This Free People Designer's Wedding Brings Bohemia To Philly

When it comes to wedding inspiration, nothing is quite so magical as seeing what real couples do for their big day. Since 100 Layer Cake is our source for peeping the most beautiful ways brides and grooms say "I do," it'll feature weddings from Australia to Napa and everything in between. Brides beware: You're going to want to pin just about everything you see. And even if you're not engaged, you'll want to check it out just for the love story.
All Gary Ashley of The Wedding Artists Collective had to tell us when sharing Gianna and Jeremy’s wedding with us was, “She’s a designer for Free People, and their wedding was adorable!”. We’d have to agree. They had fun with their details while keeping all their favorite things tied together beautifully: travel, music, ice cream, lush and green spaces, textiles, reclaimed materials, the talent of their friends and family. There wasn’t really a set theme – just a desire to provide a magical, playful, and romantic feeling to share with their community of loved ones. And we’re digging it.
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"My favorite artist, illustrator and dear friend Kris Chau graciously gifted her time and talent on designing our save the dates & invitations. She used Overnight Prints for our save the date postcards and Basement Press (local letterpress company in Philly) for our custom invitations. We just provided Chau with the verbiage and let her run with the tropical vibe and she made it all come together."
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How pretty is Gianna’s coral gloriosa lily’s bouquet? We've never seen one like it.

Floral Design Studio: Sullivan Owen
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Wise words from Gianna: "Weddings bring out everyones crazy, so start meditating or practicing yoga right now. Trust your gut and ask for forgiveness later if there are disagreements. Hindsight is always 20/20 and I admit we did not exactly follow this advice. We did stay true to our vision but let the disagreements bum us out at times. In the end when it all came together everyone was focused on our happiness and loved our choices. Sometimes they have to see it to believe it. Moral of the story is TRUST yourself!"
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"A lesser know track from the 60′s, “Everything to me” by Donnie Elbert was their first dance (Jeremy’s first dance ever!)."
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Videography: Carrie Yotter; Catering: Starr Events; Day of wedding coordinators: Two Little Birds; Ice cream: Little Baby’s Ice Cream; Celebrant: Dorry Bless at Circle of Life Ceremonies; DJ: DJ Small Change; Ceremony musicians: Adam Cooper & Jen Zimmerman.