I had been working with Jess and Jordan for over 18 months to plan their perfect "barn chic" wedding. This was a fun wedding to plan, and I lovingly referred to Jess and Jordan as "My Havertown Couple". I was always happy to meet with them since they lived just a few blocks away.
On October 7th the high school sweethearts said their vows at St. Denis Church in Havertown. They had a traditional Catholic ceremony and had 14 members in their bridal party. Once they said their 'I Do's' we made the hour and 15 minute trek into Lancaster where the couple would party the night away with 160 friends and family members.
The reception took place at the Barn at Silverstone in Lancaster. I absolutely love this venue. It's a renovated, upscale barn. It has a rustic feeling but with 21st century amenities. Jess and Jordan wanted something different from the standard ballroom wedding and the Barn at Silverstone was an obvious choice for them.
When it came to picking a theme, this couple wanted a very classic wedding. Jess said she wanted her pictures to still look modern twenty years from now. She opted for a black, white, and gold color scheme.
When it came to proposing, Jordan planned a huge "proposal party" after he got down on one knee at Jess's parents house. Once he popped the question, about sixty friends and family members came over to celebrate!
One of my favorite moments of this wedding came later in the evening. The couple surprised the bride's parents by having all of their guests sing "American Pie", which was played at Jess's parents wedding.
The couple also had a late night popcorn bar, provided by Rettew's Catering. It seemed to go over well with all of their guests!
Jess + Jordan's Team of Wedding Professionals:
Ceremony Location: St Denis Church in Havertown
Reception Location: The Barn at Silverstone
Wedding Planner: Table 1 Events
Catering: Rettew’s Catering
Photography & Videography: The Artist Group
Florist: Theresa’s Floral Design
DJ: Schaffer Sounds - Dave Schaffer
Stationary and Invitations: Minute Man Press
Cake made by: The Master’s Baker
Transportation: King Limo
Wedding Dress Designer: Allure Bridals- Allure Couture Collection
Bridal Shoppe: Lizelle's
Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Clarise
Bridesmaid dresses from: Accents Boutique
Groom's Attire Designer: Michael Kors
Groom's Formalwear from: Sagets
Bride's shoe designer: Betsey Johnson
Jewler: Bucci Jewelers
Hair: Salon Bellissima
Makeup: Jessica Brindisi - Jessica B. Beauty
Lighting and Drapery: Shumaker PDT
Alcohol: Frank’s Wine
PANTONE just announced their 2017 Color of the Year! This year's winner is "Greenery 15-0343". This might not seem like a big deal, but this color will play a huge role in all different industries-- fashion, design, architecture, and most importantly- the wedding industry! Look for this color at upcoming 2017 weddings.
Pantone describes this color as a "fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate. Greenery is nature’s neutral. The more submerged people are in modern life, the greater their innate craving to immerse themselves in the physical beauty and inherent unity of the natural world. This shift is reflected by the proliferation of all things expressive of Greenery in daily lives through urban planning, architecture, lifestyle and design choices globally. A constant on the periphery, Greenery is now being pulled to the forefront - it is an omnipresent hue around the world. A life-affirming shade, Greenery is also emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality."
You might remember last year's PANTONE Colors of the Year: Rose Quartz and Serenity (as shown above). These colors caused major inspiration throughout the wedding industry. Read our blog from last year to relive all this color inspiration!
My favorite Color of the Year is still Marsala, from 2015. I love the look of this color for Fall and Winter weddings. This color truly 'pops', and makes for great bridesmaid dresses, florals, and tablescapes.
PANTONE describes Greenery as a versatile “trans-seasonal” shade that lends itself to many color combinations. Greenery looks best when paired the color palettes shown here. Pair Greenery with neutrals, brights, deeper shades, pastels, and metallics. These palettes easily cross over fashion, beauty, product and graphic design applications.
We would love to hear your thoughts on Greenery! Love it? Hate it? Will you be using it in your upcoming wedding? Drop us a note to let us know!
Kayla and Keith were married on July 30th at The Mansion on Main Street in Voorhees, NJ. I had been to the Mansion a few times, but never to work a wedding. So I was very excited when I booked this wedding. The Mansion is known for it's opulence and upscale ballrooms.
Kayla and Keith live in North Jersey but have a lot of family in the Philadelphia area, so they wanted a venue that was halfway between the two locations. The Mansion offered everything they were looking for. I loved this couple's choice of colors- blush and gold, which was speckled throughout their wedding.
Kayla's dress was breathtaking. I love when a bride wears a dress that makes you say "Wow!" This dress had over 20 hooks to bustle!
Their ceremony was held onsite and about 70 guests attended. Their ceremony was filled with love and a lot of laughter!
I love all of the little details of this wedding. You can tell when a bride and groom take extra steps to ensure their wedding is unique and represents them!
Kayla wore her mother's brooch on her dress in honor of her late mother. Just another beautiful element of this wedding.
Kayla and Keith had a Signature Drink called "As Good As Gold", which perfectly complimented the theme of the evening. The drink contained vodka, lemon juice, honey simple syrup, with a splash of champagne. Yum!
Carl Alan Florist did an amazing job with all of the florals for this wedding.
I am a huge cake snob and always look at the cake at weddings. This cake was hands down one of my favorites!
This was one of my favorite group pictures of all the weddings I have done. We got every single guest to go to the stairway for this shot. Kudos to Ambar Moreno Photography!
Pantone recently released the 2016 Color of the Year, and wedding industry professionals went absolutley crazy. For the first time ever, Pantone announced not one, but two colors. The winners: Rose Quartz (similar to a blush/light pink) and Serenity (light blue). For those not in the wedding industry, this announcement might not seem like a big deal, however these colors will play a huge role in the wedding industry and similar industries like the fashion industry. Expect to see these colors at most weddings you attend in 2016 and even into 2017. Professionals are describing the color combo as symbolic; a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our culture in terms of mood and attitude.
Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director for the Pantone Color Institute, explains the pairing, saying:
"Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing warm tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as a soothing sense of order and peace."
I'm still loving the 2015 Color of the Year, Marsala, which is a wonderful color to incorporate into fall weddings. I put together a Wedding Inspiration Board for any couples who want to incorporate these 2016 colors into their upcoming wedding. Click here to view: