Our Parisian Wedding

Since my upcoming themed wedding has become such a fun and integral part of my tea parties, I decided to share the details of our wedding on my website! Our engagement in Paris and my love for all things French has inspired our big day! 

Wedding Details:        

Emily McFadden and David Jones                                            

A Marie Antoinette Parisian Wedding                                      

Traumbaur Hall @ The Racquet Club of Philadelphia                                

January 13, 2018                                                                    

Five O'Clock

Room Block with discounted rates: 

Sofitel Philadelphia


Parking information here: http://rcop.com/parking/



Our French Inspired CUISINE for the evening! 

Bon Appetit! 

Pre Ceremony Beverages
Warm Beverages including Cardamom Chai and Spiced Cider

Signature Drinks
The Peloton Provence and The Parisian Pomplemouse

Stationary Hors D'Oeuvre

Charcuterie and Cheese Board
An Assortment of House Cured Meats and Sausages with Homemade Mustard and
An Assortment of Pickled Vegetables and Breads, An assortment of cheese and crackers

Fresh Baguettes

 Fondue Station
Offered with Garlic Croutons, Apples and Savory Walnut Biscotti

Pappardelle, almond pesto, parmigiano reggiano
Gemelli Pasta, butternut squash sauce, sage
Raddiatore Pasta, roasted red pepper & eggplant ragout

Carving Station
 Apricot Glazed Roast Loin Of Pork
blue cheese butter and buttermilk biscuits

Raw Bar With Cocktail Shrimp
Oysters, Clams and Cocktail Shrimp with Bloody Mary Granita and Cocktail Sauce
Vichyssoise Shooter
A rich creamy potato and leek soup, served cold and garnished with chopped chives.
Smoked Salmon Napolean
Alternating Layers of Pumpernickle and Smoked Salmon Mousse Topped with a
Thin Slice of Smoked Salmon
Hot Aquatic
lobster bisque, oyster crackers, Prince Edward Island mussels in san marzano tomato, fennel & garlic sauce, mignonette Bloody Mary


Butlered Hors D'Oeuvre
Croque Monsieur
The Love Note
Foie Gras almond macaron
Scallops Wrapped In Bacon horseradish mayo
Escargot Profiteroles
Baby Lamb Chops
Dijon, White Wine and Rosemary Encrusted Baby Chops
Cut Straight From the Rack
Slow Cooked Duck
Flat Iron Steak Canapes
Grape Nuts
Eggplant Croustade




                                                          Pickled Beet And Apple Salad                                                          
Grapefruit Intermezzo

Fresh Baguettes
Served with Sweet Butter

Roast Filet Of Beef and Duck Duet
Duck breast l ͛orange, Filet with Cabernet emulsion, 

Haricot Verte

 French Diced Rosemary Roasted Potatoes


Vegetarian Option
Grilled Vegetable Napoleon With French Lentils
Zucchini, Squash, Tomatoes, Red Onions and Portabella Mushrooms with French
Lentil Salad and Tofu with Sweet Red Pepper Coulis



Wedding Cake

Chocolate Mousse Tartlettes
Assorted Truffles


A Tower of lemon curd filled Pastry Puffs Drizzled with Caramlized Sugar

Creme Brulee Station - Made To Order
Coffee Station
Fair Trade Organic Green Street Roasters Coffee, Brewed Decaf, Herbal and
Caffeinated Teas Served With Fresh Dairy Cream
Cappuccino And Espresso Bar
Our Imported Italian Espresso And Cappuccino Machine Makes The Genuine
Article, Intense Rich Espresso and Frothy Steamy Cappuccino
Served With Grated Chocolate, Cinnamon, Lemon Peel Or Flavored Syrup
Hot Chocolate
served with Grand Marnier

The Proposal

Dave and I traveled to England and Ireland last June. We took the Eurostar over to Paris while staying in London and Dave proposed at the Eiffel Tower! My ring is a vintage 1920s platinum diamond and sapphire! I am in love! 

The Engagement Shoot

I rescued my first vintage wedding dress 6 years ago while living in Miami, before I even met Dave. My cousin who I was living with at the time thought I was crazy! I say rescue, because many of the dresses I have purchased were in the Halloween racks stating they would be great to splatter blood on! I just couldn't let this happen! I started collecting vintage wedding dresses from all different eras and then I got this idea! Instead of a traditional engagement shoot, why not dress in different eras and pretend we got married in that era. Lucky for me, my other job is a wedding planner with access to wedding venues, Dave is a good sport and his brother is an amazing wedding photographer.! So one sunny warm February day (yes it was 70 degrees) we headed over to the Historic Anthony Wayne House in Paoli and made my dream come true!

Click on the picture below for a slideshow from the shoot! 

A big thanks to Adam Jones for taking all these wonderful pictures! Check out his wedding page - http://www.adamjjoneswedding.com/


My Vintage Afternoon Bridal Tea Party with inspiration from Jane Austen and a 1940s fashion flair!