Country and Chic. Rustic and Sophisticated. Rough cut and Feminine.
Nicole and Travis' September wedding artfully meshed all of these juxtaposed elements into a seamless style that reflected their personalities and venue.
The setting for their special day: a large, open farm field. The wide expanse allowed for an open air ceremony followed by a tented reception.
The couple utilized repurposed or reclaimed wood in numerous decor details, including a massive wooden wall backdrop behind the head table. The bride's father constructed the wall, the head tables and boxes used for the centerpieces. These barnwood accents along with other special touches, such as incorporating small toy tractors into all of the men's boutonnieres (in colors corresponding to their brand loyalties) were another subtle nod to the couple's country roots.
Here at Buckeye Blooms, it was all hands on deck to complete all the design work for this special event. With 70 centerpieces, it was one of the largest weddings we have been involved with and we needed lots of help to pull it together. Caroline from Passiflora Studio drove up from Marietta and helped for a solid two days. A talented and super efficient (and fun!) designer, Caroline was a joy to have on our team. Having her help out was part of our continuing Creative Collaboration. We used this same labor trade concept with two other designers: we helped them with one of their weddings. In exchange, they helped us with this big wedding. It was a win-win proposition, plus it was a lot more fun working on a team.
In preparation for Travis and Nicole's wedding, we had dedicated an entire large section of our hoophouse to growing cafe au lait dahlias in the perfect hue of blush pink. We harvested every last stem--plus supplemented with flowers from our friends at Cat Run Ranch. We combined the dahlias with lisianthus, scented geranium, hydrangea, ammi, celosia, baptisia foliage from our farm with stock, roses and seeded eucalyptus to create the designs in the barnwood boxes.
With two centerpieces at each long table, it was blush and white wonderland inside the tent and out.