October 23rd Bridal Showcase

Hi brides-to-be! I'm so excited to announce that Laurel & Elm will be participating in a boutique bridal event next month with some of the best Philly wedding vendors around! 

On October 23rd from 12 to 4 PM, I'll be giving out tips and information about our planning packages (along with some other goodies!) with our friendors at L. Priori Jewelry's new studio at 16th and Walnut! 

Event highlights include:

  • BHLDN showcasing their newest bridal styles
  • L. Priori x Trousseau Style bridal jewelry line introduction
  • Weckerly's delicious ice cream sandwiches to sample
  • Custom makeup samples from Shimmer and Spice
  • Wedding day hair consultation from Occasions by Diana
  • Custom cocktails from 13th Street Cocktails
  • Live music from the Friends with Benefits Band

... and more from Papertree Studio, Whipped Bakeshop, Laurel & Elm, Ever Laser, Maria Mack, Carly is Inspired and Encrit en Bleu! 

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Click HERE to purchase your tickets early! 

We can't wait to see you!

Just Married!

Going through photos for our website update last week gave me the chance to re-live some of these happy Laurel & Elm days! Probably my absolute favorite moment of each wedding day is the happy face that my couples make the second after they are officially married! Check out some of the best below!

Photo by Autumn Kern Photography

Photo by Autumn Kern Photography

Photo by Tina Jay Photography

Photo by Tina Jay Photography

Photo by Green Tree Photography

Photo by Green Tree Photography

Photo by Daniel Fullam Photography

Photo by Daniel Fullam Photography

Photo by Autumn Kern Photography

Photo by Autumn Kern Photography

Photo by Pat Furey Photography

Photo by Pat Furey Photography

Photo by AGP Collective

Photo by AGP Collective

Photo by Tina Jay Photography

Photo by Tina Jay Photography

New Website Sneak Peek

Tomorrow is an exciting day! I've been hard at work updating the Laurel & Elm website to reflect the work we've done over the last year and how we've grown and changed! I'll be going more in depth on this tomorrow but for now, here's a little sneak peek mood board of what's to come! 

Can't wait to show you the finished version! Check back tomorrow to see! 

Arts Ballroom Center City Philadelphia Wedding - Abby & Joe

Happy Friday friends! Today I'm blogging a few photos from Abby and Joe's center city Philadelphia wedding! This day makes me SO happy to relive because Abby and Joe were probably the most laid back couple ever. On top of that, their families were so unbelievably sweet and welcoming, it made working for them not seem like work at all! It was so evident throughout getting to know them how happy and excited they were just to be marrying each other, and working with couples like that is what makes me love my job! 

Abby and Joe live in Boston together with their sweet puppy, George Washington who joined us for some photos later in the day! Since a lot of their guests were traveling to Philadelphia for the weekend, we made sure to incorporate lots of Philly love to make them feel welcome! I love all of the great Philly locations that we stopped at for photos too! Thanks to Daniel Fullam Photography for capturing these great shots of the city that will always have a special place in Abby + Joe's hearts, even in Boston! Check out a few images below! 

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Abby and Joe opted for a first look on the balcony at XIX! With a full catholic mass planned, their first look gave them so much more time for photos before the ceremony! 

How breathtaking is this view at St. Augustine's? Abby was such a beautiful bride and got to have the entrance she deserved with this long aisle! 

After the ceremony, we hopped on the trolley and made a few stops around the city to some favorite iconic Philly locations! 

After photos, we headed to the reception at Arts Ballroom! Loved everyone's entrance down these gorgeous steps into the ballroom! 

Good speeches make for the best photos! Daniel did such a great job of capturing their reactions! 

Abby and Joe, thanks for making us a part of your day! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness together! 

Styling + Design Package

Hi future brides and grooms! After many requests that turned into custom planning packages, I've decided that I needed to create a package exclusively for styling and design!

I've always offered full styling and event design in some of my larger packages, but this package is catered towards those who may need a little more help creatively and a little less help logistically than those looking for full service wedding planning! 

A Laurel & Elm styling + design couple can expect a relaxing engagement while we create detailed design plans from concept to implementation for every minute of your wedding filled with customized details galore! We'll be there to set it all up and style it to perfection so that all of your guests can enjoy being GUESTS! 

Hop on over to the Contact page for all of the details and pricing! Let us make your wedding beautiful! 



Kristi + Tom's Southern Destination Wedding Published!

I'm so excited because I JUST got my hands on this magazine all the way from Alabama! Last May, we had the pleasure of designing Laurel & Elm's first destination wedding! Kristi and Tom's wedding was filled with southern charm and ended with a firework show! The whole day was such a dream and took place at the most beautiful, classic venue. Huge thanks to Alabama Wedding Magazine for the gorgeous feature in their 15th Anniversary Edition! 

Venue: Anderson Gail Farms | Photographer: Green Tree Photography | Floral: Kathy Thomas Designs

Happy Friday everyone! 

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