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EBE Wedding Venue Spotlight: Cairnwood Estate

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Finding a great venue for each step of your wedding weekend can be an overwhelming task. To make it even more difficult, Philadelphia is filled with hundreds of incredible venues where couples choose to get married every year. We’ve done the legwork for you and highlighted some of our favorite venues to partner with in our EBE Venue Spotlight. This month, we’re featuring Cairnwood Estate.

Located 40 minutes outside of Philadelphia, you will find the beautiful Huntingdon Valley – home to Cairnwood Estate. This Beaux-Arts style estate was designed by Carrère and Hastings, and is filled with incredible decorative elements from classical Greek and Roman architecture with French Renaissance influence. This historical estate, built in 1895, is one of the Philadelphia area’s best places to celebrate your wedding.

Although Cairnwood Estate does not host ceremonies, it is perfect for hosting unforgettable wedding receptions. Prior to the start of cocktail hour, brides are invited to take advantage of the bridal suite, which features 2 rooms and several bathrooms to relax and be pampered in. Grooms can kick back with a cocktail and relax in the groom’s suite.

The Garden House is a charming building located on the estate property, and it is perfect for hosting your wedding rehearsal dinner. The space can comfortably hold up to 40 guests and is convenient for guests to access, especially if they are staying nearby for the wedding day. 

Weather permitting, your guests can enjoy the cocktail hour outside in the breathtaking gardens. Beautifully manicured lawns with walking paths are surrounded by immaculately maintained gardens, which is the perfect spot on the property to begin celebrating life as newlyweds. 

If you choose to get married at Cairnwood Estate, you will be granted private access to the estate, as only one wedding is held at the estate per day. Receptions are held on the first floor of the estate with access to six historic rooms that include the Great Hall, Music Room, Music Room, Library, Billiards Room, and Dining Room with a maximum capacity of 275 guests. The estate allows couples to utilize as many of these spaces as they would like during the celebration. Most receptions held at Cairnwood last 5 hours, but additional time is available as needed. 

Cairnwood Estate offers weekly wedding tours from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday evenings. If this conflicts with your schedule, private tours are also available by appointment on the weekends and during the week.

Did you host your wedding at Cairnwood Estate? If so, contact us! We would love to hear all about it.

Photos: Anastasia Romanova – To see more images of Michelle & Anthony’s Wedding with DJ Everett, click here!



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EBE Vendor Feature: Stephanie Carr from the Fitler Club

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In our industry, it’s impossible to execute an incredible event without the help of other dynamic vendors. In our Vendor Features, we learn more about the people who we love to work with event after event, and year after year. Next up is Stephanie Carr, Catering Director at the Fitler Club.

 Stephanie Carr has been in the events industry for 14+ years, and joined the Fitler Club pre-opening team in the Summer of 2018. The Fitler Club itself opened in January of this year, and has been thriving since!

The Fitler Club is one of Philadelphia’s up-and-coming private clubs. The membership offers some pretty incredible benefits such as hotel suites, an incredible restaurant, and an outstanding game room. One pretty cool feature of the Fitler Club is that you don’t have to be a member to host your wedding event here. Everything within the Fitler Club is brand new, modern, and provides the perfect environment to celebrate love.

 

To learn more about the club itself, head to April 2019’s EBE Venue Spotlight!

I was able to sit down with Stephanie to ask her a few questions… check it out!

What makes the Fitler Club stand out next to companies like it?

An incredible attention to detail and guest experience. Exceptional homemade food by Marc Vetri.

Favorite Wedding Month?

December. I love a great winter wedding. Especially with light snow on the ground that doesn’t impact travel!

Favorite Spot in Philadelphia?

Vedge Restaurant

Favorite thing to do in Philadelphia?

Dining al fresco

What is your Best Advice for Potential Clients?

Trust the event professionals you’ve hired. We do this Every.Single.Weekend. Weddings and planning doesn’t have to be stressful – that’s what we’re here for.

Do you play any instruments?

No! I am nowhere near musically inclined.

What wedding trends are you loving?

Dark, moody colors and tones — and hanging/suspended decor

What wedding trends are you ready to see go away?

Mason jars and burlap

What motivates you to work hard?

My profession is very rewarding – I often get to see my client’s dreams come true on one of the most memorable days of their lives. I strive to make every single client feel special and attended to.

