I’ve been looking forward to writing about this wedding since the day that Rebecca Grant of New Creations Wedding Design and Coordination brought me on board… which was, gosh, over a year ago now! Sitting in the grass outside DeLille Cellars, Rebecca told me that this was going to be a design extravaganza. No truer words have ever been spoken.
Rebecca’s idea for vibrant colors and lush, elegant floral design was immediately inspirational. The biggest technical challenge for me was the tent. Rebecca had a beautiful idea for covering every inch of ceiling pole in the two clear tents over the reception area with curly willow and green garland. That turned out to be a lot of tent pole: about 540 feet to be exact-ish. Which in turn led to a crew of 6 people installing it for 8 hours on the day before the wedding. Suffice to say, a lot of math was performed on my trusty calculator leading up to this wedding. On the day of the tent install, we were grateful for overcast skies and hardy materials in what could have otherwise been a very hot mess.
My crew and I were back the next day to finish the job. Every possible area that needed flowers had flowers. We had floral tie-backs on the upright tent poles, we had floral garlands around the cake table and guest book table. We had the most juicy, yummy chuppah I’ve yet had the pleasure of designing. There were tall centerpieces; there were low centerpieces; there were tiny little supplemental centerpieces to fill in the holes in between. An arch greeted the guests as they made their way up to the ceremony, and floral garlands greeted them again on the gold chiavari chairs at the ceremony site. It wouldn’t have been a wedding without petals along the aisle. Oh yeah, and we also hung wreaths above the gorgeous tent chandeliers that Vintage Ambiance supplied. It was fabulous, fantastic, a LOT of work, and did I mention that it all took place on my own wedding anniversary? (Sorry, Jason!)
I’m so very happy that Affinity Photography was on the scene to document all this splendor. Sean and his team did a knockout job, as usual, and I still look at the pictures with a sense of, “Wow, we really did it!”