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Liz and Mike were photographed by Jennifer Baumann Photography in front of tangled thickets, a backdrop which contributes to the ‘olde’ winter-garden theme of this marvelous wedding. The bride’s fur coat grants Liz a fox-like edge—allowing her to blend in with her surroundings in nature. The decorative floral arrangements by La Petite Fleur are representative of the snowy winter season, they collaborate elegantly with the chosen fairy tale-like venue at Northampton Valley Country Club. The array of subdued colors, setting, and decorations give this wedding the crisp, clean look that every winter wedding should aim for.

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From the Bride: “Mike and I met at York College of Pennsylvania where we both participated on the swim team. We practiced together every day for nearly two-years and we’ve been inseparable ever since.  On a chilly October day in 2011, Mike proposed to me on the beach in Belmar, New Jersey.  Following his surprise, we celebrated with a romantic dinner on the beach.  I guess you could say we were preemptively practicing for our January wedding! We enjoyed a long engagement, during which we saved and budgeted accordingly— all the while growing closer in the process.”  Liz, an accounting manager, and Mike, a real estate agent, reside in Bensalem, PA.

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From La Petite Fleur: A quintessential winter wedding that wowed with a juxtaposition of extremes— from a striking palette set against stark winter scenery, to trendy touches touted in a traditional setting— Liz and Mike’s day gracefully exuded riche romance.

Liz and Mike wanted their wedding’s look to be reminiscent of an ‘olde’ garden in wintertime— crisp, clean, beautifully-austere.  La Petite Fleur took inspiration from the couple’s aspiration and Liz’s innate iconic style to design a look that exemplified a ‘classic’ winter feel with ethereal details, beginning with a palette of white, silver, aubergine, and violet.  From there, LPF designed the couple’s invitation suite, which featured wintery birch branches paired with feminine flourishes in deep violet and ‘grey’.

With abiding bridal style, Liz carried a wintery, garden bouquet of blush, white, grey and aubergine blooms, including Quicksand roses, ranunculus, majolica spray roses, astilbe, artemisia, anemones and brunia— finished with white satin-wrapped stems.  To complement, the bridesmaids carried ethereal, ‘snowy’ bouquets of billowing gypsophilia (baby’s breath), accented with artemisia and finished with silver satin-wrapped stems.

This look of understated sophistication was carried through to the ceremony in the regal chapel at Liz’s alma mater, Nazareth Academy, and at Northampton Valley Country Club.  At the reception, guests were greeted by ‘E & M’ monogrammed escort cards displayed with a billowing arrangement of white hydrangea and birch branches, accented by glass cloches— atop pedestals— filled with blooms and snow-kissed pinecones.

The ballroom at NVCC brimmed with modest beauty as well— featuring two different, yet complementary, tablescape styles comprised of white and silver blooms, including gypsophilia, hydrangea, artemisia, ‘iced’ branches, touches of twinkling lights, silver mercury glass, winter accoutrements, and, of course, candles.  These timeless touches were presented with an updated perspective to marry Liz and Mike’s juxtaposed choices in a beautifully-austere manner

Vendors| Ceremony: Nazareth High School Academy Chapel | Venue: Northampton Valley Country Club |  Bridal Vanity Services by True Beauty Marks | Gown: Monique Lhuillier,  Bridal Garden | Shoes: Jimmy Choo, Neiman Marcus  | Rings (purchased at): Hearts on Fire | Bridesmaid’s dress: Bill Levkoff, The Barefoot Bride |  Menswear designer and retailer: Mike (Groom) – Hugo Boss, Hugo Boss; Groomsmen – Vera Wang, Men’s Warehouse | Invitations, Escort Cards, Coordination, Flowers & Decor by La Petite Fleur | Photography by Jennifer Baumann Photography |  Entertainments and Up-lighting: Synergetic Sound & Lighting | Transportation: Limo Today | Wedding Cake: Town Crier Bakery | Ceremony Cards by the Bride | Favors by the Bride