Wait Till You See the Dreamy “Floral Meadow” at This Retro-Inspired Moulin Wedding
It was a bohemian woodland fantasy.
Need some inspiration for fall wedding planning during these bleak, cold days of winter? This October 2019 celebration at Moulin at Sherman Mills will certainly spark some creativity. It’s filled with retro, bohemian and 1970s style teamed with over-the-top florals — like a ceremony setting that felt like a woodland fantasy. Take a cue from this free-spirited couple and their talented team, whose work is captured by Redfield Photography, here.
Haddon Heights duo Jacqueline Platzer and Bruce Worrall may have met on Match.com, but it wasn’t the site’s pairing mechanisms that brought them together. It was their serendipitous scouting of each other’s profiles. A commonality: laughter. A disparity? Jacky, assistant culinary director with PJW Restaurant Group, likes the Eagles; Bruce, who works at C.M. Worrall, Inc., is a Giants fan. But that didn’t stop them from having their first date at the former Distrito in Moorestown. “Afterward, Bruce sent me a text to make sure I got home … because he wasn’t sure of the legal limit on tacos and driving,” says Jacky. “It was super-cheesy but so cute.”
Also sweet — in a rom-com way — was Bruce’s proposal two years later on a camping trip at Bow Lake in Canada’s Banff National Park. After the couple watched the sky fill with stars, Bruce told Jacky to make a wish. It came true when he got down on one knee. “It was magical,” says Jacky. The couple celebrated by making mac-and-cheese in their camper van, popping some champagne, and toasting their future under the night sky.
Jacky’s engagement ring was sourced from Victor Barboné Jewelry in NYC following Bruce’s search for a vintage-inspired Selena-style ring with an old European-cut diamond. They went to L. Priori Jewelry for their bands; the bride custom-designed hers with the team.
The couple channeled a ’70s spirit for their retro bohemian wedding at Moulin. The good vibes began even before the celebration: The bridesmaids wore different autumnal-hued dresses by Jenny Yoo and snapped photos with Jacky, in a flow-y Rue de Seine gown from Lovely Bride, behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Their ceremony was held in what Jacky calls a “floral meadow,” with greenery and flowers suspended overhead, the scent of eucalyptus (a favorite of the bride, who spent time in Australia) in the air, and the blue-and-white textured wall of Moulin as the backdrop. (Guests sat in a semicircle surrounding the couple.) The woodland-esque design by Matthew Muscarella of Terrain Events was one of Jacky’s favorite details. It made for a serene setting as the bride and groom recited the vows they’d written.
The ensuing festivities carried on the hip but bucolic aesthetic. There were wild and unrestrained blooms, like dried grasses, dahlias and seasonal flowers. Bruce’s favorite touch was the dinner design. Farm tables were outfitted with candles, greenery and florals; the long head table had a macramé runner that spanned its length. Lush leaves and twinkling cafe lights draped from the ceiling. It all came together to create a warm, cozy ambience.
Different areas, like mid-century modern lounges outfitted by Maggpie Rentals, were separated by walls on wheels that doubled as seating charts. Textural elements, including velvet-backed wedding invitations and an array of patterns, added excitement to the paper goods, which bore the couple’s “W” monogram. A hanging installation let guests know the run of show.
House of Catherine and The Styled Bride surprised the couple with custom cocktail napkins bearing sketches of their two dogs; the signature drink was the Aunt Ginny, for Jacky’s penchant for gin. Jacky’s cousin and co-worker teamed up with Tonewood Brewing on a one-night-only IPA for the duo, and it was featured by The Roving Bar. And Isgro Pastries used real flower petals to accent the tiered cake.
The pair eschewed favors for late-night snacks and a rooftop after-party at the Logan Hotel. They later jetted to Miami for their mini-moon, which they extended. Says Jacky: “We were having so much fun that it became our full honeymoon.”
Photographer: Redfield Photography | Venue: Moulin at Sherman Mills | Event Planning & Design: Susan Norcross of The Styled Bride | Florals: Matthew Muscarella of Terrain Events | Catering: Brûlée Catering | Bride’s Gown & Jacket: Rue de Seine from Lovely Bride Philadelphia | Bridesmaids’ Attire: Jenny Yoo | Hair & Makeup: Moxie Blue Salon, Marlton | Groom’s Attire: Custom suit from Commonwealth Proper | Entertainment: L.A. Starz of EBE | Cake: Isgro Pastries | Paper Goods, Signage, Branding & Welcome Gifts: House of Catherine | Transportation: Philadelphia Trolley Works | Videography: Daniel Inzitari of INZI Wedding Films | Lighting: Eventions Productions | Rentals: Maggpie Rentals | Mobile Bar: The Roving Bar | Photo Booth: Poser Photobooth Co. | Valet: Alber-Haff Parking Service Inc. | Rehearsal Dinner: Barbuzzo Upstairs | Rehearsal Dinner Florals: Leslie Chiara of Budding System Florals | After-Party & Morning-After Brunch: Logan Hotel
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