REAL STORIES: A Modern Blue and Purple Wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia

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WITH THE COMING OF THE NEW YEAR, we’re ready to renew and refresh our blog presence beginning with, well, blogging! Duh! The last few months of 2014 were a blur of parties and events, and sadly, hopping on the blog and sharing the journey wasn’t as often as we like it to be. But we know you understand as we all get a little bogged down from time to time, right?

We ARE grateful to see that after 35 years in the weddings and events business, Evantine is not only still relevant, but THRIVING! Many, many wonderful changes are ahead of us this year, but one of those changes will be to see the end of one of our dearest event partnerships. Well, not the end, per se. Just a major shift that will require the end of a glorious era while we wait {impatiently} for the birth of a new one. Of what do we speak? The closing of the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia on One Logan Square, of course! Over the many years since the Four Seasons Hotel opened its luxurious doors at One Logan, Evantine has produced countless glamorous weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, birthday parties, private celebrations, corporate and non-profit events in its stylish rooms. Too numerous to list, frankly. Blessed, honored and grateful would be the words that come to mind in thinking of all the parties we’ve had the pleasure to design inside and outside at One Logan. We’re truly sorry to see it end!

Transformation is afoot! With its closing comes a major renovation and a new luxury hotel set to open in its place. AND, more importantly, a fabulous new home in the clouds for the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia! But where, you ask? Well, as with most things hailed as “top of the line”, not just Anywhere Philadelphia. Comcast Corp. announced in January 2014 that it would build a new skyscraper tower in Philadelphia and as part of the $1.2 billion {and climbing} project, the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia would relocate to the top of the new Comcast tower.

Well, as we like to say here in our own stylish rooms at Evantine Design, BRING IT ON! We’re ready to partner on new adventures! But first, to honor the beautiful relationship we’ve enjoyed with our friends and colleagues at the current Four Seasons Hotel property, until June when One Logan closes, we’re going to regularly feature a Four Seasons event we’ve designed. Yep, right here, All Things Four Seasons will exist on our Evantine Blog! And there’s no time like the present, so without further ado, here’s Juliet and Grant’s Modern Blue and Purple Wedding from May 2014!

{Photos courtesy of Liz Banfield Photography}

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ALL GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT. Juliet, the third of three gorgeous daughters, not only found her One & Only {that’s you Grant!} but she also managed to snag a beautiful Spring day for her Philadelphia wedding celebration. Ordinarily, the fine Spring weather wouldn’t be something to rejoice about to quite this degree. However, having lived through crazy, tempestuous weather for other family weddings, Juliet and Grant’s idyllic Spring day was nothing short of a miracle!

In the Summer of 2008 we had the pleasure of planning and designing the bride’s two sisters’ weddings in back-to-back, big parties that took place outdoors in tents. The first was a June wedding that suffered unseasonable sweltering temperatures. The second, three months later, was the victim of a rare Philadelphia hurricane. Both AH-mazing events despite the sticky and soggy environments, thanks to fabulous tented cities we installed, as well as the fast-thinking, hard-working event professionals, and the laid back, open-minded and trusting family. FINALLY to have third one take place without sweltering temperatures, hurricane winds or torrential rain is just short of a miracle! The third time really is the charm a gorgeous, brilliant Spring day at the always amazing Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia.

As you can see, Juliet and Grant envisioned a traditional wedding told in all tones of blue in simple, modern ways. Meaning, light and airy floral arrangements displayed in sparkling glass vases set against the opulence that is, and always has been, the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia. Enjoy!

{and Harry, now that your sisters are married, we’re just waiting for you to get yourself to the “altar” so to speak… no pressure.}

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FLORAL SIDE NOTE. The beautiful flowers used throughout the wedding, most particularly in the personal flowers that adorned the bridal party, included white peonies and hydrangea, as well as blue delphinium and grape hyacinth. The bridesmaids carried the same palette, but reversed in the color palette meaning gorgeous blue hydrangea was the dominate bloom in their bouquets with pops of ivory peonies, white stock, gray silver dollar, and variegated hosta leaves. They flowers were the perfect example of “modern garden meets elegant ballroom” that Juliet envisioned.

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Want to read more about this wedding? Then head on over to visit the Four Seasons Hotel Magazine which featured Juliet and Grant’s wedding in a beautiful multi-image kind of way that we sort of love. And, of course a big THANK YOU to our dear friend Liz Banfield of Liz Banfield Photography for these lovely images!

3 Responses to REAL STORIES: A Modern Blue and Purple Wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia

  1. John says:

    Always a pleasure to work with you Brian, Dean, St. James, Al and the whole team. Looking forward to many more years…….no matter where we are

  2. […] and await the new one to begin in 2016. Yes, they absolutely will reopen here in Philadelphia! But, as we mentioned before, we have many happy memories and proud moments of events we designed at the hotel. Like […]

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