August 2017

Aug 19, 2017

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Today’s feature is a blast from the past summertime wedding at Drayton Hall Plantation featuring gerber daisy designs. Our bride,  a well known Charleston interior designer, was  a great collaborator and serious about her guests having fun. The result was a playful but classic Southern wedding under the Oaks. Thank you to Liz Banfield for the photos.

Printing Collage

A simple gerber motif gave the classic invitations and ceremony programs by Lettered Olive a hint of sweetness…

Bridal Collage

Liz was able to capture some amazing portraits of the bride inside the historic plantation house. We went with brights and colors for the wedding party, so traditional white fit the perfect bill for this bride’s bouquet.

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The wedding ceremony was held under one of the oldest live oaks on the property with a gospel choir providing some hymns during. We lined the aisle with varying shades of gerber daisy heads for a subtle pop of color. And, for the “reserved” rows of family, wide satin ribbon tied around the chair backs also had a gerber daisy detail.

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Reception Collage

Afterwards, a tented reception was held along the riverbanks.  Seating vignettes were placed throughout so as guests tried the varying food stations, they could grab a quick seat to eat.

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A tired cake separated by rows of gerber daisies found a pretty home inside a canopied display… We like to take bridesmaids’ bouquets and place them around the cake table also to add some floral elements.

Daisy Collage

Gerber daisy details throughout the wedding included candles inside tall glass cylinders with small gerbers glued along the top, lampshades with real daisies attached, floral tie backs covering all of the tent legs, and pretty floral “tree” centerpieces.

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Once the dancing began, the tent was turned into a sultry late night lounge with a packed dance floor!

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getaway CollageFor the Sparkler send off, we built a large display full of daisies growing out of rye grass. Guests were able to grab their sparklers on the way out to see off the bride and groom…

8.19.17   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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Aug 19, 2017

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photo by Corbin Gurkin

One of the easiest and most affordable places to put a personal touch on your wedding day is with your bridal bouquet.  Today, we are sharing ways we customize our bride’s bouquets that you can take away.  When I’m in New York, there are tons of great ribbon shops around our office and I love finding pretty pieces to use for my brides. You can source these in many other places though too, etsy, websites, and even antique stores.

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photo by Liz Banfield

Another way to add sweet details to your bouquet, and also bring in tradition is by adding family pieces. We tied this bride’s grandmother’s engagement ring around the stem wrap, and a family embroidered handkerchief wrapped around the stems added a traditional look.

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photo by Liz Banfield

For this pink and green wedding, we used lots of pattern. Luckily, we found a great fabric that we used throughout the design… we made linens with the fabric as the toppers, covered the bar with it, and also used it to wrap the bouquet for a super custom touch.

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photo by Adrienne Page

If you want to go with a simple ribbon for your bouquet, see if you can have initials embroidered on it at a local embroiderer. This is a great way to incorporate a “something blue” and it’s something you could keep and pass down as well.

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photo by Liz Banfield 

Many of our brides have pieces from family members, either who are no longer with them, or can’t be there, or are just being passed down because of the occasion. I love the idea of pinning them onto the bouquets as an added personalization piece.

8.19.17   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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Aug 19, 2017

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As school is starting and summer is starting to wind down, I’m sharing a sweet 70th birthday poolside party we did for some former clients inspired by the Peppermint Lounge a Miami hotspot in the 60’s frequented by the birthday girl.  Thank you to Leigh Webber for the photography.

welcome Collage

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Guests were greeted by “pink flamingo” cocktails, and a poolside lounge and cocktail hour before dinner in the garden.

Food Collage

Cheese board displays were strategically set for guests to snack on, and “interactive” oysters on the half shell were passed with mignonette sauce in mini champagne bottles- genius food by Chef Sarah Adams.

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After cocktails, dinner was served in the garden. Large brightly topped tables were set with custom Birthday menus, and fun flower pieces. An artist created a flamingo mural on the stone garden wall as the background for dinner.

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After dinner, guests could lounge around the pool and enjoy the open air evening, or party the night away in the “Peppermint Lounge”.

Lounge Collage

 A birthday treat display capped off the evening.. the perfect sugar pop to keep everyone dancing all night long….

8.19.17   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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