REAL STORIES: Sarah & Brian’s Sweet Wedding at The Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia

July 6, 2010 ,
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New Yorkers, Sarah and Brian, celebrated their elegant wedding at The Rittenhouse.  As you can see, the incredible day unfolded one sweet, sentimental moment at a time.

Photos courtesy of Cliff Mautner.

Sarah chose a stunning taffeta and tulle strapless A-line gown from Carolina Herrera.  The satin and grosgrain detailing on the skirt and “crumbcatcher” bodice paired beautifully with her classic strand of pearls. 

The sentimental pride and pure joy was evident on Sarah’s parents’ faces — from her mother watching her dress to her father’s first look at her in her gown.  The emotions were overwhelming.  For everyone.

In true “Cliff” fashion, there are countless, beautifully-captured moments of Brian and Sarah as they share the day. 

A lovely moment shared with her ladies and mother; Sarah’s radiance was contagious!  She was absolutely STUNNING!

One of the most meaningful moments in a woman’ s life is when her father walks her down the aisle.  Sarah was no exception.  Her gorgeous bouquet of creamy roses and stephanotis was later used, along with the bridesmaids’ bouquets, as the centerpiece on the sweetheart table.  (see below).

We designed a mixture of high and low floral arrangements using complimenting pink flowers such as roses and amaryllis in classic glass vessels.  The modern clean lines of the glass was paired with the tradition of tall ivory taper candles.  Soft, romantic lighting in candle-lit tones was essential to convey the mood.   No one enjoyed the day more than the bride and groom; every single moment was precious indeed.