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Pinterest Perfection

By: Kristin Park

This past summer I had the pleasure of working with Jen from Jennifer Baumann Photography on a stylized photo shoot. From our first meeting I knew that what we were about to embark on a journey that would produce something wonderful…and I couldn’t have been more spot on. This shoot was nothing short of spectacular!

Recently Jen posted the photo shoot on her blog and I thought it would be fun to share some behind the scenes footage from our day at Terrain at Styers with you.

The day started with Alexis and Elaina preparing our ‘bride’ and ‘bridesmaid’ for their time in the spotlight.

Thanks to Elaina and Alexis the girls looked picture perfect!

Terrian’s own designer putting the finishing touches on the tablescape.

I even had a seat at the table!

Hanging in the kitchen as the Chef prepared the salads on the adorable salad plates from BHLDN

Jen was able to capture the natural light to showcase the beautiful watercolor invitation suite that Christina from Paper Rock Scissors created.

In true wedding photographer style…Jen brought along a 2nd and 3rd “shooter” to make sure all angles were covered!

Straight from our Pinterest inspiration board to reality…the Jadeite Cake Stand from BHLDN is perfect.

Thanks to Liz from Terrain, Jen and I scored our dream location for this photo shoot!

After several months of planning and a full day of shooting Jen and I were THRILLED with how everything came together!

Venue, food, mini desserts, tabletop florals, and tabletop design: Terrain at Styers

Models: ‘Bride’ – Evelyn Trotter, ‘Bridesmaid’ – Danielle Ashworth, ‘Groom’ – Paul Mayer

Photography: Jennifer Baumann Photography 

Wedding Planner: The Queen of Hearts Wedding Consultants – Kristin Park 

Dresses, Jewelry, Shoes, Salad plates, Cake stand: BHLDN 

Cake: Brooklyn Girl Bakery

Stationary & Calligraphy: Paper Rock Scissors

Hair and Makeup: Alexis Noelle Makeup  and Elaina Millas

Bouquets and Boutonniere: Faye & Renee

Tissue Tassel Garland: The Paper Jar

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Real Wedding: Marie + Nick

 

By: Rebecca Richman

I'm so excited to share this wedding on the blog, this beautiful event was the result of true teamwork. I worked with Marie and Nick long distance as they live in Singapore for work but with frequent emails and calls and a few planned trips home we were able to plan all the events amazing details with the bride and groom and their family. Thank you to all of the wedding professionals who made this incredible event happen! 

Feastivities Catering
OffShoot Floral and Decor
Eventquip
Eventions
Avi Loren Fox Photography
Monachetti Video
Bella Angel
Sid Miller Band
F
irst Class Luxury Limos
Trolleyworks
S
agets Formal Wear

 

 

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We LOVE days like today!

 

 

It's so great when we get comments and reviews like these from our clients.

Deborah wrote on Wedding Wire:

5.0 out of 5.0

Quality of Service:  (5.0/5.0)
Responsiveness:  (5.0/5.0)
Professionalism : (5.0/5.0)
Value:  (5.0/5.0)
Flexibility:  (5.0/5.0)

Working with Rebecca Richman was wonderful in every way! I cannot recommend anyone more wholeheartedly than Rebecca! My daughter and I miss seeing her now that the wedding is over!!

 

Marie wrote on Wedding Wire:

5.0 out of 5.0

Quality of Service:  (5.0/5.0)

Responsiveness:  (5.0/5.0)

Professionalism:  (5.0/5.0)

Value:  (5.0/5.0)

Flexibility:  (5.0/5.0)

Rebecca at Queen of Hearts was Incredible! BEST wedding planner -hands down! Throughout the entire year we spent planning our wedding Rebecca was there to help us at a moment’s notice! Either by phone or e-mail she responded to even the smallest details! We had nothing to worry about with Rebecca, she made sure everything was in place! We had an amazing wedding and would never had done it differently! xo Marie and Nick

 

