Pakistani Wedding Inspiration

The inspiration began with the love and passion to take a deep dive into the beautiful culture of a true Pakistani couple, capturing the authentic traditions of what their wedding day entails.

Kristina Wittig Event Coordination along with Jess Palatucci Photography collaborated to shoot this true love fairy tale in the enchanted Tyler Gardens, managed by Open Aire Affairs. Their couple was magnificent to work with, guiding them through their real life story, assisting them to capture every detail, as they learned about their culture and what surrounds their big day!

The gorgeous invitation designed by April Lynn, from April Lynn designs was one to capture the eye and set the tone for any guest attending this wedding. The heavy weight laser cut invitations, with glimmering champagne and red colors shined from a mile away. These unique invitations were simply stunning and added a true elegance to the design of the shoot, along with the specially designed menu and place seating cards.

The bride’s gorgeous beaded gown, purchased from a small boutique in Pakistan was the focal point for Kristina’s inspiration when choosing colors. Accenting her gorgeous gown was the traditional dupatta which brought this shoot to life with its vibrant gold beaded maroon fabric.

Kim Bensing from Studio Sprig in Doylestown, Bucks County, created a gorgeous centerpiece and bouquet filled with vibrant and luscious dahlia paired with textured celosia, trailing eucalyptus and ivy with a touch of fragrant rosemary. These flowers were unlike any you have ever seen, and were a staple to the gorgeous Farmhouse table used to create their vision for reception seating. This floral arrangement complimented the texture of the of the sequined gold table runner and fire orange napkins.

This remarkable team could never have captured such truly amazing and breathtaking images without the extremely hardworking and talented Jess Palatucci, a fine art wedding photographer from Philadelphia. She incorporates real film into her galleries, and her light and airy yet bold & film inspired editing style brought these pictures to life!

Ashley from Kiss and Makeup Professional Wedding Artistry created a flawless look complimenting the brides natural beauty, leaving her face glowing! Kristina then worked with the bride for the traditional dupata pinning.

No wedding would be complete without a cake. Denise from D’s cups designed a decedent white fondant with gold accent five tier wedding cake. This cake was draped with a beautiful red sheer fabric with gold trimmed detail to match the brides dupatta, headpiece and gold jewelry. It was a simply beautiful cake that was sure to make heads turn.

Lastly, the team wanted to bring a unique vendor in who would attribute to the gorgeous landscaping the grounds at Tyler Gardens had to offer. BackDroppers flower wall backdrop rentals is located in Philadelphia. The backdrop provided for the styled shoot was their signature silk flower wall. The wall was built by Kevin and over a 1000 flowers were hand placed and designed on the wall by Lesley. This wall was a mix of roses, peonies, hydrangeas and lilies which helped to create a beautiful yet romantic garden backdrop to highlight some of the gorgeous photos taken of the beautiful couple.

Following this truly magical day the bride wrote,

“This shoot allowed Bilal and I to feel the same giddy feeling we did when we got married a few months back. There’s a certain beauty to putting those outfits back on without the stress and pressure of the wedding. Jess and the team made us feel like a true bride and groom that day and Tyler Gardens is a magical place to be. This shoot let us reawaken passion, love, culture and true beauty. We especially wanted to do this shoot because you’ll be hard pressed to find someone who wants to do a shoot for a Pakistani Muslim couple and represent their culture in its true authentic beauty- but here is this shoot calling our name and these incredible people who wanted to show just that. We’re so grateful!

Kristina Wittig Event Coordination // Jess Palatucci Photography & Videography // Open Aire Affairs // Studio Sprig // D’s Cups // Kiss and Makeup Professional Makeup Artistry // April Lynn Designs // BackDroppers

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Modern Elegance Styled Shoot by MunaLuchi

Fall 2017 MunaLuchi Bride Magazine Feature

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MunaLuchi Bride Magazine Fall 2017 Feature – Modern Elegance Styled Shoot!

