Q: Tell us about your wedding! What was the inspiration behind your day? Did you have a specific theme, style or color palette? Did you incorporate any cultural or religious traditions in any part of your day?
A: With all of the heartache going on around us we wanted to show our couples, who have hung in there through the reschedules, the cancelations, the cancelled guests, and starting to plan again mess that there was a brightness ahead, and to embrace the brightness and warmth of being able to once again celebrate with friends and family and soak up that time together like sunlight.
Q: Let’s talk wedding decor. How did you decorate your space for the ceremony and the reception? Was any part of the decor DIY?
A: The Venue, Lakeside at Welch Estate, is often pictured using their beautiful dock and tent… but set in a field above it all is a 100+ year old Oak Tree by the lakeside and show brides to imagine the natural beauty there as a canvas for their day. We placed our beautiful marbleized fondant cake from The Icing Baking Co. in front of the tree to highlight all of its beautiful texture! The place-cards- both tiles and handmade paper were hand-lettered by Noted Calligraphy, as was the Invitation Suite- on deckle edge cotton rag paper from Silk and Willow- who was also the genius behind the plant died silk ribbon gracing our bouquet.
Q: What were the florals like in your wedding? Did you use flowers in any of your design elements like the bridal bouquets, centerpieces or ceremony backdrop? Did they play an important part in the overall style of your wedding?
A: We used a lot of florals in our tablescapes, bar cart, and even our cake, incorporating lots of locally grown florals from Hummingbird Gardens, Blue Eye Flowers, Hazel Witch Farm, Sweet Greens Farm, Grace Rose Farm, and River City Flower Exchange artfully arranges by Vessel and Stem. We wanted the things that comforted us-plants and gardening- in our isolation to be an expression of excitement and welcome as we began this wedding season. We also incorporated dried elements of hydrangea, and rabbit’s tails, some even preserved in resin crystals from the sweetest maker Mementos by Phi. We always try to find ways to reduce waste, and repurpose, and saving and drying elements from prior weddings is one way we do just that!
Q: Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you’d like to share with other couples planning their day?
A: The biggest piece of advice I would love for couple to take from this shoot is to not be afraid to embrace the celebration of a wedding, even in uncertain times. To lean in to that excitement, warmth, and lightness of having something wonderful to celebrate again! We have to be conscious, carful, and considered to ensure everyone is able to stay safe- but there is still so much about a wedding- the parts that really matter- that’s the same.