What is your zodiac sign?

Cancer

Tell us about your favorite event!

I have so many! One that stands out was a gala for the opening of a children’s hospital, where cocktails took place in the lobby, followed by dinner in a tent on top of the parking garage. It was one of the most logistically-challenging events I have ever worked in my career, but incredibly rewarding when all went as planned. What I remember most is celebrating with our entire team and client afterward. There is no better feeling!

Do you have any skills or talents that most people don’t know about?

I’m seriously good at pinball and a fairly good bowler. I’m getting to hone in on those talents here at Fitler Club’s Trophy Room!

What is your go-to at karaoke?

SPICE GIRLS!!

If you could join any past or present music group, which would you want to join?

Though I wouldn’t be able to contribute anything musically, I would love to go on tour with DMB!

What is your favorite thing about your career?

Being challenged to create fun ways to tell stories through food & beverage. And… tastings. All the tastings.

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EBE Vendor Feature: Kelsey Bartle from The Bellevue Hotel

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In our industry, it’s impossible to execute an incredible event without the help of other dynamic vendors. In our Vendor Features, we learn more about the people who we love to work with event after event, and year after year. Next up is Kelsey Bartle, Senior Event Sales Manager at the Bellevue Hotel.

Kelsey Bartle has been the Senior Event Sales Manager at The Bellevue Hotel for 1 year, and has been professionally involved in events for six years. The Bellevue Hotel is a piece of Hyatt’s Unbound Collection, and is easily one of the most beautiful buildings in Phladelphia.

Located in the heart of the city’s Theater District, The Bellevue is lovingly known as The Grande Dame of Broad Street and appears on the U.S. List of Registered Historical Places. The building’s French Renaissance architecture and stately sophistication provides visitors with a one-of-a-kind experience reminiscent of the early twentieth century.

In her position, Kelsey is able to bring her clients’ dreams to life. She’ll be there for your initial tour and booking of the space, as well as on the day of your event to make sure everything runs perfectly!

 

I was able to sit down with Kelsey to ask her a few questions… check it out!

What makes The Bellevue Hotel stand out next to companies like it?

The history of The Bellevue Hotel is incomparable. Built in 1904 by the “Father of the Modern American Hotel,” George C. Boldt, the Grand Dame of Broad Street was created solely for guests to experience unparalleled service and elegance; a reputation we’re proud to maintain today. If you’d like your guests to feel as if they’re attending a sophisticated, refined affair, host them at The Bellevue Hotel and let us do what we do best, with ease.

Favorite Wedding Month?

December. Nothing beats a NYE wedding!

Favorite Spot in Philadelphia?

Race Street Pier

Favorite thing to do in Philadelphia?

Continue my quest to find the best French Toast in America.

What is your Best Advice for Potential Clients?

Your wedding day is about YOU. Don’t feel pressured to make a decision based on someone else’s vision; yours is the only vision that matters!

Do you play any instruments?

Piano!

What wedding trends are you loving?

I can’t get enough of the greenery, I hope it never goes away!

What wedding trends are you ready to see go away?

If we all band together, we can prevent “cake-in-the-face” from ever happening again. (The makeup, guys, am I right?)

What motivates you to work hard?

Hearing a couple say “It was the best day of our lives” is the best feeling in the world.

What is your zodiac sign?

Capricorn

Tell us about your favorite events to work on!

Since moving to Philly, I’ve had the opportunity to take part in planning some of the nation’s longest running, and most prestigious events. Any gala that is 100+ years old will forever be at the top of my list!

Do you have any skills or talents that most people don’t know about?

I’m a champion hula-hooper

What is your go-to at karaoke?

Love Shack…but the man’s side of the duet

If you could join any past or present music group, which would you want to join?

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers for sure

Is there anything else you want to tell us about The Bellevue Hotel?

As Philadelphia’s only hotel on the National Register of Historic Places, The Bellevue Hotel has been at the forefront of shaping the city’s cultural, culinary and cocktail scene since becoming its first luxury hotel. The deep-rooted history paired with unmatched service and contemporary cuisine connects every Bellevue Couple with the modern and distinctive occasion they deserve.

