Kourtney & Shane's Stunning Curtis Hall & Arboretum Wedding
This week, we're highlighting the wedding of Kourtney & Shane, a stunning late spring event that took place in a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Curtis Hall & Arboretum. Their venue was a historical landmark wedding site with 45 acres of landscaped greenery designed by the same architect of New York's Central Park, creating a space that was picture perfect. Photographed by Matt Genders, their May wedding was one to remember. Everything about their special day was incredible, and it is one of the prettiest summer weddings you could witness. Detailed elegance, romantic setting, and soft colors created this gorgeous affair, with this beautiful couple at the forefront. Their wedding is something to behold, and you just have to see it for yourself. You'll be inspired as you follow along with the beauty and glamour of their big day.
Their first look was so sweet! The look on Shane's face and his reaction to seeing his new bride had us tearing up when we first saw these photos. It's the look of pure happiness, and he is completely in awe of how beautiful Kourtney looked. And who can blame him? She is simply stunning in her wedding gown, her smile electric and her presence flawless. The emotion and love being expressed is irreplaceable- that feeling of seeing your forever spouse on your wedding day. Sharing kisses and a few intimate embraces, these several beautiful moments allowed the couple to spend precious time alone before their ceremony. There were a handful of family members looking on, witnessing this magic before them, and they look just as in awe as Shane. Their first look is one of the sweetest we've ever seen, and being privy to seeing it makes us feel grateful.
Standing underneath an open wood and floral pieced awning, with the sun shining down, they exchanged their wedding vows. The couple held hands while their ceremony was presented, occasionally sharing private smiles and glances. The bride and groom separately read their own personal vows to one another, expressing their love for everyone to see. As Shane placed the ring on her finger, the sheer excitement on Kourtney's face iwas just joyous. Embracing in a passionate kiss, they were pronounced husband and wife, to the sound of cheering and clapping in the background. Although we weren't present, we can imagine that there wasn't a dry eye in sight for these two lovebirds.
After their ceremony, the couple took family and bridal party portraits. We can't get enough of their wedding day colors, and love how beautiful everyone looks. Kourtney's bridesmaids all wore gowns in various shades of light pink, complete with white floral bouquets similar to the bride. She had a groomsmen present on her side as well, and he handsomely matched in the same teal toned blue suit as Shane's groomsmen, only with his tie a pastel shade of pink. Our bride and groom then took their own photographs, and all we can say is "wow"! The bride wore a long gown with a beaded bodice and plunging neckline, complete with a pretty tulle veil pinned back to her blonde hair, looking absolutely radiant. Shane made a handsome groom in his teal blue suit, complete with all white accents and a matching lapel pin. His contagious smile completed his wedding day look, never leaving his face. While the sun began to set, it created magic hour lighting, a soft golden glow that spilled into their photos, making them all the more romantic. Words simply can't do these photographs justice, and we hope you'll love these photos of them as much as we do.
This reception decor is what minimalist dreams are made of. All white settings, with pastel pink linens, and gold settings are beyond beautiful, and have the look and feel of stepping right into a fairytale. Their white and pink florals decorated the tables, creating elegant centerpieces. The entire reception was adorned in the same color palette, all the way down to their wedding day cake. Kourtney & Shane look happy as they playfully cut the three tiered white and pink masterpiece, an all delicious dream sprinkled with pink florals. Family and friends celebrated with the couple, for a night filled with dinner, dancing and plenty of memorable moments. We love the below photo of the happy couple posing at their head dinner table, raising their glasses in a toast and smiling warmly for the camera. They make such a beautiful bride and groom.
The newlyweds ended their evening dancing and celebrating as family and friends looked on in adoration. Their first dance as husband and wife looks incredibly romantic, and it puts a smile on our faces. The way these two look at each other is the definition of true romance, with nothing but love in their eyes. We wish nothing but the best for them- cheers to the happy couple!
Kourtney & Shane went with several pieces from our best selling ADELLA Collection as their wedding day stationery pieces. This collection is perfect for the bride who is looking for elegance and stunning minimalism all in one look. This look features an edgy handwritten font and a modern minimalist design with classic detailing. They kept all of their pieces similar for a cohesive look to match the colors of their wedding, and for a design that stayed understated but effortlessly pretty. We always recommend using matching and similar stationery pieces to any event to keep with your wedding day theme.
ADELLA Wedding Welcome Sign
To welcome guests as they made their way into the venue, the couple chose this custom wedding sign, and kept it steady with a gold holder decorated beautifully with greenery pieces. This template is offered in sizes of 18x24", 24x36"(shown below), or 36x48" giving you options for how large you want it to be. We recommend printing larger signs on foam boards for a sturdier piece so you won't have to worry about it bending. You can print foam boards at your local Staples, Office Depot, Walmart, etc. or you can utilize our favorite printer Prints of Love! They offer free 2-3 day shipping and plant a tree with every order. You'll get high quality products you'll love straight to your door.
ADELLA "Reserved" Tags
Placed on the seats of those of the most importance for the couple on their wedding day were our custom ADELLA reserved seating tags. This adorable tag measures at 4x8" (Prints 2 per page) and are fully editable to your liking. They can be cut into cute shapes like the one below with a good paper cutter, or at any local and professional printer if you choose.
