Wedding Planning & Styling is Who We Are

With a penchant for curating exquisite events from the Main Line to the Coastline, The Styled Bride designs wedding days for our clients that elicit conversation and inspire celebration. Based in historic Old City, Philadelphia, our desire to create wedding days that encompass every aspect of our couples’ storied relationships takes us to renowned museums, luxurious ballrooms, lush gardens, and beloved private properties. A multi-year recipient of The Best Wedding Planners in America from Brides and Best in Class: The Top Wedding Planners and Designers from Martha Stewart Weddings, our team specializes in exquisite full-service event design and planning from the Main Line to the Coastline.

Meet the wedding planning & styling team at The Styled Bride.
Photo: Alison Conklin

Susan Norcross

Owner / Wedding Director

Since its inception, The Styled Bride has been revered as a leader in creating curated celebrations that evoke the personality and unique style of every couple — and Wedding Director Susan Norcross has been the lead planner and stylist behind the scenes for each one. Together with an impeccable team of the area’s best wedding professionals, Susan creates a multi-faceted vision that combines patterns, textures, and flavors together to ignite the senses. Though her work has taken her everywhere from quintessential city spaces to cherished family locales, the relationships she has developed and continues to maintain with couples, professionals, and industry insiders is her greatest accomplishment.

Susan has worked extensively in the field of special events for over twenty years and has a proven expertise in the coordination and design of events across a wide spectrum. From fashion show production to Catering Manager, her longest tenure was at the Philadelphia-based PR firm Cashman & Associates, where she began as Manager of Special Events, became the Director of Special Events, and then assumed a Vice President position. While at Cashman & Associates, Susan coordinated a variety of celebrations, including galas; charity fundraisers; retail, restaurant and nightlife openings; product launches; fashion shows; gifting suites; press conferences; meetings; and concerts.

Susan left Cashman & Associates in 2011, and after a brief hiatus, she found herself immersed in the event industry once more. This time, she was planning a family member’s wedding, which led her to found her own company, Two Rings ~ One Circus. It was a natural progression for Susan to merge with The Styled Bride, and she has never looked back.

Susan lives just outside of Philadelphia with her husband and their dog JJ. She loves spending time with her niece and nephew, and she’s an avid fan of anything that has to do with animals, wine, and guilty pleasure TV.

Photo: Alison Conklin

Arielle Davis

Wedding Coordinator

With over 10 years of experience in the event industry, Arielle Davis has earned a reputation as a creative event planner with an eye for detail and an impeccable style. Arielle’s clients describe her as a planner with meticulous attention to detail, proactive instincts and strong follow-through.

In addition to event planning, Arielle also has a strong background in event marketing and public relations. Her portfolio is filled with a variety of different projects including events for Nicole Miller, The Barnes Foundation, The Academy of Music, Temple University, and Luxury Attaché. The experience she gained working on these events has proven invaluable. Over the last three years, she has turned her focus toward planning and styling weddings and mitzvahs.

Arielle has a true passion and talent for event design and execution. Her creativity and dedication to each event allow her to make lifelong relationships with many of her clients.

Photo: Alison Conklin

Carly Totten

Marketing + Wedding Coordinator

Carly Totten’s career was jumpstarted by her lifelong adoration of events and turned into a reality by an editorial internship in New York City with Brides during her senior year of college at Rider University. More than a decade later, she has honed her areas of expertise by continuing to work as both an editorial writer and copywriter in the wedding and lifestyle industries for businesses and brands and as a wedding planner for couples throughout Philadelphia.

As our Marketing + Wedding Coordinator, Carly curates our blog, manages wedding submissions, writes the content included in our quarterly newsletter, and curates’ logistics for our couples at select weddings. Above all, it’s the relationships and incredible people she meets that fuel her the most.

Carly is always inspired by floral design, writing, running, and traveling to her favorite destination, Charleston.

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