All Photos courtesy of EP Henry, Philadelphia Design Home
Outdoor weddings and weddings at your home have become more common as the cost for renting the country club or a mansion to hold your wedding in has skyrocketed. Why not take the money you might spend on your venue and update your outdoor living area? In the mid-eastern United States EP Henry is one of the best known outdoor design firms and they offer design services as well as products used to execute your project.
Monday evening my guest and I were fortunate to be one of the guests at the EP Henry Patio Party at the Philadelphia Design Home. For anyone who is not familiar with the concept of the design home, each year a fabulous home is designed and decorated to show off the skills of local designers and builders. Design Home ticket proceeds benefit the local Ronald McDonald house which provides a 'home away from home' for families of children with serious illnesses being treated at Philadelphia area hospitals. For more information on the Ronald McDonald House go to this Philly Mag link.
Our host, EP Henry did the outdoor design work including the area surrounding a fabulous salt-water pool area complete with fountains pouring water into it from above as well as an outdoor living space that was as relaxing as it was beautiful.
Outdoor spaces now include more than you basic grill and picnic table and EP Henry pulled out all the stops to show just what homeowners can do. EP Henry can help you design your own outdoor living space even if you aren't planning a design on a grand scale.
Chambord was also there promoting their new flavored vodka. I'm not usually a drinker but I have to admit to being impressed with the product! I'll be sure to pick some up the next time I'm at the liquor store for my guests at home. I highly recommend it to brides looking for a great product to build their signature drink at their wedding around.
The house is located on 4.5 acres of land in Gwynedd Valley. Some of the features that rocked were the raised outdoor living area that included perks like waterproof outdoor electronics and a great fireplace, an outdoor kitchen, a lower level and a garage.
EP Henry's design featured Devonshire Gaelic and Tennyson pavers in Sandstone Cream and Bluestone, a Cast Veneer Stone Ledgestone wall in Aspen, and Coventry Stone III pavers in Dakota Blend. Just head over to their web site to see the variety of stone and paving products available for both the DIY'er and thoseof us who need to hire a contractor.
- Design-a-Palooza Join us on Saturday, September 25, from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM at the Design Home for our biggest hardscape design event ever! This event will give you and your readers the chance to speak with EP Henry designers and have your “before” photos be transformed by professional designers to create a realistic “after” image using our state-of-the-art PRO Landscape Software.
- Green Day, Oct 2 : Increase your storm water IQ and get tax credits in return with this easy-to-follow demonstration on permeable guidelines and township standards
- 5% discount for 5 Saturdays (September 11, September 18, September 25, October 2 and October 9) with EPH matching 5% as donation to Ronald McDonald House. I am very happy to announce that EP Henry will be offering the Philly Social Media Moms an additional 5% off during this time. This will increase your discount to 10%!
**Please note, the sponsor and her guest were invited without cost to them to this party. Food, drink and a tour were provided at no cost but this did not effect the expression of my opinions in this sponsored blog post.