Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Field side ceremony, garden roses, peonies, birch arch, gorgeous sunshine, blue skies and abounding love. What more could you ask for your wedding day? I began working with this bride months ago. She had a pretty good idea of what she wanted right from the beginning but it took months to fine tune things. We met only once and did the rest of planning mostly via email. The results were just beautiful. The bridal bouquet was made with peach "juliet" and white garden roses, blush and white peonies accented with dusty miller. A locket belonging to the bride's grandmother was attached to the ribbon on the bouquet. Attendants wore gray dresses and carried bouquets made with a combination of peach, blush, pink and white garden roses, peonies, roses, craspedia and dusty miller with stems wrapped in light pewter gray colored ribbon. Boutonnieres were made of craspedia, a peony bud and dusty miller leaves. Ushers were craspedia and babies breath. A birch arch was set in front of a water pump decorated with two small babies breath arrangements. The arch itself had two arrangements of babies breath, peonies and roses flanked by two large babies breath arrangements made in old sap buckets. Small babies breath arrangements were placed along the aisle. This private Cornwall ceremony site was beautiful! The reception was held at The Waybury Inn in Middlebury, VT. These beautiful hand calligraphed escort card envelopes were placed in small birch logs. Table number cards were placed inside the envelopes. Leaf stamps were placed next to a hand-drawn tree. Guests were asked to add a new leaf to tree. A photo board was on display. Small babies breath arrangements from the ceremony site were placed between the candles. Chevari chairs, burlap runners on all the tables, and paper lanterns decorated the tent. Larger tables held 2 arrangements each. One in a birch container and one in clear glass. Smaller tables had a single larger arrangement made in a birch container. Yellow tulips have a sentimental significance to the bride. It was the first flower the groom had given her, and they were used everywhere at her bridal shower. It was the one flower the bride really wanted to have included, if at all possible. Chairs reserved for the bride and groom had swags of mixed greenery and babies breath tied to them. The event coordinator, Becca Newton of Missing Piece Events provided the lanterns lining the sidewalks in the garden and the burlap runners. Jars with candles and sand were used for extra lighting. Congratulations Laura and Pete. It was a pleasure working with you!