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Happy New Year’s in Philadelphia at the Kimmel Center.

I am going to write this blog a little different.  It was one of my top 10 weddings to design and produce.  A New Year’s Eve Wedding in Philadelphia, how could we pass this up? When Julene (our Bride) contacted us we were very hesitant that this wedding may not happen due to COVID rearing it’s ugly germs again. I am happy to say that Matthew and Julene said I do on 12/31/2021 and celebrated the New Year with all their guests!

Julene was a bride on a mission, knew exactly what she wanted and let me do the rest.  After all it is New Year’s Eve and it was going to be a party! White,  green, silver, and gold was this wedding color pallet.

Okay, lets dive into all the details.

Julene’s Bridal Bouquet

One of my favorite things to do when planning the wedding is getting to know my brides.  I want to know what they love and hate, the most important thing they are looking forward to, and what details they are hung up on.  Most brides spend a lot of time researching the world wide web and magazines for the perfect bouquet that compliments their dress and wedding style.  Julene sent me her inspirational photo but asked me to design for her.  I love hearing those words “design for me”.  I take time and pride picking out the perfect flowers for each of my bride’s bouquets.  When a bride tell me that they can’t put down their bouquet or that they need to preserve it forever, well let face it, I did my job!

Julene want wintery not a holiday bouquet.  Bright greens, pinecone (wintery), and white blooms with lots of movement and texture.  I choose eucalyptus and ruscus for the greens and white roses, stock, anemone and scabiosa for the blooms.  The bouquet stole the show, but not for long.


Wedding guests arrived to the Kimmel Center’s Hamilton Garden – a beautiful atrium rooftop venue that boasts stunning view of Philadelphia’s skyline for the ceremony.  A copper arch took center stage for the ceremony.  Designed with white sheers, greens and white roses and spray roses.  Julene and Matthew said “I DO” with their parents as their wedding party.  The aisle was lined with trio vase and floating candles accented with greens.  The wedding arch was about to pull double duty and move to behind the head table for the reception.


Wedding Guests were escorted to the cocktail hour one floor down so staff and my team could get in and flip the Hamilton Garden for the reception.  What a transformation, it was amazing! Getting close to celebrating New Year’s Eve and counting down to midnight. Tall gold riser topped with green and blooms on half of the guest tables and low silver pedestal vase filled with greens and blooms for the other half of the guest tables.

The extra long head table was decorated with green garland and taper candles, with a tall gold riser and flower at the end of each table.  The wedding arch was at the center of the table framing out the happy couple.

Oh the details do not end there..  Each table had an alarm clock set to ring in the New Year!  Each place setting had a custom clock menu placed on the charger.  I created a welcome sign, and seating charts with a clock theme.


Julene and Matthew's New Year's Eve Wedding

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
December 31, 2021

Venue: Hamilton Garden - Kimmel Cultural Campus
Caterer: Garces Catering
Photographer: Hope Helmuth Photography
DJ: No Macarena
Floral Design and Production: JL Original Designs