Happy March to you! We all experienced the gift of a few warm days during what is normally one of the coldest months of the year. It was just the sneak peek of spring we were hoping for, and it’s safe to say we can’t wait for the season’s official arrival later this month. The arrival of spring also brings with it the start of our spring wedding season, but before we jump too far ahead we want to share all of February’s great details.
In February, we were busy prepping for both of March’s weddings. We have back-to-back weekends planned with our Starr Events friends in just two weeks! Both of March’s weddings will be celebrated at the Fairmount Horticulture Center. With a greenhouse perfect for ceremonies or cocktails and a secondary event space brimming with opportunities to be transformed, plus options to recite vows or capture portraits outside, it’s no wonder so many of our couples turn to this venue! Simply put, the Fairmount Horticulture Center is beloved by all. And, it’s the perfect place to kick start our season!
In addition to planning and running to meetings throughout the city, we also shared not one but two wedding videos! We started by sharing Rakhee and Ronak’s wedding video by Tweed Video. R+R were married at Eagle Oaks Country Club, and we were joined by Fleur de Lis, Pearl Paper Studio, Jill Kozar’s Up Your Do, Kelly Quinlan, and more. We also had the great joy of sharing Becca and Max’s video! Theirs was captured by CinemaCake Filmmakers at Aldie Mansion, and their wedding was also just featured on Style Me Pretty! We loved being able to team up with Sullivan Owen Floral Design and Sweet Water Portraits on B+M’s wedding day. You simply must take a few moments to watch both videos!
We’ve already shared quite a bit, but there’s still more below! Courtney and Jason’s wedding is featured in The Knot, watercolor stationery is trending, a ballroom just completed a renovation, and there’s more info about bridesmaids’ dresses from our friend Meredith of Bella Bridesmaids! Make sure to keep reading, and as always, hop over to Facebook and Instagram for more behind-the-scenes moments of the pretty we experience with our couples.
Here’s to a wonderful March!
Real Wedding: There’s something so special about seeing a wedding in print, and we were thrilled to pick up the latest edition of The Knot! Courtney and Jason’s Stone Rows Farm wedding is featured inside the pages, and it’s not a wedding we will soon forget. The pair had been friends for over a decade prior to their wedding day, and their celebration proved a little rain will never stop a celebration. Luren Jenison of Free People transformed their barn’s space through her incredible installations, plus Love ‘n Fresh Flowers made sure the outdoor ceremony, tents, and barn were filled with florals. Max Hanson created an incredible meal (as always!), and Elan Artist’s Northstar kept the dance floor filled from the moment guests entered the reception until the final song was played. There are many more photos on the blog (don’t miss Courtney’s dress or the bridesmaids’ dresses!) and in the latest edition of The Knot! Emily Wren, you did such a wonderful job.
Now Trending: Let’s talk about watercolor stationery! We are in love with this sweet, feminine detail because it makes wedding invitations feel that much more luxurious and romantic. From florals and custom wedding crests to watercolor calligraphy and custom venue sketches, there are so many ways to incorporate this trend into your wedding paper. Papertree Studios is behind one of our current favorite suites, and we can’t wait to see more couples turn to watercolor in the months to come!
Q: When do you recommend bridesmaids order their dresses to ensure they have them in time for the wedding?
Meredith Hartman, Bella Bridesmaids Philadelphia: We recommend that girls order their bridesmaids dresses 6-7 months in advance of the wedding. All of our dresses are made to order. This means that once the dresses are ordered, the designers have to make all of the dresses in the appropriate sizes and colors. It takes most designers 3-4 months to make the dresses and get them to us and we want to leave plenty of time for any needed alterations.
Around Town: We always find couples are hesitant to host their celebration in a hotel ballroom because it can’t always be transformed, but the Rittenhouse Hotel has solved this problem! Their newly renovated space is incredible because they opted for an upscale and always neutral palette of dark grey and gold tones. It’s perfect for just about any wedding palette, plus all of the spaces near to the ballroom were updated too. Every wedding menu is designed by Lacroix’s Executive Chef Jon Cichon, and we cannot wait to show couples this space!