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Jenni & Greg // a Jazzy Garden Party Wedding at the Morris House Hotel

What’s in between a traditional wedding and a dinner party? A non-traditional jazz-themed garden party wedding! Well, I’m sure there are a lot of variations in the middle, but for Jenni and Greg, getting together with 50 of their closest friends and family members for an outdoor celebration at Morris House Hotel was perfect. Greg’s from PA, and Jenni hails from New Zealand, so they combined traditions and made a wedding that was 100% unique. Heart & Dash made the day both beautiful and stress-free (which is so important when hiring a planner – I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to hire a team who can handle logistics as well as aesthetics), and a dream team of vendors brought in details and services catered to Greg and Jenni’s tastes.

My favorite part of the day was during pre-ceremony portraits, when Jenni and Greg started skipping down the streets of the Washington Square West neighborhood, because they were just so. damn. stoked. to get married. I also loved the sense of humor shared by everyone in the wedding party, the hilarious father toasts, the ivy draping over the walls of the hotel, and the canopy setting of the ceremony and reception. I overheard guests reveling over and over about what an awesome wedding this was, and I couldn’t agree more.

 

Vendor Dream Team:

Photographer: Brittney Raine Photography

Wedding Planning & Coordination: Heart & Dash

Location: Morris House Hotel

Hair & Makeup: Jessica Saint Bridal

Florist: We Are Wildflowers

Cake: Nutmeg Cake Design

Officiant: Journeys of the Heart

Lounge: Maggpie Vintage Rentals

Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Music: Persimmon Sounds

Reception Music: Lapis Luna

Lighting: Synergetic Lighting & Sound

 

Modern Minimalist Wedding at the Physick House // Non-Traditional Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

Last year I dreamed up a shoot with the gals behind Heart & Dash, and after weeks of careful planning, unexpected mishaps, and straight-up winging it, we pulled together a day that I am still so proud of. Our inspiration was for a wedding with a modern minimalist approach. What would a laid back couple looking to celebrate in a non-traditional yet sophisticated way want? How could we elevate the concept of “backyard wedding?” We styled it as an elopement followed by an outdoor dinner reception, all within Philadelphia’s historic Old City district. From the beginning, I loved the idea of “all-white everything” as a design inspiration – if you know me, you realize that this shoot is pretty on-brand! My wardrobe, my studio, even my home decor – lots of white. We played around with textures and a clean, yet refined table, mixing and matching vases, candles, flowers, and even plates! Our team of amazing vendors really knocked it out of the park on this one, and I am so excited to finally share this. A big round of applause to all involved!

Vendor Dream Team:

Photography: Brittney Raine Photography

Planning, Styling & Design: Heart & Dash

Flowers: The Farm at Oxford

Stationery: Longhand Edition

Hair & Makeup: True Beauty Marks

Wedding Gown & Kimono: Ashe B & Co.

Ring: L. Priori Jewelry

Furniture & Rentals: Maggpie Vintage Rentals

Catering: Birchtree Catering

Desserts: Amy’s Sweet Bake Shop

Venue: The Physick House

Groom’s Attire: The Groomsman Suit