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Wednesday Wedding: Magic Gardens

Today we're happy to share Adriene & Kyle's amazing wedding film by our friends Birdhouse Productions. We all had a blast at this wedding. You can see photos from this wedding here. http://vimeo.com/46626197

Floral & Event Design: Sullivan Owen / Photos: Jillian McGrath Photography / Cinematography: Birdhouse Productions / Venues: Hotel PalomarMagic GardensEl Vez / Makeup & Cake: April Chatman Royce / Hair: Brianna Adams / Invites: The Butcher Press

Wednesday Wedding-Bartram's Garden

Our bride C came to our first meeting with a giant 3 panelled inspiration board, this was a bride with vision! She said that she wanted a bouquet with "drama" to go with her stunning dress and I almost hugged her. (I'm on a mission to make cascading bouquets cool again)

She and her now husband B were a pleasure to work with, their day was so beautiful and it looks like a great time was had by all.  This lovely city wedding at Bartram's Garden was photographed by Love Me Do Photography. The fabulous catering team at Diverse did a gorgeous job and the party rocked into the night with Hi-Society Productions.

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photography by Love Me Do Photography

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photography by Love Me Do Photography

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photography by Love Me Do Photography

Wednesday Wedding-Magic Gardens

Today's wedding is a definite departure from the usual wedding inspiration. The bride Adriene is a floral designer here at Sullivan Owen and really challenged me to create something completely new.  You might remember this "Sneak Peek" post from a few weeks ago where we showed the design process for Adriene's Leap Day wedding. Adriene left her bouquet completely up to me (no pressure). Fortunately I knew her floral faves so I got it right. This is by far my favorite bouquet I've ever made and it was also one of the most difficult, I had to make it backwards in a mirror! It was totally worth it because I knew how much Adriene loved it as soon as she saw it. I'm so happy that I was able to participate in this awesome day for such a great couple. A million congratulations to Adriene & Kyle.

Floral & Event Design: Sullivan Owen / Photos: Jillian McGrath Photography / Cinematography: Birdhouse Productions / Venues: Hotel Palomar, Magic Gardens, El Vez / Makeup & Cake: April Chatman Royce / Hair: Brianna Adams / Invites: The Butcher Press

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Since it was a small crowd who didn't really know each other Adriene made Shrinky Dink name tags for all of us, they were cute and super helpful actually.

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First looks

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During a slight pause before the ceremony, Kyle entertained the crowd with tricks and good humor.

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Everyone enjoyed champagne before heading to El Vez for lunch

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New rule, always get an awesome photo of the groom with the bouquet

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Everyone grabbed umbrellas and explored the gardens despite the rain

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Adriene's BFF and Makeup Artist made her this amazing cake!

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Floral & Event Design: Sullivan Owen / Photos: Jillian McGrath Photography / Cinematography: Birdhouse Productions / Venues: Hotel PalomarMagic GardensEl Vez / Makeup & Cake: April Chatman Royce / Hair: Brianna Adams / Invites: The Butcher Press

Wednesday Wedding-Cairnwood

Remember when it snowed in October? We do because our awesome couple R & J celebrated their wedding the following day so they got to have Fall & Winter photos all in one! They celebrated at Cairnwood and we provided a few spectacular floral pieces and a bannister installation. They LOVED everything! See what the bride had to say here and take a peek at these lovely images by Wren & Field...

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Wednesday Weddings- Audubon Center

Our bride S was one of my very first clients when I had just opened the studio last year. She loved peach Juliet garden roses and vintage libraries as her groom A had proposed in the New York Public Library. S and her mom worked on so many special details around the library concept. I love working at the Audubon Center, flowers just look so comfortable there. Thanks to Ash Imagery for these beautiful photos!

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Thanks to Ash Imagery for these beautiful photos!

Wednesday Weddings-Flower Show 2012

This week we're introducing 3 new regular blog features! Today it's Wednesday Weddings where we'll be showing off our Real Weddings along with Wedding Inspiration & Style Shoots for Weddings that we regularly work on.

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This year for the Philadelphia International Flower Show, Sullivan Owen partnered with the Parks and Recreation Department and Starr Events to throw a "Wedding in the Park". We work with Starr Events at the Horticultural Center in Fairmount Park all the time and we love designing weddings in the fabulous event spaces. The Parks team did a phenomenal job of creating the gorgeous reflecting pond flanked on both sides with stunning cherry blossom trees with spaces for our Ceremony and Reception designs.

We worked exclusively with Hawaiian flowers as Hawaii was the theme of this years show. I can't get enough of Ombre and used the vibrant shades of the tropical flowers to their maximum effect. I love creating new ways to display flowers and designed this massive floating chandelier vase. The chandelier was a labor of love and I can't wait to use this again with different color palettes. Enjoy!

Special thanks to Jackie Bayne of Love Shack Photo for these images

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