Instead of a traditional Rehearsal Dinner, Angela and Jeremy decided to have a Welcome Dinner. Since all of their friends and family traveled to celebrate their wedding, they invited everyone. Guests arrived to a beautiful setting at the Blue Onion Cafe on Old Brockway golf course. Flowers arranged by Bellissima Floral had a freshly picked feel to them, which blended nicely with the crisp yellow umbrellas! Although the setting was casual, Angela dressed it up a bit with a gorgeous Vera Wang cocktail style dress. The kids ran around on the grass, while the adults enjoyed mingling and viewing the "Who's that guy" album that Angela and Jeremy created to help their guests get to know each another. Everything involving this couple is paired with humor!
A few days ago we posted a couple inspiration boards for a client getting married at The Cornerstone Gardens. They are seeking a rustic elegant wedding with various whimsical and unexpected accents. The colors are fresh yellows, greens, and creams; the style is Pottery Barn meets Martha Stewart! Take a look at our inspirational collages:
The bride loves the idea of using mason jars for the rustic side of her wedding, but used in a more creative fashion. She would also like various unexpected accents, hence the book covers with love-words on the book bind and the newspaper flowers. The final style accent in this collage is "romance" - which is where we find the oversized hurricane vases, floating candles, and petals blanketing a path. The remaining images here represent rustic signage to direct the guests, lounge furniture for the cocktail party, and a signature cocktail.
Since the wedding will take place in 3 locations at the Cornerstone Gardens, it is important to direct the guests - what better way than simple wooden signs with white paint? We have toyed with the idea of using benches for the ceremony and then re-purposing them as lounge furniture during dancing in the Barn - the image above shows the benches but dressed with pillows to incorporate color!
As I mentioned in the previous collage, the bride loves mason jars - so I pulled a few examples of using them as vases and water glasses - but adding a simple tag to dress up the look. The remaining images in this inspiration board reflect the look and feel of the wedding - utilizing wooden farm tables with a table runner, jam as favors, simple table number tags, and a monogrammed sweetheart table. The possibilities are always endless. We shall have to wait and see how all of these details will be refined!
This couple is looking for a non-traditional wedding with sass, fun, and lots of surprise elements for their guests. Although I don't want to reveal too much, here are a few tid bits and links!
Decor ~ We will decorate the outdoors with lanterns and lights to create a romantic ambiance. The inside will have a candle-lit fireplace, chandeliers hanging from the tall ceilings, and low floral arrangements decorating the long tables. To honor the bride's Chinese culture, we will have accents of red, which symbolizes good luck!
Flowers ~ The very talented Bellissima Floral is creating a unique place card holder made out of tall reeds and floating candles and flowers. The bride's bouquet will be elegant with subtle creams and peaches.
Food and Beverage ~ Instead of a formal plated dinner, guests will be served a BBQ cuisine "family style" in large dishes by Blue Onion Catering. To emphasize the unique theme, guests will be served beverages in mason jars and greeted with a self-serve infused water and juice station.
1. Having a casual wedding? Use mason jars for glasses. 2. Need a container to hold ice, trash, or decorations? Use galvanized cans. They come in all shapes and sizes and they look much nicer than a dirty plastic garbage can or bus tub.
3. Need a unique Place Card holder? Use picture frames - they can serve as the favor too! Milano Series has great clear/paper weight holders that are elegant and functional.
4. Worried about guests losing their freshly poured cocktail? Offer charms or even snazzy name tags at the bar. These are especially good for mason jars.
5. Having part of your wedding outside? Rent some outdoor lounge furniture.