A Botanical Wedding in Philadelphia with Lush Plants + Magical Lighting

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When the bride and groom love plants, a horticulture center seems like the perfect fit for a wedding venue! If fact, The Fairmont Park Horticulture Center was the only space Hannah + Pete visited. They planned their entire lush and swanky affair around the space and its loads of unique plants. H + P teamed up with event planners Confetti & Co. to design the most incredible botanical wedding we’ve ever seen! With plants literally hanging from the ceiling, along with the most magical reception lighting, the entire space was transformed into a dreamland. Get ready for garden greenhouse vibes ahead!

H shared this about their inspiration:

Have you ever read the story “The Twelve Dancing Princesses?” They travel every night through forests of glittering trees to a wonderful party (before they get caught that is). I kept this in mind with all our planning, most notably with our light installations provided by Lumos and Co., which were incredible. In keeping with this idea, the Fairmount Horticulture Center was actually the only venue we toured. It was exactly what we wanted. Since it’s so wonderful as is, we wanted floral arrangements that would accentuate the plants already there.

Ready to see the magic through the lens of Brittney Raine Photography? Let’s go!

Botanical Wedding Invitations

gold wedding invitation

Being the plant lovers they are, it’s no surprise that H + P covered their wedding invitations in modern nods to greenery. We’re loving the embossed detail on this Mary Kate Moon invitation suite!

Bridal Style

Chic Nostalgia "Echo" gown

H fit right into the story of the Twelve Dancing Princesses with her Chic Nostalgia “Echo” gown from Bijou Bridal. We love the deep neckline and unique lace!

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Subtle gold shimmer was a theme throughout the day, and H’s bridesmaids dresses didn’t disappoint! These ladies rocked the perfect pairing of lace BHLDN tops and champagne Jenny Yoo skirts.

cascading green bouquet

Oleander created botanical wedding magic for H + P! Just look at H’s bridal bouquet! Lush and overflowing with textural greens, it’s here to make a statement!

leather jacket bridesmaids

Check out these rad leather jackets! These girls are gorgeous AND fierce! They were wedding day ready thanks to hair by Gabrielle Falco and makeup by Shimmer & Spice.

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Let’s not forget about the groom! P looked dashing in a vibrant blue Enzo Custom suit and Cole Haan shoes. H’s bridal jacket was by KOC Leather.

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Our Musical Choices

Processional: Runaway by Kanye West

Recessional: I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas

First Dance: Atlantic City by The Band

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In keeping with their overall look, H + P had sleek gold Gabriella Kiss wedding bands and a unique solitaire engagement ring!

Lush Ceremony Decor

lush greenery circle arch

You can’t have a botanical wedding without a RAD ceremony arch covered 100% in plants, right?? Talk about setting the mood for these two plant lovers! We love the mix of large tropical leaves, ferns, and smaller greens for texture!

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Sealed with a kiss!

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Horticulture Center Reception

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Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

After we walked down the aisle together, we headed straight to a back room by ourselves and just had a moment to realize what just happened. It was a small moment that made everything feel real and made us feel connected to each other.

cocktail lounge

How about these luxe reception rentals from Maggpie Rentals?? Velvet seating has been a big trend recently and we’re loving this romantic royal blue!

cocktail bar

This simple greenery garland proves that you don’t need much to make a warm and inviting setup!

acrylic seating chart

Magical Wedding Lighting

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Talk about WOW!! If H + P wanted to create a magical, dreamy, garden vibe, then they definitely succeeded! Who wouldn’t want to dance the night away under this incredible installation of hanging greenery and shimmering chandeliers and lanterns?? Lumos Co. definitely made H’s fairy tale dreams come true!

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Botanical Wedding Details

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H + P didn’t miss a beat to add some botanical charm to every detail of the day. We just love how they weren’t afraid to incorporate different textures to add depth and dimension to their arrangements!

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Plants on wedding day have always had our support! In fact, they are a great way to embrace sustainability. You can use them to decorate and then take them home and enjoy for years to come! Here’s our list of the best wedding to home plants for beginners!

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Our Advice To Those Planning Now

First, of course, hire Brittney Raine Photography and Sara Murray of confetti & co. to help plan your big day.

After this, my biggest advice is to understand that things will never go exactly as planned. It’s many different people working on many different parts of an event. There’s always something that will happen that won’t be exactly what you imagined BUT if the people you love are there to celebrate your love, then it’s all good!

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High-Low plant tablescapes complemented the other botanicals that already call the Horticulture Center home. Such a simple, but statement-making centerpiece!!

Lush Greenhouse Wedding

Lush Greenhouse Wedding

From Hannah + Pete:

If you can, always try to focus on what you care about most. I love plants so I made that a huge part of our day but if flowers aren’t for you, spend your time and money on what is for you. Try to decide as a couple what type of day will represent you best and you will enjoy the most. We love a big party so we had a big party but if you love a small, intimate affair where you have a chance to connect with every guest, do that. The most important thing is to be true to you and your partner and what matters most to you both— whatever that may be!

The best advice!! Congratulations you guys! Your botanical wedding is what dreams are made of. The GWS team is wishing you lots of love and happiness together!

photography: Brittney Raine Photography // venue name: The Fairmount Park Horticulture Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA // event design: Confetti & Co. // planning: Confetti & Co. // florals: Oleander // wedding dress: Chic Nostalgia "Echo" // wedding dress boutique: Bijou Bridal // bride's shoes: Adrianna Papell // bride's ring: Gabriella Kiss // bridesmaid dresses: Jenny Yoo (skirt) and BHLDN (top) // hair stylist: Gabrielle Falco // makeup artist: Shimmer & Spice // groom attire: Enzo Custom // groom's shoes: Cole Haan // groom's ring: Gabriella Kiss // videography: Lovesick Inc // paper goods: Mary Kate Moon // calligraphy: Mary Kate Moon // catering: Constellation // desserts: Constellation // furniture rentals: Maggpie Rentals // music: Lovesick Inc // lighting: Lumos Co. // bride's leather jacket: KOC Leather // cocktail hour musicians: Jeramy Cohen’s Latin Jazz All Stars