Rose & Nick
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia is a traditional Beaux Arts style building with lovely marble and woodwork and portraiture on the walls. Perhaps it’s the presence of the Mutter Museum tucked away on the first floor, but The College often attracts very non- traditional brides, who, when working with our planners and design team create stand out events. Rose had so many fun and whimsical ideas that gave us a lot to build on- literally! Legos were everywhere! From Roses bouquet and Nicks boutonnière to Lego centerpieces and their cake topper! Rose walked down the aisle to Florence + the Machine’s “Cosmic Love”, performed by two of there friends. After the ceremony everyone went downstairs for a cocktail reception that was decorated in Legos with matching floral. Dinner was hosted in Mitchell Hall while the garnish team flipped Ashhurst Hall into a Turkish Lounge. The lounge was filled with colored glass lanterns, votive and pillar candles, and intimate seating surrounding the “Middle Eastern Tasting” dessert buffet that included spiced chocolates, baklava, kataifi, puff pastry cigar rolls, halva, torrone, and a selection of dried dates, apricots and fresh figs. A scotch bar offered a variety of single malts.
Britt made a bunch of seemingly random ideas that I had (legos! bow ties! roses!) look like a complete thought. Our all-red decor for the dining room was so dramatic and rich looking, but not stuffy. She worked the little touches of the legos throughout the decor and floral so that it was playful but not childlike. And my bouquet was totally amazing. I’m so sad that it only lasted for a week! I felt like we were really collaborating on things, which made the final “reveal” so special. It was like a fabulous art project springing to life. The piece-de-resistance, our “Turkish Tea Room” was a labor of love that was so dramatic. Our guests were really amazed at the level of detail: candles, lanterns, fabrics, pillows, furniture, tea trays… Having shared pictures and pinterest ideas, I was still blown away. Maybe best of all was Britt’s calm but excited attitude that just made us feel like it was all going to be amazing. And she was accessible by phone all the time, so that no little detail would go unaddressed. Thanks Britt; you rock.
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