Lisa and Matt were married at the beautiful and historic Water Works in Philadelphia, and it was such a treat to work with this wonderful couple.
Every detail of the day was carefully and lovingly planned with the help of DFW Event Design. From the flower wall to the chandeliers, the space glistened and glowed.
Rich, autumnal hues were paired alongside soft ivory and blush tones to create an extremely romantic floral design.
The couple was photographed by the supremely talented Dyanna LaMora. She captured every moment of the day, from the first look at the Rodin Museum to the bride and her father’s ride to the ceremony in her father’s beautiful vintage car.
Surrounded by family and friends, they made their vows and then danced the night away to the wonderful music of Jelly Roll.
If you are looking for more fall wedding inspiration, look no further than Colin and Alex’s wedding at Front and Palmer. Held last October, these handsome grooms paired moderns elements with romantic touches, and the result was a beautiful combination of colors and textures.
Soft white flowers balanced the bold leafy greenery, and warm wood tones balanced the crisp charcoal gray linens. Floating floral table runners added depth to the space, and Edison string lights tastefully incorporated modern whimsy and warmth.
We were honored to work on this wedding and to have had the opportunity to work with side by side with some wonderfully talented vendors, like Grace D Photography who captured these lovely images.
Before there was Meghan Markle, before there was Kate Middleton, before there was even Princess Diana…there was Grace Kelly:
A Philadelphia born movie starlet, this American superstar became a European princess when, in 1956,she wed Prince Rainier III of Monaco. Deemed by the press ‘The Wedding of the Century’, their nuptials were an international sensation. Demand for coverage was so high in fact that MGM studios broadcast the wedding live to more than 30 million European households… in 1956!To say her wedding style influenced an entire generation of brides would be, well, the understatement of the century.
Monochromatic, tailored, natural – these were the signature elements of Grace Kelly’s iconic style. Some sixty years later, as the world watched another American actress join the ranks of European royalty, we saw a return to these elements. From their fashion choices to their floral style, both Grace Kelly and Meghan Markle showed the world that minimalism can be every bit as elegant and beautiful as opulence.
So, what influence might the royal wedding(s) have on this season’s bridal trends? Here are Petal’s Lane’s 4 predictions:
1. Less is More: Delicate Bouquets
Despite the enormous popularity of cascading bouquets in the mid 20th century, Kelly, chose to carry a delicate bouquet of lilies the valley. Markle also chose to carry a very understated bouquet; hers included not only lily of the valley but also also sweet peas, astilbe, astrantia, and Diana’s favorite flower, the Forget-Me-Not. Markle’s bouquet also incorporated a sprig of myrtle, a royal tradition which dates back to the wedding of Queen Victoria’s daughter, Princess Victoria. Myrtle is known as a symbol of love and of hope, and it has been included in every British monarch’s wedding since the 19th century.
2Bringing the Outside In: Foliage
Rather than wanting perfectly symmetrical bouquets and arrangements, Markle opted for a more casual look that favored seasonal and natural elements – vines, leaves, branches, etc. London-based florist Philippa Craddock worked with both Harry and Meghan on all the flowers for their wedding celebration, and according to Town and Country, she used “branches of beech, birch and hornbeam, along with white garden roses, peonies and foxgloves,” in her arrangements. We predict more brides will be less interested in perfect symmetry and more interested in capturing a plant or flower’s natural shape and form.
3 The Arch
Steeped in tradition, the wedding arch symbolizes the future home of the bride and groom. As if we didn’t already know Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will share a pretty incredible abode (The two will reside at Kensington Palace), the archway at Saint George’s chapel would have been a great hint! The incredible archway atop the doors of Saint George’s was made using pollinator friendly plants and were harvested from the monarchy’s royal parks.We expect these round archways to make big headway this season.
4 All White Wedding Decor
In the words of Billy Idol, it’s a nice day for a white wedding. While royal tradition dictates that flowers should be white, bold colors and multi-hued flowers have long been a popular choice for American brides. As with any pendulum, we are seeing a swing in the other direction. According to The Knot, even Baby’s Breath, that inexpensive stem of tiny white flowers, is making a return in big and small ways. It pairs perfectly with on-trend greenery and works well for flower crowns and other small hairpieces. It seems bouquets, centerpieces, even dance floors are getting a new look.