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EBE Wedding Venue Spotlight: The Loews Philadelphia Hotel

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Finding a great wedding venue to set the stage where your marriage vows will be recited can be an overwhelming task. Philadelphia is filled with some incredible venues where couples choose to get married every year. We’ve done the legwork for you and highlighted some of the best venues that Philadelphia has to offer in our Wedding Venue Spotlight. This month, we’re featuring The Loews Philadelphia Hotel.

The Loews Philadelphia Hotel is one of Philadelphia’s top hotels that also offer event spaces. With a convenient location on Market Street in Philadelphia and only a short 20 minute ride from Philadelphia International Airport, guests from near and far will have stress-free travel to this beautiful venue. This beautiful and unique location can accommodate virtually any type of wedding celebration with an incredible 22 event spaces available within the hotel. A single event space can hold up to 1,500 guests!

Guests will be blown away by the outstanding Millennium Ballroom. “The Millennium Ballroom is very impressive, especially when the giant blinds are opened to reveal a view of the surrounding buildings, particularly at night,” says EBE’s Director of Business Development, Joe Napoli. The beautiful Regency Ballroom is nearly 2,000 square feet and can accommodate 1,000 guests. Known as the crown jewel of the hotel, The 33rd Floor features direct access to The Terrace from the two interior event spaces.

A customized menu will be crafted to the request of the soon-to-be-married couple by the amazing catering team at the Loews. “Amanda Congar (Director of Catering) and her team are top notch and will take very good care of you,” says Joe. The wedding reception packages also include a beautiful custom designed 3-tier wedding cake. 

The Loews Philadelphia Hotel has 581 guest rooms which are available for your guests to take advantage of during the wedding event celebrations. Discounted room blocks are available and the hotel will even set up a personalized website where guests can book rooms directly!

Ready to relax? Your bridal party and guests can enjoy the wonderful amenities the hotel offers during the stage, such as the outstanding spa. Joe suggests, “Take advantage of how close the hotel is to everything – you can step right out front with your photographer to get shots in front of City Hall. Also, take advantage of the convenience of their restaurant, Bank & Bourbon.”

Did you host your wedding at The Loews Philadelphia Hotel? If so, contact us! We would love to hear all about it.



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Shop Philly: The Best Places To Order Your Custom Invitations

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So it’s time to start thinking about invitations. Should you opt for a digital design? What about calligraphy? Or maybe even letterpressed text? It can be overwhelming to design your wedding invitations, and most couples don’t even know where to begin!

Luckily, Philadelphia is home to some outstanding local businesses that will help you design and print your wedding invitations, as well as your save-the-dates, escort card, thank you cards, and more! We’ve put together a list of the best local places to order your custom invitations from.

The Paperia

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With two locations in the area, Ardmore and Chestnut Hill, The Paperia offers so much more than just invitations. Their gift shop features unique gifts for all occasions, many of which are paper-themed. This family-owned business has been providing invitations, announcements, and stationary to Philadelphians since 1983. “We have years of knowledge and experience with wording and etiquette and we love to share it with our customers,” shares Ben from the Paperia. Although the wedding invitation industry has experienced change in recent years, the Paperia remains a Philadelphia staple in this era of everything electronic. “If you believe marriage is forever and your wedding day is one you will never want to forget, come to our store and let us help you make it the day you’ve dreamed of all your life,” says Ben.

The Papery of Philadelphia

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Owner and operator Carolyn Brandhorst has an extensive background in fashion retail, graphic design, and advertising. Through passion for these industries and hard work, The Papery of Philadelphia was born. “Our customers love that we not only do invitations, but we create a complete brand for their special day, from the beginning to the end. It starts with the save the dates, continues with the invites, the welcome boxes/bags that we create for them, bridesmaid proposal boxes, custom logo design, and more,” says Carolyn. The Paperia creates a bond with their clients to make the design and print process stress free, unique to their event, and most importantly, fun.

Papertree Studio

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After over 10 years of experience in graphic design, advertising, and marketing, owner Christy opened Papertree Studio in 2012. At the time, she was the Marketing & Advertising Designer at Philadelphia magazine, and was creating wedding invitation designs on the side. As word of mouth grew and her client base expanded, she decided to take the leap and make Papertree Studio official. Conveniently located in Old City, Papertree Studio isn’t just limited to wedding invitations. They also offer stationery, baby announcements, vow books, and more! “I think we have a unique take on the invitation design. We design to evoke a feeling and I think that in itself is a different approach,” shares Christy. Their custom designs take time to create, so book early with Papertree Studio.

