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Event Recap :: The Knot Rocks Philly

This summer The Knot asked us to plan and design their annual Philadelphia market event. Our first thought was, "AHHH!! What an honor!" And our second was, "Yikes! How are we going to get busy wedding vendors to be excited for a mid-summer networking event?"

We've been to our fair share of wedding industry networking events — sometimes they’re good, sometimes not so much. We decided if we were going to do this, we simply had to  do everything we could to ensure the event would feel fun, comfortable, and would leave people buzzing. That meant cultivating an amazing vendor team, offering up great food with free-flowing cocktails, mix in some killer music, arrange a few cozy lounges and a sweet photo booth, then top it all off with mood-making market lights in a garden courtyard. And then invite every friendor (vendor friend) in the Philadelphia region.

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That's exactly what we did — and we're happy to report that it worked! Not to toot our own horn (or maybe that's exactly what we're doing), but we had the top attendance for any past Philadelphia Knot market event and by far the most post-event buzz (we've heard a lot of "Oh man, I'm so bummed I missed it! Everyone says it was so much fun!"). Hello, happy dance! When do you hear people say that about a networking event?! 

Thank you again to our amazing collaborating vendors (listed below)! Don’t miss the awesome video from Saltwater Studios to see how the night went down!

Vendors:

Planning:  Heart & Dash
Venue:  College of Physicians
Catering:  Catering by Design
Photography:  Emily Wren Photography
Videography:  Saltwater Studios
Photobooth:  Poseybooth
Floral Decor:  Falls Flowers
Furniture:  Maggpie Vintage Rentals
Entertainment:  Icon DJ's
Lighting:  Katikul
Desserts: Clara's Groovy Deliciousness
Stationery:  Papertree Studio
Social Media:  Party Hasher


Styled Shoot :: Mixed Metals Geometric Inspiration

During this absolutely frigid cold spell we’ve been having I thought it was appropriate to share one of our favorite shoots from last winter with Alexandra Whitney Photography. Shot at Maggpie Vintage Rentals, this shoot came together with an amazing team of vendors who were such troopers through the frigid temps. Check out these colorful DIY's!

SK created the large statement wall with various-sized canvases, painter’s tape, and a perfect palette of paint. We used it as a focal point behind our table, but it would also be a fun option for a photo booth or ceremony backdrop.

My only request to the talented ladies of Falls Flowers was to include magnolia leaves. I love the way the back of magnolia leaves look coppery, fitting nicely with our 'mixed metal' theme. Don't you love the way Falls Flowers made such a statement with them on the back of the chairs?! To top it off, the centerpieces they created for the table were stunning, spilling over the edge of the compotes and onto the table.

For the place settings, we DIY’d hammered copper placemats. The hours we spent hammering away on them paid off because they are still one of my favorite elements of the table. They add such depth! LoveLeigh Invitations created these fun menus that fit right into the the salad plates. I’m all about finding new ways to display old classics.

Philly Cake Maker masterfully created the geometric cakes, which we adorned with flowers and a handmade geometric topper. The geometric trinkets hanging above the cake table were crafted by soldering steel sticks cut at various sizes together, then spray painting them with different metallic finishes.

We are so grateful for the team of vendors that braved the frigid temps and came out to pull this shoot together!

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Planning, coordination, and styling by Heart & Dash

Photographer: Alexandra Whitney
Florist: Falls Flowers
Venue: Maggpie Vintage Rentals
Wedding Dresses: Carol Hannah “Mulberry” and Leanne Marshall “Julie” via Lovely Bride
Hair: Just B Beautiful
Makeup: Nina Moran of Cheekadee
Cakes: Philly Cake Maker
Stationery: LoveLeigh Invitations

This shoot was featured on Ruffled Blog!