I’ll never, ever grow tired of garden-set affairs. Maybe it’s the abundance of blooms or the complete air of romance, but it seems the most perfect place to marry and the proof is at our fingertips. Sunshine Daydream Events coordinated the day, Lilypots designed the florals, and Lexia Frank snapped every detail you don’t want to miss.
Artists themselves, Doug and Leia wanted to tie in their love of art history throughout the wedding. Using Gustav Klimpt’s ‘The Kiss’ as inspiration, they had Illustration artist Joanna Bush design a personalized ‘Kiss’ Illustration. The custom artwork hung in the reception, was used in the invitation suite, as well as the cake.
Leia found the perfect Allure Bridals dress, but it lacked the whimsical cap sleeves she had envisioned. An extra yard of the scalloped lace was ordered, and was seamlessly added- giving that whimsical look Leia wanted.
Doug and Leia designed their engagement ring together and had it made in Wilmington North Carolina by local jeweler, Scott Rhodes. The ring is rose gold and has an Edwardian antique look even though it’s brand new. One very old element however is the Old European Cut diamond. The opal tear drop are the same color as the Spring Azure butterfly that flutters about the farm.
Leia chose an unstructured bouquet featuring succulents, dusty pink roses, coral peonies, sweet babyrose, lavender, blue thistle, blue muscario, scilla, ivory and pink astilbe, white stock, and seasonal herbs/berries for added interest.
Doug and Leia combined their last names for the “PratapaDink-ini”. A delicious grapefruit/citrus and basil vodka martini. “The Yes Dear”- One of Doug’s bourbon concoctions with Sprechers Ginger Ale.
Guests drank signature drinks and danced in the evening sun to the musical talents of The Brothers Quinn- an incredible bluegrass/folk band that dress the part! They are normally a four piece bluegrass/folk band but for our wedding brought in two guest performers to play harmonica and guitar as well.
Leia collected all the mix-match china for table settings as well as dessert plates.
The cake was a mini Raspberry buttercream cake decorated with a Klimt swirl motif. The cake topper was a paper die cut of “The Kiss” by Klimt.
Photography: Lexia Frank Photography | Wedding Coordinator: Stacey Syverson Of Sunshine Daydream Events | Ring: Scott Rhodes | Caterer: Gooseberries Market | DJ: Double Platinum DJ Services | Band: Brothers Quinn | Bridesmaid Bracelets: Allison Story | Dress Boutique: Katherine Simms Bridal | Dress Designer: Allure Bridals | Florist (bouquets): Lilypots | Hair/MU: Clear Waters Salon | Invitation And Program Design: Leia Pratapas And Joanna Bush | Rentals: Lakes Area Rental | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother | Video: Kevin Larson