Updated: Jun 10, 2020
Fall wedding at Tyler Gardens, Newtown, PA.
When our bride Aubrey first contacted me to design and coordinate her wedding, I knew this day would be extremely special and beautiful right as our personalities matched right away and her vision was in line with our style; modern, elegant, fresh but classic and timeless.
Aubrey and Harrison said "I Do" on a beautiful late fall date right around sunset time surrounded by their loved ones at the super gorgeous Tyler Gardens in Newtown, PA. 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.
Aubrey got me at "I want tons of candles" (yes, I am obsessed with candles at weddings!). To create her design and inspire us for styling and floral arrangements that would later be created by the always amazing Maura Rose, we created a mood board to guide us on the overall look and feel we were going for. We do this with all of our planning and design clients as it is extremely helpful to have a visual guide to confirm our couples' wishes and make sure we are all on the same page.
We knew she loves pink, so we wanted this to be the main focus along with greenery and of course...tons of candles! We also used a bit of burgundy, mauve and gold as accent colors to create this dreamy fall garden wedding.
The Girls' "Getting Ready"
Aubrey had 10 bridesmaids by her side throughout the day, they got ready at a hotel near the wedding venue and rented one of their conference/hospitality rooms so they could be more comfortable than in a regular room as they definitely required a whole makeup and hair crew!
The Guys "Getting Ready"
Guys as usual have it way too easy on wedding days! Beer pong, football and lots of cheers filled the hotel room in preparation for the big celebration.
The details (my favorite part!)
Aubrey wore a super special pearl necklace which added such an emotional tone to her already amazing full beads gown from Jennifer's Bridal.
"Pearls are a tradition in my family. Every year for Christmas I would get a few strands of pearls added to my necklace. Back then, my cousin and I used to roll our eyes and joke around at the fact that we knew exactly which gift our pearls were and that we had to give them right back as soon as we opened them. All those years of slowly building my necklace and waiting for it to finally be finished (28 years to be exact) made wearing these extremely special to me" explained our bride Aubrey on her Instagram post after the wedding.
!!FUN FACT!! I found the silver tray you see on the pictures below during a trip to Barcelona, Spain at a street fair in early 2019. I added it to my "details' box" right away!
The First Look, Bridal Party and Ceremony
It was 34 degrees on their wedding date, we provided blankets for guests as they arrived at the ceremony location which gave a very cozy and warm shelter for Aubrey and Harrison's loved ones as they walked down the aisle.
The tables were beautifully decorated with flowers and of course more candles! Light blush napkins contrasted against the ivory linens on the guest tables for a clean and chic look, the table numbers created by us were kept with the clear vinyl signage used throughout in mind so they wouldn't obstruct the view of the flower centerpieces and look heavy on the tables. The cake big enough just for cutting was made by the bride's cousin and placed on our antique wooden tea cart.
A gorgeous (and HUGE!) head table was the focal point of the reception space under the tent, with a large tall arrangement that cover most of the 40' long table. The greenery and blooms were placed on our modern 4' tall gold stands and finished with hanging candles. We used a burgundy velvet linen on this table to make it even more the center of attention.
And did I mention what an amazing dancing crowd this was!? Once dinner was over and the music started, there was no empty space on the dance floor until the end of the night.
The Vendor Team:
Design/Styling and day-of coordination: Forever Love Events
Photographer: Samantha Jay Photography
Videographer: Rose Candy Cinema
Florist: Maura Rose Events