Today’s venue walkthrough is of the stunning Tyler Gardens in Philadelphia, PA and our virtual tour guide is the Venue Coordinator RaeChani Wilson from Open Aire Affairs. Enjoy!
TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOUR VENUE:
The Formal Gardens were constructed in 1931 by George F. and Stella Elkins Tyler to provide a landscape setting for their estate, Indian Council Rock. The four-tier Gardens were influenced by French and Italian gardens and feature varieties of flora, beautiful lush lawns, dramatic stone walls and staircases, gravel walks, fountains, and bronze sculptures. Tyler Gardens are reminiscent of a golden age of elegance with fairy tale charm.
See more after the cut!
WHAT MAKES YOUR BUSINESS UNIQUE?
This is a BRAND NEW venue in the Bucks County area. So none of your friends or family members have gotten married here yet! We are very excited to feature garden parties throughout the seasons as well as host fairy tale weddings.
DO YOU TARGET ANY PARTICULAR NICHE?
There is a classic & whimsical feeling when you step into the gardens that just makes for a great backdrop for the Classic Garden or Gastby Bride.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART OF THE JOB?
I just LOVE each design detail that comes together making each client different. I haven’t hosted the same wedding twice yet as our tented pavilions are a full blank slate to really do anything you would like. We can go from full rustic to modern, & from pops of color to an all white wedding. Our clients can customize the look & feel of their event venue with our blank canvas approach.
HOW DO YOU HELP COUPLES CUSTOMIZE THEIR WEDDINGS?
We have more than fifteen sizes and kinds of tables, hundreds of variations in color and design of linens, as well as utensils and tableware in a multitude of designs. We also have different lighting designs as well as a clear top to make your reception space bring in the nature surrounding the venue.
DO YOU HAVE ANY FUNNY STORIES ABOUT A PAST WEDDING OR EVENT?
The funniest one would be when I had one client that wanted to have their puppy walk down the aisle with the rings. Things didn’t go as planned of course the dog ran right past the bride & groom into the field to chase butterflies. So part of the bridal party & myself chased after the little thief to get the rings to finish the ceremony. Photographer & most of the guests got it all on camera!
WHAT’S THE BIGGEST LESSON YOU’VE LEARNED?
It’s really about what the couple envisions and how it makes them feel that day. I have a lot of the couples family members & friends voice their opinions but at the end of the day I always ask the couple what do they want. It’s hard to make decisions for everyone on your guest list. So go with what makes you happy!
ANY TIPS FOR BRIDES ON THE HUNT FOR A VENUE?
I always suggest to look for the vision of the venue. How do you want to feel on your day looking around and seeing all your guest mingle about? Your full vision of what you expect will be the backdrop of your venue. Also, go with what you want, not something your family & friends expect, it’s your day that will last a lifetime.
Photo Credits: BG Productions
Thanks RaeChani! For more information about Tyler Gardens, please visit their WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to their website.
Do you have any questions or comments for RaeChani? Add them to the comments below!
We will be holding an Open House in the Orangery on February 26th from 11am-4pm.
Please follow the Tyler Gardens & Open Aire Affairs signs to the Open House hosted in the Orangery on campus.
Please email email@example.com to schedule your private tour & directions.
Vendors to be in attendance:
We will be holding a Mini Open House on January 15th from 11am-3pm. Please give us a call at 215.860.1859 to schedule your private tour!
Photo credit to: BG PRODUCTIONS
This whimsical and flirty styled shoot has an undeniably modern flare and oh so sexy vibe! The scene was set at Bucks County’s newest wedding venue, Tyler Gardens, which is on the grounds of Bucks County Community College. The picturesque grounds of Tyler Formal Gardens are nothing short of breathtaking! The landscape is reminiscent of an old world European garden, featuring a maze of boxwood hedges as well as tiered levels of grass, fountains and stone stairways. It is a setting unlike any other in the area. We complimented this grand backdrop with lush pink and green blooms, gold and wood tone accents and black and white details for a bit of drama. Our models stood out in black and white bridal attire as well as blush toned ensembles. The eclectic mix of modern, rustic, vintage and glamour painted a picture perfect scene. There are so many sweet details from the antique pink settee, sequined sweetheart table and King Louis white love seat to the wedding arbor and grand table-scapes, it’s hard to choose a favorite. Our dessert displays featured a chocolate naked cake dripping with goodness, a fondant Pink Cake Box Creations and Nina’s Ice Cream Waffle Truck…Yes please! The over the top florals were glamorously understated with modern lines and whimsical colors and details. Single Bloom Bundles tipping out of glass vases make for a show stopping table-scape especially when paired with gold mercury glass mirrors. And what is more romantic then a seemingly suspended floral garland for the head table! Complete with draping greens, lucite candelabras, gold geometric accents and wood charger plates, this table-scape is the wow that every wedding needs. From floral and decor, to dessert, props and stunningly stylish formal wear, this styled shoot is dripping with inspiration.
The Formal Gardens were constructed in 1931 by George F. and Stella Elkins Tyler to provide a formal landscape setting for their estate, Indian Council Rock. The four-tier Formal Gardens were influenced by French and Italian gardens and feature varieties of flora, beautiful lush lawns, dramatic stone walls and staircases, gravel walks, fountains, and bronze sculptures.
Tyler Gardens are reminiscent of a golden age of elegance with fairy tale charm.
Venue: Tyler Gardens at Bucks County Community College an Open Aire Affairs exclusive venue
Photographer: Something Blue Wedding Photography
Styling & Creative Direction: Kristin Rockhill/Details Of I Do
Floral Design: Kristin Rockhill/Details Of I Do
Models : Sandra Mazzella, Rebecca Carrol, Brittany Mae Sandridge
Pink Settee: Vintage My Moment
Lounge Furniture and Ceremony Arbor: Mazz Entertainment
Rentals: Newtown Party Rental
Styled Makeup: Makeup by Milan
Fondant Cake: Pink Cake Box
Chocolate Naked Cake: The Caketeria
Waffle/Ice Cream Truck: Ninas Waffles
Invites & Stationery: April Lynn Designs
Gowns by: Lord & Taylor
Gold Top Gown: Rachel Zoe
One Shoulder Romper: Cynthia Rowley
Cape Jumpsuit: Black Halo
White Cape Gown: Jill Stuart
Blush Jumpsuit & Neckaces: Anthropologie