A Classy, Natural Wedding at Philadelphia Horticultural Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nicole Wilsker (29 and a nanny) and Adam Hines (36 and in finance) met while they were both working abroad in Sydney, Australia. Their first date lasted nine hours and included a coastal walk, swims at three different beaches, lunch, drinks and dinner. "I think we both knew we wanted a future together from this very first date." says Nicole. Adam proposed to Nicole during a vacation in Boracay, an island in the Philippines, while they were sipping sangria and watching the sun set over the beach. Planning from abroad, the couple chose to get married at the Philadelphia Horticultural Center in Fairmount Park without ever visiting it. The venue provided them with a beautiful fountain and garden area for the ceremony, and the greenhouse was the perfect place for their classy and natural reception. ?Nicole and Adam's verdant soiree was lush and breathtaking in shades of white and green. Antique furniture and vintage arrangements with succulents added pizzaz to the outdoorsy celebration. As a sentimental touch, a wall of framed photographs of the couple's families adorned the back wall of the venue. Guests feasted on a variety of delicious foodstuffs catered by Starr Events while enjoying the natural greenery of the conservatory. "Living abroad and having so many of our family and friends travel to spend the big day with us kept us seriously humbled," says Nicole. "It put things in perspective and made us want to make it as easy as possible for our wedding party to enjoy the ride with us."