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My New Year’s Eve Wedding

Last year I married my boyfriend 🙂 We had an intimate ceremony at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Radnor with family and friends. My brother Colin from Merryweather Films did the videography, and he is also featured here doing his very manly duties of fixing my train as my Man of Honor. This photo is thanks to our photographer Marie Labbancz who did a wonderful job. (hair and make up by the one and only Beke Beau)

 

In honor of my Opa, I chose orchids for my bouquet which were his very favorite. Underneath them were garden roses, and Italian ruscus for my Italian husband.

 

My darling daughter and niece were two of my flower girls, carrying a little posy and each with a flower crown. Here they are sitting in front of a flower wall my mother and I made of roses and hydrangea. (dresses are from the Wedding Shoppe in Wayne, as was my dress)

 

Our centerpieces were tulips, in honor of my dutch roots, and long trailing orchids again in memory of my Opa. Mirrored tables, clear chiavari chairs, tall crystal candle sticks, and lots of cool table top design added a lot of sparkle and reflection. Our event designer, Christopher Carlson, was able to create a floorpan full of gorgeous details,  that elevated the experience of the ballroom at St. Davids Golf Club to something completely new, fresh and one of a kind. It was intimate party of 160 guests, where everyone had a personal and inviting place to eat, mingle and sit on couches surrounding our custom striped dance floor and enjoy the sounds of our swing band, the Blue Vipers.

 

Nothing to do with my flowers, but very necessary to mention was this amazing creation by our friend Joseph Amrani at Delice et Chocolat of Ardmore, our beloved croquembouche. Nothing quite says its party time like this beautiful tower from heaven!!

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Winter Wedding at the Union League

Megan and Kevin’s Wedding was a Wedding to remember. It was sophisticated, classic, and uniquely beautiful. Thanks to Mike from Morby Photography, who captured the day perfectly, we have these amazing photos to share with you. The beautiful bride. Megan 43 The Bride carried a bouquet of roses, ranunculus, ornithogalum, phalaenopsis orchid, and privet berries. The Bridesmaids carried roses and privet berries. 142 Mother of the Bride carried a beautiful little posy for the ceremony at Old St. Mary’s. 162 191 231 One of our personal favorite venues, The Union League of Philadelphia. 28 29 36 Cheers to the Happy Couple!! Wishing you peace and love as you embark on a bright future as Mr. and Mrs.! 🙂

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Britt and Tommy’s Fabulous Wedding at Philadelphia Country Club

From the personal flowers, to the chandeliers, the personalized runner, the amazing centerpieces, the pew arrangements, place card table and everything in between, this wedding was a beauty. Personal in all the right ways, and certainly one I will never forget. A huge thank you to Campli Photography for these photos that helped capture the perfect day.

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Wow! What a Wedding at Waynesborough.

I don’t know about you, but there is something completely fabulous about peonies at their peak. Although its nearing the end of the peony season, we were able to get our hands on some outstanding, bright, beautiful peonies and could not keep our eyes off of them!

Coral Peony

Am I right? Or am I right?

The Bridal Bouquet was a knock out, not only were the peonies perfect, so were all of the other flowers… Soft pink peonies, roses, hanging amaranth, and (my personal favorite greenery for a bouquet) angel vine.

Bridal bouquet

The Bridesmaids carried single stems of hydrangea, which we used throughout the wedding ceremony, and reception. And the boutonnieres were orchids with a piece of the same hydrangea, and a special little green from our garden.

Boutonniere

Once the personals were delivered to the Beautiful Bride, her family and friends, it was time then to set up the Reception at Waynesborough Country Club. I don’t even know how it is possible, but each Wedding seems to be more beautiful than the last. As guests entered the Club they were greeted by this lovely romantic arrangement.

Place card table

And then as the guest dined their tables were topped with these glorious centerpieces.

Centerpiece

The cake topper.

Cake topper

We were overjoyed with how everything came together. And just had to share these images with you.

Reception at Waynesborough

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June 17, 2014 · 9:02 pm

PUMA Event Centerpiece

PUMA stands for Pennsylvania United Medical Association. They are doing absolutely amazing things throughout the world. PUMA sends Doctors and Nurses to very remote locations to give their time and service to help those who would for various reasons not have access to patient care. Pennsylvania has some of the greatest Doctors in the world, so the blessing of their visit is outstanding, and life changing. In our support of this great organization we donated these centerpieces.

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http://www.rebeccabarger.com/blog/?p=5575 The amazing photographer Rebecca Barger blogged about an awesome wedding we collaborated on, which was held at the Horticultural Center in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park. The photos are fabulous, thanks to Rebecca 🙂 take a look for yourselves!

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May 17, 2013 · 9:30 pm

Our Fourth Year with the Hope Pregnancy Fundraiser

Second Year with the Hope Pregnancy Fundraiser

The view of the ballroom all set with flowers we donated with love for the annual Hope Pregnancy Fundraiser. We love being able to help out in the best way we know how, and that is with flowers!

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May 17, 2013 · 6:20 pm