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: emily + adam

Emily + Adam were married this past fall, and I had so much fun creating their day-of details!  Their wedding was held at Power Plant Productions in Philadelphia, and my friends at confetti & co. made the day gorgeous as usual.

Arrows were carefully illustrated on all of Emily + Adam's day-of details.  I love the black ink on white paper being made into something a little more fun with the arrow details!  Favor stickers for a sentimental chocolate treat were my favorite little detail!  So thoughtful (and delicious!)

photo by redfield photography // escort cards by hello, bird.
escort cards by hello, bird. // photo by redfield photography
hand-painted signage calligraphy by hello, bird. // photo by redfield photography
table numbers by hello, bird. // florals by kate farley design // photo by redfield photography
favor stickers calligraphy by hello, bird. // photo by redfield photography
handpainted calligraphy wooden menu by hello,, bird. // photo by redfield photography
handpainted calligraphy wooden menu by hello,, bird. // photo by redfield photography
table numbers by hello, bird. // florals by kate farley design // photo by redfield photography

Emily + Adam's wedding was beautifully photographed by Redfield Photography.  Thanks again, John + Marisa, for allowing me to use your gorgeous photos.

Emily + Adam's wedding vendor dream team:   venue: Power Plant Productions, Philadelphia // planning + styling: confetti & co. // florals: kate farley design // paper, signage + calligraphy: hello, bird.  //  photography: Redfield Photography // food: Birchtree Catering

All photos in this post are courtesy of Redfield Photography.