This October in Bucks County, Erin and Charles celebrated among family, friends, and the most beautiful array of changing fall foliage.
On the most perfect Fall day, Erin and Charles were married at Trinity Episcopal and celebrated afterwards at Lookaway Golf Club, a private club that Charles' family belongs to. The outdoor patio was transformed for the reception and the sprawling grounds served as a natural backdrop for the occasion. Erin chose a stunning classic look for her decor, almost a vintage romantic-inspired look, while incorporating modern touches such as mercury glass. Guests danced the night away (and had a chance to change into complimentary flip flops to keep their feet comfortable!) and took home tasty chocolate favors.
If you're looking for the quintessential Pennsylvania venue, La Massaria at Bella Vista is your place. Set on a golf course, but incorporating charming elements this Gilbertsville location channels all things rustic and romantic without leaning overwhelmingly towards one or the other.
Maura and Rick were joined by 200 of their closest friends and family for an unforgettable evening celebrating their newlywed status. Their ceremony took place off-site at St. Teresa of Calcutta where guests were greeted by a bagpiper (to honor Maura's Irish roots).
Their reception was one for the books, with Chico's Vibe keeping guests on the dance floor all night and a full dessert bar keeping them fueled.
Wedding Planner/Event Management Team: Alexandria Catherine Events
Bakery: Brooklyn Girl Bakery
Reception Location: La Massaria at Bella Vista
Accommodations: Courtyard Marriott Collegeville
Transportation: Rhoads Limousine
Design: Valley Forge Flowers and Event FX
Entertainment: Chico's Vibe
Photography: Blacklevel Photography
Videography: Moments Remembered Videography LLC
Ceremony Location: St. Theresa of Calcutta
Beauty Squad: Joan Phillips Aubertin and Autumn Rose
With 2017 just a few short months away (I know, I can't believe it either), those of us in the wedding planning and design industry are starting to keep an eye out for trends that we believe we'll see in 2017 (and which we won't!).
One such trend is the inclusion of cultural traditions in wedding ceremonies and receptions, and I am personally thrilled to see this getting some attention.
As an event designer, I obviously love all things pretty, and bringing the visions and dreams that my couples have to life; however, I always strive to bring their personalities and backgrounds into those designs too and it's great that we're going to start seeing more of this across the board.
So, how does one start thinking about this trend and what role will it play in your big day? That's totally up to you.
For starters, let's address one large misconception: the inclusion of cultural traditions into your wedding day doesn't mean that your overall design concept needs to change (unless of course you want it to). There are plenty of ways to still pull off your dream decor plan while including meaningful touches that make the event about the two of you. That's what this is all about - personalizing the day by bringing in elements of your backgrounds and lives to make the event as authentic and intimate as possible.
Are you Italian? Have a grandparent perform a traditional toast or set up an espresso bar when the cake is served.
Irish? Consider a flower crown (similar to the wreaths worn) or have guests ring small bells as you enter your reception during introductions.
There are plenty of small touches that you can add to your wedding day that won't throw off an entire design plan or vision, but that allow you to bring both of your backgrounds into a day celebrating your new life together.