Happy fall everyone! With October being just days away, I’m giddy over the arrival of my favorite season. To start off this exciting week, I’ve got an adorable New England wedding to share with you. You may have seen a few of the detail shots over at Frolic, but if not, you are in for a treat. I love the intimacy and hand touched sweetness of this garden celebration…
When Ethan, proposed to me we knew immediately where we wanted to get married. The house that my father and his siblings grew up in was built by my grandfather, a boat builder, off of the side of a stone wall. It’s an eclectic enchanting mix of English garden, wooden boats, and Cape Cod seaside shingles. There are also tall box hedges and gardens surrounding the tiny house, creating little rooms perfect for an outdoor wedding–beautiful even when it rains. The dark clouds gathered as we got married, and the rain began to fall 10 minutes into the cocktail hour (where we were serving Dark n Stormies, no less!). All rushed and huddled under the tent for the remainder of the evening.
One thing I fell in love with and used as inspiration was a Liberty of London floral print. Ethan’s mother sewed ties for the gents out of the fabric (straight for groomsmen and bowties for the dads), and we used the remainder to top the honey jars for favors. I wanted the bridesmaids to wear a white dress they picked out–I love the way their white dresses looked all together, next to mine, and i loved that they all looked like themselves. It all had the slightly off-kilter, imperfect but elegant feel we were going for. Nothing too precious, but everything romantic.
Photography by La Porte Rouge
While outdoor wedding venues are almost always our favorites, we know that it’s just not realistic for a lot of couples. If you dream of an elegant garden wedding, then there’s no better way to bring the outdoors in than with gorgeous flowers.