Winter Wedding Ritz Carlton Philadelphia

Our beautiful bride Tally had always dreamed of a winter wonderland wedding, and we were so pleased to help bring her vision to life this past January when she wed her one and only, Joey, at the Ritz Carlton in Philadelphia. These two former coworkers (and undercover lovers!) exchanged I dos one day after we rang in the new year in Philadelphia. Below, I have included a few of favorite moments from the day, as captured by our very talented friend, Tina Jay Photography.

To create a winter wonderland feeling (without entering the realm of Disney!) we worked in a subtle palette of winter whites, silver and navy. I am still swooning over Tally’s winter white bridal bouquet crafted by Kerry of  Fabuloras. The bouquet featured a mix of classic, romantic blooms like vendella roses, calla lilies, hydrangeas and tulips. I love how the dusty miller added just a touch of silvery green and added dimension.

Joey beamed in his custom tux and navy bowtie from Commonwealth Proper, and we had so much fun finding holiday backdrops around the Ritz Carlton for Tally & Joey’s wedding portraits. With Tally keeping warm in her BHLDN shrug, the Truly You team led by Christine Melaugh walked with Tally, Joey and Tina to the iconic Christmas tree set up at City Hall and the Christmas Village pop up in Love Park. Although the wedding day was as chilly as we expected, we were super lucky not to have any major snow in the forecast.

Nevertheless, we worked in a few sparkling, snowy wedding details like the ceremony string lighting backdrop with layers of white organza and the glittering snow covered wedding cake. The wedding invitations and wedding day paper featured shining silver foil fonts and the floral centerpieces featured all white winter blooms. For a final treat, guests were gifted with custom cookies featuring a snowy white edible sugar border and warm hot chocolate- the perfect late night snack for a cold winter’s night!

Congratulations once again to Tally & Joey! We so loved kicking off the new year with you two and your winter wonderland Ritz Carlton Philadelphia wedding! Xo



Berry & Blush Ritz Carlton Philadelphia Wedding

With Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, we’re getting in the mood for love with Martha & Brendan’s beautiful berry and blush wedding at the Ritz Carlton in Philadelphia. Martha & Brendan first met through work in New York City and their courtship culminated in the rolling hills of Burgundy, France where they became engaged amidst the vines. When it came to planning their special day, I’ll always remember Martha’s reply when I asked her to describe her wedding vision. She said, “Think of a classic, grown up affair with great wine and a touch of mummers.”

We planned their berry and blush wedding in just under seven months, which required quick decision making at many turns. Throughout the process, I was continually impressed with the way Martha & Brendan so thoughtfully considered their family & friends’ experience. As an homage to her roots, Martha selected St. Agatha and St. James Church for their nupital mass, where her grandparents married in 1934. Outside of church, bagpipes rang out and warmly welcomed Brendan’s family, many of whom had flown in from Ireland. Instead of a traditional bridal party, Martha and Brendan opted to have their siblings act as bridesmaids, bridesmen, groomsmen and groomswomen. Their nieces and nephews participated as flower girls (twins!), readers, gift and ring bearers. Be sure to check out the hand sewn ring pillow Martha made for her nephew, who was celebrating his 9th birthday that day!

Over at the Ritz Carlton Philadelphia, we worked with a wonderful team of wedding pros to transform the Grand Ballroom. Petals Lane created three romantic centerpiece styles featuring berry and blush peonies, roses, hydrangeas and tulips. Chick Invitations created escort cards, table numbers, and event signage to compliment Martha & Brendan’s beautiful berry letterpressed wedding invitations. Synergetic cast a romantic glow around the entire ballroom with softest amber colored uplighting, and washed Eventquip’s stylish black & white dance floor in clean light for photos.

Sincerest thanks to Asya Photography for capturing the day so beautifully, and for sharing these romantic images with us here on the blog. If you’d like to see Martha & Brendan’s berry and blush wedding in motion, pop over here to see their wedding highlight film. Last but not least- big hugs and congratulations once again to Martha & Brendan- planning with you was a true delight! Xo