2.10.2010

Vicki and Larry get married at Old St. Joe's and Philadelphia Free Library



So the snow is coming down hard today, as yet another blizzard hits Philadelphia.  The following images from Vicki and Larry's wedding warm my heart not only because the wedding was absolutely gorgeous, but they were such wonderful gracious people, a couple that really deserve each other.  It was a joy and honor to work with them both, along with their parents.  The wedding day was truly a celebration of love, family, and Philadelphia.

See here for my previous post on their wedding, along with a full list of vendors who made this wedding possible.



The Catholic ceremony was held at the historic Old St. Joe's in Old City Philadelphia.  We had guests shuttled in by Philly Trolley Works.


The full mass ceremony also included Filipino traditions to honor Vicki's Filipino heritage.


The ladies of Dollface Studio took the wedding party around Philadelphia and captured the urban beauty of Vicki and Larry's favorite city.



I loved the colors of their wedding.  The citrus colors shined against their charcoal dress of varying styles.  Vicki wore a beautiful Melissa Sweet gown.



While the bridesmaids carried bright bouquets, Vicki carried a softer blush bouquet, which had accents of Gardenia, a flower with a scent that filled up every room she was in.



The groom wore a boutonniere of orchid with dusty miller and a fiddlehead accent.



Vicki gifted the Philadelphia Liberty Bell Forever Stamp cufflinks to Larry.  I told you, they love Philadelphia!


















Their reception was at the Philadelphia Free Library, so some pictures with books were necessary.


We created a custom seating chart which was placed by the entrance of the cocktail hour's Skyline Terrace.  The design was custom created by June Park Designs, who also created their invitation suite.


Beautiful cake by Tarte.


All floral designs were created by Fleur de Lis.  Margaux does such amazing work! 




























Each tables was named after a Philadelphia landmark.



We had square tables and long rectangular tables set under a large tent on the library's terrace.  The long tables had different arrangements in clusters and with the horse hair piece with the mokara orchids.  The square tables had the tall centerpieces.  Each table adorned a beautiful pintuck charcoal runner with accompany napkin which was draped under each plate.

Have a table to honor relatives was important to Vicki and Larry.  The guestbook was a book on Philadelphia, and guests signed on different pages.


One of my favorite details was Vicki's shoes.  I really really heart these.  She had the shoes dyed this beautiful blue color and affixed shoe jewelry. 


























For the reception, Vicki replaced the veil with a birdcage veil and flower piece.  Later in the evening, she changed dresses to a cute number.  She looked like a vintage beauty!


The wedding band ring shot.

Vicki's father, aka El Presidente, sang a song to Vicki and Larry - a lullabye he used to sing to Vicki when she was a little girl.  Not a dry eye in the house, including mine!

















The night ended with a cheesesteak station, and speciality cookies of the Liberty Bell and Phillies. 

The shuttle came back to pick up whoever was left and took them to another bar to continue the festivities.



Congratulations to Vicki and Larry! 
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4 comments:

Kristin @ The Treasured Petal said...

first of all, i love your logo! who created that for you? almost looks like icicles, but flower at the same time.

this wedding is gorgeous- the floral designer did such striking but simple florals! love it!

Kristin @ The Treasured Petal said...

oops, i just left a long comment and it didn't go through i think...

i love the florals at this wedding- so striking but simple. very zen :)

also, i love your logo- the icicle-flowers are gorgeous

cHill Weddings, LLC said...

Thanks Kristin! The logo is done by my best friend - juneparkdesigns.com. She's actually located in LA.

Thank you for all your comments! And yes, your dog is so adorable too!

Keli Morris said...

I love the idea of the cheesesteak station and Phillies cookies!

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