It isn’t every day we see wedding ceremonies with huge floral inspired displays, so we’re pretty excited to bring you this beauty from Casey Brodley Photography and Robert Jensen Floral. Here, bride Rae handcrafted the entire thing herself, manipulating over 2000 balloons into a faux wisteria wonderland. There’s no doubt on our end — the payoff was certainly worth it!
From the bride, Rae: When Mikal and I chose to have a wedding, it was because our family and friends were scattered throughout the world and we wanted to bring everyone together at once. With almost 90% of guests coming from out of town, we decided upon a big “family-style” weekend, and really set out to make it a memorable experience for not only us, but those taking so much time and travel to be with us. We settled on our location overlooking Lake Sunapee and Sunapee Mountain, where we spend the respective summers and winters enjoying.
It was incredibly important to me to create a DIY wedding more so because I love the process of creating and wanted my hands in all parts of the decor. The hanging “flower” display took me months to slowly create little by little after work, and was made from over 2000 balloons that were tied to resemble white wisteria. In the end, both sides of our family helped to decorate the day before from making the eucalyptus runners to collecting fresh cuts off their own trees for our arbor. The weekend of, the weather turned terrible and forced us to hold the wedding and reception both in the tent, but it only added to the big family vibe we had hoped. (We even had the first snow of the season that night!)
Photography: Casey Brodley Photography
Floral Design: Robert Jensen Floral
Day of Coordination: Shannon Faretra
Venue: Dexter’s Inn
Wedding Dress and Headpiece: BHLDN
Hair: JL Hair Design and B&B Style Salon
Makeup: Lamoreaux Makeup Artistry
Rings: Hephaistos Jewelry Company
Catering: Portsmouth Catering
Wedding Cake: Tarté Cafe and Bakery
Furniture Rentals: Special Events of New England LLC
Wedding Invitations: Jillian Brickman Designs
Name Cards: Bash Calligraphy