Throw the challenge of something different to a team of seasoned wedding pros and this is where they'll land.
We wanted to capture the dark beauty of a warehouse space, using industrial elements to add an edge to otherwise traditional components of a wedding reception: re-purposed metal drums for cocktail tables; soft fabrics and textures against aged cement floor and walls; a dining table with bold flowers and metallic elements, all bathed in natural light. The traditional ceremony arch was re-imagined as a custom art installation with over a thousand strands of yarn, adding a dreamy note to a bold backdrop. The moody style of the bride and her attendants was created by mixing grunge-inspired leather with opulent velvet and rich jewel tones. What better place than on the wedding day for a bride to imprint her personality!
We are so proud and thankful to have collaborated with such an amazing team of talented local vendors.
Rentals: Best Event Rental
Ceremony Arch/Laser Cutting/Details: wink photo booths
Bar: J.Rose Bartending
Lighting: Mint DJ Events
Signage + Jacket: More Than Words By Michelle
Venue: James Kalsbeek
Florals: Daniel Vaughn Designs
Menswear: Connections Suits & Tuxedos
Dresses: Diamonds and Lace Bridal
Beauty: BMSHL Beauty
Photography: Jana Scott Photography
Books and sweet things are the perfect inspiration for a baby shower! If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is a favorite children's book, lending itself to nostalgia-inspired decor and food and, of course, light-hearted fun. The venue was warm and comfortable, really, a space that felt like home. A colorful mimosa and juice bar provided celebratory drinks, both with and without champagne, to celebrate mom and baby. We also toasted with - you guessed it! - homemade cookies and milk in vintage glass bottles. We're excited to add another B baby to the family!
Thank you vendors! Best Event Rental, Duffy's Tavern, Delectable Delights by Heather, Avant Garden Floral and the amazing Samantha Malizia Films, Inc.
Marisa and Tyler were up for anything, so their wedding style took guests on a gorgeous, surprising journey.
Attendants - both men and women - were subdued in shades of slate and navy, but the bridesmaids' bouquets offered a tease of apricot and magenta, a beautiful contrast to Marisa's flowers in shades of cream and white with touches of light blue and green. Cocktail hour design was soft and elegant, with neutral tones tucked in to complement the natural appeal of the space.
As guests entered the pavilion at Fern Hill Weddings for dinner and dancing they were greeted by a live band and breathtaking decor. The effect was both dramatic and fun, the pavilion having been transformed by suspended greenery structures with brightly-colored hanging flowers and strings of Edison lights creating a romantic glow. Farm tables were covered with potted greenery and dozens of candles and Moroccan tiles served as place cards. The day was exciting and unique ... just like the bride and groom.
thank you vendors! best event rental, fern hill weddings, vivace live, music mart, daniel vaughn, paul's provisions catering, j. rose bartending, dolce vita, for the win, beautiful dream team, nittany entertainment photo booths, fullington , barnes farmhouse tables and jana scott photography.
ALEX AND ZACH’S WEDDING STYLE WAS ELEGANT AND CAREFULLY CRAFTED WITH LOVE. MOTHER NATURE TOYED WITH THE IDEA OF BEING UNCOOPERATIVE BUT THE SKIES CLEARED IN TIME FOR THEIR OPEN-AIR CEREMONY UNDER AN ANCIENT OAK TREE.
BRIDESMAIDS AND GROOMSMEN WERE UNDERSTATED AND SOPHISTICATED IN PETAL PINK AND COBALT BLUE; ALEX PERSONIFIED CLASSIC GLAM IN HER TIMELESS SHEATH GOWN. BOUQUETS WERE COMPOSED OF STRIKING PINK PEONIES TUCKED AMONG BLUSH ROSES AND EUCALYPTUS. GOLD ACCENTS AND COMPLEMENTARY FLORALS, KISSED WITH JUST ENOUGH SPARKLE, FILLED THE BALLROOM.
THE CRYSTAL CHANDELIER AND BACKDROP OF MARQUEE LIGHTS COMPLETED THE PICTURE. ONCE GUESTS HIT THE DANCE FLOOR THE LIVE BAND MADE SURE THE PARTY NEVER STOPPED!
THANK YOU VENDORS! BEST EVENT RENTAL, THE NITTANY LION INN, COLUMBUS CHAPEL & BOAL MANSION MUSEUM, AVANT GARDEN FLORAL, EVOLVE STUDIO, SAMANTHA MALIZIA FILMS, INC., AND DYANNA LAMORA PHOTOGRAPHY FOR THESE STUNNING IMAGES!
Brittany and Keith march to their own beat, their love and respect for each other shining through every move they make together. Their wedding day was a beautiful blend of tradition and their exquisite, unique personalities. Despite the weather's temperamental attitude, the skies cleared at mid-day and gave the bride and groom the gorgeous, sunny day they deserved.
Brittany was elegant in a beaded lace gown and cathedral-length veil. Her look was poised and effortless: she looked absolutely stunning. The bridal party was fun and easygoing, a reflection of the bride and groom. Bridesmaids wore forest green and carried florals in shades of deep berry, burgundy, and eggplant; groomsmen looked sharp in gray Gingham check jackets. A personal and touching ceremony began with a processional through the apple orchard, leading to a site in the middle of a clearing. The altar was composed of a natural archway adorned with a macrame and lush flowers, set against bright blue skies. As will happen,
their sweet kids stole the show, the boys in suspenders and bow ties and the flower girl carrying a gold hoop adorned with fresh flowers and greenery, a flower crown on her head to match. Clean lines and simplicity were key for dinner and dancing: contemporary bud vases and iron floral stands decorated each table; place settings of rose gold and embossed glass china completed the picture.
