Cristina and Casey’s love for travel and their hometown (Philadelphia) inspired the canny details of their wedding. From the city place cards to the olive oil favors and food, this day was inspired by the Mediterranean. With a color palette drawn from the colors of the sun and sea, rich and vibrant hues show all throughout the decor. The florals designed by Vault + Vine feature spicy reds, bright yellows, and ocean blues, which set the mood for the unified day. The American Swedish Historical Museum, located in South Philadelphia, was the perfect backdrop to preserve their love. This couple’s story and inspiration are just as good as the pictures perfectly captured by Brae Howard Photography. So keep scrolling because you’re guaranteed to fall in love with every single photograph!
From the Photographer, Brae Howard Photography: “The weather was beautiful and clear the day that Cristina and Casey tied the knot. They exchanged their vows surrounded by their family and friends at the American Swedish Historical Museum. The venue was perfect and reflected the couple’s elegance. Cristina’s lace dress designed by BHLDN, accompanied with a traditional long veil, looked great with their classic red color palette. There were touches of yellows and greens in the color scheme as well. Each dining table had handwritten vintage postcards by Haley Richter, with the names of places the couple has been together. The couple had their own signature cocktails and gifted infused olive oils to their guests. After the fun and beautiful night, the couple was sent off by way of sparkler holding guests.”
“We had a particularly great experience working with our photographer Brae Howard who has an amazing eye and also really takes charge the day of the wedding. She kept us on schedule and calm throughout the entire experience. If we ever got stressed about little nonsense during the day, Brae was there to remind us “It’s all part of the story of the day.” Loved that! Florist, Peicha Chang, at Vault + Vine was also lovely to work with. She was a great listener and was able to bring our ideas together cohesively. There were a few items I collected myself to save money (bud vases, antique books etc.) and she really helped us coordinate everything in the days before the wedding. Steven Binnig from York Street Hustle was another asset during our planning. He made sure all the details were nailed down and talked through everything with me the day before the wedding to be certain we had everything in order.”
Vendors | Photography: Brae Howard Photography | Venue: American Swedish Historical Museum | Catering: Jeffrey A. Miller | Florist: Vault + Vine | Reception Decor: DIY and Vault + Vine | Bride’s Dress: Eddie K by BHLDN | Band: York Street Hustle