So I might be the most unpopular person in the the blogosphere for this…but I’m fully looking forward to winter. Because to be totally honest, I’m the kind of girl who’d prefer cozying up by the fireplace to laying out on the beach any day of the week. Crazy. I know. So when my favorites from Paper Antler sent over this elegant winter wedding in the dead of summer, it felt a little like Christmas morning. And if you happen to be a cold weather lover like me, I’m oh-so-certain you’ll be happy spending this August day right here.
From the Bride… My family’s home holds some of my most precious memories so we chose its country setting to set the tone for our wedding. We paired this country house inspiration with our reception’s formal lakeside ballroom to create our French Country Formal theme. The colors were held together by warm cream tones mixed with muted gold, as well as greyed blues and pinks. We incorporated rich fabrics – a grandmother’s fur, velvet seats in a family sleigh, and brocaded lace. To bring the “country” into our ballroom setting, we found handcrafted wood farm tables and adorned them with loads of votive candles next to reflective pieces – silver candelabras, gold vases, and mercury glass. To soften the tables, we introduced full florals – heirloom English garden roses, hydrangeas, peonies and hints of soft greens.
Photography: Paper Antler | Wedding Venue + Catering: Lafayette Club | Floral Design: Katherine Bergman Floral Designs | Makeup: Shannon Darsow | Hair: Kristi Englemann of Beehive Salon | Wedding Dress: San Patrick via Always and Forever Bridal | Musician: Joel Bowers