Before we say “hello” to Spring, we thought we would share Eve and Richard’s sexy, icy-cool Winter wedding. Someone just mentioned the other day how incredibly moving second weddings are and we couldn’t agree more! Eve and Richard wanted to share their passionate commitment to each other with an elegant Jewish ceremony followed by a sophisticated, cocktail-style celebration. The party called for quite a bit of sparkle and tons of all-out glamour dramatically transposed against the crisp modern lines of Trust.
Weeks ago we shared the story of Wendy and Danny’s wedding ceremony at The Ritz-Carlton with the promise of more to come on their gorgeous celebration. The couple had waited years to make it official, but when they put their mind to something, whew! Look out people!
They certainly know how to celebrate in style!
Last June Wendy and Danny walked into a ballroom we were decorating and POW, instant connection! We think actual sparks flew across the room! As they so enthusiastically explained, after 12 glorious years together, they had finally decided it was time to officially exchange vows. Their wedding was scheduled just a few months later at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia and we were thrilled when they asked us to bring their wedding vision to life. Wendy just happened to have with her a photo of a bride and groom exchanging their vows in an elegant, candle lit room surrounded by their friends. Ahhh, a dreamy vision was shared, more sparks flew and off we went!
Most people think of Evantine Design as the company to go to for big, over-the-top events. And it’s certainly true that we have done rather spectacular events for society families and celebs like Richard Gere, Elizabeth Taylor, Tory Burch and others. But what many may not know is that we routinely produce small gatherings like the recent June wedding of Kathy and John.
Choosing to share their nuptial celebration with only the immediate families, their wedding exuded elegance, romance and intimacy. The ceremony and dinner took place at the historic and oh-so-chic Park Hyatt Philadelphia at the Bellevue. The Cliveden Room was used for the ceremony where we transformed the space with diaphanous draping, vintage iron candelabra from France (and they weigh a ton, seriously), and white-washed Chivari Chairs. Cocktails were enjoyed on the Promenade where guests marveled at the stunning views of the Philadelphia skyline! After the sunset, the hotel staff invited the wedding guests to the Wine Hall for a restaurant-style dinner. The entire event palette was designed around soft, vintage shades of cream, ivory, champagne and blush pink. Weathered French iron urns and vintage depression glass compotes were used to hold lush floral centerpieces filled with peonies, garden roses and tea roses. Swarovski crystal taper candle holders were used along with faceted glass vessels holding floating candles. While we’re excited by our big blow out events, these more intimate gatherings allow us to bring out the hosts’ personality in the details. The Papery provided personalized menus and place cards as well as calligraphed table numbers. These wonderful photos were taken by Scott Lewis who managed to capture the warmth of the evening.