Back when fathers denied suitors permission to marry their daughters, the couple would simply run away and get married in secret. Today, elopement isn’t the most common way to go about tying the knot, but this styled shoot may make you think otherwise.

Kate Neal of Kate Neal Photo had the privilege of photographing playful couple Julie and Tom at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens. Like a fairytale, the two were surrounded by whimsical mosaics of glass, creating the absolute ideal location for celebration.

To contrast such a busy atmosphere, Julie wore an elegant off-the-shoulder wedding gown with a classic fur wrap. A simple white peony tucked in her hair and soft pink and deep red tones in the bouquet exemplified the beauty of it all. Mosaic styled earrings complimented the gardens colorfully embellished walls and a vintage Tiffany wedding band tied the look together.

Adding an intimate touch, vow booklets are an easy way to personalize your special day. Julie and Tom look enthralled with each other and we hope this inspires you to remember the reason for a wedding day. It’s not always about the long guest list and extravagant venues, but a little glitz and glam never hurt anyone!

Photography: Kate Neal Photo  Planner: Sarah French Events  Signage: Chick Invitations  Florist: Kati Mac Floral Designs  Dress:Liberty & Lace Bridal  Hair: Erin Shillenn  Makeup: Kelsey Kabinoff  Jewelry: Stacey Fay Designs  Cake: Whipped Bakeshop