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The Styled Note – Summer 2019

Happy August to you! How is your summer? Memorial Day through just before July 4th is always one of our busiest times every year. Couples love taking advantage of the late spring but not quite summer temperatures and the celebratory feel that’s always present when alfresco dining and summertime adventures are back on the horizon. This month marks the start of our late summer and early fall season, and to say we’re ready is an understatement! Before we look too far ahead, we wanted to highlight what we have been up to since our last note to you.

In the wedding industry, Martha Stewart Weddings is paramount. We were thrilled to be featured in a MSW piece titled “How Your Color Palette Impacts the Vibe of Your Wedding” . It’s a really interesting read with advice from planners from throughout the country, discussing how color can evoke certain feelings and how they can impact your day.

Speaking of features, Elisabeth and Ethan’s Fairmount Park Horticulture Center wedding was published on Junebug Weddings! We have talked about their wedding before, and it’s wonderful that their celebration can reach an even wider audience thanks to JW.

Lastly, we shared new wedding videos with you on Facebook. Birdhouse released Kate + Matt’s Rehoboth Beach celebration from last May, and Cinema Cake released Rachel + Todd’s Philadelphia Cricket Club film. Both captured our couples and their days perfectly!

Below, we’re highlighting a real wedding that featured a ceremony amongst ruins, the best ways to ensure your guests are having fun beyond the dance floor, how to handle rain on your wedding day, and where to host your rehearsal dinner or wedding welcome party in Philadelphia!

We hope your start to fall is equally as great as your summer! Stay tuned to Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and our blog for behind the scenes peeks from the start our next season. Phoenixville Foundry, Barnes Museum, and Moulin are all on the horizon!


Susan + The Styled Bride Team

Tented Wedding at Home in Stockton, New Jersey |
Tented Home Wedding in Stockton, New Jersey | Photo by India Earl

Real Wedding:

We featured Hannah and Ryan’s May 4th wedding on our blog, and the photos (and the day!) are some of our favorites from 2019. H+R welcomed their guests to their Stockton, New Jersey home, and it was the perfect setting! Their property features a beautiful farmhouse, stone ruins that created an epic ceremony backdrop, and plenty of open space for their tented reception. A Cottage Gardener’s florals accented every area beautifully, and we loved watched guests mingle amongst the ruins post-ceremony during cocktail hour. Everyone dined on a menu prepared by Just Food, and Clara Jordan Band kept everyone on the dance floor for the entire night! India Earl captured Hannah and Ryan’s day beautifully, and there’s even more here.

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After seeing a piece published by Brides about ways to enhance guests’ experiences at your wedding beyond the dance floor, we wanted to share our own thoughts. From life size backyard games to creating a game show and a beer garden in a museum, inviting guests to the circus to hiring artists to paint and draw, there are plenty of ways to delight you and your guests beyond a DJ or a great band. Take a look!

What to do if it rains on your wedding day in Philadelphia |
How to Handle Rain on Your Wedding Day with Styled Bride and BHLDN | Photo via BHLDN

Q: What should I ask my venue if rain is in the forecast for my wedding day?

A: Start by communicating with your venue about alternate spots to say ‘I do’ if your ceremony is supposed to happen outside. Then, formulate a backup plan with your photographer. Look for indoor spaces that can work well, and ask your venue if you can arrive early for photos.

We share more rainy day wedding advice with BHLDN here!

Philadelphia Rehearsal Dinner at Osteria |
Osteria | Photo via Osteria

Around Town:

We are sharing our NEW list of restaurants and venues to host your rehearsal dinner or wedding welcome party in Philadelphia! We have included 15 spots, and broken them down by intimate locations for dining, venues to host private parties, and places to visit that offer a completely unique experience. Audrey Claire, Little Nonna’s, Hotel Palomar, Osteria, and Philadelphia Distilling are all included.


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