Sarah and Patrick tied the knot on Saturday, September 6, 2014 in a traditional Catholic ceremony at St. John The Evangelist in Center City. Dubbed “Vintage Glamour,” their wedding day can best be described as clean and classic, but with thoughtful details and pops of sparkle.
Sarah and her bridal party were all smiles as the Duette Hair and Makeup team arrived at the Hyatt at the Bellevue to get the girls ready for the day ahead. Sarah looked flawless in her strapless lace dress with delicate lace edging and shoes by Badgley Mischka. Her six bridesmaids wore navy lace dresses by J. Crew. Patrick wore a navy suit from Boyd’s Philadelphia, while the groomsmen wore navy J. Crew suits.
Grace Winter Of Asya Photography perfectly captured the happiness of the day, while Wellspun Weddings filmed video. Asya Photography also had a photographer shooting on film, which added some really unique and special photos to the collection.
When guests arrived at the Kimmel Center for cocktail hour, they enjoyed a photo slideshow and signature cocktails (French 75 and Old Fashioned). The escort cards were key bottle openers that hung on three vintage window shutters. The escort card table also featured framed photos of the couple, gold spray painted wine bottled with taper candles, cigar boxes and wine crates (Patrick likes cigars and they were engaged at a winery), and florals in bottles of Bluecoat gin (which are blue with silver and matched their colors perfectly).
The reception was held in the Hamilton Roof Top Garden, a beautiful atrium rooftop that offers the added benefit city views and overlooks the entire Kimmel Center complex. The antique farm tables, mason jars, and linen runners were the perfect amount of contrast in the contemporary space. Papertini‘s centerpieces included white hydrangeas, tulips, irises, roses, and wax flowers, dark blue thistle and delphinium, and mixed greenery in clear and blue vintage vases and mason jars accented by mercury votives and gold pillar candles. There was also a fresh sprig of rosemary at each place setting on the menu.
The “key to your seat” escort cards inspired the table names. Each table was named after a place that is special to the couple and explained why it was special, such as University of Delaware (where they met) and Cape May Winery (where they were engaged). Tying in the purpose of keys unlocking these places, giving guests a peek into their love story.
Garces Catering created the delicious cocktail hour menu that included Diver Sea Scallop with sassafras glazed pork belly, Shrimp and Bilbao Chorizo Brochette with parsley pesto, Smoked Swordfish Taco with pickled jalapeño and a corn shell, Barbacoa Duck Spring Roll with truffle hoisin chili glaze, Kobe Beef Canape with seared kobe, romesco, and idiazabal cheese, and Miniature Veggie Croque Monsieur with la serena cheese, zucchini, roasted pepper, brioche, and pesto béchamel. A guest favorite during cocktail hour was the Handmade Mozzarella Bar with Ricotta, Basil Pesto, Prosciutto, Heirloom Tomato, Peppers, Sliced Sourdough, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and Maldon Sea Salt. The dinner menu featured Center Cut Filet with ricotta risotto, asparagus, bone marrow butter, and red wine sauce, Olive Oil Poached Halibut with white bean puree, cauliflower ragout, and black olive, and Eggplant Involtini with paella rice, tomato, and locatelli.
EBE Rio kicked off the night with Sarah and Patrick’s first dance to a cover of “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes. Sarah and her father danced to “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra, while Patrick and his mom danced to “Forever Young” by Rod Stewart. Father of the Bride John kicked off a dance set with his rendition of “Mack the Knife” by Bobby Darin, which had all of the guests on their feet. Guests had a blast in The Little Picture Photo Booth, which had the best props!
Click here to see more photos of Sarah and Patrick’s beautiful wedding, which was featured on Style Me Pretty!