Philadelphia Wedding Planners Send Off the Summer in Vintage Wedding Style!

As the 2011 wedding season begins to wind down with the cold winter months ahead, Karen Pecora Events ended the whirlwind summer with the glamorous vintage wedding of Danielle & Brady Sieber.

 Held at the beautiful Four Seasons in Philadelphia, Danielle crafted her dream wedding of vintage style in a modern urban setting (such a creative bride!).  From the beginning, it was obvious that Danielle and Brady were both blessed with wonderfully caring families, with many family members attending the plethora of wedding meetings from event design at Evantine to wine tasting at the Four Seasons. 

On the morning of the wedding, Karen Pecora Events arrived at Danielle’s bridal suite to find a very tranquil atmosphere.  Danielle’s beautiful gown was resting on a special hanger, a present from Brady’s mom, with bride’s new name – “Mrs. Sieber” – scrolled in wire.  We also found out that Danielle’s cage veil was made by her sister!  The boys were just as calm, snacking on mini Philly cheesesteaks and trying to figure out how to iron their shirts (they called in reinforcements – their moms!)

Before the ceremony, Danielle and Brady decided to do a “first look” photo shoot in the outdoor courtyard, captured by Amie Schroeder Photography.  We conducted a quick “reaction rehearsal” helping Brady practice NOT turning around until Danielle tapped him on the shoulder.   He looked speechless upon first glance at his soon-to-be bride.

The bridal party was then shuffled off via trolley provided by Philadelphia Trolley Works to the bride’s parents’ stunning penthouse home in Rittenhouse Square for pictures on the family’s balcony.  Then the bridal party traversed the square for more pictures amidst the many people telling Danielle how beautiful she looked.  As the photographer stole away the happy couple to grab a few frames of them alone, the rest of the bridal party found a parked ice cream truck and quickly took advantage of the down time with milkshakes and ice cream sandwiches.

Back at the hotel, a power team of wedding professionals including Evantine Design, and CTO Tribeca were putting the finishing touches on the wedding, including a program table covered in old birdcages, wheatgrass, and classic novels.  The pink and yellow programs were created by Diane Schaffer.

The outdoor ceremony was held in the round under a chuppah of weeping greenery and roses by both a cantor and reverend, with the couple’s pup serving as the ring bearer!

Brady waited patiently as Danielle glided down the aisle- “I was so nervous before the ceremony.  Not because I was afraid to get married, (technically, we were already married since we had signed the Ketubah 30 minutes earlier) but because I had never been to a wedding before and I didn’t know what to expect,” says Brady.

Immediately after the “I do’s”, the celebration began with vintage-themed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails – with names like “l’amour” made from cotton candy vodka – on the outdoor patio.

There was also an old-school-themed candy table with treats from blue rock candy to circus peanuts.

The party soon moved inside, set to the musical stylings of the band Tribeca.  The newlyweds were honored with touching speeches from their parents and siblings, followed by a special musical performance by the bride herself to her new hubby – she played the guitar AND sang by herself on stage!!  It was quite obvious that these two are head over heels for each other and have a long, exciting road ahead of them.

The entire event went beautifully, graced by a little bit of good luck rain in the morning, followed by a sunny ceremony and celebration late into the night.  As wedding season begins to turn into the holiday season, and outdoor nuptials are replaced by layers of snow, this wedding gave us a wonderful last hoorah! this summer and a wonderful new beginning for Danielle and Brady.

Congratulations you two!  Thank you for letting us be a part of your magical day <3

Jillian Stahl