day-of details: Liz + Bobby

Happy 2nd Anniversary, Liz and Bobby!

hello, bird. welcome notes for Liz + Bobby's wedding welcome box // box curated by Arielle Fera Events // photo courtesy of Love Me Do Photography

hello, bird. welcome notes for Liz + Bobby's wedding welcome box // box curated by Arielle Fera Events // photo courtesy of Love Me Do Photography

Liz + Bobby’s wedding weekend was filled with thoughtful details - from their welcome boxes filled with champagne and macarons from Nutmeg Cake Design alongside a pewter heart collected by Liz’s mom, to their unique guest experience card.

Arielle Fera Events worked with Liz + Bobby to create a fun, beautiful + elegant yet laid-back wedding. The guest experience card served in lieu of programs to guide guests through the fun evening ahead. The ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception were all held at JG Domestic at the Cira Centre in Philadelphia, with the space shifting slightly throughout the night.

guest experience card by hello, bird. // photo courtesy of Love Me Do Photography

guest experience card by hello, bird. // photo courtesy of Love Me Do Photography

After the ceremony + cocktail hour, tables were opened for guests to pick a seat wherever they’d like. Dinner featured some of the most popular items at some local Garces restaurants, and menus were provided at each place setting to help guests “strategize their plan of attack.” A traditional cake was skipped in lieu of a collection of popular Philly desserts, including Federal Donuts.

wedding menus by hello, bird. // hand-dyed textiles by hello, bird. // photo courtesy of Love Me Do Photography

wedding menus by hello, bird. // hand-dyed textiles by hello, bird. // photo courtesy of Love Me Do Photography

wedding menus and hand-dyed textiles by hello, bird. // florals by Carl Alan Floral Artistry // photo courtesy of Love Me Do Photography

wedding menus and hand-dyed textiles by hello, bird. // florals by Carl Alan Floral Artistry // photo courtesy of Love Me Do Photography

Along with the menus, each table featured hand-dyed textiles from hello, bird. in the perfect shade of grey to compliment the rest of the decor. Carl Alan Floral Artistry completed the tables with gorgeous blooms. After dinner, Liz and Bobby’s reception had everyone partying all night, and onto the after party at a different location.

wedding menus and hand-dyed textiles by hello, bird. // florals by Carl Alan Floral Artistry // photo courtesy of Love Me Do Photography

wedding menus and hand-dyed textiles by hello, bird. // florals by Carl Alan Floral Artistry // photo courtesy of Love Me Do Photography

Thank you again for letting me be a part of your day-of details, Liz + Bobby.

Liz + Bobby's wedding vendor dream team: venue: JG Domestic at the Cira Centre // catering: Garces and Federal Donuts // calligraphy + signage: hello, bird. // cigar bar: The Cigar Guys // planning: Arielle Fera Events // florals:  Carl Alan Floral Artistry // hair + makeup:  ONLO + Shimmer and Spice // music: Fairmount Strings // DJ:  Lovesick // photographer:  Love Me Do Photography

All photos in this post courtesy of Love Me Do Photography

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.