Happy February to you! We may be partial to the spring and summer when wedding season is in full swing, but what could be bad about a month dedicated to pink and red palettes and so much love? February is one of the best months, and it’s also when we always see more brides and grooms celebrating their engagements!
As we mentioned last month, we had a ton of meetings scheduled well before January 1! It was definitely a packed month as we caught up with Love ‘n Fresh Flowers, Maggpie Vintage Rentals, The Morris House Hotel, and so many more! Amid running throughout Philadelphia and beyond, we also received one of the sweetest notes from one of our brides, Monica, about her November wedding. These notes on The Knot are what keep us going!
This month is filled with meetings and final walkthroughs for the start of our spring season. You know how much we adore The Fairmount Horticulture Center, and we have plans to reconnect with our friends at Starr Events to talk through the final details for not one but two March soirees. Plus, we’re going to be seeing a peek of spring through the eyes of Beautiful Blooms, Sullivan Owen, and Falls Flowers. We also have a private tour scheduled so we can see all of University of Pennsylvania’s event spaces – we think they’re one of the city’s hidden gems!
Below we’re sharing all the details about Emily and Andrew’s wedding and two awards we received. Plus, we want to make sure you know all about BHLDN’s new space in Philadelphia, Van Cleve Wedding Pavilion’s new location, and when to order your bridesmaids dresses with insight from Bella Bridesmaids!
Real Wedding: Emily and Andrew met while they were each completing respective degrees at Vanderbilt University. He started talking to her parents at a Passover Seder hosted by his aunt, and he learned he simply had to meet Emily! Fast forward a few years, and the pair happily settled in Washington, D.C. before their engagement. We LOVED Emily and Andrew’s September wedding day at Barley Sheaf Farm! We mixed vintage details from Maggpie Vintage Rentals, Modern Relics and Party Rentals LTD together with some of the prettiest pink and ivory flowers from Love ‘n Fresh Flowers to create such a lovely look. Emily wore a Marchesa gown, they were married under a chuppah adorned with blooms, and guests danced the night away under a tent complete with a floral backdrop! You simply must see all the photos Paper Antler captured on our blog!
Now Trending: We received two awards in January! Feedspot announced their picks for the 60 best wedding blogs in the world, and we’re on their list! We’re ranked number 18 on their list, and we’re joined by the likes of Style Me Pretty, Brides, and Green Wedding Shoes. We also were awarded Best of 2017 Philadelphia Vendors and Most Valuable Vendor from Borrowed & Blue! A few of our friends are also mentioned, including Love Me Do, Amanda D’Andrea, and The Papery of Philadelphia. Thank you for voting!
Q: When should brides start shopping for bridesmaids’ dresses?
Meredith Hartman, Bella Bridesmaids Philadelphia: “We recommend that brides start shopping for their bridesmaids dresses 7-8 months before the wedding. This allows enough time for the bride to pick her favorite(s) and for her bridesmaids to go and try on/get measured for/and order the dress.” Bella Bridesmaids is located in the heart of Old City, and they have so many bridesmaid dress styles in stock for your bridesmaids!
Around Town: So many of you have asked if Philadelphia based BHLDN would ever open a local shop, and they did! There’s a complete collection of wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, and details in Anthropologie’s Walnut Street location where BHLDN now has a special boutique. Speaking of openings, Van Cleve Wedding Pavilion just moved to a new location in Paoli! Now all of their wedding, bridesmaid, and mother of the bride dresses are under one roof. Make sure to visit both newly opened locations!