Max & Adele at Brushwood Farms

Anyone who meets Adele is in for a treat! She’s a whirlwind of color, radiating happiness and joy and we liken her to a human disco ball. Or pinata. Or anything else super fun and awesome. And Max? He’s the perfect complement to her. A little quieter, a little more laid-back…Max was the picture of a supportive groom-to-be during our planning process! And boy did we plan! Max and Adele were celebrating with almost 400 of their nearest and dearest on Max’s family horse farm in Chester County, PA. We planned for beautiful sailcloth tents and giant disco balls (kind of a running theme here) and beautiful, classic details for this anything but boring couple.

Adele brought the pizazz this rainy weekend needed. We brought our back-up plans and our rain boots. It was a messy day but nothing could wipe that gigantic smile from our bride’s face. I mean, go check out her shoes! How could you not smile?

We held their ceremony in the same spot, right out front of the horse stables, overlooking the fields. We added a tent and the show went on! We moved our hundreds of guests to the turnout shed for cocktails and then marched them with umbrellas up to the dinner tent. It may have been raining and windy outside but the mood inside was {insert fire emoji here|. From the first minute to the last song of the after-party, this crowd went for it! Amazing speeches, a sprinkle-filled wedding cake, dancing on the tables, a starry night TEQUILA TENT…it was a serious party! Oh wait…a surprise unicorn showed up! Seriously, go check out this amazing day!

Photography Christian Oth Studio // Catering by Peachtree Catering // Florals by Katy Bieniosek Florals // Stationery by Happy Menocal // Signage by Papertree Studio // Cake by Flour Shop // Makeup True Beauty Marks // Video by Willow Tree Films // Music by Big Ric Rising // Furniture by Maggpie Rentals // Rentals by EventFx // Venue Brushwood Stable

Kristina & Dave at the Downtown Club

Wanna know a little secret? Giving your wedding designer a say in your color palette makes her a very happy designer. As trends go, we tend to see a lot of the same color schemes, season after season. So imagine when Kristina came to us with an open mind and the taste for something different…we were ecstatic! Kristina and Dave chose the Downtown Club, a Cescaphe venue in Philly. It sits way up high in the sky overlooking Independance Mall and boasts an incredible, ornate, all-white ballroom. When we settled on an ocean blue, emerald green, midnight blue and black palette, we knew it would look stunning in this modern dream of a space.

Kristina and her girls stayed at The Lokal in Old City, a light-filled boutique hotel perfect for those getting ready shots. After she got dolled up and stepped into her custom, couture dress, she went downstairs and met her groom for their first look with photographer Pat Robinson. He had an easy job with a crew this good looking!

Their ceremony was a heartfelt one so the tissues passed out for “tears of joy” were appropriate! The two were wed by a friend of Dave’s from the Army and the two made their way down their lantern-lit, greenery filled aisle, accompanied by paper airplanes to represent the lifetime of travel they’d already racked up! Florals from Devon & Pinkett filled the girls’ hands and our tables with shades of merlot, pink and peach to play off of our darker, dramatic colors.

We used the ocean blue and gold color scheme everywhere, from their stationery and signage to the table linens. We played up the white ballroom with white marble accents on the escort card table. Their blue-green marbelized cake from Jen Roach combined all of our elements perfectly! This kind, loving couple was a dream to plan and design for, without a doubt!

Photography - Pat Robinson

Lauren & Tyler at Park Chateau Estate

We were so lucky to start our wedding season super early this January! A winter wedding in the Philadelphia area is a tricky thing. If it doesn't snow, there's a good chance that it will be downright COLD. And that's what we got for Lauren & Tyler's wedding at Park Chateau Estate in New Jersey! But ohhhh you wouldn't know it by looking at these gorgeous photos by Lauren Fair Photography. These two exuded love and warmth and all the coziness you need on a chilly January day. 

We spent over a year working closely with Lauren on her wedding design plans and logistics. Guests came in from all over to celebrate these two and they wanted to wow them! As both their wedding planners and designers, we were able to produce a romantic, floral filled wonderland and keep shuttles running on time. Go team! It was our second time at Park Chateau and as Philly based wedding planners, the short jaunt to East Brunswick was easy! Once you take a look at the white washed wedding chapel, bright natural light-filled ballroom and classic details, you'll understand why we couldn't wait to go back!

