Alison + Charlie- Part 2- Horticulture Center of Fairmount Park, Stephen STARR Events, Philadelphia Wedding and Event Planner – Angela MALICKI events

What an amazing and unique wedding this was! The bride and groom along with the wedding party began their day getting ready at Hotel Monaco of Philadelphia. The bride was cool, calm, and collected sipping champagne and having adorable mother/daughter moments before the nuptials.  Alison slipped into her amazing gown made by Le Spose di Giò  of Italy.  The grooms Aunt ( Pattie Lamantia),  owns The Wedding Shoppe in Wayne PA where the bride purchased her gown.

Alison getting ready at the Hotel Monaco in Philadelphia.

Alison getting ready at the Hotel Monaco in Philadelphia.

Alison gave me in site of how Pattie Lamantia helped her find the perfect wedding gown stating, “When I arrived at the shop for my first fitting, she had 10 or so dresses set aside already. She said, “these are all different shapes. Find the shape you like best for your body, and then you can go and pull dresses that you like.” It was such a great way to go about finding a dress. The last one I tried on was the gown I ended up wearing by Le Spose di Giò of Italy. I never even went and pulled any of my own. I think Pattie knew the entire time that was the dress for me. The Italian fabrics were so intricate and stunning .One of my favorite parts of the dress was the detachable train – it was like an entire different gown once I took it off. I’m so crazy about that dress and the designer.”

Ashley assisting Alison with her shoes.

Ashley assisting Alison with her shoes.

Charlie looking fabulous in his perfectly tailored tuxedo.

Charlie looking fabulous in his perfectly tailored tuxedo.

After everyone was ready we headed off to the Horticulture Center in Philadelphia. What an amazing venue this is! This outdoor wedding had beautiful weather and amazing details.  Chalk board signs, perfectly drawn, lead the guests to the wedding where they found another sign stating “Today two families become one. Pick a seat, not a side”.  All chalkboard art was done by artist Bill Strobel, a good friend and neighbor of Alison and Charlie!

I loved that Alison and Charlie saw  each other before their ceremony.

I loved that Alison and Charlie saw each other before their ceremony.

Ang walking with Alison to the limo heading to the Horticulture Center

Ang walking with Alison to the limo heading to the Horticulture Center

AMAZING chalkboard designs by Bill Strobel. He is phenom at his craft and no detail was missed.

AMAZING chalkboard designs by Bill Strobel. He is phenom at his craft and no detail was missed.  

Alison explained, He is so great to work with and everything was completely customizable. We had such an incredible team to work with!!” 

Ceremony location at The Horticulture Center facing the reflective pool. Breathtaking!

Ceremony location at The Horticulture Center facing the reflective pool. Breathtaking!

Another truly unique thing about this wedding was that Charlie and Alison had a Signature Drink! The name of the drink; The Artist! This delicious drink was made from fresh squeezed grapefruit prosecco, St Germaine grapefruit Twist! How cute! The reception was country chic! With elegant lace runners on the tables pieced with flower arrangements by Ten Pennies floral.  The flowers were absolutely gorgeous with a mix of cream flowers with a pop of  yellow gerber daisys. When I spoke with Alison I asked her where the inspiration for their wedding came from, She stated, The inspiration from our wedding came from our everyday style and from me growing up in New England. Charlie and I both love the old-time, unique feel of rustic & antique accents. The Horticulture Center is so gorgeous, we wanted to let the venue shine on its own. The color scheme lent to that as well. We wanted neutral colors so the amazing plants and flowers would pop without a lot of other colors competing. That is why we also chose to have mainly white flowers, with green and yellow throughout. We wanted an outdoor wedding, and the reception inside the Horticulture Center felt like we weren’t indoors at all.”

Alison and her dad walking down the flower lined path towards Charlie by the reflective pool.

Alison and her dad walking down the flower lined path towards Charlie by the reflective pool.

All glass vessels were purchased by the couple and guests were encouraged to take them home after the event.

All glass vessels were purchased by the couple and guests were encouraged to take them home after the event.

The guests enjoyed the couples signature drink,”The Artist” along with yummy bites catered by Stephen STARR events. The guests then proceeded to the main greenhouse where DJ Royale was spinning classics and hip beats. Alison and Charlie surprised the  guests with a choreographed dance, I love this touch!

DJ Royale kept the dance floor packed at the Horticulture Center

DJ Royale kept the dance floor packed at the Horticulture Center. Eventions Productions did a great job as usual with the lighting.

Ashley and Angela working hard at Alison and Charlie's wedding! (photo taken by Ang )

Ashley and Angela working hard at Alison and Charlie’s wedding! (photo taken by Ang )

The event was truly amazing and Alison and Charlie were fantastic to work with! We wish them all the happiness in the world! xo, Alicia Professionals: Wedding Coordinator: Angela MALICKI events Photographer: Mary Beth Anderson Videographer: Ben Stelle Productions Flowers: Ten Pennies Florists Transportation: Philadelphia Trolley Works Entertainment: DJ Royale Venue: The Horticulture Center- STARR events Lighting: Eventions Productions Graphic Design and Signage – Bill Strobel  bill_strobel@yahoo.com (he’s amazing – friend of the couple) Officiate: Rowland Adomoli (friend of the couple) Ceremony Music: Andrew Allen and Mia Friedman (friend of the couple)

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