Maggie and Ryan’s pink and burgundy wedding was a show-stopper from start to finish. The Anthony Wayne House played host to their special day, and there’s nothing more romantic than an open air tent with twinkle lights to set the mood. Botanical details were tied together in everything from the illustrated stationery to the groom’s burgundy suit to the lavish ceremony arch. Love simply flourished, and these images from Maria Mack Photography are the proof in the pudding. Hear Maggie’s story below!
What style and feel did you envision for your wedding?
We loved the idea of a romantic, garden wedding with the feeling of being at a very beautiful backyard party. The Anthony Wayne House was the perfect venue for that with its open outdoor space and lush gardens.
What are some adjectives that best describe the look of your wedding?
The look of the wedding was very romantic and rustic-glam. We used many candles and lush florals to create a dreamy atmosphere that was complementary to the open tent and twinkle lights provided by the venue. Our color scheme was blush and burgundy with metallic accents. DIY projects included the seating cards (Etsy print outs and frames from Michael’s), the chalkboard signs (bought from Michaels and drawn by the sister-of-the-bride) as well as the Jenga blocks and corn hole boards (handmade by the father-of-the-groom).
What flowers were used for your bouquet and/or floral arrangements??
All of the beautiful florals were put together by Q|A Designs and they went above and beyond for our event. The bouquets featured a mix of dahlias, ranunculus, spray roses and ruscus greenery. The florals were all burgundy, blush and magenta. Similar florals were used for the stunning pergola and centerpieces. We designed three styles of centerpieces and spread them out across the tables to create some variety.
Any advice for couples planning their weddings now?
Wedding planning is not easy, no matter how much you try to simplify it! My best advice is to build a vision with your partner before speaking with other family members and friends about wedding planning. Outside influences can be beneficial, but can also cause unnecessary stress on the couple. It is also important to do lots of research on your vendors, read ALL of the reviews and search Instagram hashtags for inspiration. I found many of my vendors via social media as they had all worked together in the past and highlighted each others work. This made for a seamless wedding day and a beautiful event.
What songs did you play at your wedding?
For our wedding, Ryan and I wanted to steer clear of the traditional processional songs. We chose three processional songs – “Sweet Thing” by Van Morrison for our parents, “River” by Leon Bridges for the bridal party and “Fade into you” by Mazzy Star for the bride. For our recessional we chose “Signed, Sealed Delivered” by Stevie Wonder. Our first dance was the classic Elvis Presley song, “Can’t Help Falling in Love”.
Photography: Maria Mack Photography
Event and Floral Design: Q | A Designs
Venue: Anthony Wayne House
Bride’s Dress: Oscar de la Renta
Veil: Ever After Miami
Hair and Makeup: ONLO
Groom’s Suit: Sarar
Groom’s Shoes: Gucci
Videography: Lovesick, Inc.