PRESS: Brian Kappra Names Two of His Favorite Local Venues in Bride’s Magazine

January 8, 2014

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Not only is Evantine’s owner and Creative Director, Brian Kappra, a Philadelphia area native, but he’s been planning events across the Northeast for over 30 years! As a result, it’s no wonder Brian is called upon by magazine editors for his insight into some of the best places to get married.  Together with other wedding experts across the nation, Brian is featured in the recent issue of BRIDES Magazine talking about the Best Wedding Venues in America.

Looking specifically at the Greater Philadelphia region, Brian loves the classic elegance of outdoor tented weddings  at Andalusia and the sexy, urban loft vibe found at Front and Palmer. Why are they high on the list? Well, there are many reasons, from the scenic views and romantic settings, to the blank slate “make it your own” qualities that both offer our brides and grooms. Take a look at just some of the fabulous weddings Brian has designed at these wedding venues:  Vibrantly Hip Outdoor Wedding at Andalusia; Lilly Pulitzer-inspired Wedding at Andalusia; and a Candlelit Wedding at Front and Palmer.

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REAL STORIES: Golden Yellow Flowers and Elegant Crystal Chandeliers Turn an URBN Loft into a Stylish Wedding

May 2, 2012

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At Evantine, we’re tremendously inspired by interior design and how it can be incorporated into party planning, personal gatherings and home entertaining. Like residential interior design, we, too get very personal with each and every client as we design their party. For Spring celebrations, like this golden delicious wedding at Urban Outfitters in Philadelphia, where traditional appointments like crystal, satin and silver played off raw, urban textures, interior design played a large role in creating a one-of-a-kind experience.

{Photos: Cliff Mautner}

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BOUQUET OF THE WEEK: A Bridal Bouquet with White Stephanotis, Creamy Gardenia, Ivory Roses and Fragrant Lily of the Valley

June 21, 2011

Roses are a wedding favorite because they are romantic, dramatic and, thankfully, available year round!  We blended luscious ivory roses with Lily of the Valley’s tiny bell-shaped blossoms and sweet perfume; Stephanotis, with it’s star-shaped white flowers; and velvety Gardenias that evoked luxury and tradition.  Composed tightly into a rounded shape with only a few whimsical sprigs of the Lily of the Valley to soften the line, this bridal bouquet was a statement in classic white.

[Photo courtesy of Tyler Boye]


REAL STORIES: A Glamorous Winter Wedding for Eve & Richard

March 22, 2010

Before we say “hello” to Spring, we thought we would share Eve and Richard’s sexy, icy-cool Winter wedding.   Someone just mentioned the other day how incredibly moving second weddings are and we couldn’t agree more!  Eve and Richard wanted to share their passionate commitment to each other with an elegant Jewish ceremony followed by a sophisticated, cocktail-style celebration.   The party called for quite a bit of sparkle and tons of all-out glamour dramatically transposed against the crisp modern lines of Trust.

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