairy lights helped dress up Stephanie's placecard wooden place card holders and give a rustic, natural feel.

Stephanie provided these white lanterns, table numbers and glass jar candle holders for the tables.  We added moss and rose heads to create the effect that they were spilling out of the lanterns, and touches of vines and waxflower helped really fill the space for a pretty centerpiece style.

What a pretty cake table!  Of course we added vines to each tier of the cake, the perfect nod to the forest theme.  A group of blush and white roses served as a cake topper, matching the toss bouquet.  A wooden stump and personalized sign finished the look.

Congratulations, Stephanie and Tom!  

Ridley Creek Wedding Florist : Michele & Matt at the Hunting Hill Mansion

The Hunting Hill Mansion in Ridley Creek State Park is a hidden gem of secluded romance.  High ceilings, stone walls and surrounding forest makes this venue something out of a fairy tale.  We were ecstatic to be working with Michele and Matt as they planned their wedding here, especially since the couple's style truly enhanced the setting they were in.

Love Me Do Photography thrilled us with these images - the amount of detail they are able to capture, along with their artistic style makes it feel like Christmas every time we have some of their files in our inbox.  

Enjoy!

Michele's bouquet was filled to the max with every shade of "fall" color that could fit- yellow roses, blush dahlias, green stems of eucalyptus and mustard amaranth were just a few that made up this floral kaleidescope. 

Michele's bridesmaids stunned in their lace gowns, carrying smaller versions of the bridal bouquet.

With such an eclectic mix of florals going on in Michele's bouquet, it was nice to take a simpler approach for the flower girl crowns.  We threaded together stems of eucalyptus, finished off with long ivory ribbon tails. 

This bout is so much fun!  We love mixing it up for the guys, and this colorful bout for Matt had a great mix of the color scheme seen throughout the day.

We brought the outside in for the couple's ceremony, absolutely stuffing this fireplace with branches of bittersweet.  Bittersweet vines made up a seasonal wreath to hang above the mantle, and layers of candles served as the perfect finishing touch.

Guests were welcomed into the reception space with our pretty card holder.  Our brass candlestick served as a floral stand for this mix of yellow roses, thistle and berries - we love re-purposing items from our rental inventory for a fresh look.

The deep windowsills of the Hunting Hill Mansion serve as a great opportunity to add decor, really emcompassing the entire room with the couple's theme.

Michele settled on two different style centerpieces for the reception space.  Pictured above is a mix of our brass candlesticks topped with floral arrangements, surrounded by gold mercury votives. 

To the right you'll get a better look at the gray textured table linen and deep gold napkin.  These were great color choices for a fall wedding, and really made the centerpieces pop.

The second centerpiece style was a gold acrylic compote filled with a gorgeous arrangement of blush dahlias and spray roses, pink stock, berries, yellow roses and eucalyptus. 

We placed a compote arrangement at Michele and Matt's sweetheart table, along with gold mercury votives and smilax vines to create a romantic atmosphere for their first meal as a married couple.  

Simply stunning!  The decorative frosting on this wedding cake is unbelievable!  It obviously didn't need too much from us, but we added some color with yellow rose heads and pink dahlias.

Congratulations, Michele & Matt!  Thank you for letting us have so much creative fun on your wedding day!

South Jersey Wedding Florist : Stephanie & Rick at Running Deer Golf Club

Stephanie and Rick's wedding at Running Deer Golf Club was a refreshing burst of color, with bold purples and pretty pinks making up their vibrant theme.  We LOVE working with purple flowers - there are so many different varieties and shades that they give us a lot of room to play with.  

Our friends at Tami & Ryan Photography did a great job at documenting this pretty wedding, and we are excited to share with you today! 

Stephanie's bridal bouquet was made to stand out from the rest of the floral arrangements.  Ivory roses and dahlias mixed in with lavender spray roses gave a sweet and pure vibe, a nice contrast to the bolder color scheme found throughout the rest of the decor.

Oh my gosh, we are so ready for our gardens to be blooming again.  These purple dahlias are making us drool! Stephanie's bridesmaids carried bouquets of purple dahlias, lavender and pink roses, Queen Anne's lace and eucalyptus. These were the perfect combinations for a bright summer wedding.

Rick's groomsmen wore these bouts of lavender spray roses while Rick coordinated with his bride by choosing an ivory bout.

The ceremony space at Running Deer is picturesque, especially in the summertime.  The lush green backdrop of trees and sod set up a gorgeous display for couples to recite their vows.  

We made this gorgeous pergola piece to create a beautiful focal point for Stephanie and Rick to be married under.  Layers of purple and fuchsia roses, Queen Anne's lace, purple dahlias and smilax made this arrangement as full of texture as it was of color.

For the reception, the couple requested 3 different style centerpieces to help break up the room.  Tall gold stands with lush arrangements of pink and purple roses and stock were true statement pieces.  Cylinder trios with floating candles and submerged orchids balanced the look, along with gold compotes filled with foxglove, roses, dahlias and hydrangeas

How pretty!  Stephanie and Rick's wedding cake was elegant and beautiful, made complete with delicious-looking sugar flowers that made us proud!

Congratulations, Stephanie and Rick!  

Cape May Wedding Florist : Halley & Evan at the Corinthian Yacht Club of Cape May feat. Bride Diaries

Halley and Evan's wedding at the Corinthian Yacht Club of Cape May was a special kind of "good for the soul" event that can only be found in the salty air along the coast.  The couple's love for the sea was a strong theme for their wedding day, brought to life with navy blue and white linens, driftwood elements, nautical knots and a gorgeous model sail boat.  

As the weather warms and we get ready for a season of sunny days and beach waves, we look back fondly on this special event, captured beautifully by Tina Markoe Photography.  

Dust off your flip flops and take a look at this Cape May wedding, below!

Halley's floral selection included soft blush tones of dahlias, ranunculus, hydrangea and dusty miller.  Touches of blue tweedia catered to the nautical theme. We loved Halley's delicate hair flowers, with a sweet ranunculus and wax flower tucked into her braid. 

Evan is the best!  The groom ordered his bride-to-be a surprise arrangement for her to receive as they anticipated their walk down the aisle.   This sweet gesture is always such a swoon worthy moment to witness - we love the way they start their first moments of marriage so romantically.  

Our favorite growing trend from 2016 was definitely these huge floral chandeliers.  We debuted our first installation in 2015 after much debate as far as structure and technique, and by the time Halley's wedding came, we had perfected the art and had a ton of fun styling this gorgeous statement piece.  

Custom wooden signage welcomed guests with a more rustic approach than the standard chalkboard art, and fit well with the other wood elements.

This gorgeous model ship rested upon a sea of white and blue hydrangea, and served as a decorative prop at the welcome table.

