Happy March to you! Welcome to the first spring 2016 edition of The Styled Note. We are already looking ahead to the warmer months, and we are so excited for all that the spring has in store for The Styled Bride and our team. We will be celebrating with couples in the city and suburbs and bringing much more content to our blog (stay tuned!). Plus, our workshop series is back (there’s much more information below!).
In February, we welcomed Caitlin and Chetan to The Styled Bride blog. To honor Chetan’s Indian heritage, the pair’s multicultural wedding day began with a baraat in the streets of Center City. Chetan processed with family and friends back to the Loews for the traditional Hindu ceremony under a gorgeous mandap designed by Sullivan Owen. We were thrilled to see a note from Loews Regency Hotels on Instagram on one of the ceremony photos Ash Imagery captured! Caitlin and Chetan’s civil ceremony followed in the stunning rotunda at PAFA just before guests were welcomed into the modern Hamilton building for dinner and dancing.
Below, you will find Crystal and Mike’s beautiful fall wedding captured by Love and Embers and news about our next workshop and how you can sign up. Plus, we’re sharing everything you need to know about welcoming a celebrant as your wedding’s officiant as well as the Philadelphia event you simply cannot miss!
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Real Wedding: Crystal and Mike married on a gorgeous fall day at The Horticulture Center, and everything about their day was unique to their relationship and fun for the couple and their guests. Their Jeep – powered by horsepower – was used instead of a mare for the baraat, a stunningly natural mandap was designed in tandem with Belovely and Maggpie Vintage Rentals for the ceremony (it’s one of our favorite pieces to date!), and florals hung above the head table inside the Horticulture Center. Plus, C+M opted for a donut cake, and Crystal’s choreographed father-daughter dance may have stolen the show. You have to see more of the photos captured by With Love and Embers on our blog!
Now Trending: We are so thrilled to announced our newest workshop with one of our favorite Philadelphia wedding pros – Beke Beau! On Saturday and Sunday, April 2 and 3, Beke will share her unconventional beauty insights from which products are actually must-haves for you to how to properly apply makeup through The BeautySageist Workshop. The workshop is a three-hour event at our studio, and you can learn more and sign up on our site!
Q: What is the difference between a celebrant and an officiant? Which should I hire for my wedding ceremony?
A: A celebrant is a type of wedding ceremony officiant who celebrates your unique story during your ceremony. These wedding professionals tend not to rely on religion, which works well for non-religious couples who still want to enjoy a completely personalized ceremony. We just welcomed Celebrant & Creative Storyteller Alisa Tongg to our blog, and she has wonderful information to share! Her goal is to bring thoughtfulness and intention to every event, which we love.
Around Town: Attending the Philadelphia Flower Show is the best way to welcome spring. But, this year is even better! One of the area’s most talented florists (and our go-to!), Sullivan Owen, is designing all of the floral arrangements for this year’s Garden Tea. Grab your mom, future mother in law, and your bridesmaids, and make a reservation for tea in addition to attending the show. Garden Tea is available from Wednesday, March 9, through Saturday, March 12.