A Romantic, Retro Elopement in Philly Featuring A Pink Thunderbird!

Isabelle + Hunter knew for sure that a more traditional wedding with a big ol’ guest list was not going to be the move.

“We both wanted to get married in a way that felt like ‘us,’” says the couple, “and a big wedding just didn’t fit our vibe.”

Instead they prioritized the parts of getting married that sounded the most fun to them: photos, amazing outfits, good food. They decided to keep things chill—Isabelle + Hunter got ready at the Monaco Hotel and then explored Philadelphia with photographer Toni Marie, listening to Taylor Swift, chatting about reality TV, and taking some super cool photos in their chic elopement looks! Then, to include some of their fave people in their special day, they met up with friends and fam at Italian restaurant Rosalie Wayne to celebrate! 

We’re totally loving the stylish, retro vibes of this big city elopement. One of our fave details? The powder pink convertible they cruised around in!! Let’s get into the pics!!

Just cause you’re eloping doesn’t mean you can’t have a super cute invitation situation! The retro, hand-drawn vibe and feathery, red envelopes totally capture the energy of Isabelle + Hunter’s elopement day.

Scroll through our collection of the most beautiful wedding invites you can buy online to start your own invitation journey!

Very into the idea of custom motel keychains as wedding day keepsakes.

Starting the day at the Monaco Hotel surrounded by vintage-inspired decor was totally the right move for these two.

We love seeing an elopement that makes a whole elevated occasion of tying the knot just the two of you. Isabelle + Hunter’s day brings to mind this luxury elopement editorial in downtown LA and this chic Palm Springs elopement editorial at a retro motel!

If you’re loving Hunter’s tuxedo look, check out some tips on when to opt for a classic tux like this one in our breakdown of the 43 best men’s suits!

How perfect is Isabelle’s Hollow Out Heart Rhinestone Evening Bag?!

We are loving the shimmery details on Isabelle’s white blazer mini dress by Cinq à Sept.

Isabelle found this look (and her super cute second look…) at Saks Fifth Avenue just a month before the wedding!

One of Isabelle + Hunter’s big goals for the day was to create the feeling of an editorial shoot.

A round of applause for this metallic shoe moment! For the first portion of the day, Isabelle rocked the Alisa Sculpted Platform Heels by Circus NY.

Isabelle’s bridal bouquet of roses and greenery was a DIY creation!

We are firm believers that bridal sunglasses are the It Girl accessory, and Isabelle’s white cat-eye frames are totally proof.

Let’s not leave out the groom: check out our collection of the 37 best sunglasses for men.

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Focus on the things that excite you the most! Photos were extremely important to us so we planned our elopement date around our photographer Toni’s availability because she is truly amazing and we love her work. I am passionate about fashion and makeup so I spent a majority of my time planning my looks! Weddings are supposed to be a day of celebration so cut out the stressful parts and just have fun with your partner!

Isabelle’s accessory game was so strong. The bride bought four different veils which she cycled through throughout the day!

Explore our list of the best veils for every bridal style if you’re still settling on which veil silhouette’s going to be right for you.

Bride Isabelle is an illustrator and groom Hunter is a filmmaker. This vintage camera was a super-cute, personal touch that captured the couple’s creativity.

We are SWOONING over Isabelle’s classic red mani!! Check out our collection of 41 beautiful wedding nail designs and ideas.

The way those baby pink square frame sunglasses match Isabelle’s bag! Obsessed.

Still not over these metallic heels. Take a peek at out list of the 24 best spots to buy wedding shoes online if you’re hunting for the perfect bridal shoe.

Wedding Day Wheels

Fun fact: Isabelle + Hunter found this pink Thunderbird on Craigslist and rented it for the day!

These perfectly retro photos are making us think of the cute pink convertible moment in this Barbie-core elopement editorial.

A Post-Elopement Celebration

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

Seeing our guests greet us at dinner dressed up in sequins, feathers, and lots of pink was truly magical. Also taking pictures in a pink thunderbird was amazing too!!

For her second look, Isabelle went with a corset bodice drop waist white mini dress from STAUD and one of her many veils! This time with some feathery flair!

Also, so into the white flare-heel pointed toe pumps she changed into!

Vintage-inspired cakes like Isabelle + Hunter’s are one of the trends we are loving to see! Even the cake topper was retro perfection!

Congrats, Isabelle + Hunter! Your editorial elopement day was total retro romance. Best wishes from GWS!

photography: toni marie photography // wedding dress: Cinq à Sept and STAUD // wedding dress boutique: Saks Fifth Avenue // bride's shoes: Circus NY