Fall Wedding in Philadelphia's Fishtown at Front & Palmer

When your love story includes an engagement ring made out of bacon, you know it’s a good one! From my first meeting with Lauren & Jamie, I knew their wedding planning journey was going to be full of fun and lots of laughs. 

Lauren popped the question to Jamie while on a trip to Jackson Hole — the bacon grease burnt his finger, he asked if she was joking, and she burst into happy tears. It looks like he said yes, and clearly, they're headed for a life of giddy happiness!

Lauren & Jamie were all about creating a day that was truly a representation of them {which you know is by far my favorite thing}! From centaur cuff links to a confetti toss recessional, and from a choreographed first dance to “It Takes Two {To Make a Thing Go Right}," to a collection of gold shoes — it's safe to say we succeeded in what we set out to do.

Lindsay from Readyluck did an amazing job of capturing the personalities of the couple as well as everyone else who was part of the day. They're masters in the art of capturing a moment.

As always, Falls Flowers nailed the floral designs. The color palette, texture, and overall “feel” of the florals were exactly what Lauren envisioned. Each centerpiece made a statement without obstructing the view across the table — something the couple specifically requested. 

The couple selected Front & Palmer as their venue because it had warmth and character, yet still had the 'blank slate' quality that allowed them to make it feel like their own.

I’m still ecstatic they went with the recommendation for Birdhouse Productions as their videographer — they did such an amazing job capturing the joy and personalities of Lauren and Jamie. You have to watch their video — I mean, seriously, you've gotta to see that first dance choreography!

Lauren and Jamie — you were a joy to work with and I know you're in for a very happy life together. Congratulations and thank you for giving me the opportunity to be a part of your special day!

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

Photography: Lindsay Hite of Readyluck
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Front & Palmer
Florist: Falls Flowers
Videography: Birdhouse Productions
Catering & Cake: Feast Your Eyes
Music: DJ Idlemind
Lighting: Synergetic Sound and Lighting
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Paper Goods: The maid of honor
Hair: Jill Kozar of Up Your Do
Makeup: Cheekadee
Bride's Wedding Dress: Reem Acra, from Elizabeth Johns
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Jewelry: The bride's mother, Elizabeth Johns
Bridesmaids' Dresses: Elizabeth JohnsAlvina Valenta
Groom's Attire: Paul Smith
Wedding Bands: Fred Doh Jewelers
Transportation: King Limousine
Accommodations: Hotel Monaco

This wedding was featured on Brides!

Styled Shoot :: Retro Burnside Plantation

When talented vendors like Alexandra Whitney Photography and the ladies from Fox & Finch ask you to collaborate on a styled shoot, you say yes! They wanted to set up a shoot at a gorgeous historic barn in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania called Burnside Plantation. Though we'll always love burlap, lace, and mason jars for a barn wedding, we wanted to try something a little different this time. Inspired by the fact that the barn is 'historic,' we took some creative license with our concept by veering off into the land of retro.


We turned to vintage advertisements to inspire our color and stationery design. SZ created a color palette that all of the vendors used to bring a level of consistency that really pulled everything together.

For the ceremony scene, we worked with the talented Sarah from Allium Design {we must be drawn to Sarahs}. For the ceremony backdrop, we wanted to do something that would create a statement in the middle of the orchard while maintaining a feeling of intimacy. After some experimenting, we ended up covering a hula-hoop with ribbon, draping chiffon over and through it, and adorning the top with flowers to create a focal point. The mix-matched chairs from Fox & Finch framed the scene in a beautifully intimate way.


We used the corn crib for a lounge area with a mini-bar and cake display by Cozze Cakes. The red trunk from Fox & Finch was spot on with our color palette and really created a great focus point for the space.

Jill Kozar from Up Your Do not only did hair, but she was also our bridal model — and her real-life husband posed as her groom! Kelly, from Face the Occasion, used her makeup skills to round out the retro look. Rebecca, who posed as our maid of honor, was born to rock those pin curls and red lips, don't you think? 

We did our final scene right in the barn doorway to showcase the impact of space. So many details came together in this scene — the patterned dishes, blue glass, retro typography, and wood textures accented by colorful flowers. The white fabric swags and the card catalog bursting with flowers added final touches of romance to brighten the interior.

Alexandra Whitney did a great job of capturing the colors and retro vibe. She always has a knack for playing with natural light — making every detail shot feel special. We're grateful to get to work with these amazing vendors and friends — thanks for collaborating with us!

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Photography: Alexandra Whitney Photography
Event designer: Heart & Dash
Prop/furniture rentals: Fox & Finch Vintage Rentals
Flowers: Allium Design
Venue: Burnside Plantation
Hair: Up Your Do
Makeup: Face The Occasion
Stationery: Heart & Dash
Cake: Cozze Cakes

This shoot was featured on Wedding Chicks.