Chick Invitations

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This custom design studio opened in 2010, and celebrated the grand opening of their retail store in Old City in April 2019. Don’t let the name deceive you… Chick Invitations is so much more than just wedding invites, offering custom crafted products from bridal party robes and cocktail napkins to drinkware. “Since we are a custom studio, we have so much more flexibility than places that are beholden to simply selling designs. We’re able to pull concepts from our client’s stationery and apply them throughout their Big Day, so their entire event feels coordinated, personal, and thoughtful,” says Caitlin from Chick Invitations. Chick Invitations loves going the extra mile to make their clients happy. “Whether they need a last minute engagement gift or help creating welcome boxes for their hotel guests, we have all the supplies needed to make it possible!,” shares Caitlin.

 

Did you use one of these Philadelphia businesses to have your wedding invitations printed? If so, we would love to hear all about your experience! Contact us today!



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EBE Venue Spotlight: Branzino

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Finding a great venue for each step of your wedding weekend can be an overwhelming task. Philadelphia is filled with some incredible venues where couples choose to get married every year. We’ve done the legwork for you and highlighted some of the best venues that Philadelphia has to offer in our EBE Venue Spotlight. This month, we’re featuring Branzino.

Branzino originally opened in October 2003, and was one of Philadelphia’s best Italian restaurants for almost 13 years. Unfortunately, they were affected by a tragic fire in July 2016, which forced them to shut down and start over. Much to our excitement, Branzino has reopened this year and has truly lived up to their previous notoriety!

Branzino is located on 17th Street between Locust and Spruce in Rittenhouse, Philadelphia. The menu consists of a mouth-watering assortment Italian dishes, including their namesake – a Branzino entree with roasted asparagus and lemon caper butter. Operating as a BYOB restaurant, guests are able (and encouraged!) to bring their own wine and beer for dining and private events.

The owners of Branzino are married couple – Dori and Luan. Luan is the head chef, and has decades of experience creating exquisite Italian dishes. Each morning, Chef Luan and his team churn out handmade pasta, bread, and desserts for service. They also use only fresh seafood and homegrown micro greens, and locally obtain as much of their ingredients as possible.

The restaurant features three beautiful spaces to hold private events. Events may utilize the entire restaurant and outdoor space, or just one area.

  • A small, intimate dining room, which seats approximately 35 guests. This space is located in the front of the restaurant and has large windows that open when the weather is nice. This space alone is ideal for small rehearsal dinners.
  • A large dining room in the back, which seats approximately 110-115 guests. This room can also be closed off in the middle with curtains for a smaller group, up to 55-60 guests.
  • Their hidden gem, The Garden, has a vibe that is hard to find in Philadelphia. This secluded and romantic space is set behind the restaurant, and can seat up to 40 guests.

When asking EBE’s Director of Business of Development, Joe Napoli, about Branzino, he told us “It’s very popular for rehearsal dinners! They also have a really pretty courtyard in the back for a private dinner or event, or could even be used for a wedding ceremony. Chef Luan has many years of experience, and wants to get the word out that they have opened back up for business and are available for events. It’s also super close to many wedding venues and hotels, so it’s perfect for a rehearsal dinner or stand-alone wedding.”

Did you host your event at Branzino? If so, contact us! We would love to hear all about it.



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EBE Vendor Feature: Justin Chan from Valley Creek Productions

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In our industry, it’s impossible to execute an incredible event without the help of other dynamic vendors. In our Vendor Features, we learn more about the people who we love to work with event after event, and year after year. Next up is Justin Chan, Owner of Valley Creek Productions.

Justin Chan started Valley Creek Productions in 2005 after finishing his degree in Broadcast Communications from Temple University. At that time, he began working on his Master’s Degree in business at Penn State. Valley Creek Productions was one of the side jobs that Justin had while in school, and production work continued to grow as a passion. It grew from there, and he took it full-time in 2011… they’ve been growing ever since!

The company is named after Valley Creek, that flows through Chester County and Valley Forge National Historic Park. Their dynamic team crafts video for any projects, including weddings, corporate events, and promotional films.

Voted Best Video Production Company by Main Line Today Magazine, ‘The Knot Best of Weddings” in Videography for 2018 and 2019, one of the Top Three Videographers in Philadelphia by Philly Hot List the past five years, and winner of WeddingWire’s Couples Choice Award the past nine years. Client satisfaction is their top priority, and they pride themselves on creating captivating videos of the highest quality.

