Philadelphia Wedding Florist : Megan & Eli at the Cira Centre
Guys, we have found it. Finally, finally, a white winter wedding that helps us not only accept, but embrace -nay, celebrate!- these cold temperatures and blankets of snow that cover our driveway and gardens.
Described on MODWedding's website as a "twinkling Philadelphia wedding," and published in Philly Mag as one of the "17 So-Festive Holiday Wedding Photos," it doesn't take much to see how or why this bright white wedding was such an inspiring event!
Taking place at the Cira Centre Atrium in Philadelphia, Megan and Eli's wedding day was eloquently captured by the talented and professional Emily Wren Photography- it's thanks to Emily's detail-oriented style that so many others were able to enjoy this celebration so fully.
We proudly invite you to enjoy this perfectly blended theme of vintage woodland and modern sophistication, below!
Megan had decided to go with all-white bouquets. Instead of doing layers of white flowers, she simplified the look by choosing each bouquet to be made up of only one species. The look of having matching colors with completely different textures made for a great twist in a classic look.
Megan's bouquet was made of 30 gorgeous, white peonies and she simply radiated with bridal beauty.
Here are the lovely gentlemen from the evening! Eli and his groomsmen were looking sharp with their black bow ties and bouts made of white spray roses and tallow berries.
Megan gets a perfect score for these bridesmaids dresses. The color is so elegant, the pattern gives it a little something different, the cut is flattering, and dare we say it...they look comfortable, too!
This is so romantic! We set up our birch canopy for Megan and Eli's ceremony space, and strung as many lights as we could to really help it shine. For aisle arrangements, we lined up different sizes of our lanterns with white pillar candles, and scattered rose petals down the length of the walkway. The white drapes from the Cira Centre and hanging snowflakes are such great touches to bring together this wintry look!
Megan and Eli had a very unique set up for their cocktail hour, complete with restaurant booths and an exposed kitchen. Check out this awesome bar area!
We're really loving experimenting with our chalkboard art! Here we have a custom made bar sign displaying the signature drinks. We added this small white arrangement with gold votives to give a little extra flair to the space.
These amazing mirrored French doors are one of the newest additions to our rapidly growing rental inventory. Here we asked F&W Graphix to create a decal list for the seating chart. We added a garland of seeded eucalyptus to be draped over the top, and accented to base with vintage suitcases, babies breath, and mercury votives and vases.
Megan wanted to create a memorable setting for the guest book area, so we made up this special space using our grey shutters with hanging vintage bottles, and crates filled with fairy lights and vases of amaryllis. We added a chalk board with the guest book instructions, "Leave us a note, Give us advice, Write us a memory."
Here are those booths we mentioned! We added simple centerpieces of pewter mugs with greens, dusty miller, baby's breath and spider mums.
Megan and Eli's reception space will rule the winter weddings category for a long, long time. The effect that the string lights and candles have is so transforming, bringing guests into an intimate and romantic setting in the middle of the city.
The wooden pillars are the perfect table accessory to bring some contrast into the clean and purity of the white color scheme. For the other half of the centerpiece, we used vintage cheese boxes with evergreen and gold mercury votives.
We hunted high and low to gather enough cheese boxes for this wedding! Don't even bother looking - we cleaned out every thrift shop, flea market, and yardsale website in South Jersey for these babies. We'd be lying if we said it wasn't well worth it!
A delicate piece of eucalyptus was placed on each setting as a cute little napkin detail.
When clients have longer tables and want the centerpieces to fill up the entire middle row, it's important not to cross the line with too much "stuff." Renting a quality linen to use as a runner really helped create boundaries and make these assortment of vintage decor look neat and tidy.
Megan and Eli's sweetheart table had the cutest collection of pewter goblets and gold mercury votives, all set on a stained glass mushroom linen...which looks like the perfect complement to Megan's bridesmaids' dresses! Even though this linen has a soft color with a subtle pattern, it makes the sweetheart table look so much nicer and helps it stand out while still coordinating with the theme of the room.
This picture is labeled in our file under "now that is a cake table." And boy, there is no other caption that would suit this photo better! We moved the birch canopy with string lights to surround the cake area, and used the lanterns from the aisle arrangements to set up the fairytale glow. This baked masterpiece was set on top of a vintage cart, which we decorated with olive branches and eucalyptus, topping with a single lavender rose. This is an absolutely breathtaking statement piece.