Rustic Elegance

I remember the day Julie and Tom called me…in a panic…’Our wedding is Thanksgiving Weekend and no one will take our wedding…AND I want an all fabric bouquet and no one will make one for me” …. I calmed her down and told her she didn’t need to look any further and all those “no’s” were leading her right to me!  From there is was so obvious we were meant to plan her wedding flowers together…an instant connection.  We were able to create a color story that was so unique and perfect for a late fall, rustic wedding.  And her bouquet? Giexsell, my lead designer, and I hand made most of those flowers….5 hours later, isn’t it awesome?  Have a look at Julie and Tom’s very personal, unique, Rustic ~ Elegant wedding!

But before we look at the beautiful photos, I have to talk about these AMAZING vendors!  Eric and his wife Corey are not only the sweetest people they are so very talented!  he loves to get detail shots, as you’ll soon see.

Erica??? Her cakes are award winning.  You need to be following her on Instagram or take one of her classes!

Venue: Pavilion on Crystal Lake
Photographer: Eric Brushett
Cake: Erica O’Brien Cake Design

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C’mon!  Look at this detail!!!!!!

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And just because we LOVE this bouquet…

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Mint, Peach and Blush ~ Rustic Vintage Vineyard

Pastel color stories are making a comeback and I can see why.  They are etherial, light, peaceful, romantic… much like Stephanie and Jaxon’s wedding that took place at the magical Saltwater Farm Vineyard.  It’s a great place to have accents of rustic and vintage and being a vineyard…you get my drift.  From an old mailbox to fill with love letters, a burlap book to leave marital advice for the couple, to candy striped straws for a signature drink to wooden slabs, mercury glass, mason jars with burlap and lace as decor for the guest tables and ceremony. I feel there is an art to gathering many eclectic elements and making them work….which is why Stephanie and Jax hired ME !  I absolutely love pairing the old with the new and the rustic with the elegant.  I hope you will too! Get ready for prettiness overload as there were too many images for me to choose from by the fabulous Jennifer from Jennifer Bach Photography! A huge thanks to Jennifer from Gourmet Galley Catering as she was so incredible and accommodating to work with!

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Jonathan Edwards Winery

Just because you have 30 people on your guest list doesn’t mean that you have to decorate any less than a large wedding!

And that’s what Kim and Mark did…they wanted flowers and plants to bring their wedding to life…to accent the best day of their lives!

Loving the crisp color story of green – yellow- white…using tons of natural elements such as wood slabs, plants, succulents, clay vessels, moss, burlap…paired with the elegance of lace and mercury glass…and the fun-ness (yes, that’s a word) of paper fans, topiari escort cards, heart garlands, lanterns, extra large table numbers and custom moss lanterns….this made for one of my favorite weddings of all times!!!

This wouldn’t have been a match made in heaven if it wasn’t for Christine from Piece of Cake Events!  I swear, she pairs me up with my floral soul mates!

First time working with Russell Morin Fine Catering…Arolin was awesome to work with!

Iris Photography captured not only my details and floral art, but the fun-loving couple during their very intimate affair.  It really was the perfect wedding!

Enjoy……

 

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Diana and Justin’s Fall wedding featured on Rustic Chic Weddings!!!!

One of my favorite themes to design…Rustic Elegance during my favorite time of year…Fall!  There are so many natural elements to choose from and I love bringing “the outdoors in” by using leaves, pumpkins, birch, branches, etc etc   And it all paired so nicely with the elegance of New Haven Lawn Club!!!

To top it off Diana( and Justin!) were so fun to plan with….she trusted me to take her vision and run with it and I did! Even scouring the entire state for mini white pumpkins well after their season…and found them! Also got to use my awesome dremel and wood burner kits for some great detail and personalization!

I was crying when I received their thank you card……..Love them!

This wedding was so fab that it got featured in a prestigious wedding blog, Rustic Chic Weddings!!! Click the link to see the feature.  We were all very excited to find this out as this wedding was made for that site!!!

It couldn’t have happened without the gal behind the lens….Sarah from Afterglow Photos….she knows how to work that camera!!!

Here are some of my favorite images of the day……