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November 29, 2018 / diamondsanddetails

Hannah and Steve, September 2018, Duportail House, Chesterbrook, PA

Sometimes, a “No” from someone else because a very lucky “YES” for us – Bride Hannah was referred to Diamonds and Details from another Planner who was booked her wedding weekend.  Hannah and her Groom Steve were getting married over Labor Day weekend and needed some assistance with wedding day management, setting up her DIY decor and overall final detail assistance.   Holiday weekends are usually very tight with availability for our team, but thankfully we still had Hannah and Steve’s date open and could help them with their wedding day.   After hearing all of Hannah’s ideas for the wedding, we knew that Diamonds and Details was meant to be part of this wedding!

Hannah and Steve wanted a very casual, family and friend centered wedding day. (You know we love a non-traditional, “offbeat” wedding!)  To help with establishing this feel, they chose the historic Duportail House which offered a gorgeous backdrop with both inside and outside options for their guests to mingle around.  For the ceremony, they planned an intimate Quaker self-uniting service with only a select number of family present.  (Our team even stepped away from witnessing the ceremony and focused on set-up so the couple could really have the intimate feel they wanted with the closest people in their lives.)  Guests were invited to arrive to the wedding after the ceremony time and were greeted with lawn games, light appetizers and drinks and casual seating.  In lieu of a traditional sit down dinner, Hannah and Steve booked food trucks to feed their guests (the couple currently hold the title of “Best Vendor Meal” ever!).  After dinner (and to include a little wedding tradition in the day), Hannah and Steve invited their guests inside the venue for their cake cutting (hello sprinkle cake!!!) and 1st dance, followed by a surprise – an ice cream and water ice truck to serve dessert (with music playing and all!)

Even though it was a more casual and laid back wedding, Hannah had a very specific vision and feel she wanted for the day.  The decor and centerpieces were all designed by Hannah and her Mom and even featured a surprise balloon decor element by Party Store of Berwyn, a gift from Hannah’s Mom.  (Much love to my team – Katie and Maygan for rocking the DIY set-up!)  My favorite part of Hannah and Steve’s wedding was the elements the Bride personally designed and created for the wedding – the signage, wedding invitation, glassware and paper products.  (While we do claim to have the most beautiful Brides in the business, we also may have the most talented as well as Hannah is the owner of “Attitude & Gratitude” a stationery and design business on Etsy!)  We feel lucky that Hannah and Steve trusted us to bring their causal, DIY wedding to life and share in such a special day with their closest family and friends.  We also have to give major kudos to the very talented group of professionals the couple hired to help us bring all the details together for them, especially Amanda and her wife Jordan from Swiger Photography.  As Hannah and Steve’s wedding photos show, they truly captured all the details and personal elements of the day perfectly!

Congrats to Hannah and Steve!  Your wedding day details (and food truck dinner) will continue to be a favorite of Diamonds and Details!  Thank you for letting us add the details to your day!

Ceremony and Reception Venue – Duportail House, Chesterbrook, PA 

Food Truck Catering – The Tot Cart, Dos Gringos Mexican Kitchen, The Pizza Wagon Catering Company, Dino’s Water Ice and Ice Cream Truck 

Bartenders and Staff Service – Swig Event Staffing 

Photography – Swiger Photography 

DJ – Kevin Henley

Stationery and Decor Elements – Attitude & Gratitude Etsy Shop  (by the Bride)

Balloon Decor – Party Shop of Berwyn 

Wedding Day Management and Decor/Centerpiece Set-up  – Diamonds and Details Weddings and Events

Officiant – Self Uniting Ceremony by Bride and Groom

Wedding Cake – De LA Coeur Cafe

Linens and Rental Company – Taylor Rentals 

Hair and Make-up – Cherry Blow Dry Bar, Glen Mills, PA 

Lawn Games – Love Fun Rentals

Hotel – Embassy Suites by Hilton Philadelphia Valley Forge 

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