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 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.”
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!
Alison explained, “He is so great to work with and everything was completely customizable. We had such an incredible team to work with!!”
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.”
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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)