With spring in the air, I am loving a beautiful garden wedding. This Philadelphia wedding from Peach Plum Pear Photo is full of so many great details. A great way to tie a wedding together is with a repeated motif and I love that this couple chose a wreath design for all their signage. It makes everything look so cute and put together.

We wanted a venue that had a mix of historic charm and green outdoor space that was right in center city Philadelphia, so our guests could experience the best of both worlds. We absolutely fell in love with the Colonial Dames Society and really tried to play off of the beautiful vintage feel of the venue. One of my favorite features was the back lawn and garden where we held our ceremony, it felt like a hidden gem. 

Philadelphia garden wedding | Peach Plum Pear Photo | Glamour & Grace

Philadelphia garden wedding | Peach Plum Pear Photo | Glamour & Grace

garden bouquet | Peach Plum Pear Photo | Glamour & Grace

blue J.Crew bridesmaids | Peach Plum Pear Photo | Glamour & Grace-04

first look | Peach Plum Pear Photo | Glamour & Grace

first look | Peach Plum Pear Photo | Glamour & Grace

wreath invitation | Peach Plum Pear Photo | Glamour & Grace

One of our favorite parts was the ceremony, which was officiated by Will’s father. It made the whole affair feel much more personal and made us both feel much more relaxed up there in front of all our family and friends. We also chose to write our own vows, which made it feel much more special.

chalkboard sign | Peach Plum Pear Photo | Glamour & Grace

please feel free to sit wherever you'd like | Peach Plum Pear Photo | Glamour & Grace

reserved ceremony chairs | Peach Plum Pear Photo | Glamour & Grace

Philadelphia garden wedding | Peach Plum Pear Photo | Glamour & Grace

Philadelphia garden wedding | Peach Plum Pear Photo | Glamour & Grace

Philadelphia garden wedding | Peach Plum Pear Photo | Glamour & Grace

Philadelphia garden wedding | Peach Plum Pear Photo | Glamour & Grace

Philadelphia garden wedding | Peach Plum Pear Photo | Glamour & Grace

Philadelphia garden wedding | Peach Plum Pear Photo | Glamour & Grace

Philadelphia garden wedding | Peach Plum Pear Photo | Glamour & Grace

Philadelphia garden wedding | Peach Plum Pear Photo | Glamour & Grace

We tried to mix in some personal touches to our day, including a family photo table, a postcard guest book featuring our home cities, a whiskey and cigar bar after dinner that featured some of our favorite aperitifs, and favors that included local treats from each of our hometowns. ” It was really important to us to create a fun and memorable evening for our guests, but also to add in personal touches so that it really felt like “us.” Our venue, The Colonial Dames Society, created the perfect atmosphere for this because it felt as though we were hosting guests in our own home, which gave it a much more intimate feel.

welcome sign | Peach Plum Pear Photo | Glamour & Grace

hanging seating chart | Peach Plum Pear Photo | Glamour & Grace

Philadelphia garden wedding | Peach Plum Pear Photo | Glamour & Grace

drink menu | Peach Plum Pear Photo | Glamour & Grace

Philadelphia garden wedding | Peach Plum Pear Photo | Glamour & Grace

Philadelphia garden wedding centerpieces | Peach Plum Pear Photo | Glamour & Grace

pink peony cake | Peach Plum Pear Photo | Glamour & Grace

pretzel late night snacks | Peach Plum Pear Photo | Glamour & Grace

after dinner cigars | Peach Plum Pear Photo | Glamour & Grace

Philadelphia garden wedding | Peach Plum Pear Photo | Glamour & Grace

Philadelphia garden wedding | Peach Plum Pear Photo | Glamour & Grace

Photography | Peach Plum Pear Photo | Venue | National Society of the Colonial Dames of America | Florist | Falls Flowers | Caterer and Decor | Birchtree Catering | Cake | Kermit’s Bake Shoppe | Paper Goods | Minted | Gown | Liancarlo from Elizabeth Johns | Makeup | Kim FelicettaBridesmaids | J.Crew | Groom’s Attire | Macy’s | DJ | Lovesick Inc.