Read all about the design elements and inspirational details in this stunning “Modern Elegance” Styled Shoot – featuring the work of MunaLuchi Coterie members Sheronda Seawright Photography, event design and florals by Event Loft, and Hair & Makeup Artistry by Just B Beautiful.


Sheronda Seawright Photography – “Modern Elegance took place at the lovely outdoor location of Tyler Gardens. Eilena with Event Loft did a spectacular job pulling in soft white floral to compliment the greenery of this perfect venue. Some of the highlights include the stunning floral ceremony ring and mirrored aisle runner designed by Event Loft, the elegant floating bridal cake designed by Desserts By Dana, the heavenly white floral arrangements for the ceremony, as well as the reception and cocktail tables. Also, the bold pops of color in the bride’s blue Badgley Mischka shoes and groom’s blue suit and tie for their first look commands attention. To top things off, what says elegant better than a mirrored acrylic invitation and menu designed by April Lynn Designs?”

Eilena from Event Loft (Design & Floral) – “Modern Elegance was initially going to be called Garden Luxe, but as I sat down and planned the design with the rest of the team the shoot evolved into Modern Elegance. After visiting the venue Tyler Garden all I could visualize was all white with hints of silver which is bold within itself but it turned out beautifully. The inspiration came from digging deep to show a look that is uncommon in this twists that you would never expect but at the same time, it can be easily replicated for a wedding or special event without going too crazy with inspiration.”

B Wilson from Just B Beautiful (Hair & Makeup) – “I often gather inspiration from many of my real life luxury Just B Beautiful brides and this shoot is no exception. Many of today’s brides are not only making dress changes for the reception but also changing up their entire beauty look as well. For the ceremony portion I decided to give the ‘bride’ a true bridal look taking cues from the innocence of the beautiful Pronovias gown. The floral details and cathedral length veil were perfect accessories to the sleek strait hair and youthful makeup look. 
For the second look again taking from my real life brides, it’s time to party! Giving our bride a truly modern, sleek, and sexy intricate updo that plays on the deep-v and details of this stunning reception. Also not to be upstaged by his bride for our ‘groom’ Kenny we decided to give him a sleek dapper hair look that paired so very well with his navy blue suit. The overall look is clean, flawless skin, with bold details that truly makes this a Modern Elegant look.”


Vendors:
Venue – Tyler Gardens, Tyler Gardens managed by Open Air Affairs
Event & Floral Design – Event Loft
Invitation Suite and Menus – April Lynn Designs
Floating Cake – Desserts by Dana
Hair & Makeup Just B Beautiful
Stylist – Yoko Jak 
Model Bride – Talisa Baptiste
Male Model: Kenny Gamble
Photographer – Sheronda Seawright Photography
Videography – Love Struck Pictures
Dresses Provided By Philadelphia Bridal Company ,Designer Pronovias
Rentals – Newtown Party Rentals
Reception Chairs – Vision Furniture
Sweetheart Chairs – Event Loft
Groom Suit Provided by Natalie E Kennedy from Style by NK

http://munaluchibridal.com/fall-2017-munaluchi-bride-magazine-feature-modern-elegance-styled-shoot/

Venue Walkthrough by Wedding Lovely

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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!

http://weddinglovely.com/blog/venue-walkthrough-philadelphia-pa-tyler-gardens/

Celine and Dennis’ Engagement by Christopher Alexandra

Celine and Dennis picked Tyler Hall at Bucks County Community College as a starting point for their engagement shoot. With the beautiful architecture as our backdrop we had a great time with this wonderful couple on the college campus before we headed to the covered bridge area of Tyler State Park. There we had mother nature as our setting, which gave the rest of the shoot a different look with vibrant colors of flowers and greenery. Before calling it a night we lucked out as the sun set over the creek and gave us a perfect opportunity for a beautiful shot. Congratulations to Celine and Dennis. We cannot wait to work with them again on their wedding day in only a few months!

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