You're engaged, congrats! You booked your venue, called your florist, and hired a DJ. You're on your way to having a beautiful wedding! But if you're looking for a way to make your wedding unique and unforgettable, you need more than just the basics. The vendors highlighted below are anything but cookie-cutter, and they will help make your wedding 'the best day ever'. Give 'em a call today!
Essent Spa at the Radnor Hotel
595 E. Lancaster Avenue, St. Davids, PA 19087
With services like "Bridal Boot Camp" and "Groom Get Ready" this spa is a no-brainer for couples who want to look their best! The professionals at Essent Spa will help you select a level based on your needs and goals. Treatments include items like oxygen facials, lymphatic massages, skin masks, fillers, lasers, mud wraps, and more! And the guys get the red carpet treatment as well! Seriously ladies, if your man needs some grooming- sign him up for the "Groom Get Ready" treatment! This service should start at least six weeks prior to your wedding.
The Traveling Tobacconist
A mobile cigar lounge! This is a 1978 Airstream Travel Trailer brought back to life for your smoking pleasure! We've seen cigar bars before, but if you're looking for a truly unique experience for your guests, have The Traveling Tobacconist at your wedding! We've seen the trailer in person, and pictures don't do it justice.
You have a lot of events to attend this year- an engagement party, bridal shower, bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner. You might even have an engagement session with your photographer. What the heck are you going to wear? That's where Lauren Hartman of Trousseau Style comes in. A personal stylist for brides, she helps you with the events leading up to your big day, and can even come to your wedding to help you and your bridal party look 'picture perfect'. If you want to look absolutely fab this year, give Lauren a call!
My Fair Nanny
You need this service! This isn't a "nice to have"-- it's a "need to have"! So many times I hear clients complain that a guest isn't coming to their wedding because they can't find a babysitter. Or, a family member has to leave the wedding early because the flower girl is falling asleep. That's where My Fair Nanny comes in. All babysitters are background checked, CPR and First Aid certified. The sitters can come to your venue and entertain kids, or can stay at the hotel while your guests enjoy themselves. They even have pet sitting services! This very reasonably priced service even brings age appropriate arts and crafts, games, toys, and movies for your littlest guests!
Looking for some cool table numbers, a trendy cake topper, or a custom made wedding hashtag sign? Look no further! Ever Laser is a South Philadelphia based company that offer custom, made-to-order laser cutting products. If you want unique, never seen before wedding signage, contact Ever Laser!
Getting married at you parents house? You should strongly consider getting the area sprayed. Mosquito Platoon will make sure there are no flying insects to ruin your event! They take care of mosquitos, flys, gnats, and other unwanted party crashers! They also offer softwash platoon roof and exterior cleaning!
Jennifer Anne Designs
Jennifer Anne Designs create floral preservation for your bridal bouquets. As someone who did NOT do this as a bride, I have huge regrets that I will never get to see my wedding florals in person again. Jennifer Anne Designs can come and pick up your wedding florals right from your venue or hotel after your wedding. You will receive a keepsake that will always help you remember your wedding day. There are a ton of designs to chose from, and you can add pictures, your invitation, cake topper, or charms to your design. Jennifer Anne Designs also offers gown preservation, which you will also need!
I cringe when I go to a wedding and I see pretty girls walking around in their BARE FEET! If you want to be an amazing host, have some comfy (and super cute!) flats to your girls to change into. Rescue Flats comes in different colors with beautiful packaging that can be displayed by your dancefloor!
I've done my fair share of bridal shows, but The Big Fake Wedding takes the cake! This "bridal show" is really nothing like a bridal show. It truly is a "big fake wedding" in the form of a vow renewal for a real couple. I was lucky enough to be selected as the Day of Coordinator for the event. The lucky couple was Lauren and Sean, who were celebrating five years of marriage.
The Big Fake Wedding came to Philadelphia on July 25. This company tours the United Stares and showcases local wedding vendors. The vendors work together to pull off a wedding! The vendor team that I worked with was amazing. Engaged couples attend the wedding and get to see real vendors in action. After the vow renewal, guests get to talk one-on-one with the vendors in the "Tunnel of Love". They also get to eat, drink, and dance...just as if they were attending a real wedding. Some of the vendors also styled tables. I styled tables #1 and #2.
The vendors had a mood board to follow, which helped give direction for styling the tables. The theme of the event was "Edwardian England" as seen below.
Below are some of my favorite pictures!
To view more pictures, check out RuffledBlog, The Big Fake Wedding, Red Oak Weddings, and Modern Weddings
Team of Wedding Professionals:
Photography: Bee Dee Blue Photography, MLE Pictures, LLC, Haley Richter Photography
Alcohol and Cocktail Hour Sponsor: SOCIAL Sparkling Wine
Band: To the Max-EastCoast Entertainment
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids
Catering: Bon Appetit Management Company
Ceremony Musician: Miss Musique
Cigar Lounge: The Traveling Tobacconist
Chocolate Candy Bar: Crissy’s Crafty Candies
Chairs: Vision Furniture
Day-Of Coordination: Table 1 Events
Desserts: Marie Bee Cake Pops & Events
Favor Boxes: Two Pretzels
Floral and Event Design — Tables 1, 2: Table 1 Events
Floral and Event Design — Head Table + Tables 3, 4, 5: Alexandria Catherine Events
Floral and Event Design — Registration Area + Tables 6, 8, 12: stylWed
Floral and Event Design — Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 9, 10: Amy Champagne Events
Floral and Event Design — Dessert Design + Tables 7, 11: 7textures LLC
Floral and Event Design — Bouquets and Boutonnieres: Belovely Floral & Event Design | Hair: Beyond Bridal
Hotel: Hyatt at The Bellevue
Invitations: House of Catherine
Linens: South Jersey Party Rentals
Marquee Lights: Philly Marquee
Makeup: JazminRae Makeup
Photo App: Share Your Photos
Photo Booth: Instaglamour Photo Booth
Place Cards + Bridesmaid Cards: Side Street Designs
Signage: La Luna By Sierra
Transportation: Secrets Limousine Service
Venue: Perelman Quadrangle Special Events
Videography: Andrew Gormley Films
Wedding Cake: Heart of the Kitchen
Wedding Dress: La Belle Mariee Bridal
Wedding Vow Art: The Standard Canvas
White Chocolate Party Favors: Heavenly Sweet Chocolates