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Philadelphia bohemian wedding: Gianna + Jeremy

September 5, 2012
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