Varela Vows: Wedding Recap

I GOT MARRIED and it was the most magical day ever. I can honestly say that after dating my husband for eleven years, I have NEVER seen him as happy as I did on January 26, 2018. We seriously feel like the LUCKIEST people in the world to have celebrated with our closest family + friends.  I’m telling you…you could feel the love in that room.

I’m SO excited to share all the pretty little details, best memories and biggest regrets with you! Links below to pretty much everything. And if you’re a bride who is planning a wedding, please feel free to reach out with an questions you may have, or moral support (I know it’s a stressful time, but soooo worth it in the end). I used to be an event planner, so this kind of stuff is my LIFE BLOOD and I’m happy to help!



I really tried to make our wedding as personalized as possible and I’m so glad that I did. Deciding to spend time + budget on the little things is something I highly recommend to every bride planning a wedding!


(I’m telling you, everyone says the day goes by so fast that you will barely remember it…and it’s true. My biggest advice: be present.)


Photographer: Char Co. Wedding (we used Claire – she was the best person and captured out day perfectly)

Florist and Decor: Beautiful Blooms Events 

Venue + Catering: Cescaphe Event Group (the best in Philadelphia…I’m not exaggerating)

Hotel: Kimpton Hotel Monaco

Save the Dates + Invitations: Minted


Hair: Susan Marie Hair (PS – she’s my every day hair stylist too and KILLS IT every time)

Makeup: Alisha Nycole & Co. (I used Liz, she was absolutely amazing)


Bride’s Gown: Allure Bridals – Style 9254

Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Bride’s Earrings: Badgley Mischka 

Bride’s Veil: Custom – made by my Grandmother (ugh, all the feels – so special)

Bride’s RobeEtsy – Evelinaapparel

Bride’s + Bridesmaids Furs: Etsy

Groom’s Tux: Custom – made by Men’s Warehouse

Groomsmen Cufflinks: Amazon 

Bridesmaids Earrings: Amazon

Bridesmaid Dresses + MOB DressAdrianna Papell (I left the girls pick their own black AP dresses!)

Flower Girl Outfit: Baby Gap

Groomsmen Tux’s: Rentals from Men’s Warehouse 


Spend the money on a videographer! DO IT! Everyone told me not to because they never end up watching theirs, but at least you have the option to if hire someone! Seriously, the day goes by so fast and you’re so busy, you don’t get a chance to take everything in!


For brides on a budget, DIY + Amazon Prime + Spray Paint are your best friends. Order the little things that nobody else will notice off Amazon (table numbers, picture frames, escort cards) and then pretty them up with spray paint or my personal favorite, wax stamps!

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