Maura curates vintage jewelry, so when she + Jim began planning their elegant Philadelphia mansion wedding, they were sure to include lots of gorgeous + intentional details to perfectly reflect their artistic personalities. And for all of you lovelies who are planning an indoor wedding, but want to create a warm + lush atmosphere, be sure to take note! Maura + Jim did a brilliant job of bringing their vision to life:
Definitely our inspiration was centered around a woodland, flora/fauna theme. Our very talented friend Ashley actually hand-depicted us as our “spirit animals” of sorts that we then incorporated into the designs for our save-the-dates, shower invitations, wedding invitations + even our table number. Jim is the deer, I am the fox. We loved that she gave us accessories in the illustrations like a bow-tie and a necklace! :)
I would have to say it was a tie between our "first-look" photo session outside in Rittenhouse square (so great to just relax – just the two of us, and have fun before all of the festivities) and the latter portion of the reception (where many of my younger cousins blew my mind with their break-dancing skills – who knew?)
Processional: Bridal Party: Tommib – Squarepusher; Bride: Claire de Lune – Claude Debussy
Recessional: Plainsong – The Cure
First Dance: Never my Love – The Association
So in love with the playful, woodland vibe Maura + Jim created for their reception!
Make it your own without killing yourself OR breaking the bank. We developed an inspiration board for colors and vibe, then sourced almost all of our decor including frames, vases, votive-holders and flora/fauna figurines at my favorite thrift, vintage and antique stores . Contrary to popular belief, you CAN have fun as your own wedding planner! Also, remember to have fun and do what you want on the big day — photos are fantastic momentos but nothing compares to memories you make of the fun you had with family, friends, and of course, your partner in crime.You both deserve it after all of your hard work!
Eat, drink, smile, laugh, mingle, love.
photography: Christina Campbell of Nina Lily Photography // venue: The Stotesbury Mansion Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania // floral design: Sue Carlin located in Merchantville, NJ // wedding dress: White by Vera Wang // hairpieces: Anthropologie // jewelry: Rada from Anthropologie, Filigree Vintage // shoes: Due Farina from Anthropologie // bridesmaid dresses: Custom-made embroidered lace by the amazing Yoana Baraschi // hair + makeup: Kat Sterrett // groom suit: Perry Ellis from Saget’s in Drexel Hill, PA // paper goods: Myself, Jim and our extremely talented friend Ashley Charit // catering: Feastivities catered and was delicious! Jim (my husband), Erich and Chris (groomsmen and friends) all provided their own homebrewed beer for the event (was also so much fun designing the labels, names and menus for them!) // cake: Sweet Talk Custom Cakes and Confections // music: Hi-Society Productions Lovesick Inc.
I adore every single thing about this wedding! WOW!!
LOVE her hair and dress! I’d love to see a straight on shot of her ‘do and top though! It looks CRAZY AWESOME! LOOOOOVE! Would adore shooting that!
LOVE the cake !!!
I have to know where the wedding rings came from. I know the bride sources vintage jewelry, but these look like new pieces. Can you please, please ask her? Thank you!
You’re correct, I did not source these pieces, (though I wish I could say I had found them myself!) My husband and I conceptualized them and then collaborated with Henri David at Halloween in Philadelphia to have them custom-made! We couldn’t be more thrilled with the creative experience, design and quality. Henri is amazing! Thanks!! :).
I love love her big hair! It fits in so well with the wedding, which to me is sort of funky Victorian. Great job!
What a fantastic dress!! I adore it. This wedding is beautiful.
I feel like this is my bizarro, higher budget wedding. Such a dream. You people are amazing.