5 Sep

vintage wedding portrait

All Gary Ashley of The Wedding Artists Collective had to tell us when sharing Gianna + Jeremy’s wedding with us was, “She’s a designer for Free People, and their wedding was adorable!”. We’d have to agree. They had fun with their details while keeping all their favorite things tied together beautifully: travel, music, ice cream, lush and green spaces, textiles, reclaimed materials, the talent of their friends and family. There wasn’t really a set theme – just a desire to provide a magical, playful, and romantic feeling to share with their community of loved ones. And we’re digging it.

Kris Chau illustrated invitations

custom stamp

My favorite artist, illustrator and dear friend Kris Chau graciously gifted her time and talent on designing our save the dates & invitations. She used Overnight Prints for our save the date postcards and Basement Press (local letterpress company in Philly) for our custom invitations. We just provided Chau with the verbiage and let her run with the tropical vibe and she made it all come together. 

Jenny Packham dress and Phillip Lim shoes

Jenny Packham lace wedding dress and Aiche & Saint Kilda jewelry

Jenny Packham button-lined lace gown

greenhouse wedding portraits

coral gloriosa lily boutonniere

coral gloriosa lilies bouquet

How pretty is Gianna’s coral gloriosa lily’s bouquet… never seen one like it.

Jcrew ludlow suit

tan Jcrew suit

outdoor wedding ceremony

patterned bridesmaid dresses

decorative wallpaper and frames

marker-drawn window panes

glitter covered sweets

exotic floral centerpiece

painted bottle table numbers

bandana-style table linens

Moroccan-style chandelier and paper garlands

floral cake decorations

love birds chalk drawing

dancing chalk drawings

Wise words from Gianna: Weddings bring out everyones crazy, so start meditating or practicing yoga right now. Trust your gut and ask for forgiveness later if there are disagreements. Hindsight is always 20/20 and I admit we did not exactly follow this advice. We did stay true to our vision but let the disagreements bum us out at times. In the end when it all came together everyone was focused on our happiness and loved our choices. Sometimes they have to see it to believe it. Moral of the story is TRUST yourself!

twinkle light chandeliers and garlands

green house wedding reception

A lesser know track from the 60′s, “Everything to me” by Donnie Elbert was their first dance (Jeremy’s first dance ever!).

vintage black and white wedding portrait

Many congrats to Gianna + Jeremy!

Photography: Gary Ashley of The Wedding Artists Collective / Videography: Carrie Yotter / Venue: Philadelphia Horticultural Center of Fairmount Park / Cake: Joe Moorhead / Invitations, save the date, stamp art, sidewalk chalk artwork & design: Kris Chau / Custom letterpress: Basement Press / Catering: Starr Events / Floral design studio: Sullivan Owen / Day of wedding coordinators: Two Little Birds / Ice cream: Little Baby’s Ice Cream / Celebrant: Dorry Bless at Circle of Life Ceremonies / DJ: DJ Small Change / Ceremony musicians: Adam Cooper & Jen Zimmerman / Bride’s dress: Jenny Packham / Shoes: Phillip Lim / Jewelry: Jacquie Aiche & Saint Kilda / Groom’s suit: J.Crew

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Comments

  1. Wow, the details in this wedding are amazing…it’s like each wedding element is a beautiful story in itself! Absolutely gorgeous!

  2. Her dress is so stunning! No one does vintage inspired like Jenny Packham, she’s just perfect and this dress looks like it was made for the bride! Her bouquet is so cool and so are the centerpieces, what are those spindly cactus-like flowers?

  3. i like the classic black and white photograph, it shows a fun and layed back period.
    The style is relaxed and yet very colorful. It shows a bit of whimsey and playful feel.
    Great.

  4. the bride dress is awesome! love the table numbers idea :D

  5. Loving this wedding, the dress is gorgeous, and lots of lovely touches. beautiful.

  6. You had an amazing wedding shoots which create unique impression on your special day.

  7. How pretty is Gianna’s coral gloriosa lilies bouquet… never seen one like it.

    Wise words from Gianna: Weddings bring out everyone’s crazy, so start meditating or practicing yoga right now. Trust your gut and ask for forgiveness later if there are disagreements. Hindsight is always 20/20, and I admit we did not exactly follow this advice. We did stay true to our vision but let the disagreements bum us out at times. In the end, when it all came together, everyone was focused on our happiness and loved our choices. Sometimes they have to see it to believe it. Moral of the story is TRUST yourself!

    Copy edited this for you! There were five grammatical errors.
    What a gorgeous dress!

  8. Thanks so much for sharing this wedding, the photos are absolutely dreamy & Gianna was a pleasure to work with!

    The bridal bouquet is Japanese Gloriosa that is left on it’s long stems, normally the blooms are cut off from the main stems and they are too short to use in a bouquet. It’s definitely a very unique bouquet.

    All the low table arrangements featured a wide assortment of Protea in soft and bright shades and I had so much fun getting as many varieties as I could!

  9. Oh wow! What a beautiful wedding. I adore the fabrics, and the reception venue… check out that roof!! Speechless.

  10. seriously BEST wedding I have seen on this website!!! so creative!!

  11. This dress in green version was worn by Kate Middleton too!
    I find it really amazing..

    http://www.lookandthecity.it/2012/05/15/kate-middleton-in-abito-lungo-jenny-packham-e-sandali-jimmy-choo/

  12. Where was the wedding held? The venue looks gorgeous!

  13. it was the most gorgeous venue (Philadelphia Botanical Gardens), lovely couple, lovely guests, and the food was absolutely stellar! What a magical night!

  14. The event was actually held at the Philadelphia hortacultural center of fairmount park.
    thanks for all the nice comments!

  15. WOW what a personalized wedding. This is a photographer’s dream. I love their stamps and it’s something I want to do now for my husband and I. Where did you get the stamp done?

  16. I am very interested in the source for the fabric chandeliers and the petal garlands. Can you help me out?

    Such a lovely, whimsical wedding. Thank you for sharing :-)

    -Megan

  17. Amazing blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere? A design like yours with a few simple tweeks would really make my blog jump out. Please let me know where you got your design. Bless youKaty Roofing Contractor, 831 Comstock Springs Drive, #A, Katy, TX 77450 – (281) 829-8297

  18. You really make it appear so easy along with your presentation but I find this matter to be really one thing which I feel I would never understand. It kind of feels too complex and very large for me. I’m having a look forward in your subsequent put up, I’ll try to get the hang of it!

  19. What was the wedding favor – I cannot really read the tag and they look so interesting!

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