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Lauren & Steve - Wedding at Bliss Ridge

In August 2017 this beautiful couple gathered with their closest family and friends at Bliss Ridge Farm in Moretown, Vermont for their dream wedding. The intimacy of the gathering and the gorgeously expansive views were expertly captured by Wildescout Photography

Lauren and Steve were referred to me by Lauren's sister-in-law Theresa, who happens to be my neighbor. Lauren, who is Jewish, and Steve, who is not, were in the early stages of planning their interfaith wedding and wanted to incorporate many traditional Jewish customs, so Theresa referred them to me, knowing that they were my ideal clients!

Lauren & Steve - Bliss Ridge Wedding

Lauren & Steve - Bliss Ridge Wedding
Lauren & Steve - Bliss Ridge Wedding

From our very first phone conversation, it was clear that they were a very special couple. They were being so incredibly thoughtful and intentional with every detail of their wedding, and in truth, I imagine this is how they are with most aspects of their life. They had moved from Boston to rural Vermont the year before and were building the beauty and wildness of their new home into their life and their wedding ceremony. Lauren told me that she'd begin their wedding day with a mikvah, a ritual bath, in the Mad River. 

Lauren & Steve ketubah signing

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Lauren and Steve wanted many elements of their ceremony to be handmade, from the wildflower bouquets to the invitations that Lauren painted and handlettered (after teaching herself calligraphy!), to their wedding cake, and they wanted the ketubah to reflect this aesthetic. After considering a few sketches that included the beautiful scenery of Bliss Ridge, they decided on a Wildflower Wreath motif that would include the dahlias and eucalyptus from the bouquets and birch bark from the chuppah poles.

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I love the cosmic theme they used for their table numbers and signage!

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Lauren & Steve's Wedding at Bliss Ridge

Thank you, Lauren and Steve, for including my work in your beautiful wedding! I hope the ketubah serves as a daily reminder of both your commitment and love for each other and your incredible wedding day! 

My Favorite Things Styled Shoot at Merion Tribute House

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens, Brown paper packages tied up with strings, These are a few of my favorite things...  Amanda Sandford of A Styled Fete Floral & Event Design is definitely a fan of Sound of Music and I'm sure she knows this song by heart! She must, considering that she so expertly brought the unforgettable verses to life for this Sound of Music themed Winter wedding shoot at Merion Tribute House.

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From the girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes to the snowflakes, sleigh bells, and bright copper kettles, every stunning detail, beautifully captured by Delaney Dobson Photography, turned this cold silver-white winter day into a warm glow of wedding inspiration.

My Favorite Things Styled Shoot

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I was so thrilled to contribute hand-lettered calligraphy to this invitation suite designed by Papertree Studio. The flaked copper foil details and copper wax seal added a touch of warmth and sparkle to this classicly romantic suite.


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These adorable cookies made by The Novel Baker and the perfectly pretty wedding cake created by Sophisticakes had the Liesl in me shrieking with delight.

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And here is the behind-the-scenes video Merryweather Films created of this Sound Of Music wedding shoot!


Now if all that doesn't have you singing, I don't know what will. ...I simply remember my favorite things and then I don't feel so bad!

 

Vendors:

Venue: Merion Tribute House
Coordinator & Stylists: Amanda Sandford
Design: A Styled Fete
Catering: Conner Catering
Cookies: The Novel Baker
Bride & Her Maids: La Belle Mariee
Groom & His Men: Commonwealth Proper
Hair & Makeup: Onlo Beauty
Table Numbers: Madame Hollyhock
Monograms: Fig and Lotus
Calligraphy: Tallulah Ketubahs
Invitation & Paper Goods: Papertree Studio
Furniture Rentals: Forget Me Not Vintage 
Filmography: Merryweather Film
To see the complete gallery, check out the feature on Wedding Chicks!
Elegant Styled Wedding Shoot at The Morris Arboretum

On cold winter days like today, I would love to be one of those lucky brides-to-be who is in the throes of planning a mid-summer wedding.  If you are one of these fortunate ladies, this elegant styled shoot, arranged and beautifully captured by Monique Cara Photography, is full of wedding inspiration for you!

Elegant Styled Shoot at Morris Arboretum

Philadelphia has no shortage of beautiful historic wedding venues, but Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania may be one of the most desirable. Morris Arboretum features thousands of varieties of plants and a collection of Philadelphia’s oldest, rarest, and largest trees making it the perfect backdrop for two lovebirds beginning their life together. In addition to a tented outdoor reception area near the 100-year-old carriage house, Morris is home to The Dorrance H. Hamilton Fernery, the only remaining freestanding Victorian fernery in North America and a peaceful space filled with ferns, trickling waterfalls and reflecting pools. It also happens to be one of my favorite places in Philadelphia!

