When my little sister Connie got engaged, I immediately started planning her wedding. Her favorite color has always been orange and her fiancé’s favorite holiday is Thanksgiving…so they decided on getting married thanksgiving weekend. Yay, Fall Wedding!
Her dress! Our mother’s lace modest wedding gown from 1978 was worn in its entirety by our sister Martha. The cathedral veil with antique lace was also worn by me on my wedding day as well as my cousin. Connie decided to customize her wedding gown by removing the lace from our mother’s gown and attaching it to my modern strapless silk gown, the finished product was priceless. She also purchased a strapless reception gown.
The ceremony was held in The Greek Orthodox Cathedral Church in downtown Philadelphia. I lined the aisle with tall branches and hanging glass tea lights accompanied by white lanterns and gold painted pumpkins. This created a very romantic fall look for the couple…. great for photos.
Guests arrived for the reception at The Philadelphia Racquet Club, the entrance and cocktail hour was in a cathedral ceiling foyer. The escort card table had 4 different height metallic gold paper trees with several satin colored ribbons hanging with guests names and tables numbers. The couples gold letter monogram, orange roses and floating candles decorated the table. Cocktails were also served in the library room where a grand piano held pictures of the couple and the fireplace was draped with magnolia leaves and gold babies breathes. Guests were asked to sign a vintage globe as a keepsake for the couple. A vintage suitcase was set for guests to leave cards, great alternative to a birdcage. The bridal party and new married couple were announced down the amazing grand staircase in the foyer which was lined with candles. Their first dance song was sung by our cousin, which was a surprise and left guests speechless with her angelic voice.
The bride’s vintage fall look included lace, crystals, gold branches and candelabras…which infused my centerpiece design, I used minimal flowers because of the grand venue the couple selected.…not to mentioned that I was the maid of honor and my four children and husband were also all a part of the bridal party. Orange roses and green berries added color to the tables along with a burnt orange napkin. The couple’s sweetheart table hosted a fireplace backdrop and a gold pintuck linen. Place cards were tied around hand dipped white chocolate and edible gold candied apples.
Once the party got started guests enjoyed dancing on the dance floor and taking lots of photos in our custom photo booth. I created the photo booth with a pvc pipe structure, large white clear strings of lights and custom gold bunting. We hired a photographer and provided many props for guests to have fun with!
The pictures speak for itself…the wedding was amazing!