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!!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
And then as the guest dined their tables were topped with these glorious centerpieces.
The cake topper.
We were overjoyed with how everything came together. And just had to share these images with you.
We love a wedding with personal touches, and Lauren’s wedding was nothing short of that. From the Brides bouquet to the chuppah, the place card “arbor”, and the table favors, the night was certainly one to remember.
The Bride had some of her family members paint on strips of silk, that were later sewn together and this was used for the cloth covering for our birch chuppah. The beautiful pastel colors lent themselves wonderfully to the colors already in the space. Pomme has a light and airy, clean and modern feel to it as is, and the chuppah just built on that already existing vibe.
The above image is of the Brides creative way of displaying her place cards. Hanging from clothes pins and string, the guests came and looked for their name on a maple leaf. After this whimsical use of the arbor, it was more practically used in the garden of the newly weds new home.
Each small glass bottle was hand painted by family with their signature Wedding color, Tiffany blue.
Special mercury glass pieces, collected by the family, were used to decorate the fireplace in the reception area and make it more inviting.
Each centerpiece was a potted phalaenopsis orchid plant in a wire footed urn and filled with green moss. The center pieces were donated by the family to nursing homes in the area.
Finally a photo of the Brides bouquet. Salmon roses, white ranunculus and special greens were finished off with ivory satin ribbon and pearls from the Brides Grandmother.