Photos by:

Amber Gress

We are living for this enchanted garden wedding, where real couple Ashleigh and Steven said their “I do’s” in a pastoral wonderland. Jove Meyer Events did not disappoint with a circular ceremony layout featuring a hand tufted Moroccan rug and abundantly floral chuppah beneath which Ashleigh and Steven shared smiles, tears and maybe a kiss or two. Twisting vines and suspended greenery led guests into a reception space where lush blooms from Saipua were illuminated by soft candlelight to create an utterly beautiful chaos. The love that was shared that day is almost tangible, thanks to Amber Gress, the master behind the lens. Read on to see every magical moment, and be sure to spot the fleece guests atop the cake!

Modern Country Meets Secret Garden Wedding - http://ruffledblog.com/modern-country-meets-secret-garden-wedding

From the bride, Ashleigh: We wanted to pull through a theme that was sophisticated and elegant but had an edge of novelty and whimsy with wild, Secret Garden-esque florals and elements of magical realism – executed through the lens of modern country elegance. The sheepicorn logo became a pervasive theme, inspired by the sheep at Blue Hill and the fact that we consider one another our own figurative sheepicorns–mythical creatures we did not think existed in reality. Side note: We are still quietly disappointed that we were not allowed to attach any horns to the actual sheep.

blue wedding stationery - http://ruffledblog.com/modern-country-meets-secret-garden-wedding

wedding dress detail - http://ruffledblog.com/modern-country-meets-secret-garden-wedding

wildflower boutonniere - http://ruffledblog.com/modern-country-meets-secret-garden-wedding

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bridesmaid bouquets - http://ruffledblog.com/modern-country-meets-secret-garden-wedding

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wedding photography - http://ruffledblog.com/modern-country-meets-secret-garden-wedding

wedding portrait with sheep - http://ruffledblog.com/modern-country-meets-secret-garden-wedding

We wanted our wedding to feel suspended between classic and contemporary – ambiguously timeless. Our color palette was inspired by a piece of interior design swipe – a picture of dark, unsaturated lapis wallpaper with a geometric copper print and a kelly green fern nearby. The ferns filled out our florals and joined the sheepicorn as a design element in the paper goods. Our colors, decor and flowers all aimed to feel like they fell out of an unplaceable era – nodding to the end of the Victorian and the rise of Art Deco. This is just a long-winded way of saying we wanted it to feel vintage but not too vintage.

wedding ceremony setup - http://ruffledblog.com/modern-country-meets-secret-garden-wedding

wedding ceremony with greenery - http://ruffledblog.com/modern-country-meets-secret-garden-wedding

wedding ceremony - http://ruffledblog.com/modern-country-meets-secret-garden-wedding

ceremony recessional - http://ruffledblog.com/modern-country-meets-secret-garden-wedding

place cards with ferns - http://ruffledblog.com/modern-country-meets-secret-garden-wedding

wedding reception - http://ruffledblog.com/modern-country-meets-secret-garden-wedding

tall centerpiece - http://ruffledblog.com/modern-country-meets-secret-garden-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Pick three things you care most about for your wedding (ours were the invitations, music and photography). Prioritize all three of those elements within the budget. Also, maybe elope.

quartz table number - http://ruffledblog.com/modern-country-meets-secret-garden-wedding

romantic wedding reception - http://ruffledblog.com/modern-country-meets-secret-garden-wedding

chic centerpiece - http://ruffledblog.com/modern-country-meets-secret-garden-wedding

wedding reception - http://ruffledblog.com/modern-country-meets-secret-garden-wedding

simple wedding cake - http://ruffledblog.com/modern-country-meets-secret-garden-wedding

reception lounge area - http://ruffledblog.com/modern-country-meets-secret-garden-wedding

newlyweds dancing - http://ruffledblog.com/modern-country-meets-secret-garden-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Book of Love,” Peter Gabriel (string quartet)
Recessional: “Bitter Sweet Symphony,” The Verve (string quartet)
First Dance: “Heaven,” Bryan Adams

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Amber Gress

Wedding Planning and Design

Jove Meyer Events

Floral Design

Saipua

Venue and Catering

Blue Hill at Stone Barns

Wedding Dress and Veil

Pronovias

Hair Pins and Bracelet

BHLDN

Wedding Shoes

Badgley Mischka

Rings

Betteridge

Hair and Makeup

SB Beauty

Groom's Suit

Paul Smith

Groom's Shoes

Harris

Groom's Tie

Lanvin

Wedding Cake

Lulu's Bakery

Band

The Social of Elan Artists

Rentals

Patina Vintage Rentals

Stationery

Fourteen-Forty

1 comments
  • Rachel

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