Hello modern romance! Jewel and Ameer’s micro-wedding in New Hope, Pennsylvania is proof that smaller celebrations can have macro style. Their intimate day not only included a scaled-back guest count, but a must-see moody wedding color palette (filled with rich jewel tones and cooper accents), and also oh-so stylish attire. Ameer’s custom floral suit as well as Jewel’s swoon-worthy Hayley Paige layered tulle and satin ballgown enhanced their moody-inspired wedding by serving as inspo for their ceremony decor and reception details. Jewel says she actually had Ameer’s floral suit jacket in mind when she started choosing their wedding hues and putting together the design board for their special day. She also notes that since her name is Jewel, “Jewel tones were a must!” We can’t agree anymore, girlfriend!
“The wedding was about the two of us for those reasons,” says Jewel. Adding, “his custom suit and my Jewel tones were the focal point of the decor and made everything feel intimate and intentional.”Avonné Stalling of Avonné Photography captured the moody wedding day, which took place at the scenic and luxe River House at Odettes. Check out the rest of the details below!
Jewel’s unique floral mani also added to her moody-wedding theme and looked fantastic against her lush bouquet. Not to mention, check out her sparkler! We love a good emerald-cut diamond on a well-manicured hand.
The first look. We both had so much anticipation and stress from COVID wedding planning pivots leading up to that moment and when we finally saw each other it was like, "all roads lead to you." Nothing else mattered. He had a surprise for me with the lining of his suit, which had "Found a Jewel" embroidered (a nod to our hashtag) and elephants (a nod to my sorority). He loved my dress, which every bride hopes for. It was just a feeling of bliss.
Since the couple had a smaller guest count, they could get creative with their ceremony seating. So, in lieu of traditional individual seating, they opted for velvet upholstered couches and love seats, instead!
Fur throws were also available for guests to use to keep warm during the outdoor ceremony.
The ceremony arch featured a cool geometric shape and was dressed up with fresh greenery paired with purple jewel-hued florals, such as anemones, garden roses, and anthuriums.
The first kiss as newlyweds!
The wedding party looked equally fabulous in velvet attire. Jewel’s ‘maids donned burgundy-colored gowns in the luxe fabric where Ameer’s groomsmen sported navy suits in velvet.
Jewel’s Hayley Paige ballgown was exactly what she had envisioned. “I knew I wanted either a ball gown or an A-line dress, but I didn’t want white,” says Jewel. Adding, “When I was looking on Pinterest I fell in love with a lot of Hayley Paige dresses […] I knew I wanted to go to Kleinfeld, but due to COVID, it was hard to get an appointment so I went to the sample sale. I tried on some beautiful dresses and ultimately fell in love with a satin cream-colored ball gown from Hayley Paige with a matching cathedral veil.” Jewel says she completed her look with velvet teal Louboutins and gold jewelry.
Like we said before, Ameer’s jacket is EVERYTHING! Looking for something similar? We rounded up a few fun floral jackets!
Take the time to choose vendors who are kindred spirits with you as a couple. My wedding planner is a superwoman and all of the vendors were magic. All of our vendors, from the photographer/videographer team to the valet at the venue, felt like family and surrounded us with so much love on the day of the wedding. Even now, months after the wedding, I have maintained relationships with our vendors. Besides your guests/bridal party, the vendors are going to be with you the most and have a high impact on the day - choose wisely. Also, consider giving your florist, baker, and design team creative freedom and watch them blow you away!
Following the ceremony, guests were invited to attend an intimate sit-down dinner reception, which featured black velvet linens, rustic cross-back chair seating, metallic candelabra lighting, and jewel-toned floral arrangements.
Champagne flutes doubled as escort cards and were displayed on a metallic bar cart that was also adorned with fresh florals.
A cozy lounge oozed romance thanks to the help of rich velvet upholstered seating in pink and burgundy coloring.
The wedding party sat together at the head table, which was also decorated in moody-inspired wedding details.
Velvet accents, such as napkins, also evoked a moody-inspired wedding theme at the reception and looked lovely against the other cooper details.
First Dance: Never Felt This Way by Alicia Keys
The night concluded with a photo-worthy sparkler send-off.
Congratulations to Jewel and Ameer!! Thanks for sharing your intimate wedding with us and big hugs from the GWS Team!
photography: Avonné Photography // venue name: River House at Odettes, New Hope, Pennsylvania, USA // event design: Clover Event Co. // planning: Clover Event Co. // florals: RAM Florals // wedding dress: Miss Hailey Paige // wedding dress boutique: Kleinfeld Bridal // hair stylist: I Am Dommie Cole // makeup artist: Recharge Beauty Wellness // groom attire: Garçon Couture // videography: Penn Weddings // cake: Groovy Deliciousness // desserts: Groovy Deliciousness // furniture rentals: Allaire Rentals // music: Dj Yannick Jones // officiant: Collin Devon Events // photo booth: Dearly Beloved Weddings // violinist: Gina Corso