Last fall, the ladies at Philadelphia Wedding Magazine reached out to me with an inquiry— they were digging into their spring/summer issue, looking to create an editorial on welcome stations, and wanted to know if I’d be interested shooting the feature. My answer was, of course, a resounding YES!
On a beautiful (yet unseasonably hot & sweaty) September day, we headed out to The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm in Holicong, Pennsylvania. With acres of bucolic landscapes, pastoral gardens, and charming manor structures, Barley Sheaf provided endless gorgeous backdrops for the shoot. For each station, a planner and a florist were paired together. Working closely with the magazine’s editor, the teams devised plans for unique and beautifully designed welcome stations.
The best part of this experience was being able to capture the work of so many of my wildly talented vendor friends! Normally, I’m only working with one or two of them on wedding days, but for this shoot I got to bask in all of their passionate work in one place. When the issue came out it featured an 8-page spread from our day at Barley Sheaf, and the magazine jokingly referred to it as “The Emily Wren Issue.” I firmly believe that the Philadelphia wedding industry is home to some of the most authentic, skillful, creative artists and I am so grateful to the ladies at Philadelphia Wedding Magazine for having me capture their work! Thanks to such a fabulous team of florists, planners, stylists and rental companies that made this editorial feature come to life, Clover Event Co., Valut+Vine, Devon & Pinkett, Rabbit Rabbit Crew, Faye & Renee, Laurel & Elm, Styled Bride, Carley is Inspired, Maggpie Vintage Rentals, Party Rentals and Barabra Botting.
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