Late in May 2013, I received a phone call from Jennifer, who was interested in working with us for her day-of stationery. Jennifer had a distinct vision of what she wanted her wedding stationery to look like – a clean, modern concept for her and her husband-to-be, Mike. Our goal was to perfectly compliment the decor from our friends at Evantine Design in the amazing event space at The Franklin Institute.
In our initial meeting, Jennifer also shared with me that she and Mike had met online, and later followed up with the full story, which I particularly love:
Michael and I met online in January 2012; we spoke for a week over the phone before we had our first date. We texted every night before bed, before we had our first date. We both had a connection already and we hadn’t even met in person. On our first date, Michael was such a gentlemen and was so attentive, he even took the “yellow” tomato from our salad thinking it was the bad one and I deserved the red one. When he went to the bathroom during dinner, I quickly texted my Mother and Sister and said “If this is not the man I marry, then there is no one else out there for me”. A month later we were looking at engagement rings and were engaged 6 months from the date we met.
I love hearing about great stories about our couples, who really have an amazing connection from the time they meet – it makes my job that much better each and every day, to work for couples who truly love one another.
After a beautiful ceremony at St. Monica’s Church in South Philly (coordinated by Two Little Birds Planning), and then stopping at all of the great places in Philadelphia for photographs, the Bride and Groom met their guests at the Franklin Institute to start the party! Evantine did an amazing job, as usual, turning the bride’s vision into reality. The tables were set with black, white and crystal accents, and the room was up-lit in a blue wash.
I just love this shot of the venue all set up before the guests arrived, and love the detail shots of the individual place settings. Thank you to Tyler Boye Photography for the images shown.
The end of the night the couple was sent off with a sparkler exit, on the grand stairs of the Franklin.
Partners on this event (in alpha order, by specialty):
Band: Sid Miller Dance Band, Brandywine Valley Talent
Day-of Stationery (menus, programs, place cards): Paper Rock Scissors
Floral Designer: Evantine Design
Hotel and Morning-After Brunch: Four Seasons Philadelphia
Make up & Hair Artist: Claudia Seyler
Photographer: Tyler Boye
Transportation: Premier Luxury Rentals
Tux/Suit Provider: Men’s Warehouse
Videography: Allure Films
Wedding Planner: Jaclyn Fisher of Two Little Birds Planning