Halley and Evan's ceremony space had a lot of great details.  Not only were guests seated beneath the floral chandelier, but we adorned our birch canopy with layers of smilax and a corner of blue and white hydrangea.  Rose petals lined the aisle along with pretty lanterns, filled with blue sea glass and topped with floral arrangements of dahlias and eucalyptus. 

Hally and Evan's cocktail hour had traditional nautical elements, with bold navy and white striped linens, nautical knots, driftwood and lanterns. 

Two varieties of centerpieces filled the tables for the reception, both using blue and white hydrangea, dahlias and lisianthus.  

We LOVED this dessert table!  A fun patterned linen helped give it a decorative twist, and the cupcake tower (which we are sure was delicious thanks to the Cake Studio of Ocean City!) was made even more appealing with touches of driftwood, eucalyptus, mercury candles, nautical knots and re-purposed lanterns from the ceremony.

Seriously, this clear top tent from Ocean Tents takes this event to a whole new level.  To be able to see the sailboats floating along the water, and dance beneath the twinkling string lights and sunset view makes this venue an outdoor lover's dream come true.   The real benefit is that it also takes away the risk of needing to move inside because of inclement weather.

Congratulations, Halley and Evan!  Thinking of you, and so happy to have had a part in your special day!

Halley's Bride Diaries

What was your most dreamlike moment?
I think my favorite moment was during our first dance during sunset, which was made even more magical by the floral chandelier overhead.

 Did you include any sentimental items in your decor or details? 
We did not include anything sentimental, per se. However, one of my favorite touches was the Coast Guard model ship that was displayed on a bed of hydrangeas. I found something similar on Pinterest and, once I showed it to Mary, I knew that she would be able to create a better version, and she did! 

What was your favorite decor detail from your wedding day?
It's impossible to choose one thing! From the gorgeous floral chandelier, chuppah and the ship on the guestbook table to the beautifully made program and welcome signs - everything was my favorite! Mary took our vision for a simple, nautical wedding and exceeded our expectations ten-fold. 

We always try to bring your floral dreams to life...did we succeed? In what ways? Is there any room for improvement?
I cannot think of one thing that would have made the decor for our wedding better. All of the greenery was perfection! 

Are there any other features or memorable moments you'd like to include?
Some of our other favorite details were the cupcake table and the beautiful tables for cocktail hour. Lastly, the surprise arrangement from Evan was a beautiful touch! It lasted for such a long time after the wedding and was the perfect reminder of a perfect day.

Who were your vendors?
Catering- Harry Gleeson, Corinthian Yacht Club of Cape May
Bakery- The Cake Studio of Ocean City
Dress- Jennifer's Bridal, Hockessin DE (Dress was Jim Hjelm by Hayley Paige)
Hair and Makeup- I Do Hair by Katie Bryan, Makeup by Micaela Vibanco
Entertainment- Chico's Vibe
Any other vendors you would like to credit? Invitation Suite by Carly Reed Designs

Phoenixville Wedding Florist : Lauren & Tom at the Phoenixville Foundry

The downtown area of Phoenixville, PA is a strip of chic restaurants and shops.  There is an urban twist in this suburban area, and the Phoenixville Foundry proves to be the perfect event venue for those on the outskirts of the city with more modern tastes.  This was our first visit to the Foundry, but we're looking forward to drumming up some more work at this fabulous spot!

Our couple, Lauren and Tom were a lot of fun to work with - their modern, elegant style made for some truly beautiful images.  Of course, when Rachel Pearlman is your photographer, you never expect anything less than exquisite, and she always delivers. 

Enjoy!

Lauren's bouquet was sweetly styled, with soft tones of blush and white found in hydrangeas, dahlias and roses.  Some stems of eucalyptus added a darker contrast to the mix.

Pretty girls!  Lauren's bridesmaids wore gold sequin gowns to complement the twinkling lights of the Phoenixville Foundry.   The girls carried bouquets of dahlias, dusty miller and roses to coordinate with the bride. 

We kept Tom's bout very airy, with a small white spray rose, touch of waxflower and greens tied off with a shimmering gold ribbon.

The Foundry is a unique space with an open floor concept that also has an upper level that can be used for cocktail hour.  The high ceilings and windows make for an incredibly dramatic space, warmed up with golden hued drapes and wood flooring.  It is the perfect mix of modern and romantic.  For Lauren and Tom's ceremony, we placed pillar candles down the aisle and set up our pipe and drape at the altar.  Strands of cafe lights made the couple glow, along with our tall gold stands filled with curly willow and cherry branches flanking the couple. 

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Pretty gold mercury bud vases added life to the cocktail hour, with stems of greenery, dusty milller, roses and astilbe.

Most of the guest tables (left) used Lauren's hurricanes which we surrounded with a floral wreath.  The parents' tables (right) were a bit different with our glass cylinders with pillar candles, mercury votives and rose petals as a nod to mark their special place in the couple's life.

How gorgeous is this cake?!  We decorated this beautiful three-tiered dessert with a cluster of roses, eucalyptus and ranunculus to match the rest of the couple's decor.

Congratulations, Lauren & Tom!  May your love continue to shine!

Cape May Wedding Florist : Taylor & Nate at Congress Hall feat. Bride Diaries

Taylor and Nate's Congress Hall wedding was a bright and festive affair.  We absolutely adored Taylor's personality - one of our first conversations included her excitement over her hot pink heels as wedding shoes, and her bubbly attitude never failed to brighten our day.  We're so happy that you can see a glimpse of that in these photos with her floral selections and color scheme.

Hudson Nichols Photography took these fabulous images of Taylor and Nate's colorful wedding, and we are so excited to share! 

Taylor's bridal bouquet was flowing, romantic and dramatic, with a combination of white dahlias, roses, ferns, ruscus and eucalyptus.

How cool are these dresses?!  With such bold prints for the bridesmaids gowns, Taylor chose a simple bouquet design with bunches of pink roses. 

Nate and his groomsmen wore classic bouts of white ranunculus, waxflower and small touches of greenery.

Congress Hall has a fabulous set up for cocktail hour on their patio.  We marked part of the area with our rented mirror with a decal of the couple's guest list.

How cute are these?  Colorful compotes filled with pink hydrangeas, pink roses and purple amaranth meshed perfectly with the amazing signature drink artwork.

The unique interior of Congress Hall makes it a fun venue for any event.  The bold color scheme makes sure that our decor always pops, and allows for some fun elements to be mixed in with the historical elegance.

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How cute are these?  Small compotes held arrangements of pink roses, blush dahlias, white hydrangeas and eucalyptus.  Taylor's custom table numbers were the cherry on top.

