Well it is officially underway - let the snapping of photos and flashing of bulbs begin! The PWP together with Philadelphia Magazine publicly announced the winners at a party hosted by Washington Square on Wednesday November 18th. All of the "Business Partners" of the project were invited to come share the big news with Caitlin and Rodney. The couple is one step closer to home, now stationed in Germany. So their family rallied and we got a change to mix and mingle with them at the party.
I was delighted to attend (who doesn't love a party?) and to be in such good company was fabulous. As Campbell Studios I had donated my wedding planning services - but alas, the couple already had secured a planner prior to entering the project. Nicole Brennan from Lovely Girls Events is their gal, she and I had a chance to catch up. Nicole is located in Delaware and has known Caitlin since their High School days!
Speaking of lovely girls... Nicole and I had a lot in common and look forward to working together soon!
You know how I feel about cake - and Cakes by Suzy didn't disappoint! She made the PWP logo - here is the center! It was chocolate, I loved it.
Did I mention mingling with great people? Caitlin and Rodney call each other "Waffle" so the signature drink was a "Waffletini" - no syrup thankfully just a funny name to a sweet tropical blue cocktail! Over such adult beverage - we (myself and Bailey Hale of MODA botanica) ran into a few more lovely ladies. Like Beka from Innove Events and Marnie Cullen from TableArt.
MODA botanica did the flowers for this party as well as donating a portion of their services should the couple like to have them as floral decorators for the wedding itself. The couple has a "Seaside theme" that they will bring to Winterthur for the big day. So MODA brought in a tasteful touch of drift wood and flowers that evoke the underwater fantasy such as protea, succulents, tillandsia and lily pad like galax leaves.
Catching up with Vanessa from Two Paper Dolls was fun too - they have such great style. Bailey and I chatted it up with them. They do beautiful work. Talking about letterpress got me itching to do some more printmaking. Note to self: sign up for studio time at the Fleisher!
And it wouldn't be a networking event with out Sofia by my side - check out the coat - I look like Inspector Gadget!