Wedding of Jessica and Sam

A love story that started in grade school. They knew they were meant for each other. Through years of school, friendships and memories, this couple was ready to start their next chapter.

Sam went the extra mile to make this proposal unforgettable. Instead of reading more of our lovey-dovey descriptions… just view the video yourself.. be sure to have some tissues handy! This beautiful couple and their love story went viral… and how could it not?! As this was just the start of a joyous celebration.

As time speeds by and March 19th arrives, Jennifer Childress captures their magnificent beauty in our beloved city of Philadelphia.

This couple’s story was even shared on Philly Mag! Read more here. Crystal Tea Room was a perfect venue to hold this couple’s 300 guests while glowing in elegance from candle light and their beautiful chandelier. Finley Catering never disappoints!

As if their proposal video wasn’t enough… their actual wedding video is hard to beat! Atomic Tangerine Films truly shows just how in love this couple is.. how madly they adore each other and the love of their families. We can’t get enough!

Thank you Jessica and Sam for letting us be a part of your magical day!

Venue: Crystal Tea Room, Philadelphia
Caterer: Finley Catering
Cake:  Termini Bros. Bakery
Dress Designer: Vera Wang
Hair/Make Up: Your Day Your Way LLC
Photography: Jennifer Childress
Videography: Atomic Tangerine Films



Marvelous Bat & Bar Mitzvah’s

Not only do the details matter on every single wedding big or small but on each event, each celebration, each bat or bar mitzvah these details are what make the space and design come together as a whole. Each light, wire, ribbon, crystal and each petal.. they all hold a critical role in creating and recreating spaces, transforming these unique spaces into a themed event. These bat and bar mitzvahs below were held at E Lounge in Cherry Hill, The National Museum of American Jewish History and The Franklin Institute respectively.

Creativity unleashes and these events unfold to a new level. As our pictures show just a taste of what our team can create.. creativity is endless.  Often working with many props.. flowers find a fun way to be incorporated. Linens, lighting and lounge furniture are crucial to creating an ambiance.

Whether crystals and glam or science and baseball, each party is unique and amazing.

Are you planning a bat or bar mitzvah in or around Philadelphia? Call or email us today! We would love to meet with you and your daughter or son in our studio. Let the fun begin with us and your decor! 

Wedding of Kristina and Joshua

We couldn’t think of a better way to spend February 14th. This couple knew from early on in their relationship that they shared similar goals and values that would eventually lead them down the aisle together. After meeting at the American University in DC, this couple would find their way back to Philadelphia to celebrate a night of love and union at the College of Physicians.

This space is historically rich with dark wood tones, portraits of historical figures, grand ceilings and architectural detail on the walls and molding. Catering by Design runs this venue and our decor made this space glow with ambiance.

Kristina and Josh both looked to transform this space with an abundance of candle light and texture. As they both felt this space is very masculine, they knew lighting would make all the difference.

Their theme was considered a ‘Winter Wonderland’.. even though it was Valentines Day they played down the red and pumped up the white! This winter wonderland was enhanced with blue LED lights, white branches and the warm glow of candle light. Working with white roses, white mini callas and white orchids the balance of texture and elegance shined through. They ended with a Hot Chocolate bar for dessert. This included alcoholic mix ins.. Yum!

As any wedding day seems to fly by with a blink.. Josh and Kris made sure to take in the moment and savor their day. Josh explains, “Someone told me that the wedding day goes by too quickly, and that the couple needs to stop every once in a while to take a mental picture of the moment. So I was focusing on the beautiful woman in front of me, while also trying to take that mental picture…It was a lot to think about!”

And don’t we know it.. as so many small details go into planning this big day. To ensure they captured all the right moments, they worked with Asya Photography whose details on lighting and angels are just breathtaking…as you can see!

Kris wore a dress designed by Eddy K, found at Rene Elle Couture. Her hair and make up was done by Lauren Stefan of Lauren Stefan, LLC. Although their theme strayed away from Valentines, love was more than present. Josh wore a red time to accent and compliment the day.

From Mardi Gras in New Orleans to Thailand, this couple surrounded themselves in culture after their wedding. They were ecstatic to work with the Carl Alan team and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of this couples love chapter on February 14th, 2016!

Thank you Kris and Josh for letting us be a part of your magical day!


Venue: College of Physicians, Philadelphia
Caterer: Catering by Design
Cake/Sweets: Hot Chocolate Bar, Cake by Catering by Design
Dress Designer: Eddy K
Hair/Make Up: Lauren Stefan of Lauren Stefan, LLC
Photography: Asya Photography