Elysia & Shaun's Intimate Brunch Wedding at The Walled Garden and Bar Marco

I had the honor of coordinating Elysia and Shaun's wedding back in September. This sweet couple tied the knot during an intimate morning ceremony at The Walled Garden in Mellon Park. The weather was absolutely perfect for an outdoor ceremony! Afterwards, they celebrated with brunch at Bar Marco with close friends and family.

I love when couples do a first look and take time before the ceremony just the two of them. Elysia and Shaun took it one step further by reading their vows took each and signing their ketubah after their first look. This personal take on a wedding tradition added such an intimate and personal touch to their day. Another tradition they personalized was their first dance. After saying, "I do" and sharing their first kiss, the two had their first dance right there in the garden. How sweet!

The brunch reception at Bar Marco was filled with personal and handmade touches. The bouquet and centerpieces were made by Elysia from wildflowers she and friends picked at Simmons Farm. Homemade jam served as the favors for all of their guests. My favorite was the place cards. Elysia and Shaun collected postcards from all of their travels together and weird their guests' names in them. They then asked their guests to write a note to the couple on them - doubling as a guest book!


Photography – Dawn Derbyshire Photography  / Day-of Coordination –  Jessica Garda Events / Makeup – Ciel Cosmetics  / Hair – Katrina's Hair Story / Florals - DIY from Simmons Farms / Vintage Gown & Accessories - Miranda's Vintage Bridal / Suit & Alterations – Jos A Bank  /  Furniture Rentals – Vintage Alley Rentals / Ceremony Venue – The Walled Garden in Mellon Park / Reception Venue & Catering – Bar Marco

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