REAL STORIES: Color, Wit & Whimsy at The Please Touch Museum

October 10, 2013

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Believe it or not, this lovely bride was actually a repeat client! Years ago, Event Designer Arlene Bluestein designed the bride’s bat mitzvah celebration. Arlene also designed the bride’s sister’s bat mitzvah, as well as her wedding too! Needless-to-say, this family knows that whatever celebration they have on the calendar they can turn to Arlene to bring their dreams to life. In this case, in technicolor.

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WE LOVE: A Chuppah with a Rainbow of Blooms

May 28, 2013

Colorful Chuppah Arlene Bluestein Evantine Design

We just had to share a quick peek at the colorful floral Chuppah we designed at one of our gorgeous weddings over the holiday weekend. If the bride’s note indicates anything, we NAILED IT!

You are a brilliant, creative, mind-reading genius. THANK YOU for making the wedding of our dreams. WE LOVE YOU!” ~ Elizabeth

Together with the rest of our hard-working Evantine Team, Event Designer, Arlene Bluestein, created a vibrant celebration at the Please Touch Museum. And it all started with this happy, lush floral Chuppah!  How many people can say they were married next to a carousel? Not many. But when you’re designing a sentimental focal point to sit next to such a powerful visual,  you know you have to think BIG and BRIGHT!

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WEDDINGS: Setting the Style for a Winter White Ceremony

January 22, 2013

Winter White Wedding Ceremony Chuppah

Weddings are rather like theatrical productions, with variations only in the pieces being performed and the personality of those carefully cast.

Some wedding ceremonies we produce are alternative, modern and downright edgy. Others are traditional, classic and grandiose in scheme. And then there are the wedding designs that fall beautifully in between, like this one we created for a Jewish wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia. Beginning with the softly draped ceremonial Chupah, the all white wedding was an elegant blend of lush traditional and updated contemporary elements that in the end made it truly magical.

REAL STORIES: A Summer Camp Wedding in the Poconos

September 14, 2012

Camp Cafeteria Becomes Wedding Ballroom Evantine Design Love Shack

A true love story dating back to when the bride and groom attended Pine Forest Camp as campers themselves, then as camp counselors and administrators. They even shared their first kiss under the Friendship Tree. Their charming country wedding took place at the end of summer, when the last of the young campers had headed home, the football fields were quiet and the wild flowers were at their peak. Owned by the bride’s parents, Pine Forest Camp is a coed sleepaway camp with a sprawling compound that supports sports, arts, theater, cooking, horseback riding and more. Truly, the camp is a labor of love for this family and choosing a location for their daughter’s wedding was a no-brainer. It could only happen at camp! The 400 wedding guests were invited to their own “mini wedding camp” weekend packed full of activities, such as a welcome luau, aerobics classes, flag football, fishing, tented barbecue rehearsal dinner, fireworks, bonfires, lunches in the dining hall and horseback riding. In addition to the camp cabins, every hotel, motel, and bed and breakfast for miles was filled with guests. It was a warm, inviting and playful wedding celebration that made everyone feel like part of the family.

{Photos: Love Shack Photo}

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REAL STORIES: A Traditional Hotel Ballroom is the Ideal Location for a Summer Garden Wedding

May 30, 2012

We brought the lush colors of summer into the elegant champagne ballroom of The Rittenhouse Hotel for Wendy and Matthew’s traditional Jewish wedding.

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REAL STORIES: An Intimate Wedding at the National Museum of American Jewish History

May 16, 2012

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The religious and historic aspect of the National Museum of American Jewish History evoked the feeling of Jewish pride and modern glamour that this couple envisioned for their Philadelphia wedding.  {Photos: Cliff Mautner} Read the rest of this entry »

WE LOVE: A Beautiful All-White Traditional Jewish Wedding Chuppah

October 11, 2011


Rittenhouse Hotel Weddings Evantine Design Jewish Chuppah

Just had to share these sweet teaser photos from our friend Faith West. Our beautiful chuppah for Abby and Glenn’s October 1, 2011 wedding in the ballroom at the Rittenhouse Hotel was lovely indeed! We can’t wait to see more of these images as it’s clear from these images that Faith captured all the emotion of the ceremony as it happened in the romantic, candlelit room.

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