Colleen and Brian Steixner

Colleen and Brian Steixner
Colleen and Brian Steixner
As a graphic designer, I didn't want a standard two-color palette to drive every detail of my wedding. I wanted the romantic and whimsical nature of the store Anthropologie to be my guide. Each piece sold at Anthropologie is a stylish oxymoron: antique and super trendy at the same time. My modern wedding was in the oldest art gallery in the country, and I wanted to convey that same contradiction - gilded, vine-like design elements on not-so-standard wedding elements. Guests were greeted by a dogwood tree from which our engagement photos hung as ornaments; bent fork tines artfully held individualized place cards; table numbers were printed on oversized butterflies that popped out of flower arrangements; flowers and vines spilled from the necks of wine bottles. I wanted my guests to be as charmed by the wedding as I am when I enter Anthropologie, fluttering from corner to corner to get a closer look at each detail.

Venue: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts - Historic & Hamilton Buildings
Catering/Cake: Jimmy Duffys
Decor: Fesigned by the bride, a graphic designer
Photography: Scott Lewis
Bride Dress: Marisa of Bridals by Danielle
Hair: Ettore Salon & Spa
Make-up: Ettore Salon & Spa
Bridesmaid Dresses: Jim Hjelm of Bridals by Danielle
Men Formalwear: Black Tie Formalwear
Stationery: Designed by the bride
Music: Siena Strings and EBE Events & Entertainment


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