Thursday, January 29, 2009

Peiti and Dave - The Westin, Philadelphia, PA

Peiti and Dave were ALL about the details! Their day was so well planned and beautiful! The oh-so-talented makeup artist Claudia Seyler worked her magic on Peiti (but she certainly didn't need much help - she was so happy and excited from the first moment we saw her! She literally had that "bride glow!").

I was impressed by Peiti's invitations, programs and thank you cards - that she designed and made herself! I knew that Peiti and I just clicked when it came to this kind of attention to detail - and it was confirmed when I showed them the layout for their engagement book (Click here to view their engagement book layout!). We were running a little short on time, so I picked out some of my favorites for the design, and they turned out to be the same as her favorites!

Peiti worked with Donna from Beautiful Blooms to bring her detailed vision to life! These unique boxes were filled with unusually matched flowers, like spider mums and hydrangea (my florist friends should be proud that their education has paid off!), and simple bamboo trim accents.

Planning by Kendall Brown of Eclatante Event Design made sure that everything ran seamlessly!

We felt so fortunate that Peiti and Dave gave us so much time to work them! Over the course of the night we were able to take them outside twice to play, er, I mean photograph them and get images like these! (We LOVE our jobs - it always feels like we get to play with our clients!).

Peiti and Dave thanks so much for making us a part of this meaningful day - and please extend our thanks to your family and friends for helping to make the day so enjoyable!

And special thanks to Lucie Conoley for assisting us - can't wait to work with you again!

Take care,
Laura & Paul

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Soiree Success! Thanks to everyone!

What a fantastic night! The Soiree in the City was a resounding success thanks to all the attendees, vendors and sponsors!

Vendors: Liz & Gary Scarlett (Scarlett Bride), Megan Kristel & Catie Joyce (Kristel Closets), Christopher Carlson (christofer +
janessen - also a sponsor), Bill Beck (Taste Catering), Béke Beau (Makeup Artist & Event Organizer), Pamela Wilson-Hale (Passion
for Petals)
, Darcy Law (Darcy Law Couture), Mark Kingsdorf (Queen of Hearts Wedding Consultants), Dawn Lewis & Kim
Spoonauer (Dawn Lewis Designs), and Terri Fellows (t. designs).

Sponsored by: Party Rentals Ltd., Select Event Rentals, Taste Catering, Bonzie - Independent Irish Fashion Label, and Philadelphia Wedding Magazine, with special thanks to Randi Edelman.

Everyone pitched in and made the event beautiful, fashionable and thoroughly enjoyable for all of our brides and guests. Designing an event like this was a big undertaking, and I must acknowledge those who helped me put this together... Special thanks go to Béke Beau, who is not only an extraordinary makeup artist, but a great friend (who is highly organized and is really good at moving furniture!). Béke's husband, Christopher Carlson was responsible for the stunning chocolate display, table design and was key in helping with pre-event set up - a thousand "thank you"s to you both.

And much gratitude to Lucie Conoley for assisting with the Bonzie fashions and for basically being the greatest assistant ever!

We enjoyed this event so much we are already planning the next "Soiree" in early April. Keep an eye on your email or the Soiree site - for more details soon...

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Soiree in the City is this Saturday! Fashion Preview...

We can hardly believe the "Soiree" is this Saturday! These past few weeks have just flown by with fabulous photo shoots, planning for the event and of course, weddings! (More on those soon!)....

We put together a small photo shoot get to highlight some of the great fashion that will be at this event. As we mention before we are hosting the first ever US trunk show for the independent Irish design label "Bonzie" (sadly, the designers Yvonne and Ger won't be at the event this time, but we are already planning for the future!). We are also hosting local couture gown designer Darcy Law, and I have to say, we were just blown away by their creations!

Here are a few previews to give you an idea of what to expect at the event....

Our good friend and most talented makeup artist, Béke Beau provided her transformative skills and even pitched in with styling for this very fun shoot! Thanks so much to Amy and Melissa for braving the cold to help us create these images!

I should also note that Darcy will be at the event on Saturday and will be doing sketches of her gorgeous gowns! Thank you again Darcy, we had such a great time shooting with you!

See you at the Soirée!!

PS - Still need to RSVP? Its not too late!

Friday, January 09, 2009

Philadelphia Wedding Magazine - Top Pix December 2008 Winning Photo

Each month, Philadelphia Wedding magazine invites local photographers to submit shots in 5 categories; Candid, Portraits, Still Life, Artistic & Photographer's Choice for their Top Pix Contest...

And we just won the "Photographer's Choice" category!

The image was from our Paris wedding with Tatiana & Julien.

Be sure to check out Philadelphia Magazine's site - there are tons of great articles and wedding planning advice!

Thursday, January 08, 2009

"Soiree" gets a write-up on the blog!

Very exciting stuff!

"Soiree in the City"
got a great write up on the blog! Uwishunu is a great guide to everything stylish, interesting and fun happening in Philadelphia! Huge thanks to blogger Todd for writing such a nice promotion for us!

Be sure to RSVP now! Only 4 guaranteed goodie bags remain! (And who knows, we might have something special for the next 50 people anyway - ::wink, wink::)...

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Jaclyn & Joe -The Racquet Club - Philadelphia, PA

Jaclyn and Joe had an amazing day! There was so much attention to detail and so many great moments...

Jaclyn used some lace from her mother's wedding dress as the accent wrap on her bouquet - how thought and beautiful is that? Its those little details that makes wedding that much more meaningful!

It's not often we get to see our brides in the church they grew up in, but Jaclyn's was literally around the corner from her home.

Then it was off the the Art Museum for some formal pictures then to the Racquet Club of Philadelphia. We even got up to the court on the top floor for some interesting images!

I think that the Racquet Club has to be one of our favorite venues in Philadelphia - it has a great layout, a beautiful staircase (which as photographers we appreciate! We love getting those higher angles!) and they really take care of their guests...

Thank you Jaclyn & Joe for having us! We enjoyed every minute!

If you'd like to see more images from Jaclyn & Joe's wedding, you view their slideshow here:


Friday, January 02, 2009

Happy New Year! And some updates!

Paul and I would like to thank all of our clients, colleagues, friends and our families for supporting us over the last year! It was a big year for us (opening our studio was very exciting!) and we wanted to let you know how much we appreciate you all!

2008 was a great year, but we think 2009 is going to be even better! Our "Soiree in the City" event is coming together with the help of all the great vendors and the support of Philadelphia Wedding Magazine!

Be sure to RSVP to attend the event - the first 50 to RSVP will be guaranteed a bag - and there are only a few left!!!

We have lots of great new projects on the horizon and of course tons of great weddings coming up! We look forward to having lots of fun with you all in the coming year!

Take care,