ADELLA Wedding Program
As guests arrived for the ceremony, they were presented with these individual wedding programs. Our ADELLA collection programs are completely customizable, so you can edit anything needed to make them fit your event needs. These programs are offered in sizes of 4x9" or 5.5x8.5" (pictured below) and have the same fonts as the rest of the collection. They can always be printed at home for your convince, or at any professional printer.
ADELLA Seating Chart
For their wedding reception, the couple used this seating chart for guests to find their seating arrangements. The couple chose to print a landscape version instead, which is a great option for larger wedding guest numbers. We love how it's placed in a delicate gold frame for that extra stylish feel.
Common questions received about sizes for how many guests are as follows for this landscape mode chart:
∙ Seating Chart - 24x36" (up to 380 guests)
∙ Seating Chart - 18x24" (200 guests)
This template is 100% editable, and you can even add photos to make it one of a kind. Similar to our welcome signs, we recommend utilizing our favorite printer Prints of Love. They can help with larger sturdier pieces, so you know you're getting the best stationery pieces possible from a pro.
ADELLA Signature Drink Sign
For their pre-reception cocktail hour, the couple used this ADELLA signature drink sign, having a strawberry mojito be their signature cocktail of choice. This printable signature drink sign template features a handwritten font and a modern minimalist design with over 140 watercolor drink graphics to choose from. Sized at either 5x7", 8x10" (pictured below), or even 16x20", there's a size perfect for your needs. Whatever your cocktail of choice, nothing is cuter than a watercolor print sign to go with it. Now how do we get our hands on one of those mojitos?!
ADELLA "Cards & Gifts Sign" and Custom "We Do" Sign
For wedding day cards and gifts, the couple chose this sign (left side) complete with a little printable heart at the bottom! They placed it inside a gold frame as they did some other pieces to keep the look similar and pretty, and set it next to an open clear box for people to place their well wishes. This editable template sign is available in measurements of 4x6", 5x7" (pictured below), and 8x10" and can be printed in either landscape or portrait mode. These signs make nice additions to any special event or celebration.
These custom signs are just what you need to add anything you want for your special events. Kourtney & Shane chose one of our custom signs (right side: "We Do") to add some personal signage to their day. Available in either portrait or landscape mode, these 5x7" templates can be created to create signage completely unique to you. If you need signs that offer more than one side, these custom ones are also available in a tented landscape format, allowing you more space to print your verbiage. As these are completely customizable, you can write anything you want and even change the fonts and colors if your heart desired.
ADELLA "Let's Eat" Menu
Kourtney & Shane chose this "Let's Eat" dinner menu for their wedding reception for presenting their guests with their food offerings. Our DIY printable wedding menu template features handwritten fonts and a modern minimalist design for an elegant design. Offered in sizes of 5x7" or 4x9" (pictured below) and can be printed at home for easy convenience. Placed on light pink linens, it looks gorgeous and doesn't take away the focus from their beautiful reception table setups.
ADELLA Table Numbers
Placed next to their stunning centerpieces, the couple used the ADELLA table numbers for seating arrangements, and added some glamour by placing them in gold holder frames. These table numbers come in sizes of either 4x6" or 5x7" (pictured below) and can be edited with any wording needed. A beautiful script font with edgy lettering on this print will take your table numbers from standard to extraordinary.
ADELLA Guest Book Sign
Kourtney & Shane had a traditional guest book at their wedding for their family and friends to sign. It's a great easy to create sign that adds that little something extra. The same elegant script font and minimalist design match the rest of their wedding day pieces perfectly. This sign comes in measurements for printing portrait wise in either 4x6", 5x7" (pictured below) or 8x10" so there's a size for everyone.
ADELLA "Let's Drink" Bar Menu
Used for their reception and cocktail hour, the couple chose this cute "Let's Drink" bar menu sign. Everything on this template is 100% editable, allowing for your complete customization. Write out the different wine, beer, or cocktail items being served at your reception or cocktail hour for guests to easily choose their beverage of choice. Sizes for this sign are either 8x10" (pictured below) or 18x24" for a larger menu. As always, with signage next to food or beverage, a frame is recommended to keep your stationery pieces beautiful from start to finish.
What an absolutely stunning wedding these two had! It was so beautiful and we feel so lucky to have even been just a small part of it. We are always so humbled to see our work in a real world event and always feel so grateful. What was your favorite part of their wedding day- let us know your thoughts on Instagram or Etsy. For more wedding inspiration like this, subscribe to our list! Planning the best day of your life? Congratulations! We're here to help. Don't miss the 10% off savings discount below. If you have any questions about anything you see here, shoot us a message.
Photographer | @mattgenders
Venue | @curtisarboretumweddings
Stationery Templates | @unmeasuredevents
Catering | @jeffreyamillercatering
Florist | @molesflowers
Dress | @lovelybridephilly
Veil & Shoes | @davidsbridal
Bridesmaid Dresses | @shoprevelry
Hair and Makeup | @beautyandbridalphilly
Invites | @minted