If you’re just now joining us…lucky, lucky you. We are featuring the most unbelievable wedding, one filled with details that will make you swoon, a bride that is just about as gorgeous as they get, flowers that will give you butterflies and a style that will forever be a favorite here on Style Me Pretty. It’s Jessica Claire’s wedding…photographer and creative genius. And Jessica chose none other than Jose Villa, one of our all time favorite talents, to photograph her gorgeous day.
From the hugely talented Angel Swanson of Love and Splendor, one of the event designers behind the day…
Guests arrived to 3 Stones through a covered trellis leading into a welcoming courtyard. A refreshing beverage station greeted guests with southern sweet tea, French pomegranate juice and sparkling berry lemonades, served with twisty straws and fresh fruit garnish. An old library filing cabinet (an incredible find we discovered at a salvage yard!) was dressed with tufts of moss and floral accents, as well as fresh fruit for ‘picking’ as a pre-ceremony treat. When the ceremony was about to begin, guests were ushered as a group to the site. Along the winding path to the ceremony, guests encountered such conversation pieces as a 6’ wrought iron bird cage (another salvage yard treasure!) filled with florals resembling a majestic bird and its plumage.
The ceremony was held in a beautiful clearing overlooking a lake and the rolling vineyards at 3 Stones. Florist Neil Gilly of Gilly Flowers created an incredible “outdoor chapel” by defining the space using a series of vintage windows, embellished with lush sprays of branches, leaves and florals in autumnal shades. Scraps of an old wooden fence lined the back of the ceremony space, and antique locks were strung on lengths of velvet ribbon along various posts for a whimsical touch. A series of Persian rugs lined the aisle leading up to another dramatic window display.
For guest seating, we used mis-matched wooden chairs (half of which came from an abandoned 1940’s schoolhouse) dressed with turquoise dupioni sashes and vintage brooches, mixed in with mini vignettes of vintage furniture. Stacks of vintage luggage and antique trunks, overflowing with florals, were also featured throughout the seating area. Many of these pieces came directly from the personal collection of Jessica’s cousin, event stylist Kabrel Polak. The bridesmaids wore a unique mix of dresses in various textures and colors that complemented the look of the day, while the men wore ensembles that included suspenders and vests that were a nod to a bygone era.
SO much more to come!