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Spring 2012 Wedding Guide

Photographers, vintage decor, dresses, and more

birdhouse productions!

You called your mom, picked your bridesmaids, and then devoted the rest of your waking hours to your Pinterest boards. Make your big day a reality with our list of wedding pros.

Lights, Camera, Action
The couple behind Birdhouse Productions makes videos that are touching, not cheesy. They set the narrative to indie tunes and mercifully omit Dad’s chicken dance at the end of the night.

maggpie vintage rentals!Something Old
Your fiance would rather watch sports than hunt for antique tablecloths. Maggpie Vintage Rentals has well-worn furniture, mismatched china, and vintage doilies at the ready. The soon-to-be-married duo can also style your event’s decor (rustic cabin, Victorian tea party).

Zit Zapper
With peels and dermaplaning, Deme’s Jane Marie D’Amato (267-767-8305; jmdovj@aol.com) turns you into a luminous bride (she recommends starting six months in advance). Better still, she doesn’t push products and gives out her cell number in case of “emergencies.”

seating chart!Map It Out
Uncle Howard rarely leaves Minnesota, so you can’t blame him for not knowing Love Park from the Italian Market. Joey Fay’s custom seating charts school him on Philly landmarks, like Boathouse Row and Geno’s (rjfay13@gmail.com).

Music to Your Ears
The last DJ you interviewed lost the gig when he mentioned glow sticks. Jon Holmes and Tom Wright of Hi-Society Productions dig deep into their catalog of hip-hop, Motown, standards, indie rock, and ’80s hits (we bet Grandma forgets about that hip). Plus, they do double duty as cinematographers.

guestbook!Well Wishes
Invitees can scribble theirs on the back of Eleanor Grosch’s cheery guest books (she’ll even match your tricky seafoam and salmon colorway). Mount it on the wall afterward to remind you of your first flush of love.

Frock Candy
Unveiled Philadelphia’s Frannie Erace has the warm demeanor you’d expect from a South Philly mom. Wiggle into dresses that befit both Grace Kelly and Barbie types, and then swish down the aisle on the built-in runway.

Picture perfect.

Fox-trot through a host of other wedding tips here.

Photos: Courtesy of Birdhouse Productions; Kim Winey / Courtesy of Maggpie Vintage Rentals; Courtesy of Eleanor Grosch; Courtesy of Joey Fay