It’s Wedding Wednesday, and I thought I would embrace the summer season by sharing a June wedding with you. Last summer, Laura + Paul celebrated their wedding day in Philadelphia on June 10, 2017… and they just celebrated their first anniversary! Not only did I have the honor of designing their wedding invitation, but I also created their programs and escort cards. I love that they used the monogram I created for them on the ice sculpture too! Stationery-filled weddings are some of my favorites to share with you!
I created Laura + Paul’s classic, ivory pocketfold wedding invitation suite. Together with their guests, L + P embraced their wedding palette from the moment their invitations were slipped into the mail. Laura was always drawn toward pocketfold invitations. She wanted something very elegant (and classic, of course!), so I suggested we digitally print black script and block fonts onto ivory metallic paper. All of the inserts also kept the script and block font theme, and they too were printed onto the same paper. Consistency helps to tie a suite together! Another detail we added to complete this look is their monogram. We layered Laura and Paul’s monogram onto gold mirror card stock, which perfectly resembled gold foil, and allowed this piece to hold the pocketfold together.
Laura and Paul began their day by getting ready with their bridesmaids and groomsmen. I always look forward to the photos captured during this portion of the day because the entire wedding party always seems as though they’re filled with excitement as they anticipate the events that will follow. Plus, it never hurts to see the bride’s bouquet and wedding dress unveiled for the first time!
Aren’t Laura’s bridesmaids and flower girl’s robes adorable? I love the floral pattern of the robes and how it contrasts with the wallpaper from the Hotel Monaco!
Their ceremony at Old St. Joseph’s Church followed. Old St. Joseph’s Church is the oldest Catholic Church in Philadelphia. Laura walked down the aisle on the arm of her father, and she was greeted at the top by a smiling Paul. Between her dress and her lovely bouquet, it’s safe to say Laura looked gorgeous! Their wedding programs mimicked the design of the invitations and an ivory colored satin ribbon was tied in a bow on the spine of the programs. I think they looked so elegant!
Once they were officially Mr. and Mrs., Laura and Paul joined their wedding party for portraits. They started at the church before Laura and Paul captured portraits together in the heart of the city. Philadelphia has so many beautiful spots to take photographs!
Laura and Paul chose Cescaphe Event Group’s Vie for their reception, and the distinct luxurious feel mixed with nods to Italian architecture allowed this venue to mesh wonderfully with the couple’s classic style. There’s simply no better way to spend your wedding day than with your guests on the dance floor after a memorable ceremony and gorgeous summer weather.
Look on the bottom of the ice sculpture and you will see the monogram I designed for Laura + Paul! Congratulations, Laura + Paul! I hope your first anniversary was wonderful. xo