Tallulah Ketubahs dreamt up a colorful styled wedding to inspire multi-cultural and interfaith couples. After designing a ketubah for one of her past clients, and hearing their love story, she was inspired to create a modern celebration with unique details. With the help of Sarah French Events, and talented Philadelphia wedding vendors they brought culture, and whimsically beautiful ideas together. The natural setting at Alverthorpe Manor set the mood for the organic and brightly hued elements that made this styled shoot come alive! From the vibrant florals, courtesy of Snapdragon Flowers to the stunning cake that Prima Cristina Cakes created, this fete was destined to be appreciated for its one-of-a-kind qualities. Thanks to Heidi Roland Photography we’ll be swooning over these photos forever!
From Owner of Tallulah Ketubahs, Rachel Marks: “This styled shoot was initially inspired by Julianna and Diaa, one of my wonderful ketubah couples! Julianna is Filipina and Ashkenazi Jewish, and her husband Diaa, is Palestinian. In the fall of 2016, they approached me to create a ketubah that would honor their multi-cultural interfaith wedding celebration. Upon hearing their story, I was so inspired I knew I had to create a styled shoot based on their love story. Luckily, they agreed to be our models as well as our muses. This inspiration shoot imagines a marriage celebration for a modern multi-cultural, interfaith couple like Julianna and Diaa.
I partnered with SarahFrench Events, a local wedding planner who loves multi-cultural, multi-faith events as much as I do to bring the styled shoot to life. It was important to us to use this shoot to highlight the joyful energy created when cultures meld. When planning the details for the shoot, we drew influence from the history and textures of the Jerusalem Mahane Yehuda Market, or “shuk”, which has been a meeting place for Arab, Israeli, and Spanish vendors (among many others from around the world) to sell their goods since the late 1800’s. For over 100 years the shuk has vibrated with the varied languages of locals and tourists, along with the scents of fresh produce and spices filling the air. Complimenting this is a rainbow of colors everywhere you look—from colorful tapestries and rugs lining the walls, to brass and copper vessels which gleam around every corner.
We gave each of our talented vendor’s information about the backgrounds of our couple and then let them interpret the design inspiration in their own way. The result was an incredibly fun and colorful shoot that showcases the amazingly talented vendors as well as the real love of this unique couple.”
Vendors | Venue: Alverthorpe Manor | Photographer: Heidi Roland Photography | Ketubahs/Calligraphy: Tallulah Ketubahs | Event Planning/Styling: Sarah French Events | Catering: Joshua’s Catering | Special Events: Open Aire Affairs | Stationery: Shindig BeSpoke | Makeup: Jazmine Rae | Hair Styling: Alex Bundy | Bar: 13th Street Cocktails | Florals: Snapdragon Flowers | Jewelry: Harry Merill & Son | Rentals: Material Culture | Cake: Prima Cristina Cakes | Rentals: Forget Me Not Rentals | Models: Julianna Joson, and Diaa Musleh