I was able to sit down with Justin to ask him a few questions… check it out!

What makes Valley Creek Productions stand out next to companies like it?

Our team prides itself in being very unobtrusive throughout our event coverage. We coordinate with all the other professionals and are quick to adapt to changing conditions and timelines.

Favorite Wedding Month?

October

Favorite Spot in Philadelphia?

Chinatown, best food in the city. Its been tradition to go down with family several times a year since I was a kid. Good way to connect with the Chinese side of my heritage.

Favorite thing about your career?

Capturing content of important events is always fun for us – knowing we preserved those moments to re-live later. We also love being a part of the event community in Philadelphia. Making friends through various event associations and chambers of commerce is fun for us and helps us do our job better.

What is your Best Advice for Potential Clients?

Everyone thinks video is a “would be nice” add on for a wedding or event. There is so many things that happen on a wedding day that only video can capture, and if you don’t have a professional with you to capture them you won’t have any way to re-live them in the future.

What is your favorite movie?

Star Trek (generally any of the original features, not the new ones)

What wedding trends are you loving?

Drones are a big trend with video in the past few years. Our team are all FAA licensed and insured for commercial drone flight. We love flying and capturing cool shots of wedding venues, churches, and couples’ homes.

Where can we see your work?

We have various portfolios on our website for all different types of events! You can see them here.



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EBE Wedding Venue Spotlight: The Fitler Club

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Finding a great wedding venue to set the stage where your marriage vows will be recited can be an overwhelming task. Philadelphia is filled with some incredible venues where couples choose to get married every year. We’ve done the legwork for you and highlighted some of the best venues that Philadelphia has to offer in our Wedding Venue Spotlight. This month, we’re featuring The Fitler Club.

The Fitler Club is one of Philadelphia’s up-and-coming private clubs. The membership offers some pretty incredible benefits such as hotel suites, an incredible restaurant, and an outstanding game room. One pretty cool feature of the Fitler Club is that you don’t have to be a member to host your wedding event here. Everything within the Fitler Club is brand new, modern, and provides the perfect environment to celebrate love.

The Wedding Spaces

Upon arrival to the club, guests are greeted by the Garden, which is a perfect 1,800 square foot outdoor space to host an outdoor ceremony or cocktail hour. For an indoor wedding, the Ballroom takes run of the mill luxury and elevates to your wildest dreams. The space is modern and sleek, and is very customizable to any theme or color palette.

The Ballroom

If you’re looking for a unique event space that offers more than just dancing, the Trophy Room is the space for you. This room features bowling, shuffleboard, table tennis, arcade games, and more.

The Trophy Room

Guest Accommodations

Out of town guests can stay at the luxurious hotel rooms on site for convenience, and can take advantage of all membership benefits during their stay. Membership benefits include access to the Dining Room, the movie theater, the on-site spa, and so much more.

Catering

An incredible menu will be crafted to the couple’s desires with Chef and Culinary Director Kevin Sbraga, who is well known for his experience on the TV show “Top Chef”.

Ask The Experts

EBE’s Director of Business Development, Joe Napoli, shared some great advice with us about planning a wedding at The Fitler Club, “Take full advantage of all the extras, and you will love working with Daniel and Stephanie!” The Fitler Club is becoming one of the most popular places to tie the knot here in Philadelphia. Learn more about planning your wedding at this incredible club here, and tell them we sent you!Did you host your wedding at the Fitler Club? If so, contact us! We would love to hear all about it.



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EBE Vendor Feature: Dan Caplan from Arrangements Unlimited

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In our industry, it’s impossible to execute an incredible event without the help of other dynamic vendors. In our Vendor Features, we learn more about the people who we love to work with event after event, and year after year. Next up is Dan Caplan, Event Designer and Planner at Arrangements Unlimited.

Dan Caplan has been in the events industry for most of his life, and joined Arrangements Unlimited 15 years ago. We most often cross paths with Dan at numerous elaborate Bar/Bat Mitzvahs throughout each year. His excellence in logo creation, custom design, and overall creative thinking is evident in every event that he works on.

