Whenever we hear a bride wanted her day to feel “dreamy and romantic,” it’s a safe bet we’re already on the same page. Looking through these images from Charity Maurer Photography, we can’t help but be reminded of the lushest secret gardens and overgrown charm. There’s no doubt about it, Kate and Company Events and Sarah’s Garden‘s work truly shines through here as event and floral designers, respectively!
From the bride, Jennifer: We wanted our wedding to have a very dreamy and romantic feel. I love flowers, so the feel of an overgrown secret garden served as the inspiration. I wanted the florals to look very overgrown, organic, and to be dripping off of the chairs and mantle in the ceremony space.
What are some adjectives that best describe the look of your wedding? Did you have a theme or color scheme? Dreamy, Romantic, Overgrown, Organic. The theme was Secret Garden and I tried to avoid limiting myself to a set color scheme. I tried to just stick to muted colors, but just picked things as I went that I felt coordinated and added to the vibe we were going for.
In terms of DIY, we had a friend design the invites and then had them printed. I then put together the invitations with the twine, wax seal, and envelope liner. The chalkboard and easel behind the head table was built by Tim’s dad, and one of our bridesmaids wrote on in, along with all the other signs being handmade. We also bought unfinished wooden candlesticks and painted them all gold.
Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Enjoy the process. It’s so easy to get stressed about little details, and those details won’t seem quite so important when the day actually arrives. Inevitably something (hopefully small) will go wrong that day, but you will be so happy and excited that it won’t matter. Don’t forget to enjoy being engaged to your significant other and remember that the whole point of the wedding is that you get to marry the person you love. That trumps any of the details.
Processional: Love Story – Piano Guys and Latch – Simply Three
Recessional: “Don’t Worry Baby,” The Beach Boys
First Dance: :I Get to Love You,” Ruelle
Photography: Charity Maurer Photography
Wedding Planner: Kate and Company Events
Floral Design: Sarah’s Garden
Wedding Dress: Watters
Wedding Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Hair: Jody Welsch
Makeup: Gina Schroeder
Groom’s Attire: Calvin Klein
Bridal Party Attire: Jenny Yoo (Maid of Honor) and Joanna August (Bridesmaids)
Wedding Cake: Piece of Cake
DJ: Banda Brothers
Rentals: Prim Rentals
Chair Rentals: Glamour and Woods
Cake Stand: Magnolia Market
Wedding Invitations: Designed by a friend, printed via Vistaprint, and details/assembly by bride
Videographer: Skypoint Productions