We could hardly take our eyes off Autumn and Keith’s stylish wedding tent reception, replete with blush draping, lush floral garlands and hoop chandeliers adorned spilling with greenery. Of course, those weren’t the only design moments we stopped in our tracks for. Just wait til you see their SIX tier cake with dramatic 3D sugar flowers that defy gravity. The details were crafted expertly by Events Held Dear with the perfect blend of beauty + function, and you know you can expect jaw-dropping blooms whenever she teams up with the fabulous Evergreen Flower Co.. See all these details and more (like the sweet father/daughter first look!) in the heartwarming gallery from Kismet Visuals & Co. below!
From the wedding planner + designer, Events Held Dear: Autumn and Keith’s wedding day occurred right where it was most important to them: at home. With the groom, Keith, being from a small town and extremely close to many of his family and friends from there, it was important to both him and Autumn to invite only their closest family and friends, making their day a more intimate affair.
The bride’s parents own a gorgeous estate in Delaware, Ohio, and they decided it was the perfect place to hold their reception of 100 guests. Apart from the church ceremony in downtown Delaware, every aspect of their wedding day had many moving parts, but many intricate details as well that were important to them.
Guests arrived for cocktail hour and were escorted to the main drive via trolley, where the groom’s favorite aspect of the day was located: the mobile beer bar. Since the bride and groom met at Beerfest years prior, it only seemed fitting that specialty beers were a forefront to their day. During cocktail hour, the bride and groom had their Reception Reveal along with a private First Dance, with a guitar solo by one of the band members. As the song started to wind down, their 1 year old daughter Penelope joined them for the dance. Autumn was then able to go and change from her Hayley Paige gown into a sparking, form-fitting show stopper for their second “First Look”.
Once the flower-adorned gate was opened, guests took path through the circular garden to the clear-top tent, where they walked through a grand entrance of blush draping and cascading florals. Once entering the tent, it was hard to miss the stunning 6-tiered cake covered in sugar flowers, which acted as a statement piece as soon as family and friends walked in.
Now that’s a stylish wedding tent entrance if we ever saw one!
Their guests enjoyed the night at tables covered in velvet linen, colorful florals and lush greens, both on the tables and hanging from chandeliers overhead. They were then able to enjoy the live band under the night sky, as the clear top allowed the stars to be seen – an important detail the bride wanted since our (planner’s) very first consultation!
The evening ended with two late night snacks: a food truck and the couple’s favorite, Graeter’s ice cream. The last surprise of the night was courtesy of the bride’s mother: as guests enjoyed their food, a three minute fireworks display went off over the property, surprising both the guests and the bride and groom themselves!
Now that we’re all totally floored by the power of draping, be sure to check out more of our favorite wedding drape ideas next. The way they transform the nuts + bolts into a truly stylish wedding tent is simply unreal, and Autumn and Keith’s aesthetically perfect everything is the proof in the pudding!
Planning, Design and Production: Events Held Dear
Church: St. Mary Catholic Church
Reception: Parent’s home in Delaware, OH
Florals: Evergreen Flower Co.
Photographer: Kismet Visuals & Co.
Caterer and Bar: Bosc & Brie
Band: Bluewater Kings Band
Tent and Flooring: Lasting Impressions
Invites and Signage: Lumaca Paper
Videography: Little Tree Studios
Beauty: Amber Preston Artistry
Rentals: Event Source Rental
Cake: Miam Cake
Trolley: Short North Trolley
Bridal Boutique: La Jeune Mariee
Ceremony Dress: Hayley Paige
Reception Dress: Berta
Vintage Car: Classic Limousine of Columbus
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaids Gowns: Gilded Social
Mobile Bar: Short & Stout
Draping: Serendipity Designs
Furniture Rentals: All Occasions Event Rental
Bathroom Rental: Porta Kleen
Fireworks: Arthur Rozzi Pyrotechnics