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April, 2016
PIFA Recap
  • by Melissa Brannon
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The Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts is officially in FULL swing! On Wednesday, our event planning and design team helped kick off the festivities by designing the centerpieces for the PIFA Gala.

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (the heart of the festival) was home to the 2016 Gala and Garces Events catered the incredible evening. Dining tables were set throughout the Kimmel’s lobby and scoured throughout three floors of the building. Each table design was representative of the festivals installations and performances. Take a peek at some of our favorite images from the Gala!

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Fairmount Water Works Weddings
  • by Melissa Brannon
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As Philadelphia Wedding and Event planners there’s not much more exciting then when we discover a new venue or event space. That’s why we were thrilled to hear about the new plans that Cescaphe Event Group has for the Fairmount Water Works.

Located at the foot of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and waterfront, the Water Works has amazing views of Boathouse Row and Center City…perfect for wedding day photos! The venue is home to multiple event spaces, all of which boast neoclassical architecture and elegant details. With indoor and outdoor options the Water Works is customizable for brides and grooms to cater toward a large wedding of up to 400 guests or something as intimate as 85 guests.

Water Works is the perfect venue for brides and grooms that are looking to capture quintessential Philadelphia, as it is over 200 years old and a National Historic Landmark. We can’t wait to host one of our incredible events with the Cescaphe team, but in the mean time these beautiful photos will have to hold us over!

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Source: Fairmount Water Works

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Source: Fairmount Water Works

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Source: Fairmount Water Works

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Source: Fairmount Water Works

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Source: Fairmount Water Works

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Source: Fairmount Water Works

Xoxo Melissa Brannon, FairyGodmotherBadass

Zola Registry
  • by Melissa Brannon
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Want your cake and to eat it too? We know the feeling. Planning a wedding registry can be daunting when you can’t make up your mind. That’s why our wedding planning team was so thrilled when we discovered Zola, an online wedding registry that allows users to combine the brands and products they love all on a single page.

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Source: Zola Registry

Zola is way more than just a wedding registry. In addition to allowing users and guests to choose products from brands from all over the world, Zola helps users file through products to find the must have staples and the most up and coming brands. Users can also install an “Add to Zola” button to their web browser that allows them to add gifts from other sites around the Internet. So cool!

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Source: Zola Registry

Not as concerned about “things” on your registry? Zola also offers users the ability to discover experiences, like a cooking class or wine tasting. The site allows you to browse through local and national workshops and experiences. Not quite sold yet? Zola users have the ability to get really creative with their registry by creating a “Funds” page. This page can be used toward your dream honeymoon, a new home or to give back to your favorite charity. So cool!

Check out their Instagram page to gain some inspiration for your registry!

Xoxo Melissa Brannon, FairyGodmotherBadass

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