day-of details: Jen + Billy

Happy second anniversary to Jen + Billy!

 Jen + Billy's Philadelphia wedding // photo by Emily Wren Photography

Jen + Billy's Philadelphia wedding // photo by Emily Wren Photography

Jen + Billy first met in college, and when Jen shared part of their love story with me, I immediately admired their playful banter and love for each other. 

Their Philadelphia wedding was clean and classic, with such thoughtful details.  Keeping their color palette very minimal (whites; with hints of gold, mercury glass, and blue) led to such a timeless feel, especially when paired with their venue's details!

 Jen + Billy's Philadelphia Wedding // florals by Devon + Pinkett // photo by Emily Wren Photography

Jen + Billy's Philadelphia Wedding // florals by Devon + Pinkett // photo by Emily Wren Photography

 Jen + Billy's Philadelphia wedding // welcome and ceremony program sign by hello, bird. // photo by Emily Wren Photography

Jen + Billy's Philadelphia wedding // welcome and ceremony program sign by hello, bird. // photo by Emily Wren Photography

 Jen + Billy's Philadelphia wedding // gold ink seating chart by hello, bird. // photo by Emily Wren Photography

Jen + Billy's Philadelphia wedding // gold ink seating chart by hello, bird. // photo by Emily Wren Photography

 Jen + Billy's Philadelphia wedding // detail of gold ink seating chart by hello, bird. // photo by Emily Wren Photography

Jen + Billy's Philadelphia wedding // detail of gold ink seating chart by hello, bird. // photo by Emily Wren Photography

Jen + Billy put thoughtful details into everything-- from a pop of color in her bouquet in honor of her grandmother, to remembering a friend and honoring his memory with their seating chart and a table detail.  The table detail featured lyrics from a song written by Mic Stew in Shane's memory.  I definitely got choked up while working on these details.  Jen + Billy have the biggest hearts, and I'm so honored to have been a part of sharing what they hold nearest + dearest on their wedding day.

 Jen + Billy's Philadelphia wedding // gold ink calligraphy sign by hello, bird. // photo by Emily Wren Photography

Jen + Billy's Philadelphia wedding // gold ink calligraphy sign by hello, bird. // photo by Emily Wren Photography

Jen + Billy's wedding vendor dream team: 
venue + catering:  Davio's // calligraphy + signage: hello, bird. // florals: Devon + Pinkett //  photographer:  Emily Wren Photography

All photos in this post courtesy of Emily Wren Photography.

Jen and Billy's wedding was featured on The Knot.

day-of details: Christine + Dan

Happy second anniversary to Christine + Dan!

Christine + Dan's escort cards have quickly turned into a hello, bird. favorite..
 I love these cards, because they're slightly oversized, with three smooth edges, and a soft top-edge.

 escort cards by hello, bird. // photo by emily wren photography

escort cards by hello, bird. // photo by emily wren photography

One of my favorite details, though, is how their escort card display came together.  Christine's dad lovingly made each of the birch card holders out of branches from Christine's childhood home.  How incredible is that?  

 cocktail menu sign by hello, bird. // photo by emily wren photography

cocktail menu sign by hello, bird. // photo by emily wren photography

Their cocktail menu was super clean + minimal, and was written in the same rose gold ink as the escort cards. I love that Christine + Dan had cocktails waiting for their guests as they entered cocktail hour- another thoughtful gesture. 

day-of details: Lauren + Mike

Happy first anniversary of Cinco de Donchez to Lauren + Mike! 

When I met Lauren to talk through a few details, I thought she looked incredibly familiar..  As it turns out, I had been obsessing over the green flats she wore in an engagement photo shared by photographer Brittney Raine. (The flats were from Madewell, in case you're just as curious as I was)

Lauren + Mike kept everything clean, minimal, and super fun for their Philadelphia wedding.  The acrylic welcome sign was the perfect entry piece and made the entry to their reception a little more fun!

 acrylic welcome sign by hello, bird. // photo courtesy of Brittney Raine Photography

acrylic welcome sign by hello, bird. // photo courtesy of Brittney Raine Photography

Lauren + Mike had one signature cocktail, and wanted to bring in a single pop of color to the minimal menu.  Lots of negative space kept their menu super clean.  (And jalapeño simple syrup? Yes, please.)

 cocktail menu by hello, bird.

cocktail menu by hello, bird.