Monday, September 20, 2010

Vintage Style Shadow Lawn wedding

We finished three great weddings this weekend, all special and completely different. The first one was at a barn and stone house in High Falls called Shadow Lawn.
Amanda, the Bride had many great ideas. She was into a real vintage look and the wedding was full of fun vintage details. From the ceremony area where we used two old wooden ladders with clusters of glass and ceramic containers filled with three types Chamomile, Dusty Miller, white Dahlias, white Scabiosa flowers, green Hydrangea, Curly Willow, green Hellebores and Queen Anne’s lace. The ladders helped to frame the couple as they got married to the Welcome table with lemonade and a mailbox for notes to the couple.

Ceremony area

At the photo booth, area there was an old table, couch, and ladder with patterned fabric used as a photo background. We had a Baby’s Breath floral spray on the table and a can with white Roses on the ladder.

The Cocktail Tables and Bar had rusted Cans wrapped in “Liberty of London” prints and jute. The flowers used were green Hellebores, white and brown Alstromeria, white Dahlias, and white Roses.

 Now this is really cool and a bold choice of the Brides, keeping with her vintage inspiration. The bride’s bouquet was 90% Baby’s Breath with spots of two types of Chamomile, Wax Flower and a hint of Stars of Bethlehem. I wrapped it in an ivory Vintage style lace ribbon. Her Brides Maids had more Wax Flower, Chamomile, Stars of Bethlehem and Dusty Miller with a bit less Baby’s Breath. At first, we were going to use silver ribbon but after seeing the bouquets, we felt like there was already a lot of silver in the bouquets. We decided to use Taupe, which was definitely the right choice. I love these bouquets and actually really like baby’s Breath. When used in abundance it looks so sweet and pretty. It is definitely a vintage look and I know that in Europe it doesn’t inspire such negative connotations.

Brides Bouquet

Brides Eye View

Brides Maid
For the Groom and Groomsmen we used Dusty Miller, Wax Flower, Baby’s Breath and white Spray Roses. I wrapped them in Jute twine.
Groom's Boutonierre

On the Reception, tables in the barn were multiple pieces of glass of various sizes and styles. We used green, ivory and white flowers. The flowers used were a mix of Snap Dragons, Scabiosa flowers, Dahlias, Hellebores, Lisianthus, Queen Anne’s lace, Hydrangea, and Stock.

The Bride brought a lot of fun props like her collection of old bottles, books and lace Doilies. We decorated their Sweetheart Table with these elements giving it a warm homey feel. There was a local map displayed on the table with a heart around High Falls. It added an adorable and personal element to the couples table.

Sweetheart Table

Map of the area

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