Vintage. Quirky. Eco. Gorgeous.
November 17, 2009
Who couldn’t love the quirky, vintage, rustic, eco wedding of Amanda & Matt? I am particularly gaga about the wheat bouquet and boutonnieres and Amanda’s beautiful cameo bracelet. The pair wed at their home in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia. They rented a tent and despite the torrential downpour most of the day, things worked out really well in there. Friend and caterer, Nikki Kleinberg, catered the wedding using mostly foods grown in the urban farm Amanda and Matt maintain adjacent to their backyard. These two are super into self sustaining, eco-friendly means to living in the city.
Amanda made her own flowers and centerpieces and friends played the music for the wedding ceremony plus they even dj-ed their own reception.
Thanks to Carina & Amanda of Love Me Do Photography for giving Rock n Roll Bride the exclusive first showing of this awesome wedding.
Love Me Do Photography
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