Inspiration for your road to the altar

Terrain Styled Real Wedding

November 16, 2010

Anna and Chris had such a beautiful wedding, that incorporated both tuxedos and personal DIY style all in one event. Anna is a textile designer, so the couple utilized gorgeous quilts and fabrics throughout the event. The table assignments were listed on a giant framed chalkboard and a bluegrass band entertained guests during the cocktail hour. The couple utilized simple metal lanterns as centerpieces (genius) and had a local baker create pies made from family recipes. They helped develop the aesthetic and decor for the event from a designer at Terrain, which is surely why I love every bit of this wedding!

Venue: Audobon Center in Audobon, PA
Photographer: Lorraine Daley Wedding Photography
Flowers/Decorations: Matthew Muscarella, from Terrain
Brides Dress: Cymbeline Paris
Brides Shoes: BP Platinum
Bridesmaids Dresses: J Crew
Catering: Jeffrey Miller Catering
Pie: Original recipes from Anna’s family, but made by Jeffrey Miller Catering

Bob and Randy held the first ever same sex commitment ceremony at the Biltmore Estate last October. The pair celebrated with their nearest and dearest, in a gorgeous indoor ceremony illuminated with twinkle lights. They opted to liven things up by dancing down the aisle together to the Culture Club’s “I’ll Tumble For Ya” – love it! During the reception, ten separate guests stood up to give a toast to the couple, definitely a testament to how loved they are. Don’t miss the adorable chocolate cake topper – so cute!

Photographer: Whitmeyer Photography
Event Planner: BobbyMark’s Designs
Chocolate Cake Toppers: The Chocolate Fetish

Floral Inspiration

February 19, 2009

The part of our wedding that I struggled with the most was the flowers for both the ceremony and the reception. I didn’t know much about floral arrangements, but when knew what I did like when I saw it. Our color scheme limited me greatly and I didn’t have a very big portion of our budget dedicated to the flowers. I am sure you’ve seen this beautiful table scape from Courtney of Flush Designs on Once Wed, but I thought it was worth publishing again.
All of these flowers also fit into a really specific color scheme, but do so without seeming like “too much.” They also use berries and other greenery so well, which would likely make them relatively inexpensive.
These arrangements (also from Flush Designs) incorporate different elements that make the centerpiece so much more interesting. I guess the point I am trying to make is – don’t feel trapped when it comes to picking your flowers. There are florists out there who are very willing to come up with suggestions that fit into your budget and incorporate other elements to spice things up a bit. Thanks for the pics, Courtney!