Philly Florist: Shakira & Raymond
Shakira and Raymond were married on September 14th, 2019 at The Cira Centre in Philadelphia, PA. The floral and design was done by yours truly, at Elegant Events.
The ceremony was held inside The Cira Centre ballroom. It consisted of beautiful white drapery that surrounded the room, while brown chiavari chairs with black cushions perfectly lined the ceremony. For the ceremony decor, white pedestals topped with green and ivory floral arrangements were placed down the aisle, along with clusters of clear vases with floating candles.
The reception also took place in the ballroom of The Cira Centre in Philadelphia. Beautiful white drapery lined the walls while round and square tables filled the room. The head table was perfectly placed in front of a large window, that overlooked the city of Philadelphia. Each round table had black checkered linens, black napkins, a dinner menu and a chocolate favor at each setting. The centerpieces were tall and medium height floral arrangements (alternating at each table). Gold and glass tea light candles surrounded each centerpiece to give it more of a romantic feel.
The "reserved" tables, which were for immediate family members were the rectangle tables that were placed on the sides of the head table. These tables consisted of white tablecloths, white napkins, dinner menus, a chocolate favor at each setting, and a long beautiful floral runner down the middle.
The head table was a long, rectangular table with white linens, white napkins, gold goblets and a floral runner down the middle. To spice up the head table even more, a large round floral arch sat in the background to compliment the bride and groom. This was absolutely stunning with the large window behind the table that overlooked the beautiful city of Philadelphia.
The dance floor was also a favorite of ours. It was a black and white square dance floor that sat in the middle of the room. Let’s just say the wedding guests definitely took advantage of the dance floor at the end of the night!
The wedding cake was a beautiful four tiered cake that sat off to the side of the head table. A gold and ivory cake with roses and hydrangeas, was a beautiful focal point of the reception.
Photos by Patricia Gunter Photography