Our tall black centerpiece stands added some flair to the room, topped with lush arrangements of dahlias, roses, astilbe, hydreangea and greens.  Small bud vases added some balance to the base. 

We love any time we get to bust out some specialty linens, and there's no better place than a sweetheart table!  This petaled white linen dressed up the couple's dining area, complete with gold mercury vases filled with pink hydrangea and a special bouquet vase for Taylor's personal flowers.

We loved using this greenery wreath to really make this cake seem even more white and clean looking.  Small touches of roses added the right amount of color to keep up with the tone of the event.

Congratulations, Taylor & Nate!  Wishing you all the best! 

Taylor's Bride Diaries

What was your most dreamlike moment?

The entire night before and day of was dreamlike!  I have waited 7+ years to marry Nate and nothing could have ruined that moment for us!!

 Did you include any sentimental items in your decor or details? 

What was your favorite decor detail from your wedding day? My favorite décor from the day was our Signature Drink Cocktails Sign- I had one of the girls I work with do a painting of our two dogs (Mosley and Clooney) and those were our signature drinks!  The photo is in the album- has to be one of my favorite pieces!

We always try to bring your floral dreams to life...did we succeed? In what ways? Is there any room for improvement?

The flowers were AMAZING!!!!! Holy moly. I knew they would be beautiful but WOW. 

Who were your vendors?

Catering- through Congress Hall

Bakery- through Congress Hall

Dress- Amsale from Elizabeth Johns in Ardmore, PA

Hair and Makeup- Cailey Lautar and Traci Trent

Entertainment- Touche The Band (freaking amazing- everyone danced the entire night from before salad to when the lights were turned on!)

 

 

Glen Mills Wedding Florist : Dawn & Matt at Terrain

Have you been to Terrain in Glen Mills, PA yet? If not, do yourself a favor and make a trip!  While many of the wedding locations we work at are open exclusively as private events, Terrain is unique in that it is a retail store, restaurant and event venue catered to satisfy any garden-lovers needs.  Experts in rustic home decor, it's no surprise that this venue is exquisitely designed to feel intimate and whimsical, full of natural elements with a high-end feel. 

We were thrilled to work with Dawn and Matt for their wedding at Terrain, and getting to know Dawn proved that we had struck gold in the client department.  Her easy-going nature, bubbly personality made her a dream to talk to, and her wildflower style was in perfect sync with our dream design.  We Laugh We Love Photography brought all of her details together in this gorgeous collection of images that we are so excited to share with you! 

 

Enjoy!

Dawn's bouquet was a moody mix of roses, astilbe, berries, dusty miller, rosemary and burgundy dahlias.  The hint of mustard yellow added an extra element of color to really give this bouquet a vintage glam twist.

We have been drooling over bridesmaids' gowns recently - our brides have been nailing their selections, and Dawn was no exception with this array of blush styles.  We complemented the look with smaller versions of the bridal bouquet.

We had some fun with these red groomsmen bouts!  Matt kept it classy with a clean white spray rose.

The terrace at Terrain is stunning in its own right, but we added some extra "wow" with draping, garland and petals down the aisle.  Garlands have gained a ton of momentum this past year, and there are so many different ways to style them.  For Dawn and Matt, we matched their color scheme by adding blush and burgundy dahlias along with blush roses. 

Strands of twinkling lights, wooden farm tables and textured linens meant that our job in decorating the reception space was pretty easy.  We lined the tables with a collection of vintage glassware, each filled with delicate stems of lisianthus, greenery, roses, astilbe and dahlias.  

The couple's guests were greeted with this adorable placecard display, which we dressed up with vines and hanging vintage bottles with ferns, dahlias and astilbe.

Sprigs of rosemary treated each guest to a delicious aroma as they were seated, but also a nice touch of greenery to the neutral table setting.

Congratulations, Dawn and Matt!  We are so happy to have crossed paths with such amazing humans, and hope that they will cross again in the near future!!  Wishing you all the best!

Honeybrook Wedding Florist : Kate & Mike at Brandywine Manor

Kate and Mike's wedding at the Brandywine Manor showed the elegance and grace that is found in a more simplistic style.  Kate's floral selections were centered mostly around lush greens and clean white flowers, allowing the charm of her venue to set the mood of the atmosphere. 

Samantha Jay Photography once again impressed with her talents, and generously shared her work with us.  We would be thrilled to work with Samantha rain or shine, but she seems to have an exceptional talent for displaying the unique beauty nature holds in colder weather. 

Take a look for yourself in these glamorous wedding photos, below!

Kate's bouquet was a mix of white peonies, roses, eucalyptus and these amazing anemones.  Anemones can be somewhat of a fickle flower, but it's easy to see here why they are such a popular selection.  They are total show-stealers! 

Kate's bridesmaids carried smaller versions of her own bouquet, a nice staple for the girls who all wore different gowns in blush and neutral tones.

What a great looking couple!  Mike and his groomsmen wore bouts of white spray roses with a touch of seeded eucalyptus. 

Kate's flowergirl kicked up the cuteness factor with her floral crown.

This barnwood backdrop set up the rustic altar for Kate and Mike's wedding vows - the texture of the wood didn't call for much in terms of decor, so this eucalyptus garland with some added white roses and peonies was the perfect way to frame the couple.

How gorgeous is this reception space?  String lights, chandeliers and crisp white linens heightened the romance of the barn.  Kate provided long garlands for the tables, and we dressed them up with gold mercury votives.  White floral napkin treatments served as the final touch in dressing up the table settings.

We love these cute bottles of roses and eucalyptus that lined the placecard table - and how pretty is that script?!

Chair swags are a great way to add a special touch to the couple's spots when they are seated at a head table with friends.  Pretty champagne ribbon stood out from the white and green color scheme of the tablescape.

Love this cake table display!  Different frosting techniques and sizes added some texture to the desserts, and our touches of eucalyptus added just enough natural color to the otherwise all-white display.  

Congratulations, Kate and Mike!  Thank you so much for having us be a part of your special day! 

Philadelphia Wedding Florist : Meghan & Jake at the Morris Arboretum feat. Bride Diaries

Every year there are a few weddings sprinkled into our schedule that double as both work AND play.  Meghan and Jake are dear dear friends of Mary and John, so of course we were so excited to design sweet and sunny arrangements to match the bride's glowing personality. Mary and Meghan's friendship dates back to their PSU days (Class of 2006) where they bonded over their PSU pride, Mad Mex memories, Cafe 210 chaos, late nights/early mornings spent together in the dorm laughing (she has the BEST laugh). That kind of friendship is impossible to walk away from, especially since she is a flower lover! Added Bonus : their venue was the Morris Arboretum, which is a stunningly beautiful event space, especially for a garden lover! 

