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

May 30, 2012 ,
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We brought the lush colors of summer into the elegant champagne ballroom of The Rittenhouse Hotel for Wendy and Matthew’s traditional Jewish wedding.

[Photos courtesy of Tyler Boye]

Truly, weddings today are about making your wedding reflect your own personal style. Some clients have embraced bold black and white palettes, or the drama of all red rooms, or, the glamour of purple, magenta and crystal.  Yet, there’s something to be said about garden-inspired decor as classic, warm and inviting. Our clients knew exactly what they wanted in terms of the event design for their wedding and we were more than happy to turn the fancy schmancy hotel ballroom into their own private garden. We brought out our entire collection of French wire vessels, added the lush flowers of summer and plenty of chunky pillar candles.  Late Spring and early Summer blooms such as flowering cherry, garden roses, peonies, viburnum, hydrangea, calla lilies and lisianthus were used in a seasonal rainbow of colors. As with most urban Jewish weddings, the ceremony and celebration took place in the same hotel ballroom. Which generally means the event decor goes farther for the clients’ budget. Specifically, our design team can use most of the stunning floral pieces and candles for the ceremony — creating a dramatic entrance, aisle  and setting — and then re-purpose those same elements for dinner tables at the party. Even the suspended Chupah remained in place after the ceremony as a floral focal point throughout the celebration.  Mazel Tov!

Venue: The Rittenhouse in Center City Philadelphia. Photos: Tyler Boye