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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

An Incredible Wedding at Vie


An Incredible Wedding at Vie 

Jenna and TJ came to us to assist in the planning and design of their wedding more than a year in advance. Jenna travels heavily for her company and wanted a team on the ground in Philadelphia to create her vision and manage all the details. She chose stunning colors of coral and  charcoal gray accented by gold. The venue, Vie, is already decorated on its own but we added to the beauty of the venue with more chandeliers, glitz and glam. The mirrored head table had 12 dimmable chandeliers above at varying heights. The seating was mostly at square tables; white leather and those clothed in gold. We had 10 tables that seated 6 guests each, quite a nice difference from the “common” seating. The floral centerpieces ranged from our stunning 5’ tall round floral spheres (Jessica, our Creative Director, made the floral spheres so beautiful that most of the guests asked if the flowers were real!), and crystal candelabras to lower elements placed in mercury glass and adorned with glowy candlelight.

The paper pieces for the wedding were gorgeous. The wedding invitation was delivered in a hand calligraphed box. The guests knew that it was going to be a special evening upon its’ arrival. The menu, die cut to fit within the charger plate, was one of my favorite pieces. (So much so, I am using the same style for my event in London this August!) . The print theme was carried though out every paper element.

On the patio we added some fringe elements and furniture as well as a cigar rolling station for later in the evening. The guests LOVED that space.

Jackie Bayne, from Love Shack Photography, did an amazing job capturing all the details of the day. There were so many!

Wedding Planning, Design & Décor  :  Uncommon Events (of course!)
Images :  Love Shack Photo 
Cinematography: CinemaCake Filmmakers
Cocktail Music:  Philadelphia String Quartet 
Invitation: Papery of Philadelphia 
Host Hotel : Rittenhouse Hotel 

















 

Monday, August 4, 2014

Kudos!

Dear Melissa, Amanda and Jess,

Words cannot express our gratitude towards everything you did to turn our dream wedding vision into a reality. As you know, we started our wedding planning journey without your guidance or assistance. Without your help, we know the final design would have paled in comparison to the wedding you helped us achieve.

Your attention to detail and tireless effort gave us the wedding of our dreams. The compliments continue and the memories grow as we reflect on the wonderful evening we shared with all of our friends and loved ones.

We will always remember you fondly for our amazing wedding and recommend you to any couples that want their wedding experience to exceed their expectations.

Sincerely,

Lindsay & Jason
Bride and Groom
Ritz Carlton Philadelphia

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

At the Jersey shore – a fabulous beach wedding!



This Bride & Groom are perfect for each other and their relaxed yet elegant beach wedding was flawless. Even though the skies threatened rain all day, we never had a drop. The sun came out just as the ceremony dawned. The bright light of the bay moved into the gorgeous sunset and as the light dimmed the market lighting made the evening shimmer. The Reeds at Shelter Haven is the ultimate venue for a wedding at the shore. The ballroom extends very gracefully into the patio making the inside and outdoor space appear as one. The guest rooms at this venue are beautifully appointed and the Team that runs the show at the hotel, in every department, is nothing but professional.

This bride chose yellow and gray as her colors. We found the absolute perfect linens to convey the beach feeling within her color scheme. The centerpieces were full yet simple, adorned with lanterns and much candlelight. The head table was 100 glass containers of  candles of all shapes and sizes.  Our Creative Director, Jessica, who is in charge of all things fabulous, did an amazing job with the personal flowers, ceremony and table designs.

The logistics of the weekend were handled by myself and my Wedding Planning assistant, Amanda, who always does a stellar job at the details. Managing the schedules from the rehearsal dinner to the Sunday brunch is an incredible task.

We were sad to see it end but thrilled that everyone was HAPPY!

A big shout out to Dave Robbins for these amazing images. He has an incredible eye for the details and a great sense of fun in his photographic composition. (And he was great to work with!)

Wedding Planning– Uncommon Events
Design and Florals – Uncommon Events
Photography  - Dave Robbins
Video – CinemaCake 
Dress – Van Cleeve
Hair and Make-up – Duette Hair and Make-up Design




Ceremony on the upper deck at The Reeds




Parasol Detail in ceremony



The Brides Bouquet



Dress by Van Cleve



Just in case it rained (and it did not!)



Succulents and crespedia for the boutonnières



Cocktails on the lawn


The Reeds  - Stunning at Night!



This got a LOT of use!




LOVE this sweet touch!



Beer koozie and fold up sunglasses with the Twitter # - cute, cute idea!



The bride used paperless post for the Wedding Invitations and carried through the theme on the print pieces for the day



Such a great idea so everyone could take their own iPhone pics – kinda like a photo booth but much more fun!



Last photo of the night! Congrats Mr. & Mrs.!!!