From the cobblestone streets of Third Street in Old City to the modern home designs that line Second Street in developing Northern Liberties, this stretch of Philadelphia is known for its interesting retailers and thriving artist community. Inside top venues such as Trust (249 Arch St., 215-592-8400) and Tendenza (969 N. Second St., 215- 238-5750), weddings take on a modern twist thanks to clean lines, sharp silhouettes, and stark accessories. “The black-and-white trend is still one of the most popular,” says Sara Fernandez, event planner and stylist at Beautiful Blooms (1011 N. Hancock St., Ste. 103, 215-925- 9300). “Flowers tend to be textural but soft, with one accent color. Anemones add a pop of black for contrast. Lighting is what makes this type of event: colored uplights, pin-spotting, and textures on walls or ceilings.” It’s all about the accents: The collections at Billig Jewelers (330 Rte. 73 S., Marlton, NJ, 856-983-2300) range from simple to stylish, or visit Scarlett Alley (241 RRace St., 215-592-7898) for striking hair accessories.
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