Martha Stewart Weddings

I’m very happy to share my feature in the Summer issue of Martha Stewart Weddings. Working on this shoot at the end of last summer was a total dream come true and the team I worked with was amazing and made me feel so comfortable. Martha herself even popped into the studio when I was prepping the day before the shoot and complimented the trough design in progress. I had this whole plan for playing it cool if I ran into her but of course that fell out the window when I was face to face with her! The issue is out now through the end of summer, the images below are from the iPad edition.

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SO, Anthro and the New Potato

We recently designed a wild Moroccan inspired centerpiece for Anthropologie and the New Potato. You can read more about Danielle and Laura here and shop the products here!

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photos courtesy of Anthropolgie


Winter Wedding-Brides Magazine

This stunning winter wedding we designed last January photographed by the amazing Alison Conklin was featured in Brides Magazine. I’m so happy to finally share her amazing photos and the hard work of all the talented vendors that made this wedding so gorgeous. Bridget & Tom celebrated their one year anniversary just yesterday the 26th! Bridget joined the Sullivan Owen team in November working with me and our brides. She’ll be writing a few upcoming posts about the process of working with your designer and putting together all the details that make a wedding your own. Enjoy!

photographer: Alison Conklin, event design: The Bride,  Mother of the Bride and Sullivan Owen, floral design: Sullivan Owen, Paper: Loveleigh, Custom Illustration: Meg Hunt, Cake: Tartes fine cakes & pastries, Hair:Zaneta Leszczynska from Studio CL , Makeup:Nives Riddle and Dawn Episcopo , Venue: terrain at Styer’s
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Green Wedding Shoes

It was a pleasure to work on this lovely Nautical shoot with Confetti & Co, George Weiss III and my BVF’s (best vendor friends) Maggpie Vintage Rentals in their amazing new Port Richmond warehouse. See the full feature here and be sure to check out all the talented vendors. Confetti & Co is one of my new favorite planners to work with, be sure to check Sara and company out as 2014 is sure to book up quickly!

chalk anchor and flower “barnacles” by Sullivan Owen


Snippet & Ink

Snippet & Ink recently featured Brian & Celeste’s gorgeous Bartram’s Garden wedding from last summer. Photos by our pals Love Me Do. See the full feature here…


Philadelphia Wedding

The new Fall/Winter issue of Philadelphia Wedding was just published and I’m thrilled to share our two gorgeous features. The first is our vibrant and fun color themed wedding at terrain.

This wedding was also featured on Green Wedding Shoes

The second story features a wild and textural non-floral centerpiece. Normally I don’t get excited about a non floral centerpiece because they sometimes feel too DIY to me. They are not what you would go to a professional designer for in my opinion but I think I’ve found my way. My take on the traditional “dish garden” is a nice update, it still feels like a piece that was designed and is just as much in my style and aesthetic as a bowl bursting with flowers. I could see this being stunning in the fall or winter and all the plants were able to be planted after the fact.
The new issue is available now!

Green Wedding Shoes

This pink and gold styled shoot by our friends Confetti & Co and Alison Conklin was recently featured on Green Wedding Shoes. We provided the hot pink florals for this fun shoot. See more of the shoot here…


Lonny Mag

Color me flattered that Nicole Sewall, managing director of bhldn listed me as a source of inspiration in this feature in Lonny’s Weddings Issue. The issue is gorgeous and they feature 4 very unique and personal celebrations that I thoroughly enjoyed! You can view the issue here.


Blogshop Philly

We had an absolute blast designing & styling the studio space for blogshop in Philadelphia. blogshop is a 2 day Photoshop bootcamp for bloggers taught by Bri & Angela of designlovefest and angela & ithyle. Here are a few images from the day by Angela and you can see the whole post here on designlovefest. To see where blogshop is headed next visit

A huge thanks to Maggpie Vintage Rentals for pulling together some great pieces and working with me on the vignettes and thanks to BHLDN for the poms and garlands! See Bri’s post for all the other contributors

PS-the fresh floral backdrop has been a huge hit, I’ve already designed about 20 new versions so if you are interested in having it at your event please get in touch!

Sullivan Owen for bhldn

Right before I left for my mind blowing trip to Europe I collaborated with Philadelphia based bhldn to create 5 floral designs to inspire 5 distinctive wedding collections from gown to table cards. Here are the floral designs along with the inspiration boards. You can see the feature here and shop each collection by clicking the collection link below each board. This was truly a dream project to work on! Sullivan-Owen-for-BHLDN-Citrus-Poppy-Wedding-Bouquet

Sullivan-Owen-For-BHLDN-BInspired-Botanic-Garden-Board click here to shop the Garden Party collection


Sullivan-Owen-For-BHLDN-BInspired-Cosmopolitan-Board click here to shop the Cosmopolitan collection


Sullivan-Owen-For-BHLDN-BInspired-TheCape-Board click here to shop the Cape collection


Sullivan-Owen-For-BHLDN-BInspired-TheVictorian-Board click here to shop the Victorian collection 


Sullivan-Owen-For-BHLDN-BInspired-Destination-Board click here to shop the Destination collection