Guests arrived and were escorted to the banks of the lake. We kept decorations to a minimum, allowing the dramatic sweeping pines and the glittering lake to sit center stage. Rustic chairs sat on the grass on either side of the aisle, which was lined simply with gathered baby’s breath hanging from hand crafted wrought iron hooks in the ground.
Following the ceremony, guests were led to a sun drenched patio overlooking the lake for cold cocktails, and hot hors d'oeuvres. Live piano music was heard in the background while guests visited a bar lined with vibrant citrus centerpieces and served chilly drinks with classic blue and white striped paper straws, which paid homage to the vintage feel. As guests finished their drinks, they found their escort cards on a handcrafted pin board framed with rough wood and lined with vintage toile fabric which was slowly revealed as cards were removed. The toile provided a surprising and delicate design element that stood out against the slate patio.
Again, in celebration of the bride and groom’s craft, escort cards were created to look like library due date cards, the wedding date stamped on each.
The entrance was draped with billowy fabric, bustled with bunches of white wildflowers. A chandelier cradling tea light candles added a perfectly structured element to round out the timeless aesthetic.
Inside, sixteen tables surrounded the wooden dance floor. Above hung a chandelier hand-fashioned out of seventy-five cream paper lanterns. Tables were draped in cream cloths; a one of a kind round piece of lace adorned each. Table numbers were screened onto toile fabric matching that of the pin board, and displayed in salvaged gold frames. Centerpieces were
fashioned out of aged books, stacked carefully. A brushed silver vase sat atop each stack, filled with creamy white roses and hydrangeas that bubbled over the sides of the vase like icing. Also in brushed silver, short candle holders held cream colored tapered candles, whose melting wax spoke to the overwhelming romance of the day.