Elegant Styled Shoot at Morris Arboretum
Elegant Styled Shoot at Morris Arboretum

Once again I had the opportunity to partner with Shindig Bespoke on the stationery suite by providing brilliant rose-gold ink calligraphy to the fig colored envelopes.

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It was also a joy to create the watercolor washed menus and place cards. They brought a splash of vibrant yet ethereal color to the table, and their placement on the clear glass plates over a bed of ferns was just stunning.

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I am always so impressed by the number of talented vendors I meet while participating in styled shoots, but this magnificent fairy-tale wedding cake was created by La Linea Desserts really left me speechless!

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Check out this video by TwoShea Studios of the styled shoot behind the scenes!

 

Vendors:

Venue: Morris Arboretum
Photography: Monique Cara Photography
Videographer: TwoShea Studios
Hair/Make-Up: 
TwoShea Artistry
Jeweler: Harry Merril & Son Jewelers
Cake/Macaroons: La Linea Desserts
Bride’s Dress: Ashe B. & Co.
Flowers: Cynthia’s Flowers
Chair Signs: EverLaser
Stationery: Shindig Bespoke
Calligraphy: Tallulah Ketubahs
Linens: Candy Crush Events

To view the complete gallery check out this feature on Philly in Love!

Paige & Johnny - Wedding at Springfield Manor Winery & Distillery

Happy Anniversary to Paige and Johnny! Last October these two lovebirds had a beautiful fall wedding at Springfield Manor Winery & Distillery. Since I don't often get to meet my couples in person, I always love seeing pictures of them with their friends and family on their special day. Thank you, Bartlett Pair Photography, for sharing these spectacular photos. 

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Paige and Johnny chose gorgeous autumnal bouquets with deep red and golden yellow blooms and I just swoon over those emerald green bridesmaids' dresses. 

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Their Live Oak Tree Ketubah will hopefully serve as a beautiful daily reminder of this incredible day and the stunning scenery that surrounded them when they said, "I do". 

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English Garden Party Styled Shoot at Bolingbroke Mansion
Last summer I had the pleasure of participating in an English Garden Party styled shoot at the Bolingbroke Mansion in Radnor, PA. I contributed a set of bespoke hand-painted escort cards for a Spanish Rose inspired styled shoot there a few months before, and I was excited to be back at the beautiful mansion to contribute a Succulent Wreath Ketubah and modern calligraphy on the leaves used for place cards.The elegant shoot was planned and designed by Amanda Sanford and the florals were styled by Xiomara Roman, both of A Styled Fete. The gorgeous photos were taken by Lauren Schwarz Photography.
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Stationery suite by Papertree Studio
This delicate and romantic stationery suite was designed by Papertree Studio and the envelope calligraphy is by yours truly.
Calligraphy invitations for an English Garden Party Wedding
Calligraphy invitations for an English Garden Party Wedding
Calligraphy invitations for an English Garden Party Wedding
Magnolia Leaf Placecards
Place setting for an English Garden Party Wedding
Beautiful Tablescape
Place setting for an English Garden Party Wedding
Place setting for an English Garden Party Wedding
Place setting for an English Garden Party Wedding
Place setting for an English Garden Party Wedding
Place setting for an English Garden Party Wedding
Place setting for an English Garden Party Wedding
English Garden Party Wedding
English Garden Party Wedding
Place setting at an English Garden Party Wedding
English Garden Party Wedding
English Garden Party Wedding
English Garden Party Wedding
Succulent ketubah
Succulent ketubah
From colorful English roses to delicate china and tea cups, this styled shoot is the perfect inspiration for anyone wanting a romantic, old-fashioned English garden party on their wedding day. This lovely styled shoot was also featured on The Perfect Palette
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English Garden Party Wedding
English Garden Party Wedding
English Garden Party Wedding
English Garden Party Wedding
Macarons at an English Garden Party Wedding
Macarons at an English Garden Party Wedding
Succulent wedding cake at an English Garden Party Wedding
Succulent wedding cake at an English Garden Party Wedding
Succulent wedding cake at an English Garden Party Wedding
Succulent wedding cake at an English Garden Party Wedding
Succulent wedding cake at an English Garden Party Wedding
Succulent wedding cake at an English Garden Party Wedding
English Garden Party Wedding
English Garden Party Wedding
English Garden Party Wedding
Leaf place cards at an English Garden Party Wedding

Check out this video by Wanderlove of the styled shoot behind the scenes!

VENDORS:
Event Planning & Floral Design: A Styled Fete
Hair Styling: Elegance Artistry
Rentals: Modern Relics
Invitation Design: Papertree Studio
Calligraphy and Ketubah: Tallulah Ketubahs
Bride’s Attire: Sabrina Ann
Groom’s Attire: The Black Tux
Video: Wanderlove
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