The Hyatt at the Bellevue
in Center City, Philadelphia gave way to a breathtaking view for Lauren & Jonathan’s big day! The fabulous photographer Carley K
did an absolutely stunning job with the photos!
The bridesmaids wore beautiful plum gowns which coordinated perfectly with their bouquets of purple lisianthus, light purple stock, scabiosa, fuchsia phalaenopsis, and pops of dark red roses, wrapped with plum velvet ribbon.
Lauren’s elegant bridal bouquet featured purple dahlias, dark purple lisianthus, purple sweet pea, magenta spray roses, white phalaenopsis, and a pop of dark red roses, wrapped with ivory velvet ribbon.
The Groom & Groomsmen’s boutonnieres featured purple lisianthus wrapped with velvet ribbon to coordinated with the bouquets.
How stunning is this ceremony shot? A Garden Party utilized all of Lauren’s elevated centerpieces as the perfect back drop, along with four mirrored pedestals accented with trios of purple floating candles to set the stage for the big I do!
The elevated centerpiece featured A Garden Party’s tall silver vase with purple stock, dark magenta stock, purple lisianthus, lavender spray roses, purple hydrangea,, snapdragons, with pops of red roses. Each table was also accented with silver mercury glass and scattered with rose petals.
How fun is this wedding advice card by Page Stationery, such a cute way to look back and remember your wedding day!
Who doesn’t love an ombre cake? The Hyatt at the Bellevue did an amazing job painting the cake! A Garden Party accented the cake with dark purple carnations, purple stock, purple lisianthus, dark red roses, and white phalaenopsis.
Lauren & Jonathan with their wedding party in the middle of Center City look spectacular!
Lauren’s Bride Diaries – Q&A
1. What was your all time favorite moment of your special day?
My favorite moment was absolutely getting to the end of the aisle and
seeing my (almost) husbands eyes well up with tears. Seeing him was the
moment I was most looking forward to before the wedding and it
absolutely did not disappoint!
2. We know things don’t always go as planned…Were there any
entertaining wedding bloopers?
We had wedding crashers!! Our venue had two other weddings going on that
same evening, and these two women came into the wedding and started
dancing up a storm! As they left, they told my cousin that they had
been to the two other wedding in the building that evening, and that
ours was the most fun!
3. Any wedding toasts that made you laugh, cry, or gasp?
We had toasts from my mom, Jon’s dad, and our matron of honor and best
man- all of them were so wonderful and moving. I have to say, though,
they all know us well, and know we love to laugh. We both laughed so
hard during the toasts that we cried, haha.
4. It’s okay to admit it – did you have any Bridezilla moments?
I had a complete panic attack about 5 hours before the wedding. I text
Jon a question, and he didn’t respond. A bit later I texted again. And
again. And he wasn’t replying. So I called his mom- she didn’t know
where he was either!! I was sure he’d gotten cold feet! Turns out he
and his friends decided to go bowling and his phone had died! Needless
to say I was relieved when he texted about his mistake!
5. Did you have a wedding planner? If so, did it make your day run
smoother? Was it worth it?
We planned the whole wedding, but decided to have a day of
coordinator. We had Proud to Plan take care of everything during the
day of the wedding, and I cannot stress enough that it was such a
great decision. I wasn’t stressed at all, they took care of every
single detail, and if anything went wrong, I certainly didn’t know it.
6. Cake or cupcakes? What was the flavor?
Cake! We had this to die for mocha frosting, and one of my friends
offered to help us eat the top layer that we saved for our 1 year
anniversary she liked it so much!
7. We always try to bring your floral dreams to life…did we succeed?
In what ways? Is there any room for improvement?
The bouquets were more perfect than I could even imagine. The purples
were the exact right color, and the bridesmaids bouquets were
fantastic as well. The flowers during the ceremony and reception were
so great- we got tons of compliments, and my mom said that they were
her favorite part!
8. What song really got the party started?
With my friends, EVERY song gets a party started! They were on the
dance floor at every possible second.
9. Who were your vendors?
Photographer – Carley K Photography
Dress – Wtoo by Watters from Bridal Garden, Marlton, NJ
Bridesmaid Dresses – Wtoo by Watters from Bridal Garden, Marlton, NJ
Entertainment – Synergetic Sound and Lighting
Hair – Hair by Meghan
Makeup – Cheekadee
Invitations – Page Stationery
Day of Wedding Coordinator – Proud to Plan
10. I’m sure your day was amazing, but if you could change one thing
about your wedding what would it be? Or would you not change anything
I would try to get more photos with more of the guests- there were
people that attended that I don’t have photos with at all.