The sunset photos may be the most beautiful we've ever seen. Congratulations to our dear friends, Brittany and Keith!
Thank you vendors! best event rental, avant garden floral, mint dj events, wink photo booths, diamonds and lace Bridal, bmshl beauty, Catering With Style by Dan Rallis, lucy + fay, more than words by michelle, earlystown manor, samantha malizia films, and savita sittler photography for these stunning images
Brittany and Nick's wedding and ceremony was a beautiful mix of traditions and styles. A traditional ceremony was important to the bride and groom, as was a fantastic party!
Their ceremony was held at the Cathedral in Altoona, an absolutely breathtaking, Gothic sanctuary complete with vaulted ceilings, stained glass and visually stunning architecture.
Guests then moved to the Scotch Valley Country Club for dinner and dancing. In contrast to the quiet church, the country club was sun-soaked and bright, walls of windows allowing guests to enjoy the sunset. The ballroom - bearing the groom's family's name - was filled with pops of deep shades of berry and wine, with a head table backdrop of hoops covered in delicate greenery
The bridesmaids wore gowns in complementary jewel tones with the men in classic black tuxes. It seems that their choice of formal wear was appropriate for all activities: while we loved seeing them ride off across the golf course in golf carts, our favorite moment was the flash mob!
Thank you vendors! Best Event Rental, Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Scotch Valley Country Club, Florals On The Corner, Delectable Delights by Heather Luse, Mint DJ Events, Catering With Style By Dan Rallis, wink! photo booths, Cinema Four40, Barnes Handcrafted Farmhouse Tables, LLC and the amazing Tera Nelson Photography for capturing this day perfectly!
Penn State and Downtown State College played a large part of Jeff and Katie's love story so it was natural that they would do their first look at an iconic location: the steps of Old Main, on the Penn State campus. Katie wore a classic, showstopping lace gown and bridesmaids wore petal pink, offering a striking contrast to another nod to their Penn State pride: the men's navy suits and socks.
Pale peach cabbage roses and lush greenery filled the ballroom. Floral hoops suspended from the ceiling and greenery draped from every ledge provided a soft, dreamy backdrop.
How can we forget Barkley? Jeff and Katie are a gorgeous couple in so many ways but their sweet, photogenic bulldog stole the show. He knew that his job as ring bearer was an important one and he handled it like a pro. Furbabies in weddings can be a dangerous gamble but Barkley could teach a class in how to behave ... and he has a killer smile.
Thank you vendors! Best Event Rental, Toftrees Golf RESORT, Delectable Delights, Dolce vita Avant Garden Floral, Mint Dj, Evolve Studios, allegria ensemble, Pegasus Party Rentals, fullington and jana scott for these images!
Maria and Josh had a joyful celebration that was filled with smiles and happy tears on a bright, perfect Central Pennsylvania day. The couple was there to celebrate their love with family and friends, and they did not disappoint! The party started at the rehearsal and kept the momentum going. In a day filled with touching moments, the most breathtaking was the first look that wasn't: in an intimate, sweet gesture, Maria and Josh stood back-to-back on either side of French doors, clasping hands. Even through her tears, Maria's thousand-watt smile never faded. The bridesmaids in periwinkle and groomsmen in gray were a gorgeous contrast to Josh's dark blue tux and Maria's showstopping white gown and cathedral train. The bouquets were crafted of white flowers with blush accents and eye-catching anemone. The color scheme carried over to the reception with understated blues and gray, soft white and blush adorning the tables, with the addition of pops of gold. Of course there were nods to their connection to Penn State everywhere, from Maria's garter to blue and white pom poms on the dance floor to the Nittany Lion Inn venue itself. The bridal party entrance was a lip sync battle, setting the tone for the rest of the evening! The dance floor was packed and filled with laughter (and more than a few rousing Penn State chants). Thank you vendors! Best Event Rental, The Nittany Lion Inn, BMSHL Beauty, Avant Garden Floral, Andy Djandym Mastriania, The Arboretum at Penn State, Visual Rose Productions, and the amazing Leah Freidhoff Photography for capturing this day perfectly.
WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A BRIDE THAT LOVES TACOS? THROW HER A TACO'BOUT A BRIDAL SHOWER! WE HAD LOTS OF FUN DESIGNING AN AFTERNOON TO HONOR OUR BRIDE AND CLOSE FRIEND, BRITTANY. COLORFUL FOOD AND BEVERAGE - A TACO BAR, SANGRIA BAR, AND A RAINBOW OF SALSAS - KEPT GUESTS MOVING AND ENTERTAINED. THE TABLES WERE FILLED WITH DELICATE CACTI AND BRIGHT SPLASHES OF COLOR ALONG WITH MEXICAN SODA AND PERSONAL CACTI FOR GUESTS TO TAKE HOME. THIS IS HANDS DOWN ONE OF OUR FAVORITE EVENTS WE'VE DESIGNED SO FAR.
THANK YOU VENDORS! JANA SCOTT PHOTOGRAPHY, BEST EVENT RENTAL, PAUL'S PROVISIONS, AVANT GARDEN FLORAL, WINK! PHOTO BOOTHS FOR HELPING US BRING THIS CREATION TO LIFE!