Mar
16

Spring Bridal Trends 2019

If last spring was all about soft, romantic colors and all things rustic luxe – This year the pendulum is swinging full force back into the world of color and texture. Vibrant, rich, and bold, this year’s bride isn’t afraid to make a statement. From floral bridesmaid’s gowns to cascading centerpieces, these are the hot floral trends for 2019:

 

1.  Complimentary Colors

One of the biggest shifts in bridal trends is the move away from uniformity in favor of cohesion. The days of “macthing” bridesmaids is becoming a thing of the past, as more and more brides want their attendants to have more agency in what they want to wear. Brides are more interested in presenting a feeling as opposed to a look, and one of the best ways to achieve that is using a color palette as opposed to a single color. Whether its bridesmaids wearing complimentary colors, or a tablescape filled with mixed metals, this season’s bride wants to create depth and dimension with color. 

 

We Laugh We Love 

 

Hoffer Photography 

 

 

2.  Bold Hues

In keeping with our first trend, our brides are picking bolder colors that pack a punch! This past fall and winter were filled with rich, berry hues and this spring is all about coral and citrus inspired palettes. These colors are warm and sunny, and work beautifully with green, which continues to dominate the wedding landscape.

Hoffer Photography 

 

  Salt and Cedar Photography 

 

 

3. Asymmetrical Designs

In keeping with the move away from uniformity, identical centerpieces and floral displays are being replaced with flowing, asymmetrical installations that feel as if they are a living landscape upon a table. This trend blends the natural elements of boho chic with the return of color, and the result is breathtaking. 

Rebecca Barger 

 

 

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Mar
13

The Styled Shoot – Celebrating Inspiration and Collaboration

In the wedding industry, styled shoots are coordinated photo shoots that allow a variety of wedding industry experts to showcase their talents. Sometimes they are used for editorial purposes, but what we love about them most is the way(s) in which they let us celebrate and cultivate the culture of collaboration that exists in the wedding industry.

When the average person looks at a picture of a couple at their wedding reception, he or she sees a beautiful bride smiling along side her new spouse … and that’s what you should see! What many don’t realize though, is that that photo is a culmination of many layers of time, talent, and love. A hair and makeup artist accentuated the bride’s natural beauty; a bridal salon worked with the bride and her loved ones to find THE dress; a florist created a bouquet and centerpieces that reflect the wedding’s specific theme; a wedding coordinator and/or event manager helped the couple pick linens that would compliment the space, and of course, a photographer made sure the lighting was literally, picture perfect.

Styled shoots allow industry insiders to work together to create original work, work that is not only creative and fun, but also serves as inspiration for those who are planning a wedding! We love when a couple comes to us with a very specific vision. We love listening to their ideas, their color scheme, the mood they want to create, etc. Many times, though, couples come to us and want help deciding the bouquet style, centerpiece designs etc. Styled shoots help us show prospective brides ideas and inspirational looks that they can pull from when creating their big day.

The proverbial icing on the cake is when you get to collaborate with people whose work you truly admire 🙂 Thank you, Salt and Cedar Photography, Barnsley Manor, Gregorio Artistry, Asos, L. Priori, and Lauren Davis for inviting Petals Lane to be a part of this dream team!

 

 

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Feb
18

PAFA Wedding

 The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts is one of the most unique wedding venues in Philadelphia, and we always love the opportunity to design flowers for this space. Jacquie and JD’s beautiful fall wedding was no exception.

The couple got ready for their special day at the Logan Hotel, where they were surrounded by family, close friends, and their four children.  They had their “first look” photos at the Logan, and made their way to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, where they held their ceremony and reception.

The bride and her attendants looked radiant in their ivory and blush tones, and the flowers complimented the soft, romantic color palette. The couple made the most of the museum, holding the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception in three distinct halls, and each space had its own distinct look, but all three were united by the love and laughter that filled the rooms that night!

The wedding was impecably planned by Truly You Events

The beautiful photos below are courtesy of Philip Gabriel Photography

Videography by Allure Films

Music and Entertainment by Remixologists  

Catering provided by Constellation Culinary

Lighting by  Synergetic Sound

Hair&Makeup by Aleksandra Ambrozy Hair & Makeup

Cake by Whipped Bakeshop

Furniture by AFR Event Furnishings

Invitations designed by Hand Painted Weddings

Live Event Painter – Celebrations Painting

 
 
 

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Feb
18

Winter Wedding at the Horticultural Center

Laura and Dave were married at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in downtown Philadelphia and were joined by family and friends for a reception at the Philadelphia Horticultural Society in Fairmount. Bold berry colors were paired with soft blushes; a black and white dance floor sparkled by candlelight.

 

Rather than aiming for a uniform look, this couple opted to add individuality and depth to the feel of their wedding by dressing bridesmaids in complimentary dress and flower girls in gorgeous capes; rather than a ‘traditional’ white bouquet, the bride and her attendants carried colorful bouquets filled with berry ranunculus, deep odessa calla lilies and anemones. This couple incorporated color in a romantic way, and the final look was truly a breath of fresh air!

 

The whole day was coordinated by the ever talented Truly You Events, and the beautiful images below were captured by Hoffer Photography. The wonderful food was prepared by Constellation Culinary, and the gorgeous lighting throughout the Horticultural Center was provided by Eventions Productions.  The invitations were created by Caitlin Jane Calligraphy. All floral designs by Petals Lane Inc.

  

 

 

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Jan
18

Tori and Brian’s Traditional, Timeless Wedding

Tori and Brian were married on November 17, 2018, and their first meeting seems to have been written in the stars. Tori’s sister and brother in law listed their Philadelphia home, and Brian, who did not yet know Tori, was the lucky buyer. Only after he bought the home, did mutual friends realize the connection and suggest they meet. The newlyweds now share the home once owned by the bride’s sister! They were married at Saint Thomas of Villanova, and they held their reception at historic Merion Golf Club, locations that hold each hold significance to the couple. Even the photographer who captured their big day was the same photographer who photographed the bride’s parents when they married years ago. It was very clear that every choice this couple for their wedding made was one that honored an important time and/or tradition in their families. Every detail had a story, and we feel so fortunate to have been a part of this day that was filled with timeless beauty.

Photographer: David Campli Photo

Florals: Petals Lane Inc 

Venue: Merion Golf Club 

Wedding Planner: Gina Sole

Hair: Amanda D’Andrea Hair 

 

 

 

 

 

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