Get ready for gorgeous with today’s glam engagement session from Photography Blu. It doesn’t get much more romantic than gold sequins, tulle, and a beautiful horse. The bride’s outfit is perfection! She found the gold sequin dress and then her mom and sister helped her make the black tulle skirt to complete the look. The result is breath-taking!

glam equestrian engagement | Photography Blu | Glamour & Grace

glam equestrian engagement | Photography Blu | Glamour & Grace

glam equestrian engagement | Photography Blu | Glamour & Grace

glam equestrian engagement | Photography Blu | Glamour & Grace

glam equestrian engagement | Photography Blu | Glamour & Grace

glam equestrian engagement | Photography Blu | Glamour & Grace

glam equestrian engagement | Photography Blu | Glamour & Grace

glam equestrian engagement | Photography Blu | Glamour & Grace

glam equestrian engagement | Photography Blu | Glamour & Grace

glam equestrian engagement | Photography Blu | Glamour & Grace

If you are ready for fun in the sun, you will love today’s playful summer wedding captured by Tammy Swales. The bride is a designer and branded every inch of her wedding with cute details and paper goods. I love how they stayed true to themselves to really create an event that reflected them as a couple. From their pup joining in on the ceremony to the groom wearing a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle boutonniere, they kept their day fun and relaxed.

Gregg and I met in high school, and we really wanted our wedding to capture our playful relationship, and the things that are important to us. We knew we wanted something outdoors, untraditional, delicious food, and to be surrounded by our favorite people.

modern red invitations | Tammy Swales | Glamour & Grace

playful summer wedding | Tammy Swales | Glamour & Grace

lush bouquet | Tammy Swales | Glamour & Grace

dog ring bearer | Tammy Swales | Glamour & Grace

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle boutonniere | Tammy Swales | Glamour & Grace

Staying true to ourselves was so important. We valued everyone’s opinion, but wanted to make sure the day was a reflection of our relationship at the end of the day. Also SO important – HAVE FUN! This is such an exciting time, and it’s so important to remember what’s most important – your relationship!

everything is awesome | Tammy Swales | Glamour & Grace

playful summer wedding | Tammy Swales | Glamour & Grace

playful wedding programs | Tammy Swales | Glamour & Grace

custom water bottles | Tammy Swales | Glamour & Grace

playful summer wedding | Tammy Swales | Glamour & Grace

playful summer wedding | Tammy Swales | Glamour & Grace

playful summer wedding | Tammy Swales | Glamour & Grace

playful summer wedding | Tammy Swales | Glamour & Grace

My sister also made the jewelry that I wore, as well as her jewelry, and the jewelry both my Mother, and Mother-In-Law wore! While it isn’t quite handmade, our friends sang and played instruments at our ceremony, and it was incredible!

playful summer wedding | Tammy Swales | Glamour & Grace

playful summer wedding | Tammy Swales | Glamour & Grace

playful summer wedding | Tammy Swales | Glamour & Grace

We created our save the dates (I even pulled those off the letterpress with my dear friend Amy of greengirlpress.com), invitations and programs. I hand lettered windows for our ceremony, and chalkboards for our reception with our menu and timeline on it. We even made our own photobooth for our reception – it was so fun to look at all the pictures after! I created all the signage for our day, and put them inside spray painted vintage frames. I had the most fun creating the welcome bags for the out of town guests to have waiting in their hotel rooms. We created a really fun “hangover helper” kit with a rubber stamp and kraft paper bag full of aspirin, sunblock, emercen-c and other essentials for a long weekend! 

llama ring shot | Tammy Swales | Glamour & Grace

chalkboard menu | Tammy Swales | Glamour & Grace

playful summer wedding | Tammy Swales | Glamour & Grace

playful summer wedding | Tammy Swales | Glamour & Grace

nuts for you favors | Tammy Swales | Glamour & Grace

playful summer wedding | Tammy Swales | Glamour & Grace

kids table | Tammy Swales | Glamour & Grace

photo booth sign | Tammy Swales | Glamour & Grace

playful summer wedding | Tammy Swales | Glamour & Grace

playful summer wedding | Tammy Swales | Glamour & Grace

We loved having such wonderful people surrounding us to celebrate. It’s amazing how many people want to celebrate with you and travel from near and far just to be with you on your wedding day!

lego wedding | Tammy Swales | Glamour & Grace

Photography | Tammy Swales | Ceremony | Mendon Ponds Park | Reception Venue | The Rabbit Room | Design | Sugar and Type | Florist | The Topiary | Caterer | The Rabbit Room | Rentals | Hank Parker | Paper Goods | Sugar and Type | Gown | One Enchanted Evening | Jewelry | Danielle Sara | Shoes | Anthropologie | Groom Attire | Mens Wearhouse | Hair and Makeup | Rock Paper Scissors

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