Liz, mother of a recent bride wrote on our Facebook page

Eventricity and Queen of Hearts were outstanding. Kristen and Phyllis made everything perfect for our daughter`s special day. They were an absolute calming force throughout the entire process. Extremely organized, very personable and attention to detail was outstanding. All of our guests were astounded by how easily everything flowed throughout the day and night between the Church in Delaware and the Reception in Philadelphia. The wedding party felt very assured w/ her present that they knew exactly what to do and when to do it. During the planning process all of our specific ideas came to fruition without complication. They truly are an absolute must have for your wedding. With the help of these ladies, I was able to give my daughter and son in law the wedding of their dreams and know that our out of town guests were well taken care of. So much so that the moment that brought tears to my eyes was when we saw the ballroom before the guests and my daughter turned to me and cried and said “it`s everything I ever dreamed of.” I can`t describe how much that meant to me! My only disappointment, is that the Big Day is over and I won`t be chatting with Kristin and Phyllis as much! Love, Liz

We're so excited to get reviews like this, our planners ROCK!

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Catherine + Jacob- A Charming Backyard Wedding

 

By Rebecca Richman

Huge thanks to all of the wedding professionals who made this charming backyard wedding so special. 

Ceremony: Church of the Redeemer
Reception: Family home in Bryn Mawr
Feastivities
Sweetwater Portraits
Petals Lane
Eventquip
Peter Duchin Orchestra
 

 

 

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Vanessa + Brian- Please Touch Museum

 

By: Rebecca Richman

 

Huge thanks to all of the wedding professionals who made this beautiful day happen for Vanessa and Brian!

Please Touch Museum
Brulee Catering
Cliff Mautner Photography
Blossom Productions
Beautiful Blooms 
On Q Productions
Hudson Project
Paper Rock Scissors
Four Seasons
Rittenhouse String Quartet 

 

 

3 comments   |   Life as Mark...

Blessed!

by Mark Kingsdorf, MBC – Founder, The Queen of Hearts Wedding Consultants

 

I NEVER thought this day would come; tomorrow my significant other, two cats and our dog all pack up for the long drive to our new home in Orlando.

14 years ago, when I started The Queen of Hearts Wedding Consultants in Bucks County, did one wedding my first year and was marketing by printing introductory letters one at a time on my home computer – I NEVER in my wildest dreams thought there would be a WE, never thought I would have an AMAZING team of people supporting our clients and never saw the notoriety we have earned for our attention to detail and customer service.

As our visibility grew from local planner, one of the first men planning weddings in the Philadelphia region; to a regional planning expert and on to work with The Emily Post Institute on several books, to be featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, Real Simple Weddings and USA. Appearing on Style Networks 'Whose Wedding IS It Anyway?" and HGTV's Ultimate Wedding Guide.

Our team has earned numerous industry awards, awards based on client votes and reviews as well as awards for our design. All of these are humbling and truly mind blowing and we are truly blessed.

Through it all, the one HUGE piece in our love of the business has been the AMAZING relationships we have built. Not only have we had the opportunity to work with the best of the best in Philadelphia weddings; but in addition to these AMAZING wedding professionals, we have been blessed with relationships with wonderful couples and their families.

Being asked to plan weddings for multiple siblings, best friends and in at least on case an entire circle of close friends. It's a blessing for us to show up at a wedding day and have five and six bridesmaids and groomsmen whose weddings we've planned. We love seeing parents and siblings of past coup[les as guests at a current client's wedding.

The Queen of Hearts Wedding Consultants will continue to build relationships and embrace those relationships we have forged over the past decade; mainly because of those relationships; our entire team will remain, several of our talented assistants are growing into roles as Wedding Day Directors and Planners – I'm so excited to see where things go in the future.

I'm blessed to know that my dear friend, talented planner and third generation decorator, Phyllis Jablonowski is leading our team. I know she and I share a similar vision and she will give Queen of Hearts the same love and care I have over the years.

All in all, The Queen of Hearts has been a blessing beyond my wildest dreams. For me, it's all about the relationships. It's ALWAYS been about the relationships. We want to work with people both couples and wedding professionals, who share the love. Who build a great working and often times personal relationship.

I'll not be far from The Queen of Hearts, the internet will keep me close as I'll still be doing some blogging with the team from time to time; and I'll remain close as a resource guiding the team and answering questions.

