Farm & Studio Journal

Laura + Erich

The mercury has dropped, the sunsets now come earlier and the trees are taking on a coppery glow.  We barely said goodbye to the beautiful September summer and suddenly we are facing fall straight in the face.  I'm not gonna lie:  I'm just not quite ready yet.  

With fall on my mind, it seemed like a good time to share one of our favorite fall weddings of all time:  Laura & Erich's fete last fall.  

This super sweet couple gave us full rein to choose any colors and any flowers to use in their bouquets and centerpieces.  Their only request was that we only use flowers from our farm. They know us;  they know and love our style; and they "get it" when it comes to seasonality...especially when it comes to what's in bloom in late October/early November.  It was a rare luxury to have that much creative freedom.  

For Laura's bouquet, we used lots of gorgeous dahlias, and combined them with lisianthus, physocarpus, scented geraniums, sedum, jewels of opar, dill,  and passionflower vine.  We wanted it to have the look and feel of fall, yet still be feminine.  The blush pinks and muted coppers helped bring added softness and depth to the deeper wine hues.  

Their gorgeous wedding took place in the historic Westminster Presbyterian church in downtown Dayton followed by a fun and festive reception in America's Packard Museum. The beautifully restored museum is located in the original Packard Dealership Building and features more than 50 restored cars displayed throughout its art deco showroom and pavilion.   It was a perfect place for a party.  

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The cocktail and reception tables featured vintage milk glass vases filled with seasonal dahlias, zinnias, salvia leucantha, lisianthus and grasses, which were interspersed with vintage books and paper flowers hand crafted by the groom's family.  

It was a beautiful setting and a beautiful celebration for a beautiful couple.  

Photography:  Kitty Maer

Floral Design:  Buckeye Blooms

Venue: America's Packard Museum

Catering:  Elite Catering & Events