Nature’s Finest

It’s all about location, location, location. Couples search high and low for the perfect place where they can celebrate their special day. Gone are the days when people are limited to certain choices such as hotels and tents, and now, with the right planning and styling, any place can be the right one for you. Kara and Tom were blessed to have a venue that’s not only beautiful but unique as well. It’s not everyday you hear someone saying they had their wedding reception inside a greenhouse. But aside from that, the details and decor of this feature was sweetly beautiful. I am personally in love with the simple three tiered cake with floral accents. Anyway, congratulations Kara & Tom!



When we met Kara and Tom in a little coffee shop in Philadelphia they were just starting to plan their wedding. They fell in love with the Horticultural Center as a venue and we very excited to start tasting cakes. The cake was one of the most important elements for Kara. We did their engagement session where they learned how to become used to us and to be comfortable having their photograph taken. When we started getting ready at the The Marriott Courtyard where the view of Philadelphia was a perfect backdrop to a wedding that really reflected the city that we love. Tom and his men got ready at their apartment and we went to the roof which had another breathtaking skyline view. (On a funny note, he forgot the key and we got locked out for a little bit and then had a scare as we got stuck in the elevator… such is city apartment living.) The details of Kara’s dress, shoes, earrings, robes, flowers, etc were a photographer’s dream. After a magnificant church wedding, the bridal party it the town. We started at Logan Circle and then hit the Art Museum. Our favorite place was the bridge on Penn and 29th (right by their apartment.) This reflected their own lives since they take this bridge together to walk Farmount Park. The venue was spectacular, the details, again, were cute and personal. What an amazing venue! All the beautiful elements of Philadelphia’s Horticultural Center were earthy but pretty. You could really see their personality in the visual landscape of the wedding. A funny moment was were the wedding party was announced and they took the Ellen “selfie.”Such a fun group!



Photographer:  Art + Life photography
Shoes:  BHLDN
Bakery:  Bredenbecks Bakery
Dress Designer:  Jenny Packham Bridal
Tuxedo and Mens Attire:  Men’s Warehouse
Floral Designer:  Oleander Floral
Reception Venue:  Philadelphia Horticultural Center
Apparel:  Pretty Plum Sugar
Veils and headpieces:  Sara Gabriel Veiling & Headpieces
Caterer:  Steven Starr Events

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