Colorful Bursts of Florals Added Whimsy to One Glen Foerd Wedding


The pink, purple and green display was designed with 1,780 stems of bouquets.

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The colorful hanging set up at Isher Gill and Eric Au’s Glen Foerd wedding day was enchanting. Photography by John Barone (principal) extra aspects by Carly Landolt

There are floral installations, and then there are floral installations. And here in Philly, there are plenty of florists with a ability for this kind of models. What else we’re looking at suitable now: Baby’s breath using over some new weddings, like a person Lake Residence Inn celebration — and the Glen Foerd wedding you see right here. The colorful poofs of florals (not just baby’s breath) additional magic and whimsy to this summertime occasion. John Barone (the couple’s principal photographer) and Carly Landolt (the detail and decor photographer) snapped the blooms — and beyond. Tumble in enjoy with all of them beneath.

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For most couples, the upheaval of setting up a COVID-period marriage ceremony is unbearably stress filled. But London-born Isher Gill and Ambler’s Eric Au were being applied to substantial-force circumstances. Immediately after all, they satisfied throughout their first (infamously hard) yr of legislation school, again in 2013. The Temple learners bonded through examine classes and commenced dating right before the phrase arrived to a near.

Four yrs afterwards, Eric proposed in Rittenhouse Sq., and the few, now the two attorneys, started planning for their wedding ceremony. Then came the aforementioned COVID upheaval, with postponement (their preliminary day, June 13, 2020, was moved to July 3, 2021) and visitor-checklist chopping (they went from 200 attendees to 140 most of Isher’s household lives internationally and couldn’t journey).

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Isher’s sangeet, a regular Indian pre-wedding celebration, was canceled as effectively, while she strategies to reschedule. Despite all of this, the pair remained upbeat. States Eric, “If it’s out of your manage, permit it go.”

Their Massive Working day — an enchanting affair at Glen Foerd, a historic estate perched on the banks of the Delaware River in Northeast Philly — captured this electricity and optimism.

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The speeches ended up memorable. (“The whole space was laughing and crying,” states Eric. “A nutritious roast is often fun.”) Eric and Isher nonetheless hadn’t nailed their 1st-dance choreography by the Significant Working day. But when they took the ground to “Dancing in the Moonlight” by King Harvest, they pulled it off.

The decor was a heady blend of grandeur and whimsy. For the seating chart, guests’ names ended up handwritten on mirrors affixed to a greenery wall. A neon indicator bearing the bride’s and groom’s names hung more than the bar. 

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And Belovely Floral Co.’s ethereal pink, purple and inexperienced set up, built with 1,780 stems of bouquets (tinted baby’s breath, white and tinted hydrangeas, dyed-pink limonium and dyed-pink-and-purple plumosa, amongst other blooms), seemed to dance over the reception’s head table.


“I was stunned when I walked into the spaces,” says Isher. The stop consequence of a calendar year of planning and waiting around and lastly expressing “I do” was, very well, magic.

THE Information
Photographers: John Barone (major) Carly Landolt (more specifics) | Location: Glen Foerd | Planning/Structure: Sara Murray of Confetti & Co. (occasion designer) Grace Mycek of Jamie Hollander Gourmand Foodstuff & Catering (day-of planner) | Florals: Belovely Floral Co. | Catering: Jamie Hollander Connoisseur Foods & Catering | Bride’s Gown: Liz Martinez from Spina Bride | Bridesmaids’ Attire: Amsale from Brideside | Hair & Makeup: Aleksandra Ambrozy Makeup & Hair | Groom’s Attire: Canali from Boyds Philadelphia | Amusement: Jellyroll of BVT Live | Cake: Bredenbeck’s Bakery | Invites: Minted | Calligraphy: Charlie Whiskey Style | Videography: Pat Taggart of Tag Visual | Officiant: David Murphy | Cellular Bar: The Roving Bar

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