Gilded + Fig Garden Shoot at the Morris House Hotel
The Morris House Hotel is a colonial anomaly that emerges as one of Philadelphia’s most prominent historical abodes. The classical locale was modernized for the day as local vendors teamed up to share their creative approach! Jessica Cooper Photography captured the story of an intimate lustrously hued wedding reception in the garden courtyard. The opulent floral arrangements created by Papertini, paired with the elegant stationery designed by Narola Design & Letterpress, assimilated in capturing the purple and gold color scheme impeccably. In addition to the stunning bride who illustrates grand glamour, in her delicate gown from Ashe B. & Co, dazzling hair and makeup, and stunning jewels provided by Harry Merril & Son. The decadent desserts made by Queen Bee Pastry truly embody the perfection of this color combination, and gilded + fig never looked better!
“Tucked away on a quiet street a few blocks from Independence Hall, the Morris House Hotel stands in quiet dignity with a weathered brick exterior and graceful columns flanking its front door that makes a beautiful setting for portraits. Its tented garden courtyard is the perfect setting for an intimate wedding reception with abundant greenery, a beautiful copper-topped bar, and paved in brick and slate. A charming gazebo with a wrought iron canopy provides the ideal backdrop to the cozy sweetheart table set with whitewashed Napa chairs and ivory bengaline linens, floral plates, gilded stemware, gold flatware, and crystal candlesticks. Papertini Floral Event Design’s centerpiece spilled out of a brass bowl with an aged patina. Lanterns with tall pillar candles stood in front of the table and echoed the outdoor fixtures of the hotel.”
“The color palette and stationery suite were inspired by both summer fruits and the jarred raw honey favors from Bee Boys, a local sustainable apiary. Narola Design & Letterpress carried the honeycomb theme throughout the invitation suite and accessories with gold accents and hexagonal menu cards, envelope liners, and favor tags. The groom accessorized with a stylish honeycomb print bow tie. Narola’s custom floral and gold motif was continued in a framed print of an F. Scott Fitzgerald quote that accompanied the favor setup.”
“The bride’s silk stretch satin Kelly Faetanini “Katerina” dress from Ashe B. Bridal Co. was the epitome of glamour with a removable, off-the-shoulder beaded top and flowing train, with a touch of romance added by Papertini’s hand-tied bouquet. Her look was completed with sophisticated makeup by Taffeta Hair and Makeup Design and sultry hair by Courtney Thornton. For a finishing touch, Harry Merrill & Son Jewelers added the Art Deco-inspired diamond chandelier earrings and diamond bracelet, along with a vintage diamond and pearl dinner ring and an original Art Deco engagement ring and wedding band. The plum velvet double ring box by Weft & Whimsy was the perfect setting for the bride’s wedding set.”
“Queen Bee Pastry created a dessert bar featuring a three tiered cake with hand painted fondant accessorized with florals and gold leaf, along with three luscious kinds of miniature tarts: fig honey, vanilla bean gold leaf, and citron pansy.”