Arrangements Unlimited, co-owned by Lois Caplan and Lynne Brownstein, has been styling custom events for 44 years. Whether it’s a small gathering, corporate event, wedding, Mitzvah, or birthday, the Arrangements Unlimited team brings years of passion and experience to making each celebration one of a kind.

Arrangements Unlimited is a recognized by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council as a certified WBENC women’s owned organization.

I was able to sit down with Dan to ask him a few questions… check it out!

What makes Arrangements Unlimited stand out next to companies like it?

We have been in business for 44 years, always reinventing ourselves and always providing top notch service with a smile.

What are your favorite types of events?

I love transforming a space so much that no one knows where they are. We did this at the Westin last year with green carpet and lush draping. The tables all had beautiful full tree-like floral. I felt like I was in Central Park.

Do you play any instruments?

I play a couple of instruments: guitar, bass, drums, and keys. I actually released an album of original music for children in 2012 called “Dinosaur Wings and Other Things”

Favorite Wedding Month?

September

Favorite thing to do in Philadelphia?

So many to choose! Right now is the Please Touch Museum with my kids.

Favorite Spot in Philadelphia?

The Ritz Movie Theater

Favorite thing about your career?

I love the production aspect of the Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. Props, lights, and stage sets. So much creativity and energy!

What is your Best Advice for Potential Clients?

Sleep and Breathe, it will all be fabulous!

What is your Zodiac Sign?

Capricorn

What is your favorite movie?

Bob Roberts

Do you have any skills or talents that most people don’t know about?

I’ve been known to cut a rug or two.

What is your go-to at karaoke?

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz or Hit Me Baby One More Time – Britney

If you could join any past or present music group, which would you want to join?

Pearl Jam

What wedding trends are you loving?

Suspended flowers!!!

What wedding trends are you ready to see go away?

Ceremonies in a field with no tent!

What motivates you to work hard?

The people. It is always someone’s most important day. I don’t want to let them down.

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EBE Vendor Feature: Jen Lawn from JL Original Designs

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In our industry, it’s impossible to execute an incredible event without the help of other dynamic vendors. In our Vendor Features, we learn more about the people who we love to work with event after event, and year after year. Next up is Jen Lawn, Partner and Director of Design at JL Original Designs.

Jen Lawn has been in the event industry for over 20 years, and founded JL Original Designs in 2012. She had a previous design company that she shut down after having children, and formed JL Original Designs once they were old enough.

JL Original Designs is an event design and planning company. They offer event, floral, and graphic designs along with full planning and day of coordination packages. They have an amazing hardworking crew that make these weddings FUN and FABULOUS!

When speaking with Jen, it is so clear that this is the career for her. Her attentiveness to detail, interpersonal connections, and love of design is exactly why JL Original Designs is successful and highly regarded.

I was able to sit down with Jen to ask her a few questions… check it out!

What makes JL Original Designs stand out next to companies like it?

Our creativeness, customer services, attention to detail, and we are FUN!

What are your favorite types of events?

I love when we get an amazing theme that we can create the entire atmosphere for the wedding or reception space. I love overhauling the venue space so that as soon you walk through the doors, it takes your breathe away and all you want to do it dance and party the night away… and maybe never leave!

Do you play any instruments?

No, but would love to learn the guitar with my daughter

Favorite Wedding Month?

Tie between April and October

Favorite thing to do in Philadelphia?

EAT of course, but now I get to show my teenagers around town!

Favorite thing about your career?

Looking back at all the crazy designs we been asked to create along with all the friends we made. It is all about having fun and loving what you do!!

What is your Best Advice for Potential Clients?

Be yourself – plan the wedding of your dreams. #yourdayyourway

What is your Zodiac Sign?

Pisces

What wedding trends are you loving?

We are loving that many couples are skipping traditions and create THEIR version of a perfect wedding day. They are adding more of their personality instead of doing what everyone else is or did. For example – no bouquet toss, private cake cutting or no cake at all, more friends being ordained, small ceremonies with big receptions… this list goes on but they seem to be having more fun with their guests.

What wedding trends are you ready to see go away?

Rustic, Rustic chic, burlap, mason jars….. I love rustic weddings but I think that this look needs to be in a rustic venue for it to be amazing. Wedding can be rustic without the use of burlap and mason jars!

What motivates you to work hard?

I am naturally a hard worker, and I am pretty tough when it comes to doing it right. But, I would say that my current motive is my awesome clients!!

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