Bridget and Andrew’s Save the Date had a picture of a giraffe on it, only because they both found it incredibly amusing. Little did they know that their entire wedding theme would explode from there. Amanda Jaffe of Love Me Do Photography captured all the very best details of the giraffe themed celebration, including a Ginger Giraffe custom cocktail, brass giraffes as table decor, and best of all a 5-foot-tall stuffed giraffe as a photo booth prop. Bridget and Andrew wanted the entire day to be inclusive and comfortable for their diverse group of friends and family, and the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center was the perfect amount of both cozy and comfortable.
Bridget and Andrew
Fairmount Park Horticulture Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Our original venue (an old factory) actually went out of business shortly after we booked it. We wound up having to scramble to find a replacement but honestly we couldn’t imagine having been married anywhere else. The Horticulture Center was a cozy oasis on the crisp November evening.
It wasn’t any one specific moment but what we still think back on today was the pervasive joy and amazing energy that emanated from all around us throughout the day. The feeling of being surrounded by the people that you love most in the world (who all happen to be in a celebratory mood) isn’t something we’ll ever forget!
We really wanted to have a celebration that was inclusive and comfortable for our diverse group of friends and family. It was the first time we were bringing many of these people together and didn’t want folks feeling left out. We worked hard to add elements that would speak to different preferences (vegetarian, oldies vs pop, dancers vs talkers etc.) so that everyone could be part of the party!
Our Save the Date had a picture of a giraffe on it, for no good reason except that we thought it was amusing. The giraffe theme exploded from there and we wound up having a Ginger Giraffe custom cocktail, brass giraffes as table decor and best of all a 5 foot stuffed giraffe as a photo booth prop.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Love Me Do Photography
Event Planning – Confetti & Co.
Venue – Fairmount Park Horticulture Center
Floral Design – Sullivan Owen
Live Music – Sid Miller Dance Band
Videography – Between Asleep and Awake
Invitations – Printerette Press
Thank you to Love Me Do Photography for sharing Bridget and Andrew’s Fairmount Park Horticulture Center wedding with Junebug. For more urban wedding inspiration, take a look at Anna and Brook’s modern classic Ottawa wedding at The Horticulture Building.