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December 5, 2018 / diamondsanddetails

Ellen and Bill, September 2018, Private Residence – Chadds Fords, PA

A new city, a new home and a new engagement – Bride Ellen reached out to Diamonds and Details in January looking for assistance in planning her wedding.  She and her fiancé Bill had just bought a new home in Chadds Ford and really wanted to be able to host their small group of family and friends in their backyard for the wedding.  Being new to the area, (Ellen and Bill are originally from the Boston area – yup, they are Patriot fans but as a Giants fan, I of course, did not hold this against them.) Ellen expressed that she knew no-one in the area and had no idea where to start planning a wedding, let alone a wedding at her home.  I was happy to ease Ellen’s concerns and let her know that planning private residence weddings was a specialty of Diamonds and Details!

After a walk through at Ellen and Bill’s home in February and learning more about Ellen’s vision and requests for the wedding, we matched the couple up with Bernadette from Jimmy Duffy Catering.  We knew Bernadette and her team would be perfect to mesh both the needs of a home wedding as well as design an elegant and formal dinner menu, a top priority of Ellen’s for the wedding.  To avoid any Plan B’s that required the wedding having to move inside their home, we referred Ellen and Bill to Tents for Rent to help with the design and install of a tent and dance floor in the backyard.  From the very beginning of the planning process with Ellen, she always expressed that she wanted her wedding day to be about she and Bill and their long-term relationship, their family and close friends and celebrating this new home for the couple.  It was very important that I find a photographer who could capture the intimate, special moments and meaning of the day.  Audrey of Audrey Amaro Photography was definitely my first choice for the couple.  Audrey specializes in photographing the people and emotions of wedding day as well as all the details that bring the wedding day vision to life.  Making the day every more personal and intimate was how Ellen incorporated many DIY details to the wedding – her aunt made her ring box, her step-daughter helped put together the signature drink bar, in lieu of a guest book, Ellen had guests sign stones with well wishes and their names (an Irish wedding tradition and ode to Ellen’s heritage) and guests tables were named after favorite places of Ellen and Bill and designated by ornaments the couple had collected over the years together.

We feel honored that Ellen and Bill choose Diamonds and Details to be part of their special day and allowed us to put together a very trusted team of vendors for them and some of our favorites to refer to clients – Weddings by Paul, Matlack Florist, Bridal Beauty by Laura, BVT Live, Philadelphia Trolley Works, The Master’s Baker and  With the wedding now over and a new home to celebrate many more memories in, we wish nothing but more happiness and fun for Ellen and Bill in the future!   Thank you again for letting us put the details together for your day!

Ceremony and Reception Venue – Private Residence, Chadds Ford, PA

Caterer and Linen and Rentals – Jimmy Duffy Catering 

Tent and Dance-floor – Tents for Rent

Photography – Audrey Amaro Photography

Wedding Planning and Day of Coordination – Diamonds and Details Weddings and Events

Florist – Matlack Florist 

Officiant – Weddings by Paul

Wedding Cake – The Master’s Baker 

Ceremony and Reception Music – David Gustafson Band (BVT Live)

Hair and Make-up – Bridal Beaty by Laura 

Favors –

Guest Transportation – Philadelphia Trolley Works 

Guest Hotel – Hilton Garden Inn Kennett Square

  • Amanda

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