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June 17, 2019 / diamondsanddetails

Amber and Jarred, September 2018, The Loews Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

Sometimes I get really excited to work with a client.  I hear them describe their perfect wedding day – the colors they want to use, the type of venue, what kind of flowers they love – and I see the details coming together in my head and can imagine how gorgeous it will look.  When I met Bride Amber in Spring of 2017 and she described the vision she had for wedding day (A FLOWER WALL WAS A MUST!), I could see the details coming to life and got really excited to be the Planner she choose to work with.  What is awesome about my job is sometimes the vision the client has or what I see in my head exceeds both of our expectations and you end up with a what Amber and her now husband Jarred’s wedding day became – a glamorous, gorgeous detail filled wedding day recognized in the pages of Modern Luxury Weddings Philadelphia  (We have wanted to share the photos from Amber and Jarred’s wedding for awhile but with the news that they were going to be featured by Modern Luxury, we had to wait for the issue to be released.  The wait was definitely worth it though!)

Sometimes clients get nervous when they hire us to help with planning their wedding – they fear we will “take over the planning process”.   We tell them – “do not worry about this ever!”.  Our role in the process can be whatever they want and with as much or little help as they desire!  For example, while some clients may need a very hands on Wedding Planner,  Amber really enjoyed planning the wedding and most importantly wanted someone to keep the details moving along, help find vendors she maybe couldn’t secure on her own and keep things organized between the venue and the vendors.  Upon hiring us, Amber and Jarred had already secured their venue –  the Loews Philadelphia Hotel – for their September 2018 wedding.  With views of the entire city, the couple fell in love with the venue’s 33rd floor which would be the location for the ceremony and cocktail hour and for dinner and dancing, the venue’s Millennium ballroom was the perfect backdrop for the glamorous reception Amber was envisioning.  With the venue secured, I worked alongside Amber to put together the dream wedding professional team.  Amber fell in love with the work of Florist and Designer Eilena from Event Loft and Photographer Joshua Dwain on Instagram and thankfully they were available for her wedding date.   With a request for a DJ  that “would bring the party” and be able to play Caribbean music (to honor Groom Jarred’s family), we happily matched the couple up with one of our favorites – Jean Jacques from Eclectic Entertainment.   For ceremony music, Amber and Jarred hired Kendrah Butler.  Just B Beautiful provided hair and make-up services for Amber and her Bridal Party, InstaGlamour Photobooth provided reception entertainment and Y Dingle Arts captured the wedding day memories on video for the couple.  For stationary items for the wedding – invitations and day of signage – April Lynn Designs was the perfect fit to put Amber’s black, white and gold vision to paper.

As captured in the gorgeous photos by Joshua Dwain, wedding day for Amber and Jarred was perfect from the First Look inside the Loews (we love the stairs in the venue to capture this intimate, special moment) to cake cutting in front of the venue’s bank vault to the Glam photos of the couple taken at the end of the night.   What the wedding photos don’t capture is how beautiful and sweet Amber and Jarred’s family and friends are – Amber’s Mom Kim was very involved in the planning process and after spending time with Amber and her helping to plan the wedding, it was so special to see them share in the wedding day morning getting ready together.  (Don’t tell Amber, but I may or may not have started a fan club for her Dad! hahaha)  I feel so blessed to have been a part of Amber and Jarred’s wedding planning, to have had the opportunity to meet the couple and get to know Amber personally and be able to share in their excitement in having their wedding details recognized in print.  They had a dream vendor team and a gorgeous venue and I can’t wait to be able to work at and with any and all of them in the future.  Thank you Amber and Jarred for putting so much trust in my team and me on wedding day and I will truly miss the Wegman’s planning meetings!  Congrats from Diamonds and Details!

Ceremony and Reception Venue – The Loews Philadelphia Hotel 

Photographer – Joshua Dwain Photography 

Wedding Planner – Diamonds and Details Weddings and Events 

Floral and Event Design – Event Loft 

Ceremony Music – Kendrah Butler-Waters

Reception Entertainment and Lighting – Eclectic Entertainment – DJ Triple J

Videography  –Y Dingle Arts, LLC 

Hair and Make-up – Just B Beautiful 

Invitations and Day of Signage – April Lynn Designs 

Photobooth – InstaGlamour Photobooth

Rentals – Liberty Event Rentals; Choice Party Linens

Bride’s Gown – Pnina Tornai, Kleinfeld Bridal 

Groom’s Tux – The Black Tux

Bridesmaids Dresses – Katie May, Bella Bridesmaids 

  • Amanda

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