Sullivan Owen is one of those people who can do things. You know the type: They could make a Fashion Week-worthy dress—or Rodin Museum-worthy sculpture—out of aluminum foil and chicken wire, and never seem to be out of mind-bogglingly creative ideas. After studying at UArts, she honed her too-crafty-to-be-true skills as a visual merchandiser for Anthropologie and other retailers for more than a decade, then fell in love with floral design when creating the raved-about arrangements for her own 2009 wedding.
Luckily, Philadelphia brides can now meet with Owen in her totally gorgeous, vintage-y, Anthro-y Queen Village studio and peruse the blue glass mason jars, milk-glass vases and mercury vessels into which she’ll place organic, natural-looking arrangements of rarely seen blooms. (Owen and her team can take care of your custom linens, too.) She wants your wedding to look like you—she’ll just lend her skills to help you get there.
Centerpiece of Majolica spray and Vendela roses, Tetra anemone, dusty miller, silver brunia and seeded eucalyptus in an antique-silver mercury vase, starting at $125, created by Sullivan Owen, 510 Bainbridge Street, 215-964-9790, sullivanowen.com.
Originally published in the fall/winter 2011 issue of Philadelphia Wedding. Photograph by Brett Thomas.
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