• Anna Tarrant

Madison's Woodland Wedding

Fairy tales can come true, and I think this is what Madison experienced. If someone has a fairy tale wedding, it definitely should have been this lady because she is one of the kindest and most gracious brides we've ever worked with. The setting was her parents' house in Palmetto where you can find horse stables, geese wandering from stream to pond, pine forests, and on her wedding day, a giant tent for the reception. It's a fairy tale setting all by itself.

The ceremony itself took place in the forest. Here is where we got creative with Robin. Robin Thomas is an amazing interior designer, and she was the wedding coordinator. She's also one of the most creative people I know. She helped us come up with the ideas of putting dream catchers in the ceremony because Madison really loved them, so we designed white dream catchers and put them on hula hoops and other circular holders and spread them around the forest near the ceremony backdrop.

For the ceremony backdrop, we made a garland from ferns and twined roses into them. Then we hung lace and flower strings from the arbor. It was perfect for Madison and her woodsy theme.

Look how beautifully Ashley Faith Photography captured this. Leading to this special place, we created a greenery arch entrance to the ceremony site. Madison and her guests walked under it on their way to their seats. Ferns and smilax adorned it along with some French tulips on the bottom.

Ferns and campanula in mossed hanging baskets lined the way through the woods to the ceremony site.

After this beautiful couple exchanged vows, everyone went up to the stables for drinks. Can't forget the bar!

Before I go to the reception, I want to show you what we designed for Madison to carry and for the bridesmaids. Madison really wanted peonies, and who wouldn't, so a boho/woodsy bouquet was invented, and she totally rocked the bouquet, the dress, and the flower crown too.

Down at the tent, we were scurrying around putting the finishing touches. At the entrances were some gorgeous arrangements made from sea star fern and pussy willow. On the tables, we made woodland centerpieces featuring some fresh flowers and potted African violets and foraged wood pieces.

Up above, we hung 3 hanging chandeliers with foraged ferns and smilax. We also did a design of limbs over the band, but I just don't have any pictures of this although I loved it!!!

I get so many requests asking for package. I honestly don't understand how you do packages, but even if I did, I wouldn't do it. The job wouldn't be the same without getting to meet our couples and designing a wedding specifically for them and their vision. That's really the fun part for me, and the part that you'll realize makes your day so special.

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