Michele Moran Photography provided these images from Meghan and Jake's wedding, and we are so happy to see them come across our desks.  When you know the couple personally, there are some pretty high standards to make sure that the photos match their style - Michele did an amazing job showing how thoughtful these two are.  

Enjoy!

Meghan ordered floral cuffs for the Mothers of the Bride and Groom.  We made sure to keep theme fun and colorful, with an added personal touch in the charm Meghan provided.

How gorgeous is she?! Meghan's bouquet was a delightful mix of lavender roses, white roses, seeded eucalyptus, succulents from our garden and a few gold succulents (a meaningful memory of sweet Maddie) and hypericum berries.  The subtle mix of colors were arranged in a tight rounded shape to fit the clean elegance of her dress and jewelry selections.  

Meghan's bridesmaids had a few more dashes of color, with peach dahlias, hypericum and ranunculus adding a playful feel to their designs. 

Hello, handsome men! The guys were textural bouts of succulents and spray roses with a touch of rosemary for a fun look.

Meghan and Jake held two ceremonies on their wedding day, marrying the idea of tradition in the church with their personal taste of the outdoors.  Guests were welcomed at both venues, and it was a day filled with an extra level of celebration, love and unity.  Seeing the setting of both of these venues, we can hardly blame theme - the venues were both so stunningly beautiful!

After their church ceremony, Meghan and Jake exchanged heartfelt vows under a handmade wooden arbor (made with love by the talented Jake!) set up in the gardens of the Morris Arboretum.  With such dramatic natural backdrop, the minimalist arch was the perfect fit - we added corner arrangements of greenery mixed with with white hydrangea and peach and lavender roses. 

The grounds of the Morris Arboretum are incredibly appealing to anyone who enjoys the outdoors.  The variety in landscaping, lush forestry and wide walkways made the path from the ceremony to the reception a very enjoyable stroll with tons of Instagram-worthy photo ops.

That's our girl!!  But honestly, ladies, how amazing is a quick foot dip after spending a day in heels?? Also, it was a tad warm....to put it kindly. 

P.S. Jake, you passed Intro to Husbandry perfectly! 

We wanted to do something fun for the placecard table that wouldn't be too overwhelming for the tight spot.  Our rented champagne bucket always seems like the perfect choice - very celebratory with just enough height to be practical.  We filled it to the brim with dahlias, eucalyptus, lisianthus and snapdragons.

We absolutely love when we receive requests for tall centerpieces.  They always take the aesthetic of an event space to a new level. For Meghan and Jake's reception, we used our narrow silver vases and created arrangements with pale peach and lavender roses, hydrangea, eucalyptus and purple snapdragons for an elegant spring look.  Alternating low arrangements with our silver mercury trios on the other half of the tables upped the romance with candlelight while allowing the taller arrangements to stand out nicely.

Books were used as table "numbers" as a unique and romantic twist to invite guests to sit at Meghan and Jake's real life "love story."

Following the same minimalist design as the ceremony arch, the Meghan and Jake's sweetheart table was natural and airy.  It was the perfect size for our silver lanterns and a gorgeous spray of roses, hydrangeas, dahlias and berries for them to enjoy during their first married meal together.

How cool is this ombre cake??  The Night Kitchen nailed the color scheme, and we can speak from firsthand experience that it was as delicious as it looked!

Congratulations to our wonderful friends!  We wish you nothing but the best, and look forward to celebrating many anniversaries!

 

Meghan's Bride Diaries

What was your most dreamlike moment?

We had two ceremonies to honor our family traditions and our own. Walking into the second ceremony outdoors, we looked at each other and said, "This is what we've been waiting for!" The videographer captured the moment on audio, which was a happy discovery weeks later. It was so special. 

Did you include any sentimental items in your decor or details?

We were sentimental to the max! Having most of our vendors be friends (floral, photography, makeup) made it all the more close-to-the-heart. We loved the charms on the cuffs for our mom, and the surprise bouquet charms Jake included in his card for me so our kitties could "be" at the wedding. Everything was custom! From our groom-made sweetheart table, to the arch he built, the photobooth Philly skyline I painted and the felt succulent headband/bouts for our baby flower girl and toddler ring bearers, it was incredible to see it all come together! Our centerpieces were books that shared different chapters of our story. We were busy in planning, but it was so worth it. 

What was your favorite decor detail from your wedding day?

I have to say two things: 1. I loved the sweetheart table Jake built in our basement with the W legs. The floral and setting made it feel like magic! 2. The gold succulent to honor Maddie winked and shined up at me all day long, and it felt like the perfect tribute to our lost friend. 

We always try to bring your floral dreams to life...did we succeed? In what ways? Is there any room for improvement?

You succeeded beyond my wildest dreams! I knew the day would be emotional for me, but I didn't know it would start with the flower delivery. The bouquets were absolutely perfect, and both moms loved their cuffs. When I saw the reception, I couldn't believe the reality was more beautiful than the vision-- that almost never happens! Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts. 

Are there any other features or memorable moments you'd like to include?

Having a site with no storage meant we needed to pack up the venue and leave it perfectly empty at the end of the reception. I didn't know how stressful that would be! Thanks to the magical A Garden Party elves/ninjas, so much of the breakdown happened while we were on the dance floor. Thank you so much!!!

Who were your vendors?
Catering- Company's Coming Catering
Bakery- The Night Kitchen
Dress- Madeline Gardner
Hair and Makeup- Flawless (hair), Allison McAllister (makeup)
Entertainment- Deejay DJ

Chesterfield Wedding Florist : Kara & Andrew at the Inn at Fernbrook feat. Bride Diaries

If you've ever imagined taking a stroll through a secret garden, you'll have had a small glimpse of the atmosphere at Kara and Andrew's wedding at the Inn at Fernbrook Farms.  

Kara gravitated toward more textural flowers, and with a color scheme leaning more towards blue and cooler tones, we were able to come up with a unique combination of floral arrangements. Her eclectic collection of decor details welcomed guests into a reception full of sentiment and beauty.

Sam Hurd Photography did an amazing job in showing the personality of this event, and we are drooling over how perfectly he captured the different elements that came together - especially the enclosed garden that hosted the couple's ceremony.  

Enjoy!

Kara's bouquet was shaped very loosely, as if she had gone to pick wildflowers right from the field.  We included thistle, protea, astilbe, waxflower, delphinium and greens.

How amazing are those bridesmaids' gowns?!  Kara's love for textures and meticulous detailing really shines through in every aspect of her planning!

Andrew's bout was a cluster of berries, waxflower and delphinium.

These adorable blue French doors framed the entrance into the garden area for the ceremony.  We added a huge floral spray,  smilax vines, moss and rose petals to really dress them up.

