A Center City Celebration

Center City District has celebrated 25 years of holding this annual fundraiser. On May 5th, Center City District held their fundraising event at City Hall, Dilworth Plaza.

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Center City District initiates programs to help improve the quality of life, competitiveness and prosperity of Center City Philadelphia. With the introduction and launch of Center City District Foundation, they are seeking to enhance public spaces and create signature parks while improving the existing Center City District managed parks. This foundation provides a range of job opportunities and focuses on professionalism and building success for the CCD. This event is also highlighting the 60th Anniversary of the Central Philadelphia Development Corporation. What a party!!

We were so pleased to be able to be a part of this event.. 80 centerpieces? No problem! Our decor brought color and texture to these tables. Accented with pink, green, blue and purple chiavari chairs and crisp white, textured linens for Gala Cloths, these tables came to life!

Our studio is located in Center City.. just steps away from Dilworth Plaza. We love our city of brotherly love and all our community has to offer. Often purchasing locally grown blooms, we were ecstatic to help support Center City District for this event.

This event was catered by Brulee who kept in theme of bringing bright pops of color to their plates. Philip Gabriel Photography captured the unique glow and ambiance of this event. We can’t get enough of his shots! The angles, the colors, the lighting.. He must have had a blast behind that lens!

Supporting our city is what it’s all about. Using local vendors and product can help our community prosper and grow. In the words of Mother Teresa; “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”

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Company/Organization: Center City DistrictCenter City District Foundation, Central Philadelphia Development Corporation
Venue/Space: City Hall, Dilworth Park
Caterer: Brulee Catering
Photographer: Philip Gabriel Photography
Linens: Gala Cloths

 

Wedding of Amber-Joi and Thomas

A story you’ll fall in love with! On April 18th 2015, a lovely couple tied the knot in Philadelphia. Some may know this bride as former Miss Pennsylvania USA 2011. This beautiful bride met her match, Thomas, in Philadelphia and said “I Do” at the Ritz Carlton on Broad Street. These pictures by Ron Soliman Photojournalism show detail and perfection. His style of photography was perfect to capture the love and light this couple beholds.

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A simplistic and classic, ivory rose bouquet accented her beaded and embroidered dress by YSA Makino. A touch of sparkle in her bouquet accented Amber’s exquisite jewelry.

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Amber Joi had her spotless makeup done by Shatoya Worth and her soft, lush curls were created by Stacey Gallo from Mora Salon.

Colors of white and ivory with accents of green and silver complimented the Ritz Ballroom perfectly! A romantic mix of texture and candle light kept this party on the dance floor…which may I comment looked superb with their custom monogram and lighting by Synergetic Sounds. Calla lilies, roses, hydrangeas oh my!

A sweet ending included lemon raspberry cake from Van Earl Cakes.. yum! The cherry on top?! A honeymoon in Bora Bora.. {we’re starting to daydream of palm trees and soft sand..}

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This couple was amazing to work with and we’re thrilled we could be a part of such a special moment in their lives. We asked how she enjoyed working with our team; “Fabulous. I loved working with Vito!”

 

Venue: The Ritz Carlton, Philadelphia
Caterer: The Ritz Carlton
Cake/Sweets: Van Earl Cakes
Dress Designer: YSA Makino
Hair/Make Up: Hair by Stacey Gallo from Mora Salon, Makeup By Shatoya Worth
Photography: Ron Soliman Photojournalism … Go ahead.. Read and see more on his blog post here!
Lighting/Dance Floor: Synergetic Sounds

 

Wedding of Sara and Marc

Many of our brides and grooms meet in grade school, high school and even college. Often times we see them part ways to grow and find themselves. It never ceases to amaze me how many of these couples find their way back to each other, often not trying. Fate leads them back together. This couple is a perfect example!

Sara and Marc met in high school  but the real connection started after college. This couple knew they wanted to share a romantic, November day with the ones that matter the most. What a better place to enjoy the season but Pomme in Radnor Valley. Catering by Peachtree & Ward made this night one to remember through palette and ambience.

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Pomme glows in candlelight and the exquisite gardening details around the property make a perfect backdrop for their breathtaking photos. Kate and Tricia from Love Me Do Photography captures texture, energy and emotion.

Sara’s explains her first impression when seeing all her details come to life on November 7th; “I was stunned that everyone involved was able to make our vision a reality.” Both Sara and Marc couldn’t believe the day had finally arrived!

This couple accented the season with bold pops of orange, purples and greens. Rich and lush flowers including ranunculus, amaranthus, roses and more were used along side branches, hanging candles and accents of natural moss.

She found her dress at Kleinfeld in Manhattan. Designer, Monique Lhuillier fit Sara’s style perfectly! Her hair done by Sarah Downey and makeup by Danielle Cordero were detailed to accent her already radiating beauty.

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Both families were more than excited to see this couple tie the knot! Everyone wanted to ensure this day was perfectly planned. As their night came to an end this couple was ready to enjoy a warm and sunshine filled honeymoon in Hawaii. Oh, how we’d love to be there right now!

As we thoroughly enjoyed working with this couple they too explained their joy in working with us; “Heather was amazing, she knew the vision and idea we were going for right from the start and executed it beautifully. My best friend and Matron of Honor used Carl Alan for her wedding.”

Thank you Sara and Marc for choosing us to bring out those romantic details for you wedding day!

 

Venue:Pomme, Radnor Valley, PA
Caterer: Peachtree & Ward
Dress Found at: Kleinfeld in Manhattan
Dress Designer: Monique Lhuillier
Hair/Make Up: Hair by Sarah Downey, Makeup By Danielle Cordero
Photography: Love Me Do Photography