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December, 2011

I had the honor of working with Daniel Briones, General Manager, at ACE Conference Center to create a most spectacular evening for the Society of Wedding Planners. Everything came together perfectly. We staged a gorgeous candlelit ceremony, decorated the reception cocktail area with warm fall colors using orchids, succulents and roses (LOVED that look!).  The upstairs ballroom was focused on a bridal look with white flowers using a touch of wrought iron as a nod to the style of the venue.

ACE is located on gorgeous open space and  is perfect for the small or large wedding, so convenient to Philadelphia. There are many options for ceremony and reception. The guest rooms will be newly renovated in 2012. It is on my list of “must see” venues for Weddings and Mitzvahs.

ACE Conference Center
Images by Alison Conklin
Wolfgang Puck Catering

Gray and Yellow Pinwheels!
  • by Melissa Brannon
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The place was the Sofitel Hotel, the players were a Bride and Groom with amazing vision for their wedding. The groom, Roni Lagin (please link to www.rlagindesign.com) is an inspired graphic designer. He created all of the invitation and paper pieces, the aisle runner, the gift labels…everything. This particular bride and groom wanted to have lots of fun on their wedding day. Lauren, the bride, chose pinwheels for her bouquet and for her bridesmaids. We used pinwheels in the table décor and just about everywhere. The colors of the wedding were gray, yellow and white. It added a spark of fun to a typical cold, dark month.

Uncommon Events provided the décor and planning for this wonderful couple!

Invitation and paper design Roni Lagin
Images by Asya Shirokova
Kosher Catering Peachtree and Ward
Hotel Sofitel
Band EBE

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Applause!
  • by Melissa Brannon
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 Dear Melissa,

There are not enough words to describe how amazing, talented and wonderful you and your staff are. You made all our wedding dreams, crazy ideas and pinwheels come to life. Our wedding was funky and beautiful, just like we wanted and we could not have done it without you. Thank-you for everything from small details, to dealing with our families, to handling all concerns and everything in between. We hope we can use your amazing company again in the near future for family events.

Lauren and Roni
Wedding – Sofitel

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  • by Melissa Brannon
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I love Terrain and all their wonderful ideas. Look at the cotton garland, wonderful and oh, so wintery!

Ice as the centerpiece
  • by Melissa Brannon
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Something uncommon to add to your table arrangements – ICE! We created this ice piece and placed the pedestal vase right on top. The ice was lit from underneath . The ice can be much more detailed and etched with the Bride and Grooms monogram and date.

Succulents are awesome!
  • by Melissa Brannon
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Succulents add such great texture to any bouquet or arrangement.

Images by Alison Conklin

Bridal Dress
  • by Melissa Brannon
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Love the white satin ribbon taffeta detail in this dress (I love the bouquet too!)

Bridal Dress
  • by Melissa Brannon
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 Simply gorgeous!

New aisle runners!
  • by Melissa Brannon
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Uncommon Events now has  these gorgeous runners and can provide custom runners too! This runner is an ecru damask pattern with a bit of glimmer. Simply beautiful at our twilight candlelit ceremony.

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