We used our willow twig arch with more smilax, delphinium, eucalyptus and hanging amaranthus to set the altar scene.  Wooden boxes filled with blue and purple flowers lined the aisle to bring more natural color to a scene so full of lush greenery.

We couldn't bear to let this beauty stay unseen during the whole reception, so we hustled it out where it could be fully appreciated - thanks to the helpful hands of the staff at the Inn at Fernbrook!

We loved the vintage-feel of Kara's reception decor.  We had wooden lanterns placed wherever there was room for them, along with glass bud vases, brass candlesticks with navy pillar and taper candles.  Soft blue fabrics made up table runners, ribbons and napkins and were contrasted perfectly with the warm wood of the farm tables. Brass compotes with marsala and navy arrangements brought a little bit of drama to the tablescape and helped tie the look together.

Voila!  Don't those blue French doors look like they were meant for that spot?  We used our pipe and drape to clean up the backdrop for Kara and Andrew's sweetheart table, creating the perfect spot for her custom-made sign.  Lanterns, bud vases, garland and chair details made this a very special spot for them to enjoy their first meal as a married couple.

The Inn at Fernbrook has a great set up in that we could efficiently move ceremony elements to the reception.  The wooden boxes that served as aisle arrangements created the illusion of a stage for the band to play behind. 

Congratulations, Kara and Andrew!  Hope you enjoy your first holiday season as newlyweds, and we can't wait to hear what 2017 has in store for you!

Kara's Bride Diaries 

What was your most dreamlike moment?

My most dreamlike moment was walking through our blue antique French doors covered in the most gorgeous awning of flowers that Mary & Dawn designed and built and then looking up to see my husband at the other end of the aisle waiting for me.

 

Did you include any sentimental items in your decor or details?  

My dad and I hand-built a structure to hold up these beautiful antique blue doors that were used as an entrance to the ceremony aisle and then again as backdrop for our sweetheart table in our reception. Once they were fully decorated in flowers, they looked truly stunning. Mary & her A Garden Party team went above and beyond on the day of my wedding and waited until after the ceremony to move the structure to the reception tent and set it up perfectly. Mary and Dawn both had endless ideas and suggestions to make my visions come to life and then went out of their way to make those ideas a reality. I could not be more grateful  for and in love with their work!

 

What was your favorite decor detail from your wedding day?

Besides the French doors, I was completely in love with our floral ceremony archway at the front of the aisle. It was STUNNING. The flower colors and textures were so beyond anything I could have thought up or found on Pinterest or anywhere else. I felt like I had this beautiful magazine wedding and it has everything to do with their floral designs & decorations.

 

We always try to bring your floral dreams to life...did we succeed? In what ways? Is there any room for improvement?

YES! You went so far above and beyond bringing my floral dreams to life! It was prettier than I could have ever imagined. 

 

 Are there any other features or memorable moments you'd like to include? 

The boutonnieres, flower crowns, and bouquets were absolutely exquisite. Also a very favorite part of our wedding.  :)

Who were your vendors? 

Catering- The Inn at Fernbrook Farms - Chef Christine

Bakery- The Inn at Fernbrook Farms - Chef Christine

Dress- I do...I do... (in Morristown, NJ)

Hair and Makeup- Hair= Taffeta Hair and Makeup Design. Makeup = Face the Occassion Makeup Design

Entertainment- The Blaire Reinhard Band

A Garden Party - thank you x 1000000000 for your beautiful ideas, hard work, and crafty hands and for making all our wedding dreams come true! 

 

Philadelphia Wedding Florist : Rebecca & Josh at the Olde Bar

The Olde Bar in Philadelphia is the perfect venue for city lovers looking for a step back in time.  The exposed brick, stained glass accents, and smooth wood details make this event space seem like a private discovery.  Rebecca and Josh saw the potential for the Olde Bar to match their needs for a non-traditional, intimate wedding space.

The couple showed their appreciation for their friends and family by creating a extensively detailed atmosphere for them to enjoy the night in.  We were so happy to be a part of their creative vision, and were honored to be included in what was so obviously a very intricately planned event.  Love Me Do Photography stuck gold once again in delivering these flawless images showing the romance and details played throughout the day. 

Rebecca's bouquet had a vintage appeal, with a cafe au lait dahlia, burgundy dahlias, hanging amaranthus, anemones, berries, rosemary, seeded eucalyptus and astilbe. 

Josh's bout matched the color scheme with tiny spray roses, rosemary and berries.

What a beautiful couple - Love the cobblestone walkway!

The darker lighting in the Olde Bar adds a touch of mystery - we played up the theme with this vintage lounge setting, bringing in our settee's, old steamer trunk, side table and gold trays with bud vases.  Flickering candlelight illuminated the area, and smilax vines hanging from the ceiling brought it all together. 

We love the longer marble high tops that sit in the cocktail area, and only added a few pewter bud vases to dress up the space. 

We continued to weave smilax vines around the room and lined the windowsills with elevated votives.  We just love the way it emcompasses the tables and serves as a final touch for the decor.  Centerpieces were gold vases holding arrangements of roses, dahlias, berries, greenery and astilbe.

Added details like the rosemary napkin treatments, gold table numbers and specialty linen all joined together for one beautiful outcome in this reception space.

The couple chose a floral chandelier to hang over the dance floor as an amazing statement piece to set the stage.  We have been dying to get our hands dirty doing the filled-center installations, and this work of floral art including amarathus, astilbe, dahlias, roses and layers of vines did not disappoint!  Fairy lights were strung around the piece to take the romance to the next level. 

We loved this cake table set-up!  Gold eleveated votives and candles matched the cake plate, and the soft lavender linen was complemented by lavender roses, blueperries, pink garden roses and deep burgundy dahlias.  Draped eucalyptus gave a bit of a wild touch for this gorgeous display.

Congratulations, Rebecca and Josh!  Thank you so much for allowing us to get creative and step outside the box with your gorgeous wedding decor.  Wishing you all the best!

Moorestown Wedding Florist : Julianna & Mike at a Private Residence

Julianna and Mike's wedding took place on her parents' stunning property in Moorestown, NJ.  We were so excited to book this event - with a few Penn State alumni here, we jumped at the chance to work with such an iconic player from the football team!  The fact that Julianna and her mom had such beautiful taste made this one of our 2016 highlights. 

Karma Pants Photography provided the artistic imagery from Julianna and Mike's wedding and we are proud to have been another name on this stellar vendor list.  Another was Kristin Barse, wedding planner extraordinaire from Bel Momento Events, who orchestrated all of the incredible details that made this such a memorable day.  She helped make sure the couple could take full advantage of the bride's parents' gorgeous property.

