REAL STORIES: Kathy & John, A Pint-Sized Wedding at the Hyatt at The Bellevue

July 10, 2009 ,
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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.