We were so excited to celebrate Elizabeth and Edward’s Crystal Tea Room wedding in Philadelphia, PA earlier this year.
You can read all about the details that went into this wedding below.
Here are some of the wedding vendors who made Elizabeth and Edward’s wedding day so special:
- Reception venue: Finley Catering: The Crystal Tea Room
- Photographer: J&J Studios, LLC
- Florals: Kerry Fabrizio of Fabufloras
- Getting ready location: The Loews Hotel Philadelphia
- Catering: Finley Catering
- Ceremony Venue: St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church
- Hair and Makeup Artist: Philly Hair and Makeup by Abby Leoncini
- Groom and Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux
- Wedding Dress: The Sample Rack (Essence by Australia)
- Wine Bottles: Korrie Leer Art
- Entertainment: London Bridge by EBE Talent
- Venue coordinator: Stacey Lee Mullen Finley Catering
- Wedding rings: Bario Neal
- Bride’s Shoes: Vince Camuto
- Seating Chart: Hillary Carr Calligraphy
- Cake: Termini’s Bakery
- Photobooth: EBE Talent
- Video: J&H Studios, LLC (Vanessa Ryan)
- Check out these great shots by J&J Studios, LLC (Lead: John Ryan 2nd: Eric Cox)
We asked Elizabeth and Edward to share some info about their wedding.
Here is what the couple had to say…
Q: Tell us about your wedding! What was the inspiration behind your day? Did you have a specific theme?
With our wedding date set for early 2020, we thought of incorporating some roaring 20s, Art Deco/Gatsby details into our day.
We were cautious about maintaining an air of elegance, not too many feathers and pearls, but just enough!
Truthfully, our vendors really brought our vision to life.
Q: Let’s talk wedding decor. How did you decorate your space for the ceremony and the reception? Was any part of the decor DIY?
Our vendors really took over for our decor.
Our friend from high school, Korrie Leer, made personalized wine labels for our favors and signature drink menus.
The rest of the decor, candles and flowers were done by the team at FabuFloras and they killed it!!!!!
Q: What were the florals like in your wedding?
Kerry at Fabufloras really helped narrow our vision for flower arrangements. We knew we wanted magnolia leaves for their dark green and bronze colors, and also feathers and pearls.
She suggested adding gold accents of seeded eucalyptus and various greenery in addition to white and ivory roses, hydrangeas and Calle lillies.
Q: What were some of your favorite parts of your wedding?
Our favorite part of our wedding was probably EBE London Bridge.
They kept everyone dancing and having a great time.
They even learned a song for us, The Git Up, which some of the wedding guests had learned at my country/line dancing themed bridal shower.
That was something fun that a lot of our guests practiced leading up to the wedding to perform on the dance floor!
Q: Let’s talk fashion. How did you both choose your wedding day look?
We both chose something very classic and elegant. That might’ve been one of the easiest decisions for us to make.
Q: How did you meet? Tell us about the proposal.
We met roaming the halls at Gloucester Catholic High School.
We lost touch for awhile after high school graduation, but started talking again our junior year of college and started dating soon after.
After Liz finished grad school, she moved to Philadelphia with Ed.
Eddie proposed just as Liz envisioned!
When the topic of engagement would come up, Liz would say “I want to be at home, in my pajamas, drinking coffee and eating a bagel.”
A few days after Christmas, just as she finished drinking her coffee and eating her bagel, Eddie got down on TWO knees to ask for Liz’s hand in marriage!
Q: What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day?
We were so excited to celebrate our love with everyone we love.
It was such a special feeling seeing 250+ of our relatives and neighbors together under one roof.
Everyone had a great time, too!
Q: Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you’d like to share with other couples planning their day?
It’s true that the time flies.
Make sure to enjoy every minute and remember the reason for the day is for the love between you and your partner. Everything else is extra, so don’t sweat the small stuff and just have fun!
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