See all the details, below!

Michael ordered his bride a surprise arrangement with a lovely note to help build the romance and anticipation before their ceremony.

Julianna's bouquet was a unique mix of blue delphinium, succulents, white clematis, orange and white roses, greenery and protea. We loved the subtle rainbow of colors to keep it elegant but matching her summer wedding theme.

The beautiful bridemsaids carried similiar bouquets, with a few extra pops of color.

We loved this protea bout wrapped in twine for Michael.

What a good-looking crew!

The property had a beautiful barn for the cocktail hour, and had mulitiple entrances for guests to walk through.  We made sure the two main entries gave warm floral welcoming with huge arrangements.  This lush wreath was one of our favorite elements, made more dramatic with white draping.

We decorated the entrance from the ceremony space with a garland of greenery and a long arrangement filled with colorful roses and hydrangea.

Mantle arrangements made with hydrangea, roses, lark, eucalyptus and foxglove cozied up the fireplace.

We improvised with some chalk flowers on the corners of the seating list to cover up the tape holding it to the board.  Just one of the many little details Bel Momento Events keeps a hawkeye out for to make sure it is 100% up to standard! 

How incredible is this reception space?!  We can't picture a better way to have a backyard summer wedding set-up - Ocean Tents nailed the look with the wooden beams, lighting, gorgeous canopy tent and flooring.

Julianna's mom collected this ecletic mix of cut crystal to serve as the centerpiece vases.  We mixed arrangements with hints of orange, white, yellow, pink, blue and greenery to make the most of the small vessels and create a full look on the tables.

We were obsessed with these table numbers, and mimicked the graphics on her guest list art.  They were the perfect tones and size to fit into these cute potted succulents.

Congratulations, Julianna and Michael!  Wishing you all the best and continued happiness in your marriage!

Philadelphia Wedding Florist : Joanna & Alex at the Morris Arboretum

Joanna and Alex's wedding at The Morris Arboretum seemed almost secretive.  The pure whites and pretty blush tones of Joanna's floral selections stood out beautifully against the dramatic forest-green backdrop that surrounded the couples ceremony and reception spaces.  The Morris Arboretum is filled with amazing photo opportunities around every corner, with lush, wild landscaping and historic stone walls - Love Me Do Photography took full advantage and used their skills to beautifully capture the couples romantic setting. 

Keep scrolling to see more from this gorgeous fall wedding!

Gahhhhh, obsessed with this!  Can't think of any other way to describe this bouquet but 'elegantly wild.'  Eucalyptus, dusty miller, dahlias, honeysuckle and roses were tied together with long cascading ribbons for this look.

Joanna's bridesmaids carried smaller versions of her own bouquet, and were each tied off with long ribbon tails.  We love the gown selections, those hues are gorgeous!

Alex and his groomsmen wore bouts of spray roses and seeded eucalyptus, with a fun velvet ribbon wrap leaving the stems exposed for a more natural look.

We kept the ceremony decor to a minimum - not too much needed with a backdrop like that!  Huge garlands of eucalyptus were strung along shepherds hooks for a more dressed up aisle.  We also added garland to her Welcome Sign and the railings at the altar.

A cozy tented space off of the main building was made even more intimate with hundreds of candles scattered throughout garlands.  We placed rose heads throughout the garlands to dress them up a bit, and Joanna's provided table numbers brough the whole look together.

We loved this cake - and cake topper!  Placed on our wood stump cake stand, we surrounded the table with votive candles and placed some dahlia and waxflower on the different tiers.

Congratulations, Joanna and Alex!  Thank you so much for having us be a part of your big day!

Wildwood Wedding Florist : Elizabeth & Asad at Icona Diamond Beach

Elizabeth and Asad's wedding at the brand new Icona Diamond Beach in Wildwood, NJ was a special treat for us.  We were so excited when we heard this venue was opening over the summer, and even more thrilled to book a few weddings there!  We love working down the shore - the easy parking, the easy-going brides, the smell of the salty air...and of course, the incredible photo opportunities these shore locations provide. 

We got a little giddy when we saw Michelle Lange would be the photographer for this wedding.  Her talent is always so apparent in her work.  She turns our hard labor and art into art of her own, and we are so grateful for her attention to all of the details of the decor.  You can see from these images that her clients must obviously feel so relaxed, elegant and natural in front of her lens - or at least she does a great job at making them look that way!

Enjoy this gorgeous collection of photographs, below!

We get a lot of requests for blush floral arrangements, so we always try to add in new twists and different blooms to keep them interesting and unique.  Elizabeth's desire for touches of lavender helped turn this arrangement into something beautifully wild.

Elizabeth's bridesmaids wore serenity blue gowns, perfect for this less-formal beach wedding.  The girls carried smaller bouquets with a more rounded look.  We added specialty beaded ribbon wrap for a extra touch.

The men wore simple bouts of white spray roses and waxflower - we loved their fun bow ties!

Our willow twig arch made an appearance at the couple's ceremony.  We intertwined vines and layers of smilax before clustering groups of roses, spray roses and dahlias for a gorgeous display that the couple would pronounce their vows in.

This pretty white tent with wood beams is a permanent structure attached to Icona's building. This is a huge deal for a venue like this, since it provides not only gorgeous, shaded reception seating for guests, but a gorgeous rain plan as well!  The risk with event venues that have such great use of the outdoors is their exposure to the elements - thankfully, Icona is the best of both worlds! 

Scattered mercury gold bud vases were filled with dahlias, astilbe, roses, ferns and greenery.  Added pieces of driftwood, lanterns and gold mercury candles made for a sweet and whimsical centerpiece arrangement.

Crisp white linens with white-washed chairs and floors made for a clean, beachy look.

We added vines of smilix around the sweetheart table and accent tables for some pops of color and to continue Elizabeth's vision for a softer look.

Yummy!  We dressed up this naked cake with a cascading group of roses, dahlias and hydrangea. 

Congratulations, Elizabeth and Asad!  Wishing you many more summers of walks on the beach! 

Cape May Wedding Florist : Brittany & Greg at the Southern Mansion

Brittany and Greg's wedding at The Southern Mansion was something out of a magazine.  Brittany had an incredible eye for detail, and had thought of a special accent for every corner of every room - no, really!  Her impeccable taste had us gushing during this delivery, and Ashley Errington's photography skills expertly translates the elegance of the arrangements and decor.

The personality found in these wedding images, particularly the dynamic between this sweet, newly united family, are tear-jerking. It's events (and clients!) like these that make us love our jobs. 

Enjoy!

Brittany's bouquet was a lush, loose arrangement of dahlias, seeded euc, white roses, astilbe, protea and spray roses.  Full of color and texture, this bouquet was dramatic and gorgeous!

