I only have a few of the photos back from the Newland Barn wedding but thought I would share a few more of the details ...
My sister, who is my assistant on my design jobs, is my partner when it comes to the weddings we style. For this wedding (and many others), she was also the photographer. And while most of the time we consider ourselves wedding stylists rather than wedding planners, for this wedding we were kind of a two-woman show. Not only did we bring in all the decor, we also helped the client plan the entire wedding and we made the bouquets and all the centerpieces.
The set up for the wedding started on the day before with a trip to the flower market, and like I mentioned in this post, I like to go to the mart with a somewhat open mind. There are always nice surprises and I like to be flexible to
Because of our tight budget for this wedding we had planned on using a lot of baby's breath grouped together. That in itself is rather ironic because I have always disliked baby's breath with a passion. But bunched together it can look quite nice, especially in this more casual and rustic barn setting. And it is inexpensive!
And while we did buy some baby's breath, we actually ended up with a flower than can be cost prohibitive certain times of the year but this week was almost the same price as the baby's breath ... hydrangea! And in the most lovely shade of peach.
I used the 49 cent pots I had purchased from Ikea and threw in a few carnations (yes, carnations!) for a very simple and cost effective centerpiece.
Transporting them to the barn was easy - I used a few low plastic containers lined with non-slip shelf liner.
We mixed the bouquets in with the the silver lanterns we had used for my daughter's wedding which had been held at the same venue.
The fruitwood ceremony chairs were moved to the tables once the ceremony ended.
The orange rose petals were the perfect finishing touch to tie everything together.
The bride's bouquet was white and wrapped in burlap just as she wanted, with just a hint of a peach hydrangea ... and it was almost as beautiful as she was!
Aren't weddings the best?