REAL STORIES: A New Years Eve Winter Wedding Sparkles in Rittenhouse Square

December 4, 2013

As we enjoy another holiday season, we just couldn’t help looking back to this glittering New Years Eve wedding at The Rittenhouse in Philadelphia!  This stunning celebration was all about sparkle, shimmer and shine!

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BOUQUETS: The Beauty of Bridal White

August 14, 2013

Evantine Design White Bridal Bouquets Philadelphia Florists

For some clients, we create their bridal bouquet combining 7-9 different types of blooms together for a stunning textural effect with plenty of drama. But for far more of our clients, we seem to stick to using 3-4 flowers that blend together simply and beautifully into an artful floral accessory. After all, why over-complicate the glory of Mother Nature?

For instance, for a lovely bride hosting her wedding at The Westin Philadelphia, we created a hand-tied bouquet of just three beloved wedding flowers all in the same creamy white hue: Vendela Roses, Ranunculus and Dendrobium Orchids.

Simple. Elegant. Traditional. Perfection. What more do you need?

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{Photo courtesy of Gabe Fredericks of Philip Gabriel Photography}


FLOWERS: The Design Studio was Filled with Gorgeous White and Lavender Flowers Today!

October 27, 2011

As usual, the design studio is buzzing with activity this week! The Fall is notoriously known as “the busy season” for weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs and charity galas.  All of which keep the talented floral design team cutting and arranging long into the night.  Today the studio was filled with buckets of creamy roses, white lilies and tulips, as well as lavender roses and purple tulips, mini calla lilies, lisianthus, lilac, orchids and hydrangea.  We even managed to find several bunches of autumn Clematis! For the most part, all of these lovely flowers will be monochromatically arranged in simple, straight-edged glass vases of all widths and heights. Now, tomorrow, we’re on to the next sensational event!  Fiery reds!


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: Such a tease! Mary & Joseph’s Wedding Trailer

August 17, 2010

 

Just thought we’d share this sweet little video teaser from Lavon Films from Mary and Joseph’s recent July 31 wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel.   It was a lovely day and certainly an incredible party!  Take a look… 

http://lavonfilms.com/blog/mary-joseph-wedding-trailer-beautiful-day-in-philadelphia/

Photo Courtesy of Ron Soliman.   We can’t wait to see more photos and video from the day!


FLOWERS: Classic White Boutonnieres for Today’s Weddings

April 16, 2010

Personal flowers, are just that, PERSONAL, and should “suit” the wearer perfectly.  Particularly those worn by our beloved grooms!

We certainly have groom’s that request distinctly subtle and classically-inspired white boutonnieres that offer an elegant and tasteful accessory to their wedding day attire.  Most seem to be looking for refinement without severity, an effect achieved through modest and sophisticated blooms like orchids, stephanotis, roses and calla lilies.  Confidently understated, intrinsically beautiful, and completely devoid of any extraneous details that may prove “too frilly or feminine” for their personal taste.  However, there are grooms who bravely welcome the addition of crystals, pearls and feathers for a dramatic-yet-fashionable update to the already classic accessory.  Of course, there are those who choose to eliminate the boutonniere entirely, choosing a pocket square as their only adornment.   Besides the STUNNING bride at his side, of course!

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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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REAL STORIES: Wendy & Danny, Part 2, A Glamorous Wedding Reception at the Ritz-Carlton

February 5, 2010

Weeks ago we shared the story of Wendy and Danny’s wedding ceremony at The Ritz-Carlton with the promise of more to come on their gorgeous celebration.  The couple had waited years to make it official, but when they put their mind to something, whew!  Look out people!  

They certainly know how to celebrate in style!

  

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REAL STORIES: Lauren & Peter’s Traditional White Wedding

June 25, 2009

On June 6, Lauren and Peter were married in a gorgeous ceremony at Philadelphia’s Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.  The celebration was held just across the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at the luxe Four Seasons Hotel. Award-winning photographer, Cliff Mautner, captured the magnificence of the church as well as the pure joy of the day.

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