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Peach Palette, Autumnal Wedding at The Garrison

Hello Again, and Happy Friday!

Diana from Jubilee Events was great to work with during the planning of Jenna and Mikes’ wedding. From the beginning right through the day of, Jubilee Events makes sure that everyone is on the same page and their clients have literally nothing to worry about on their big day. If you hire them as your planner, you will pretty much only need to show up, they take care of everything else. We appreciate a good planner, and every time we have worked with Jubilee Events everything comes together seamlessly.

Here are some images we are excited to show you, taken by the Master of her Craft- Carla Ten Eyck of Carla Ten Eyck Photography.  We love when our brides tell us they are having Carla shoot their wedding because we know we’re in for some great images! I loved this soft palette of peaches, pinks, soft whites and ivories, without further ado- let’s jump right in…

This may have been my favorite bouquet of the season- composed of hydrangea, peach ranunculus, David Austin garden roses, local dahlias, freesia and white astilbe with a touch of dusty miller at the base. A super soft color scheme, I have to say peach has been quite a star color the past 2 years, and from what I can tell so far for 2015, it is still going strong!

Hand-tied bridal bouquet in peaches and creams with dahlia garden roses, astilbe, ranunculus

Hand-tied bridal bouquet in peaches and creams with dahlia garden roses, astilbe, ranunculus

Let me just put up a few images, it’s that pretty!

A beautiful setting at The Garrison in New York

A beautiful setting at The Garrison in New York

The details on this strapless wedding gown are beautiful, I love the touches of lace as well.

Peaches and creams, dahlia garden roses, astilbe, ranunculus

Peaches and creams, dahlia garden roses, astilbe, ranunculus

First Look, with an inset of the bridal bouquet

First Look, with an inset of the bridal bouquet

Before we get into any further details- let me just say that these sock choices for the best-men pretty much give you idea of how cool this couple is.  Here is Mike with his matching boutonniere and the guys- with all of their miss-matched socks! I personally LOVE a quirky touch…

Mismatched socks and cute boutonnières

Mike’s matching boutonniere and the miss-matched socks for the men

The girls all carried scaled down versions of the bridal bouquet, and once again the scenic Garrison has plenty of beautiful spots for photos.

Gorgeous bridal party, beautiful flowers

Gorgeous bridal party, beautiful flowers

Bridesmaid Bouquets

Bridesmaid Bouquets

Onto the Ceremony- this magnificent structure lives at The Garrison, and I would happily decorate it again and again! What an amazing arch, I can picture it done in so many ways….shown here with local Hydrangea and “Cyclops” Hanging Amaranthus, bringing in some green while keeping the decor simple so as not to overpower the structure itself.

Slide10The sky was incredible, Carla tells it best, check out the image below….

The Garrison in New York has such a beautiful skyline, and not a cloud in sight for Jenna and Mike

The Garrison in New York has such a beautiful skyline, and not a cloud in sight for Jenna and Mike

I know this next shot doesn’t have flowers, but it’s such a beautiful story that I couldn’t not include it!

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Onto the cocktail hour.  This birch treatment on the walls is definitely hitting my wish list, I need some of this in my living environment. Not  to mention, it’s fantastic as a backdrop for the simple yet elegant cocktail flowers in miss-matched milk-glass bud vases.Slide14

 

Being in complete love with succulents, these little individually planted guys in white clay pots were super cute for guest cards (stationary by Wordshop out of Denver)Slide13 Slide12

We love the story of this next photo- the meeting of places, touches of wood and gold.  I also love seeing bouquets used as decoration, it always feels good to know they have a home after the ceremony- and don’t they look fantastic, bringing in warmth with those peach campanella roses?

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The centerpieces for Jenna and Mike were comprised of 2 styles, one a coordinating hand-tied arrangement in a birch container, the other a set of mismatched vintage glassware with tiny satellite arrangements to fill the tables.

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The Cake. This cake is 3 layers of sheer perfection. Designed by the Pastry Garden… oh my!

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What better way to end a blog post? Enjoy!

Hand-tied bridal bouquet in peaches and creams with dahlia garden roses, astilbe, ranunculus

Hand-tied bridal bouquet in peaches and creams with dahlia garden roses, astilbe, ranunculus

If you want to see more of this wedding, follow this link to the blog post on Carla’s website… or This Link to get to the video by Jim Altieri of Vintage Cinema- his videography more often than not brings tears to my eyes- even when the couples are strangers! I honestly don’t know how he pulls if off so incredibly often.

It Takes A Village!- Vendor Roll

Venue: The Garrison, Hudson Valley

Event Coordination: Jubilee Events

Photography: Carla Ten Eyck Photography

Cinimatographer: Jim Altieri of Vintage Cinema

Hair and Makeup: Dana Bartone & Co

Bridal Gown: The Plumed Serpent

Cake: The Pastry Garden

Stationary: Wordshop

Flowers: Green Dahlia

Stacey & Alan’s Branford House Wedding

Here’s one of my favorite spring weddings of all time, photographed by one of my favorite people of all time, Katie Slater. I love this one for a couple of reasons – first, I loved meeting with Stacey and seeing her vision for the Branford House – a natural, free garden look, elevated with touches of formality. Second, it was a challenge. A calculated messy look is hard to pull off – but Cat figured it out. She came up with a way of designing these hand-tied bouquets that gave them flow and freedom, AND enough structure to make the placements of the flowers purposeful. Thus was born the ‘Upstairs/Downstairs Method,” patent pending.
There are going to be a lot of pictures of these bouquets. I can’t help it.
But first, meet Stacey and Alan:

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So now the bouquets – we used jasmine vine, amaranthus and Australian fern to create a backdrop for coral peony, purple phlox, ebony hellebore (which we actually grew!), peach garden roses, cream ranunculus, silver brunia protea and white clematis for Stacey’s bouquet:

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We scaled the look down a bit for Stacey’s bridesmaids – and we wrapped the bouquets in luxurious upholstery fringes in taupes and soft golds.

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The guy’s boutonnieres were simple – hellebore with hypericum berries for the groom and silver brunia protea with an accent of allium flower for the groomsmen.

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Inside The Branford House, we used classic gold urns for the centerpieces, each a bit unique in design, and draped the mantels in lush greenery and amaranthus. We then filled the room with candles to create a soft, romantic glow.

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To see more, and to see these bouquets move, watch the beautiful film by Forever Lucky:

Stacey + Alan | Highlights | Forever Lucky Films from Forever Lucky Films on Vimeo.

Credit Reel:

Photography: Katie Slater Photography
Flowers: Green Dahlia Florist
Makeup Artist: Andrea Blair, Two Spa Girls
Hair: Evelyn Cotto
Venue: The Branford House
Stacey’s Dress: Jenny Yoo from The White Dress by the Shore
Stacey’s Veil: Custom designed from The White Dress by the Shore
Stacey’s Belt: Ivy and Aster from The White Dress by the Shore
Stacey’s Shawl: Ivy and Aster from The White Dress by the Shore
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Amsale from The White Dress by the Shore
Suits: Ramani Clothiers
Velvet Bow Ties: Mrs. Bow Tie
Catering: Gourmet Galley
Videography: Forever Lucky Films

Hope you liked this one as much as we did. Stay tuned. The upstairs/downstairs method was applied again in a very different way about a month and a half ago – this time it expanded into apartment buildings…