A few weeks ago, we were given the opportunity to appear on Fox 29 news and talk with Jennaphr Frederick about some of our favorite wedding trends for 2015! Our friend, Renee, at Events by Renee, put together a team to stage a wedding scene at the Horticulture Center at Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, and we were more than happy to come up with a setting that completely reflects our vision for this venue. We decided to share some behind-the-scenes shots so that we can elaborate a little further about what's hot and happening in our shop this season.
First of all, we need to give credit to these phenomenal Lauren Driscoll Photography images. We were so excited (slash nervous) for the segment, we didn't even anticipate that there would be a photographer there to capture our work...and come up with some new head shots for us! Thanks, Lauren, for this awesome surprise! These are such a great addition to our portfolio.
Scroll down to check out a glimpse of what goes on in our heads when we dream of wedding design!
Here are the videos from the Good Day Philadelphia Wedding Trends segment!
Hi, Dawn! Here she is putting the final touches on our setting. (Don't mind our pink toolbox.) We love our brides, but coming up with centerpieces and decor all on our own was so much fun. Especially in the Horticulture Center, which has an almost jungle-like feel, and let us really use our imaginations.
We went all out with this chair detail, centering a pink garden rose between a bundle of eucalyptus, magnolia leaves and some hanging sashes.
The base of our centerpiece was a cluster of gold mercury votives and vases with our brass candlesticks and pillar stands filling in between. We love finding out how many ways we can use our rentals, and subbing in the candlesticks as vases was a fun mix up. We used arrangements of moss,ranunculus, peiris, airplants, berries, and added some light pink tulips to soften the look.
We love our new fern lanterns! They were the perfect little touch for this centerpiece, filling the base with stones and setting in a white pillar candle.
And now on to this beautiful centerpiece. We crafted a floral tree using moss, branches, and pussy willow for the trunk. From the top sprouted dozens of pink tulips, purple stock, ranunculus, snapdragons, protea, and peiris. Having a high centerpiece with such a natural look takes the term "statement piece" to a whole new level. We consider this type of design a tribute to nature, and love how we can craft a vision that is so completely inspired by all the things we love...gardens, flowers, plants and the outdoors.
Our glass chargers with gold beading are a great addition to place settings. The transparency makes them very flexible for color schemes, but the gold beading is a nice pop! We wrapped these dark olive napkins with a vine as an added detail.
Isn't this Let's Do Linens specialty tablecloth gorgeous? It really brings the whole look together, and gives a very luxurious feel. Take a look at the wider shot of the table and we bet you couldn't imagine it not being there!
Here are the lovely models! Both girls wore dresses from The Wedding Shoppe and the intricacy of the details were to die for. Each one was so different, we couldn't pick a favorite!
For this first look, we came up with a bouquet with different shades of purples and pinks. The orchids were a great selection to help blend the color scheme together, and the green vine really gave this bouquet some character.
For a more wildflower feel, we used white spray roses, waxflower, berries, magnolia leaves, eucalyptus and that awesome pink protea.
Our third and final bouquet was a mix of pink garden roses, amaryllis, waxflower, protea, and stock. We love the shape and somewhat tropical feel of the amaryllis.
Tina, make-up extraordinaire from Make Me Glam, snuck in a look with our floral crown of roses, waxflower, succulents.
Floral jewelry is one of our favorite growing trends. Here our model is showing off a floral necklace, cuff, and ring. Each piece is delicately handcrafted and completely original. We can use a variety of flowers, and have noticed that succulents are our most popular design. These are a great way to have flowers for moms, grandmothers, and even bridesmaids for a unique and special look.
Professional event planner, Renee, is on the left and did a marvelous job orchestrating vendors. The hilarious and energetic host from Fox 29, Jennaphr, was the best!