Brittany's bridesmaids carried similiar bouquets on a smaller scale - this was perfect for the neutral tones in the gowns they wore.  Brittany's door frame served as a backdrop for photos, and we were happy to supply hanging arrangements of berries, dahlias, roses and stock to dress them up a bit. 

Loved these flower girl crowns of roses, waxflower, greenery and long flowing ribbons.  The gorgeous dresses the girls' wore weren't too shabby either!

Dapper bouts of spray roses, waxflower and seeded euc were the perfect accessories for the fashionable men of the bridal party.

The Southern Mansion is a beautifully manicured property in its own right, but we helped amped up the entrance for guests with our vintage bike rental.  A moss basket with smilax and draping florals made for a grand welcoming, along with our hand-painted wooden sign

We're big fans of the growing trend in program signage.  Instead of handing out pamphlets, Brittany requested having the list of the parents and bridal party on our rented chalkboard sign outside of the ceremony space.

It's hard to be too disappointed in the weather when this is your rain plan.  The gorgeous ceremony room at the Southern Mansion has no shortage of charm, with ornate gold mirrors and embellished mantles. 

We completely covered the mantles with assorted milkglass bud vases, votive candles and layers of smilax vines. 

Different accent tables throughout the reception space were decorated with adorable vintage props, like the suitcase, mailbox and signage pictured above.  We continued adding smilax, gold mercury bud vases and arrangements with berries, roses, eucalyptus and dahlias thorughout the space.

The dining room at the Southern Mansion always looks so clean and sophisticated, with floor-to-ceiling windows and polished hardwood floors. Our centerpieces coordinated with Brittany's collection of vintage items, with silver trays holding small arrangements of flowers in pewter mugs and vases.

We especially loved Brittany and Greg's sweetheart table set up!  Brittany rented this small wooden table, and let us go all out with staging our settee, crystal cups to hold floating candles, a gorgeous coordinating arrangement to pop into the drawer and gold chandeliers to hang above with cascading florals. 

This is just one example of many priceless moments captured by Ashley Errington Photography's talented eye. 

Congratulations to this sweet, gracious family!  We are so happy for you and grateful to have been able to be a part of your special day! 

Philadelphia Wedding Florist : Tracy & Michael at the Olde Bar

Tracy and Michael's wedding was an intimate occasion, with a sense of old romance in a classic theme.  The Olde Bar was the perfect fit as a venue for this couple, and we loved seeing the backdrops in the red booths of the bar and stained glass entrance.  Love Me Do photography expertly captured the love and sweetness in these timeless images, and did a great job of picking out different parts of the Philadelphia area for the couple's portraits.

Enjoy! 

Tracy's bouquet was a lush, romantic mix of garden roses, dahlias, dusty miller in a rounded form.

Tracy's bridesmaids carried small bouquets of roses, dusty miller and dahlias, all coordinating in a blush theme to go with their flowing, ethereal gowns. 

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What a good looking bridal party!  We love how Love Me Do took advantage of the impressive architecture in the area around the Olde Bar.  Philadelphia is such a beautiful city, and we love when clients embrace its culture. 

We have been dying to use these impressive standing vases, and were thrilled to see this image come up from Tracy and Michael's ceremony.  These beauties are 5 feet tall, and when topped with full arrangements of hydrangeas, roses, dahlias and hints of greenery, make for a dramatic ceremony backdrop. 

Tracy and Michael had an intimate guest list, and wanted to feature them in a special way.  We loved this display of hanging ribbon and string lights as a placecard table - it stayed looking gorgeous long after the cards were taken down! 

Tracy added these adorable signs to her and Michael's chairs.  We elaborated on the look with garland of ruscus and shimmering ribbon.

Scattered gold mercury bud vases and votives served as centerpieces for the guest tables. 

More wooden signs decorated the couples cakes (how thoughtful is that anniversary cake!), and we topped them with clusters of roses and dahlias. Gold mercury votives polished off this cute scene.

These look like movie scenes!!!

Congratulations, Tracy and Michael!  Wishing you all the best, and a life of continued romance! 

DIY Wedding Flowers : Lindsay & John at a Private Residence

Lindsay and John were two of our favorite clients in 2016.  Their easy-going nature and wildflower style made them easy and enjoyable to work with.  Lindsay was one of our DIY Brides, so of course these photos are a special treat for us to see since she and her family/friends were the actual designers for this wedding! 

Katie Schmitt was the photographer for this wedding, and we are absolutely drooling over the dramatic, romantic mood that these images provide.  She did an amazing job in eccentuating the details that Lindsay so carefully constructed for her wedding day. 

Enjoy!

Lindsay was a wildflower-lover, so we reciped a mix of solidago, kale, stock, lisianthus, Queen Anne's Lace and veronica for her to arrange for her bridal bouquet. 

These delicate floral crowns are just as popular as the bigger statement pieces, and we loved how they went with the intimate backyard farm theme.  

John and his groomsmen wore tan suits, so the touch of color in their bouts were subtle but noticeable.

A moment together before the groom saw his bride down the aisle! 

We love the altar arrangements Lindsay and her team designed.  Huge leaves of kale, hydrangea, ruscus and larkspur were pretty and wild.

We provided garlands of ruscus that the couple installed themselves to the ceiling of their tented wedding.  Paired with cafe string lights, this was a gorgeous, enchanted look.

Lindsay and John's centerpieces were split into two styles.  One style had scattered glass bud vases with simple stems of lisianthus and wildflowers.  The other was a garland of ruscus that was lined with elevateved votive candles for a romantic feel. 

How cute is this sweetheart table set up??  A small table and bench provided a rustic look for the newlyweds to dine at, complete with candlelight, a lace runner and plenty of greenery. 

Congratulations, Lindsay and John! We are so impressed with your DIY skills!

Lindsay's Bride Diaries

What was your most dreamlike moment?

My most dreamlike moment was realzing at the end of the night how perfect everything turned out and I remember just soaking up the moment and being so happy. 

What was your favorite decor detail from your wedding day?

The centerpieces and the greenery hanging from the ceiling of the tent gave the wedding an "enchanted" feel which was exactly what I was going for.  Everyone at the wedding was telling me, "THis was not what we expected when you said farm wedding, this looks like it came out of a magazine!"

We always try to bring your floral dreams to life...did we succeed?  In what ways?  Is there any room for improvement?

You made all my dreams come true, being able to rent antique items to go along with our theme made this decor very possible.  I could not have done this without you and I am so thankful I found you!

Who were your vendors?

