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Jan 20, 2018

Green Collage 2Today’s Monday color inspiration is bold and bright greens… Natural and versatile it can be used in so many ways. As an accent, the main focus, or mixed into a palette, green has always been one of our favorite colors to use in design.  Perfect for weddings due to it’s meanings of life, renewal, nature, and energy, is associated with meanings of growth, harmony, freshness, safety, fertility, and environment.
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Thank you to Liz Banfield and Corbin Gurkin for the beautiful images.

1.20.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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Jan 20, 2018

Stone wall

Martha’s Vineyard is one of our favorite spots out of town for weddings.  We can’t wait to be up there again at the end of the summer! But for today’s wedding Wednesday, we’re sharing this July wedding from 2010. Blue and white ikat was the design inspiration along with wooden and natural elements playing off of the family barn where the reception was held.  Photos by Adrienne Page.

Guest bag

We love incorporating local flavor in the wedding guest welcome bags. The oh so perfect  Martha’s Vineyard bags from Maptote; also included were custom printed playing cards with the wedding emblem, locally sourced and bottled waters, vintage island post cards, Cape Cod chips, and homemade sea salt caramel bars.

Bridal Collage

A gift from the groom- a vintage Hermes enamel bracelet perfectly finished the bride’s ensemble.

Invite and bouquet

Flower girl Collage

Martha’s Vineyard has so many glorious roadside flower stands, for all of the bridal party flowers, we ordered nothing ahead of time and shopped these stands for all of the personal flowers that day.  For the brides’ something blue, all of the mother’s and grandmother’s monograms were embroidered on her bouquet ribbon.

Ceremony sign

The ceremony took place up on a bluff overlooking the farm, so guests were able to take in the property on their stroll to the ceremony.

Bridesmaids

The bridesmaids wore Lela Rose bridesmaids dresses (Lela, also in attendance is friends with the groom and his family in Dallas). All white bouquets from roadside farmstands were a contrast to the bride’s colorful bouquet.

Ceremony Collage

Massive clusters of baby’s breath created a natural and whimsical feel for the simply elegant ceremony.

Bride and groom 2

Front of barn

The father of the bride had an affinity for vintage barns, and had this one moved down piece by piece from Canada. It was the perfect spot for the wedding dinner.

wreath on barn color

Cocktail hour Collage

Cocktail hour took place below in the stable area below the barn with seating throughout. Individual wooden signs let guests know where they were seating for dinner.

View of barn overall Dinner Collage

Menus were printing on large wooden signs, much like the one we made for the stone wall entrance.

dinner Tablescape

Little wooden stirrers tied to the napkins with blue baker’s twine were sweet place cards.

bride and groom at table

Boogie tent Collage Reception Collage

After dinner, guests partied in the “boogie tent” and lounge for the rest of the evening.  A stylish blue lounge provided a serene place for guests to enjoy cake, a cheese cart, cocktails and a reprieve from dancing.

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Getaway Collage party at night

After a birdseed toss (friendly for the environment of the farm), the bride and groom departed by a vintage Woody and spent the night in town before heading off for their honeymoon.

1.20.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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Southern Living June 2016 all pages

If you haven’t seen the new issue of Southern Living Magazine, it’s out on newsstands now and we had such a blast working with them on the feature how to “Throw a Porch Party”.  I wanted to share all of the details with you in case you are still needing inspiration for your Memorial Day weekend. I hope everyone has a safe and happy weekend.

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1.20.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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