Horticultural Center

Philadelphia Spring Wedding at Horticultural Center

Emily and Michael were good friends throughout college and they reconnected a couple of years after they graduated. When he proposed, she couldn’t believe it and kept asking “are you serious? Are you serious?!” Yep, he certainly was! And their wedding captured their bright personalities beautifully.

Though she couldn't wait to be married, Emily’s next thought was, "Ugh, I don’t want to plan a wedding!" So she did something I encourage every couple to do. Instead of starting out with a massive to-do list, she jotted down her thoughts on how they wanted their wedding to feel. I love that she still has that piece of paper and that when they walked into their reception, they felt exactly the way they wanted it to feel from the beginning.

Emily wanted shades of purple, so that’s just what they got — from the linens, to the amazing flowers from Love n’ Fresh, to the DIY ribbon wall behind the head table. Emily's father and brother crafted the awesome escort card display and the table numbers. Props to the guys — gotta love handy men!


The couple chose Sharyn Frenkel as their photographer because they loved the way she captured those candid moments. They wanted to remember a day of laughter, joy, and maybe even a few happy tears.

Emily & Michael — thank you for choosing us to guide you through your planning process! Looking at your wedding pictures still makes me smile because of the love you have for one another and the joy you take in being with each other!


Concept, planning, coordination, and styling by Heart & Dash

Photographer: Sharyn Frenkel Photography
Florist: Love n’ Fresh Flowers
Venue: Philadelphia Horticultural Center
Wedding Dress: Watters “Jacinda”
Wedding Shoes: Adrianna Papell Boutique
Hair: Hair by Meghan
Caterer: Stephen Starr Events
Band: Rich Posmontier Music
Lighting: Eventions
Celebrant: Beth Palubinsky
Hotel: Le Meridien Philadelphia

This wedding was featured on Ruffled!