I can't thank you enough for trusting your weddings and friendship to me and our team. I'm truly blessed to know all of you.

Wishing you the best of Hearts, Health and Happiness.

Mark

 

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Party Like A Wedding Pro!

 

 

Wedding professionals get to attend great events all the time; usually working, creating, designing, capturing amazing moments and details.

But when we party, we like to party like ROCK STARS, we love great food, we don’t miss a detail, we expect great service, we love to dance, experiment with fun, creative cocktails and want to be entertained.

So, recently we got the opportunity to do just that – as a 7 time winner of the knot Best of Weddings we were asked to plan their annual “Cocktail and Connections” event for Philadelphia Wedding Professionals… this was actually our third time to be tapped for this event.

As with many things the starting point was location, location, location – we wanted someplace, interesting, fairly centrally located, with great food and great service. We wanted something new and exciting. .. Because most of us have ‘seen it all’

We tapped the team at the new ‘Vista at Top of the Tower’, this great venue had recently undergone a transformation – knocking out walls, expanding their ballroom to expose panoramic views of the city and expand their capacity to accommodate larger weddings and events. Having done several weddings and event there we knew their amazing team, loved their food and creativity and were confident in their level of service.

Theming this fun industry event was easy, when you are in a venue with great architecture, AMAZING views and a wonder, creative chef – you take your cues from them. We invited their chef to ‘get creative’; and he came up with a wonderful Latin themed menu – a journey through Filipino, South and Central American foods, wrapping up with a taste of Mexico.

So Latin it was – from the food we went to great pops of color in the linen, the flowers and décor by our team at Eventricity; designed to accent but not dominate the views of the city which were our focal point. Our partners at Eventions Productions lighting brilliantly took us from bright light, daytime accents to HUGE pops of color accenting the city skyline at night.

Throwing in some Latin music, impromptu Salsa lessons and demonstrations by Society Hill Dance Academy and a few Latin inspired cocktails and you have a party. We allowed a quieter space for guests to network and take in the views of the city,  some 'mini-makeovers by Bella Angel, a fun Photobooth by Shutterbooth Philadelphia and desserts by chef Van at Van Earls Cakes and you’ve got a party.

Funny thing about wedding professionals; as much as we love a good party – we all need to know what everything is…so we tapped our good friends at Little Woman Designs to design menu cards and a collateral piece sharing the names and contact information of all of the professionals who made the event such as success. WE LOVE the way they mimicked the architecture of the tall narrow windows and wood tones of Top of the Tower in their design!

We all had a blast and partied like ROCKSTARS!

Special thanks to David Zaveloff of David Zaveloff Photography for capturing his event and sharing his images and to Darrell Aubert of Aubert Films for his great film trailer!

 

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Vanessa + Brian Wedding Video Preview

 

By: Rebecca Richman

 

I'm so excited to be sharing this Video Preview of Vanessa and Brian's wedding at the Please Touch Museum. Huge thanks to Blossom Productions for not only being so amazing to work with but also for being so kind to share this with us. 

 

Vanessa & Brian {Wedding Film Highlights} from Blossom Productions on Vimeo.

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Amy + Alex- Park Hyatt at the Bellevue Wedding

By: Rebecca Richman 

 

Amy and Alex were married in a white winter ceremony at the Hyatt at the Bellevue. Huge thanks to all of the wedding professionals who made this event happen! Also big thanks to Gabe from Philip Gabriel Photography for sharing these photos with us! 

Hyatt at the Bellevue
Eventricity Floral Design
Eventions Lighting
Philip Gabriel Photography
Video One Productions
CTO Manhattan
 

Gold Invitations

Wedding Dress

Groom

 

bridal makeup

Purple bouquet

bride and mother

First Look

Father of the Bride

White Flowers Ceremony

Hyatt at the Bellevue Wedding

 

 

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Kate + Chris Wedding Preview

 

By: Rebecca Richman

 

Kate and Chris's wedding video preview really captures the joy and beauty that was their wedding day. Much love and thanks to Aubert Films for doing such a fabulous job and for sharing this preview with us!

http://vimeo.com/69091521