Jan
4th

Green Wedding Shoes Best of 2013 !! Oleander at Terrain at Styer’s , Glen Mills , PA

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What a day this was…

Total creative freedom to design at the incomparable Philadelphia Wedding Venue Terrain at Styer’s

working with one of the sweetest couples we’ve met (who we now have the privilege of designing for again this coming October) …

having the entire day shot by the ever talented team of Lauren Fair Photography…and as if this all was not enough:

Green Wedding Shoe’s surprised us by choosing our Ombre & Gold Ceremony Flower Wall as a

Best Wedding Decor Element for 2013 !!

To see more of this milestone feature, please visit Green Wedding Shoes here.

Images courtesy of Tim & Lauren Fair of Lauren Fair Photography .

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Stay tuned for even more incredible weddings to come in 2014… :-)

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Dec
31st

Goodbye 2013 … Hello 2014 … Happy New Year from Oleander !!

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 This Dark Bohemian Bouquet of Peony & Unusual Fall Textures

was just one of the many I had the privilege of creating over this past year.

Holly Chapple, the founder of The Chapel Designers, requested the best of the best to be featured in a National 2013 Wrap Up of Trend Setting Bouquets.

It would be impossible to choose a favorite, as each one seems to mirror so closely the bride who has carried it.

But, I am quite proud to say, this one made the cut.

If you would like to see our work featured alongside the signature designs of my friends and colleagues,

please visit The Full Bouquet. 

Image courtesy of Shari DeAngelo Photography

To All of Our Past Couples & To All of Our 2014 Brides & Grooms to Come….

Warmest Wishes for a Happy & Healthy New Year !!

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Dec
6th

Love . Write . Feed …Passing on the Kindness of Oleander’s Clients


 

It’s that wonderful time of year again.   A time for thanks and joy and for sharing such sentiments with those around us.  Over the past year, we have found ourselves blessed many times over to have played such a special role in the lives of our clients.

And as a token of thanks, many of you have shared the sweetest sentiments we could ask for in the form of raves, recommendations and reviews.

We really do work with the most wonderful couples!

Up till now, we thought the best way to really thank our clients for such raves was to pass on the love by putting even more care into our next event.

Up till now…

This week, the team at WeddingWire announced an extraordinary initiative for the holiday season:

Love.Write.Feed.

Love your Vendors . Write a Review . Feed a Neighbor .

For every review written, WeddingWire is pledging to donate $1 towards a warm meal to feed those in need this season.  So, for each positive little note you take the time to share on Oleander’s WeddingWire Page found here,  a donation will go directly to a food bank within our local region.

Finally, we found a way to truly pass on the love!

All of our clients, family and friends, wherever you are in the design process are welcome to share your thoughts.  It is our privilege to pass on your kindness!

Please visit Oleander’s WeddingWire Home and click Write a Review to participate.

Thanks so much and Best Wishes for a Safe and Happy Holiday Season!

Love to All,

Cynthia & David Manchester

The Oleander Team

&  the little assistant we are most grateful for…

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Oct
5th

Wedding Preview: DeChantal & Chris , Unionville Vineyards , Ringoes, NJ

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Looking back on this wedding, I have to admit: for me, this had all the makings of a perfect event.

Crisp, clear sky, a relaxed, intimate outdoor ceremony, a drop dead gorgeous lace gown, a rustic family style dinner overlooking rolling hills and vineyard farmland, the trust of a genuinely sweet couple and the creative license to design something befitting it all.  This was the wedding of Dechantal & Chris.

They came to me with modest requests and incredible taste.  I couldn’t help but love these two from the very beginning.

DeChantal expressed her love of wild, organic botanicals and her wish for a day filled with warmth, charm, and rustic elegance.  The natural beauty and ease of the surroundings at Unionville Vineyards provided the perfect backdrop.

Event Design Highlights:

The light, airy hanging floral backdrop we created for the couple’s garden ceremony …. the loose cut, organic floral table runners designed onsite to compliment the vineyard’s wood farm tables, relaxed family style fare and handcrafted wines… and the couple’s collection of bespoke personal florals filled with lush local dahlias, organic seasonal herbs, fragrant lavender and succulents.

I just had the pleasure of celebrating this day all over again when I received these swoon worthy images from Wedding Photographer Jennifer Sosa.  Modern minimalism meets vintage.  Completely timeless.  Thank you so much Jennifer!  We can’t wait to work with you again!

The final lovely touch…Our WeddingWire Review from DeChantal:

“I don’t even know where to start with my experience with Cynthia – she was an absolute ROCK STAR! If I could hire her to decorate my home, be my life coach, or personal assistant I totally would. She is organized, has a wonderful sense of style and is super sweet to top it off….. She was by far my favorite vendor and I can’t imagine working with anyone else.”

 

To DeChantal & Chris:

It was an absolute joy, start to finish, designing your wedding.  I’m honored to now call you friends.

Health & Happiness, from our family to yours.  Congratulations!!

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