Gina and Ryan were married this past October in Delaware. We had such a great time working on their floral arrangements, but most especially with Gina and her floral vision for their big day! Their ceremony took place at St. Anthony of Padua while the reception continued to the renowned venue, Hotel DuPont in Wilmington. The classic white scheme flowed elegantly through the reception as we incorporated a medley of different flowers, while Gina carried beautifully bloomed peonies, roses and hydrangea. She also included a handkerchief and rosary beads, heirlooms from her grandmother and great-grandmother. Her bridesmaids also had peeking anemones that added a pop of color. We are so thankful to have worked on such a gorgeous wedding and wish these newlyweds an abundance of happiness for their future! Congratulations, Ryan and Gina!
We’re elated to share that Petals Lane and some of our favorite newlyweds were featured once again in Brides.com! Will and Bridget were married back in late October of last year. Their wedding ceremony took place at St. John the Evangelist Church with their reception occurring at the magnificent Ritz Carlton Philadelphia. Bridget’s bouquet was a simple yet stunning arrangement of white roses, while her bridesmaids had inclusions of succulents and green accents. The centerpieces complimented the bouquets as well, and made for a beautiful and classic scene in the ballroom. Bridget shared that some of her favorite floral elements were the amazing centerpieces; the coordinated, striped ribbon used for the bridal party; and her grandmother’s lace wedding gown piece wrapped around her bouquet, completing the pearly details. It was a pleasure working with this fun-loving couple and we wish them many years of happiness ahead! Congratulations, Bridget and Will!
Eric and Lora’s early autumn wedding was absolutely breathtaking! Their nuptials took place back in October at a favorite venue of ours, The Michener Art Museum, and the color palette couldn’t have blended more beautifully! In the bouquets and among the centerpieces, we opted for soft pinks and a few anemones that were surrounded by green hues to compliment the gold in the decor. The ceremony boasted baby’s breath that lined the aisles, and the backdrop was an amazing addition to the romantic setting. The details incorporated in this wedding were endless and clearly thought out by Lora. We were so thrilled to be a part of this day, and wish this delightful couple a happy future! Congratulations, Lora and Eric!
Dana and Zal were married at The Kimmel Center back in October of last year. This wedding was exquisite! Dana looked stunning, her white rose and calla lily bouquet in hand, while Zal was dashing and beaming after their first look prior to their nuptials. Their intimate ceremony consisted of aisles lined with candles and a chuppah with orderly pops of bright floral pieces among ivory. Dana’s bridesmaids carried perfectly pink bunches of calla lilies. Their reception centerpieces including submerged purple orchids, tulips and matching bridesmaid calla lilies as well as cascading orchids. The love between the two was apparent that day, and we were happy to witness it. We wish you both a lifetime full of love. Congratulations, Zal and Dana!
October events are always beautiful because of the abundance of colors normally incorporated within them. Jenn and Eric’s wedding was no different! They held their nuptials at the Springfield Country Club in late October, and the color scheme meshed magnificently. Their ceremony’s chuppah was filled with delicate yet romantic soft pinks, deep greens and hints of ivory. Jenn’s bouquet accentuated their theme, with additional white calla lilies within. Their bridesmaids and groomsmen also matched with pinks and maroons. The high and low centerpieces were mixed with hydrangea and gold candelabras to accent as well. It was evident the love these two had for each other that day, and may it continue for many years to come! Congratulations to Eric & Jenn on their marriage, it was a pleasure working with you!
Brian and Mariana were our lovely couple featured in Style Me Pretty a few weeks ago! Their October nuptials were held at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, a favorite venue of ours. We thoroughly enjoyed creating the floral design for this wedding since the color scheme was seasonally magnificent. The gold, eggplant and burnt orange hues were timely and elegant for the Autumn occasion. We arranged a medley of various centerpieces, including bunches of calla lilies that mimicked Mariana’s bridal bouquet and Brian’s boutonniere! We’re so thankful we were a part of this romantic wedding! Congratulations, Brian and Mariana!