Colonial Dames Philadelphia Wedding – Ken & Morgan

April 11, 2018

(I love these snippets from the bride, Morgan, describing her inspiration for the day.) “I always said loving Ken was easy. I wanted every aspect of the wedding day to be as effortless, timeless, and romantic as Ken was. The venue in Philadelphia was perfect. We walked in to this secret garden in the middle of center city, a place we had passed endless times and never even knew it existed, and we knew we had to get married there. From that moment on, everything about the venue inspired me. It’s history, the gardens, how timeless and romantic it felt. I wanted the wedding to be intimate and surprising for our guests. I constantly heard all night from family and friends about what a surprise and how special the venue was. People who had lived in Philadelphia their whole lives had no idea it existed. The color palette was all the natural elements of the building and gardens. Ivory, brass, and rich greens.”

“Being inspired by this timeless and romantic feel I had this vision of hundreds of brass candlesticks lit across every surface possible. I wanted the decor to feel natural in the historic home and incredibly romantic. That’s when I set out collecting candlesticks. While Ken and I spent the year before the wedding popping into thrift stores, the most special part about it was how our family and friends looked as well. Come time of the wedding we had 300 brass candlesticks! My friend found one in Nice, France, family gave ones that they were given as wedding gifts years ago, aunts went to estate sales, a friend on a road trip in Texas even found a box worth of them all over. It became this sort of special intimate scavenger hunt that everyone was in on. Come time of the wedding day, my vision came to life and was even more beautiful then I could have imagined. Along with the candlesticks I searched for antique gold frames. Ken and I found one at a Salvage yard that was pulled from a museum basement in Philadelphia. It was massive and dirty, stuck beneath piles of other frames but it was beautiful and special. My sister in law and I found others after a day at the Golden Nugget. I then spent endless hours sitting on my kitchen floor painting signs that were used across the wedding. To tie in the brass and gold elements I had greenery scattered across the surfaces, I sat up the night before making arrangements for the signs with eucalyptus, roses, and even greens from our own garden in Philadelphia.”

When we arrived to the hotel where Morgan was getting ready, we immediately walked into the most CHEERFUL atmosphere and couldn’t get enough of Morgan’s joy (which you’ll clearly see in every single photo of her). They really did enjoy every single minute of their day and that makes us SO happy. We absolutely love you two! Thanks for letting us tell these special pieces to your story!

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