day-of details: Elizabeth + Fabien

Happy 2nd anniversary to Elizabeth + Fabien!

 photo courtesy of Siousca Photography

photo courtesy of Siousca Photography

I've started writing about Elizabeth + Fabien's wedding several times, but I really don't know where to begin.  I could start with the thoughtfulness, care, and love they put into everything that they do... but even those words don't seem sufficient.

Elizabeth + Fabien reached out to me months before their July wedding, and we met via Skype.  They shared bits of their love story and their wedding plans - and I was blown away.   

She's a communications and branding specialist, and he's a landscape designer.  They compliment each other perfectly - and I love that she's literally an American in Paris.  

With plans to celebrate both stateside and later in Paris, one of my favorite things about working with Elizabeth + Fabien was their main approach to their wedding.  It's a beautiful celebration of love and their relationship.  Everything should be thoughtful + reflect them, otherwise it was off the table and out of the picture.  Their day was all about keeping it very simple,  with plenty of special meanings-- SO full of heart.  Their love was at the core of every single decision, and I completely admire that. 

 hand-dyed welcome banner by hello, bird. // photo courtesy of Siousca Photography

hand-dyed welcome banner by hello, bird. // photo courtesy of Siousca Photography

Elizabeth + Fabien chose to keep everything very natural - with lots of greens + peaches.  Westtown School, where Elizabeth went to high school, served as the venue for their Quaker ceremony.  To complement the gorgeous natural setting, I created a hand-dyed and painted welcome banner. I love that we chose a fabric sign to keep things a little softer and organic feeling, and the eucalyptus by Kate from Devon + Pinkett was the perfect complement.

 table numbers by hello, bird. // florals by devon + pinkett // photo courtesy of Siousca Photography

table numbers by hello, bird. // florals by devon + pinkett // photo courtesy of Siousca Photography

The reception was close by, at Terrain at Styer's -- where the couple had their first meal when Fabien came to visit Elizabeth stateside.. (a perfect choice- since Fabien is a landscape designer!)   Some of the details I created were made to work with details created by Elizabeth and Fabien while they were engaged -- another thoughtful approach!  Fabien fabricated the stands and loops for the table numbers (so cool!) 

 banner by hello, bird. // florals by Devon + Pinkett // cake by Carley's Cakes// photo courtesy of Siousca Photography

banner by hello, bird. // florals by Devon + Pinkett // cake by Carley's Cakes// photo courtesy of Siousca Photography

Elizabeth + Fabien's wedding vendor dream team: ceremony venue:  Westtown School // reception venue: Terrain at Styer's // cake: Carley's Cakes // calligraphy + signage: hello, bird. // florals: Devon + Pinkett // hair + makeup:  True Beauty Marks // music/DJ: Marc Foster // photographer:  Siousca Photography // rentals: Fox and Finch Vintage Rentals // wedding dress: Lihi Hod via Gabriela Bridal NYC // 

All photos in this post courtesy of Siousca Photography.

Elizabeth and Fabien's wedding was featured on Snippet & Ink.

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.