Saturday, December 18, 2010

Enchanted Forest Themed Wedding at Shadow Lawn

Now this wedding we will never forget. The couple had us do their rehearsal dinner and wedding at Shadow lawn in High Falls. The Rehearsal dinner was on July 4th and the wedding July 5th, 2008. This was the first wedding we did with an “Enchanted Forest “theme. The budget was great, we had been working closely with their wedding planner Tammy Baldwin and the couple throughout the year, and as always, I love to be involved in the creative process. The lighting was amazing with a forest projected all over the tent by John and Rita Carver from Bear Fly Designs

There were trees by the tent poles, moss, branches, stumps, mushrooms, ferns etc...

Everything was so pretty and perfect. Steve even designed and made this amazing stone path leading up the ceremony area by a stream and the gorgeous birch Chuppah. I believe there were almost two tons of rocks.

The reason why this wedding is so unforgettable is the fact that I gave birth in the middle of it.

 I went into labor the day before their Rehearsal dinner and gave birth on July 4th at 8:10 pm right before the fireworks. Steve went back and forth between the hospital and wedding, even setting up and breaking down before and after our daughter Scarlett Lily was born. All the vendors seemed to know but I do not think the couple did. This will be a great story to tell future generations, will we ever let her live this down?
Rehearsal Dinner Centerpiece
Sunflowers and Heirloom Tomatoes

Of course, I never got to take any photos and barely saw any work until I got these nice photos from their photographer Marie Papp. You can check out her work at:

The Brides Bouquet had white Gerbera daisies, Seeded Eucalyptus, green and yellow Roses, green Cymbidium Orchids, white Casablanca Lilies, pale yellow Stock, Tweedia, Garlic Scapes, green Button Mums, Muscari, Dusty Miller, Lisianthus, and Fern.

The Groom’s Boutonnière had Button Mums, Lisianthus, Muscari, and Dusty Miller.

We alternated high and low Mercury Glass with green Spider Mums, Hosta Leaves, Ferns, Seeded Eucalyptus, Lisianthus, Dusty Miller, Roses, Stock, and Calla Lilies. There is only one or tow photos of the table detail.

The desert table was nice. Covered with Moss, Mushrooms, bark, stumps. Maxine made the cake from Bittersweet bakers. She is probably the best in the Hudson Valley. Check her out at:

 Steve did this beautiful large floral display in Mercury Glass. He used yellow and green Roses, Belles of Ireland, Casablanca Lilies, white Delphinium, green Spider Mums, Seeded Eucalyptus, and Hanging Amaranthus.


The wedding was even published in Well Wed Magazine.

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