So many details were brought to life with the help of some amazing vendors like stationery from Papertree Studio, linens from Nuage Designs, specialty china and flatware from The Tabletop Company and of course, those show stopping florals by Fresh Designs Flora & Events.  We love working with several creative partners to bring our design plans to life. We went full on white & blush botanical in our floral plan with lush blooms in the bridal bouquets and ceremony arch. The bridesmaids wore the most flattering shade of pale pink with luxe white fur stoles. 

Everything from the main entrance staircase to the reception centerpieces was a little bit over the top in the best way possible! This one is a true flower-lover's dream wedding! See for yourself...

Gabriela & Jordan at Historic Penn Farm

Are you ready for some cozy fall goodness? Then feast your eyes on this flannel-filled, autumn-hued wedding from Michele Suits! We both loved working with Gabriela and Jordan because they were two of the most laid-back people we'd ever met. Their focus was on family and that's it. Of course, they wanted a gorgeous wedding day with meaningful details but when it came down to it, they surrounded themselves with those they love and celebrated all night long at Historic Penn Farm! From Gabi's minimal boho style to the jewel toned glassware & florals to the garland-adorned teepee for the kiddos to play in, we just adored everything she and Jordan chose. So if this doesn't get you in the mood for chilly nights and cuddling around the fire then I don't know what will!

Planner | Shannon Wellington Weddings

Venue | Historic Penn Farm

Catering | William Penn High School

Florist | Fresh Designs

Photographer |Michele Suits

Pies | Queen B Pastry

Bartending | Swig Events

DJ | Scratch Weddings

Rentals | Diamond State  | Modern Relics

Makeup | Shimmer & Spice

Katie & Aviad at Grace Winery

Fun Fact: About 1/4 of our weddings are planned between us and the Mother of the Bride.  So many moms are taking on the responsibilities of wedding planning but aren't doing it the old-fashioned way. By that I mean, choosing flowers they love, hiring only vendors their friends used and trying to one-up those friends at the same time. They're doing it out of love. And they're making each decision with their daughters in mind. I find it so refreshing to see them thinking only of the brides and not themselves.

Anyway! Katie's mom came to us with many of her vendors in place. She had the beautiful Inn at Grace Winery booked. She had hired a fave, Lauren Fair as her photographer. Great florist? Check. Best cake ever? Definitely. What she didn't have was all of the details in place. She wanted beautiful things that Katie and her fiancee Aviad would appreciate. The couple, who lived in Israel during the entire planing process, were fun-loving. Not traditional, not boring. We tried to help infuse the day with moments that said exactly that.

A pom pom toss as they walked down the aisle? So fun, right? Whimsical watercolor signage is always a winner. A Moscow Mule Bar?!?! YES! Mom Nancy had such great taste and ran wild with so many great details that the day turned out even more beautifully. We helped coordinate their day as well, with associates Michelle and Brianna keeping everything in order! And picking up pom poms off the ground :)


Coordinator | Shannon Wellington Weddings 

Photographer |Lauren Fair

Venue | Grace Winery

Catering | Brulee Catering

Florist | Belovely

Videographer | Tweed Video

Cake | Nutmeg Cake Design

Band | American Deluxe

Rentals | Maggpie Rentals

Hair & Makeup | Finlia Salon

Invitations | Papertree Studio

Signage & Paper Details | Cami Monet & Belovely

Mallory & Brandon at The Ballroom at the Ben

When Mallory came to us, it was clear, she was ALL IN on the wedding planning front. She was super organized and loved the process. However, she had big dreams for her day and knew that she'd need help bringing them to life. So we jumped in and realized we had one of the sweetest couples imaginable! 

Mallory and Brandon met in college where they both excelled in their respective sports. The athletic, competitive couple wanted a wedding that was representative of them but also of the city that Mallory called home. A classic Philadelphia wedding. When we hear that, we know we're paying respects to our founding fathers, our incredible history and architecture and most deliciously, some of the incredible food that Philly is known for. 

