This wedding was so touching and moving!    When mother of the bride, Barbara, came to me and said she needed help pulling together and designing what she wanted to be her daughter’s most memorable day- I was ready for the challenge.  Libby and Barbara knew exactly what they wanted- a ‘garden wedding’ that would take place in November…and inside 🙂

The couple married at St. Davids Episcopal Church and the reception was held in the fellowship hall.  Barbara was concerned about making the hall have a ‘wedding feel’ and specifically a garden.  We began designing with them and transformed the hall to exactly what they had wanted!!  We came up with some fun and unique ideas that everyone seem to enjoy but were also very functional!

The gorgeous floral arrangements were created by American FloralJohn Wrightenberry did the photography- can not wait to see pictures 🙂

Tony Signarino of PartyTime DJ kept them dancing all evening!  Cake was by Pastry Place.

The absolutely amazing catering was by Gourmet 2 Go!!!!  They not only had fabulous food but their presentation was gorgeous and perfect for the setting.

Here is one shot down the aisle- the runner was actually from the personal collection of the brides’ father- he has a fabulous rug collection and this was a beautiful and touching addition.

Scott at American Floral came up with the beautiful arrangement that was place in this family heirloom- the stein belonged to the bride’s great-grandmother (or maybe even older than that) but it has the family crest and all on it.

So we did some before and after shots- this is the fellowship hall…angle from the front door.

Same angle set up.  We brought in many trees from Bunch Farms

Angle two- we needed to distract from the corner…

So we ‘covered’ it 🙂

Third angle…

…and the result.  We draped the corner, where the bar was placed-

Shot of the bar- we place B.I.O. screens in front of fabric and the camellias were gorgeous!!  We used Barbara’s copper ‘applebutter making kettle’ to hold ice- it was great and fit the feel perfect!!

One last angle…

You can see where we hung lattice in front of the staircase in which we used to hang seating cards!

Closer image of the seating cards 🙂

Cocktail hour- Chris followed through with the garden theme amazingly.

Oysters sat in a bird bath!!

Crab cake station that was the Barbara’s own recipe!!!  We just love the slate stone accents!  Chris can do anything!

Marinated shrimp cocktail shooters.

…and this was the best part- we came up with this idea and they loved it-we placed the cake in the church’s bird bath.  This was a huge hit!!!

   

Libby has a dairy allergy so Pastry Place created a non-dairy cake just for her, and we topped it with Libby’s parent’s cake topper from their wedding.

We created a little seating area lanterns, a bench and some river rock-

The couple gave lovely red maple trees as a favor for their guest to take home, plant and of course remember this event by!

 

Table shot- each setting had a beautiful irish linen hankie filled with candied pecans.

Coffee and tea station

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