The bride’s Reem Acra veil inspired all day.
Inspiration comes from many places. Maybe it’s a favorite movie or book, a work of art, a special place. Or, in the case of this baby’s breath wedding at Lake House Inn, it was the gorgeous bridal veil. Emily Wren Photography’s images show off the detail beautifully – perhaps the decor will inspire your own big day.
For Amanda Terzian and Parker Hibard, it all started with a Rubik’s Cube. Parker, who grew up in Cleveland and attended Case Western, was visiting a friend in college of Delawareor Haverford–born Amanda was studying art history and playing Division I golf. They ended up at the same gathering, and somehow Parker challenged Amanda to solve the cube. She did it in two minutes.
They logged on the next day on Facebook, spent about four months communicating by text, and finally spoke on the phone on Valentine’s Day 2014. Four and a half years later, Parker, a principal analyst at FMC Corporation, proposed .
The West Chester duo began preparing for a 240-person celebration on August 21, 2020 at the Lake House Inn, a scenic property overlooking Lake Nockamixon in Perkasie. Amanda, the owner and lead designer of Sparke Interiors, threw herself into imagining the details. She’s used her Reem Acra veil as inspiration for everything from cake to all-white flower installations made primarily with gypsophilia (baby’s breath) – a collaboration with Camellia Making Floral Studio.
So, faced with the option of postponing for a year due to the pandemic, Amanda and Parker adamantly said no. “We would have our wedding on our original date even if it was just Parker, me and our parents there,” Amanda explains.
They took precautions, including holding the entire event outdoors — complete with dining and dancing in an open-air tent — and trimming the guest list to 64 in-person attendees plus a sizable Zoom contingent. Amanda’s father, an oncologist, helped with protocols such as COVID testing for out-of-town guests and social distancing.
There were lots of personal touches – all with an all-white gypsophila background. Guests dined under a flower canopy and were treated to pots of homemade blueberry liqueur; the fruit was harvested by Amanda from Parker’s father’s U-pick orchard. (And Ta signature margarita was mixed with tequila, triple sec, lime juice and prickly pear syrup.)
The circular ceremonial arch, on the other hand, was made entirely from gypsophila. “I wanted the installations to be large scale, so they had a punchy presence from afar but were tricky up close,” Amanda explains. “I love the way the gypsophilia seems to float.”
And everyone felt the love that day, especially when the couple read their vows. “It ended up being deeply personal and original,” Amanda says, “but we weren’t super nervous because we wrote them together.”
After the festivities, the couple drove off in a family heirloom – a vintage Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II which the bride’s grandfather bought it new in 1962, and her parents were driven to their prom and their own wedding.
Photographer: Emily Wren Photography | Location: The Lake House Inn | Planning/Design: Sparke Interiors | Flowers: Camellia Make Floral Studio | Restoration: Jeffrey A. Miller Restoration | Wedding Dress: Romona Keveza by Elizabeth Johns | Bridal Veil: Reem Acra by Elizabeth Johns | Bridal Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Hair: Ariel Katrina Hair | Makeup: Emily Dimant | Entertainment: Nik Greeley and the Operators | Cake: Sugar Kingdom | Invitations: Barely Blush Ink (calligraphy and solo suite): Minted (save the dates and “Please join us virtually” postcards) | Videography: Gregg Cornish of Wren Films | Celebrant: Tom O’Neill | Personalized Engagement and Wedding Rings: Spiegel & Sons Jewelers | Welcome gifts: masked purchased on Etsy or handmade by the bride
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