We started with a ceremony at one of Philadelphia's oldest hidden gems, Stotesbury Mansion in Rittenhouse Square. We moved onto a reception at the Ballroom at the Ben and included so many amazing details, you'll have to keep scrolling to see! From the Philly Foodie welcome bags to the Declaration of Independence inspired seating chart to the gold mirrored table numbers, every moment was on point and oh so Philly! Oh and the signature drinks: the Betsy Ross & the Ben Franklin, how cute right?!?

We had SUCH an amazing year helping Mallory & Brandon bring this incredible party to life. And when it was all over, we went through some serious Mallory-withdrawl :) Maybe we can do this all over again?

Amazing vendor team:

Planning & Design  | Shannon Wellington Weddings

Ceremony Venue | Stotesbury Mansion

Reception Venue/Catering | Ballroom at the Ben - Finley Catering

Floral Design | Fresh Designs Florist

Photographer  | Morby Photography

Band | Imagine 

Rentals | White Glove Rentals

Calligraphy & Signage | Silt & Pine

Invitations & Bag Design | Two Paper Dolls

Hair & MU| Aleksandra Ambrozy

Cake | Termini Bros. 


Mary & Bobby at The Ridgeland Mansion

Looking for early fall tent wedding in Philadelphia? We've got the perfect one. After Mary & Bobby married at St. Colman's Catholic Church, they made their way to the Strawberry Mansion bridge with their photographers, Ali & Paul, for some incredible photos. Then onwards to their reception! They chose Ridgeland Mansion in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park as their venue. The main attraction? The tented backyard feel in the middle of the city. The tent was huge though and we needed to fill it! With Mary's love of florals, it took no time to come up with a warm peach, coral and orange color palette with touches of sage green and navy. Fresh Designs nailed it once again with endless lush centerpieces and green garlands. Taper candles and amber water goblets set the warm farm tables ablaze while market lights and fabric swags filled our tent's ceiling, bringing everyone just a little bit closer. The night was filled with emotional moments, sweet speeches and a swinging jazz band that had everyone on the dance floor into the night. As guests took a breather, they were treated to a huge popcorn bar! This was a sweet, detail filled day that truly showed the warmth of this sweet couple!


Planner/Designer | Shannon Wellington Weddings

Venue | Barn at Ridgeland Mansion

Caterer | Sage Catering

Florist | Fresh Designs Florist

Photographer | Ali & Paul

Band | Ted Hefko Band

Table & Chairs Rentals | Ocean Tents

Cake | Bredenbecks

Tent & Barrel Rentals |Open Aire Affairs 

Hair | Ariel Katrina

Makeup | Shimmer & Spice

Modern Fairytale Inspiration at Ridley Creek's Parque

The Hunting Hill Mansion, now known as Parque, sits nestled inside a Pennsylvania State Park and is really a hidden gem that instantly transports you to a 19th century country estate. It's the perfect backdrop for a modern fairytale wedding. We took inspiration from several old tales and brought them to life among the moss-covered steps, the stone overlook and the reflecting pool. 

Our bride wore a beaded corset and ruffled skirt from BHLDN and jeweled blush heels that were every bit as glamorous as a fancy ballgown and glass slippers. Her veil was handpainted with florals and fit perfectly into our garden setting. Her bouquet bursted with roses and ranunculus and our floral designer added pink bleeding hearts as a nod to our fairy tale theme.

There is nothing more romantic than a sweetheart table where a just-married couple can cozy up to each other while still celebrating with their guests. With the palest of pink linens and a hand lettered So This is Love banner, our table set the scene for our princess and her prince. Blush floral plates paired with delicate pink champagne coupes and wine glasses were made playful paired with mini tree stump place card holders and flowing bows. A towering lace trimmed wedding cake sat tall among the stone walls and was topped with an oversized sugar peony. But inside? Layers upon layers of ombre pink cake and buttercream.  If that wasn't a dream come true, we don't know what is!

You can also check out our feature on 100 Layer Cake!

Photographer | Hudson Nichols Photography

Planner/Stylist | Shannon Wellington Weddings 

Flowers |  Fresh Designs Florist 

Cake | Clara’s Groovy Deliciousness

Stiaonary/Calligraphy | Silt & Pine

Hair & Makeup | Mack Stylist

Dress | BHLDN