Catering-

DIY Wedding Floral Workshop : A Milkhouse Party

Bakery- Country Sweets

Dress- The Bridal Manor

Entertainment- SCE Events (AMAZING)

 

Wilmington Elopement Florist : Krystal & Warren at The Hotel DuPont

Krystal and Warren's elopement at The Hotel DuPont was as intimately romantic as a movie scene.  Deep reds, pure whites and candlelight brought their day together in a whirlwind of gorgeous flowers and details.  Rachel Pearlman Photography of course did an amazing job in displaying the love between the couple, and details of the day.  

With colder weather (supposedly) approaching, we are embracing these colder hues.  Enjoy! 

Red anemones, white ranunculus, astilbe, eucalyptus, roses and berries were gathered in this loosely styled arrangement for a romantic wintry look.  Lace and ribbon tails were the perfect accents to balance the cascade of the bouquet.

Krystal had requested a completely different look than her upcoming reception style where they would celebrate with friends and family.  She totally rocked the move star glam - Your Day Your Way did such an amazing job in making her bold make-up look so comfortable.  Krystal looks as if she wears that red lip every day!

Warren's bout was a deep red spray rose with touches of berries to complement Krystal's bouquet.  

We love these lovebirds!

We placed burguny pillar candles in our wooden lanterns, and topped them with small arrangements of burgundy ranunculus, carnations, hanging amaranthus, ferns and spray roses.  

We loved the look of just a few arrangements for the altar with lots of scattered candles for a truly intimate feel. 

Congratulations, Krystal and Warren!  You've made us swoon looking at these!

Philadelphia Wedding Florist : Elliot & Jason at the Cira Centre

Elliot and Jason's wedding at the Cira Centre was a delightful mix of urban and rustic.  We loved their inclusion of natural elements, and vintage touches in such a modern venue made for some fun contrast.  

Alimario Photography was the perfect selection to capture the details of the couple's wedding.  His distinct style showed the energetic personalities that makes Elliot and Jason so easy to love.  

Enjoy this "Polished Rustic" wedding, below! 

Both Elliot and Jason wanted masculine, polished looks for their decor and personal flowers.  We went with succulents, thistle, scabiosa and small white ranunculus for a textured bout.

The bridal party coordinated with Tiffany Blue ties and dresses.  We supplemented bouquets to complement the theme, with white roses, succulents and green trachelium.

Love this shot! 

We love how much fun this bridal party had together! 

We dabbled botanical elements in every corner.  Succulents and ferns dressed up the ceremony table at the altar. 

Our seating sign and vintage chair welcomed guests to the ceremony area, with succulent accents to keep up with the theme. 

How cool is this ceremony area?  We created an altar space with our birch canopy, draped with white fabric and a garland of ferns.  Lanterns with moss and candles lined the aisle, and a beautiful cityscape set the backdrop.

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Elliot and Jason were very hands on with their wedding decor.  The couple provided multiple elements, including this door with place cards, signage, and card box.  

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The Cira Centre maximizes their square footage with a lot of unique elements to keep the space intimate and interesting.  The wooden framing separating the cocktail area from the reception space warms up the decor, and is the perfect spot for us to hang candles and small lanterns!

The couple's centerpieces were an eclectic mix of pewter pieces, lanterns, cheese boxes and vintage books, filled with roses, succulents, ferns, and greenery.  They provided these adorable door knob table numbers - we loved them so much, we took them for our own rental inventory! 

We loved this sweet sweetheart table set up.  Is there a better way to dine than between ferns and fairy lights?

Elliot and Jason's cake exemplified their style perfectly.  From the nod to the city with the "Love" cake topper to the woodland elements in their terrarium cake stand, their dessert represented them inside and out.

Laura D. Zajac of LDZ Design created the gorgeous live-event painting.  This is truly a one-of-a-kind wedding present, and such a uniqe way to capture a memory! 

Congratulations, Elliot and Jason!  Wishing you lots of love and happiness! 

South Jersey Wedding Florist : Sarah & Brett at their Private Residence

It's not every day that a bride owns a property that matches the presentation and romance that a professional venue offers.  But Sarah's childhood address in South Jersey had even more than that - it had the character and personality that only a well-loved, fully lived in home can offer.  Hello Gorgeous Photography sent us these images that cover the myriad of different decor aspects on Sarah and Brett's wedding day - there was not a corner of this gorgeous property that wasn't thoughtfully planned out, and no detail forgotten. 

Sarah's knack for wedding planning as come in especially handy for us, as she is now a member of the A Garden Party team!  We are so happy to share her beautiful wedding day, and can definitely appreciate the lengths she went to put on one gorgeous party.

Enjoy!

We loved this textured bouqouet, with burgundy ranunculus, cream spray roses, thistle, seeded eucalyptus and purple amaranthus. 

Brett and his groomsmen wore seasonal bouts, with spray roses, berries and gomphrena.

Every detail throughout the space perfectly matched the couple's rustic theme.  

Sarah and Brett's ceremony space was so charming and comfortable!  Hay bales were covered with linenes for seating, and tree stumps lined the aisle with wooden lanterns and burgundy pillar candles.  Brett was in charge of draping the trees with fabric and string lights to set the altar.

Our log vases were the perfect fit for this woodland ceremony, and we packed them full with hydrangea, dahlias, roses, fall grasses and Queen Anne's Lace.

We LOVE these alternative for bouquets!  Sarah's bridesmaids carried delicate wreaths, made with vines, roses, scabiosa, dahlias, and eucalyptus.  We actually were inspired by this and used same concept for a recent photoshoot, it's so pretty and unique.  

Sarah and Brett's son, Liam, was the star of the show!

The couple displayed a sentimental tribute to their ancestors.  This was such a touching way to represent their family "tree."

Various seating areas ensured that guests would be comfortable, no matter where they wandered.  The hanging candleholder with bittersweet vines was an especially admired touch.

For the cocktail hour, Sarah had a mix of high and low top tables, each brought to life with a colorful centerpiece. 

This wooden spool drink station was probably our favorite part of the day.  Our adorable coke bottles were turned into vases to match the rustic theme, and bright pops of color in the dahlias, roses and greenery kept it fun and pretty.

How amazing is this set up?  Hay bales and pallets came together for lounge areas and seating.  Adorable bud vases and candles added more color, along with  Sarah's collection of vintage linens. 

Farm tables and mismatched chairs provided more traditional seating thorughout the space.

It's not a real party without a little bling!  This sequined backdrop gave some flare behind the head table. 

Pie for dessert!  Pies delivered from The Amish Market made this backyard wedding especially homey.

The personal touches lasted right up until the end of the night, with jars of apple butter homemade by Brett's grandmother serving as favors for guests to take home. 

Congratulations, Sarah & Brett (& Liam!)  We have loved getting to know your family this past year, and wish you nothing but absolute happiness!