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

styled shoot: dreamy + smoky inspiration

A few months ago, Emily Wren had a gorgeous concept for a photo shoot, and I was thrilled to be included as part of the vendor line-up!  She was inspired by Filippo Minelli's series "Silence & Shapes" that uses colored smoke bombs in landscape photos.  We wanted to use the colored smoke in a softer way -- letting it bring color into some bridal looks we put together. 

photo by Emily Wren Photography // hair + makeup: aleksandra ambrozy // florals: ilonka florals
photo by Emily Wren Photography // hair + makeup: aleksandra ambrozy // florals: ilonka florals
photo by Emily Wren Photography // florals: ilonka florals
signage: hello, bird. // photo by Emily Wren Photography
photo by Emily Wren Photography
custom cocktail menu by hello, bird. // photo by emily wren photography

I loved dreaming up a way to bring an ethereal, smoky quality to paper while keeping the colors light and soft.  I created a background with a layered wash of silver and gray tones.  To keep the writing style soft and dreamy, I skipped my usual nibs and did brush calligraphy instead.  The separation of watercolor-like tones was so fun! 

florals: ilonka florals // furniture: maggpie vintage rentals // photo by emily wren photography
florals: ilonka florals // furniture: maggpie vintage rentals // photo by emily wren photography
menu + ribbon calligraphy: hello, bird. // florals: ilonka florals // furniture: maggpie vintage rentals // photo by emily wren photography
menu + calligraphy: hello, bird.  //  furniture: maggpie vintage rentals//  photo by emily wren photography

It was so fun to collaborate with so many talented teams!  Thanks for including me.

vendor dream team:   photography: Emily Wren Photography //  florals: Ilonka Florals // paper, signage + calligraphy: hello, bird.  //  food: Sweet Elizabeth's // styling: confetti & co. // models: Reinhard Agency // hair + makeup: Aleksandra Ambrozy // furniture: Maggpie Vintage // venue: Terrain // dresses: BHLDN

All photos in this post are courtesy of Emily Wren Photography.

This smoke bomb photo shoot was featured on 100 Layer Cake.