It’s no little secret blush pink has reigned queen of wedding color palettes for the past few seasons. And as much as I adore that soft, pretty shade, miss Lauren Wells is showing up how to step outside the box with an unexpected hue that just might rock your world: green. It’s perfect for the natural, no-fuss bride and she’s breaking down unique to use it. Snaps from First Mate Photo right here!
From Lauren Wells… We wanted to inspire brides to work with new colors, and came up with a bunch of ideas on how to incorporate forest green into any special event.
Pressed botanical art in glass frames (via Terrain), Hunter boots (if it is going to rain, you can still be adorable!), a statement necklace, greens against a wall as a ceremony or photo backdrop, and of course an all-green, amazing bouquet from Pollen Floral Design are just a few ways to use this gorgeous hue.
One of my favorites is the escort card plant – Anne Robin worked her magic by calligraphing the table number on the pot, and each name on a leaf. You could stack all the pots on one table, with scissors nearby, and people could snip their leaf off and find their seat…particularly perfect for a desert or beach wedding, where guests could use the aloe on sunburns or serve up aloe cocktails. Cheers to new color inspiration!
Photography: First Mate Photography Co. | Calligraphy/Aloe Escort Card DIY: Anne Robin | Floral Design And Floral DIYs: Pollen Floral Design | Styling And Fern DIY: Lauren Wells Events
Few towns fit the New England Colonial aesthetic more than Ipswich, and there are few weddings that fit in with that timelessness as seamlessly as these nuptials at the Crane Estate. There’s a whole gallery of highbrow details like the bride’s lace Lea Ann Belter gown against a perfectly manicured bouquet of white roses and peonies. Lucky us, we get to see it all through A Guy + A Girl Photography‘s lens.
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From A Guy + A Girl Photography
….Susannah was the most elegantly beautiful bride; her hair loosely woven into twists, her lace gown fitting perfectly. Patrick was as dapper as could be in his classic tux. The pair had a softly subtle elegance that flowed between each other throughout the fabulous crane estate in Ipswich, Massachusetts all day.
Photography: a guy + a girl photography | Floral Design: Flores Mantilla | Wedding Dress: Lea-Ann Belter Bridal Flagship Boutique | Cake: Cakes for Occasions | Invitations: Gus & Ruby Letterpress | Reception Venue: Crane Estate | Shoes: Nina | Catering: Vinwood | Makeup: The Makeup Artists | Hair: Kathy Drew | DJ: Eric Poss | Grooms Attire: Club Monaco
Simple, sweet garden affairs tend to be some of the most romantic weddings that ever come our way.Case in point? This Eastman House “I do” from the fabulously talented Emily Delamater. Planned to a T by L. Brook Events with pretty, pink bloomage from Marianmade Farm, there’s no question a peek in the gallery is an absolute must.
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From the Bride… My heart skips a beat just thinking back to that amazing day. It was everything Justin and I dreamed of. The weather was perfect and our simple garden ceremony couldn’t have been sweeter. With family and friends traveling from as far as Australia and Hong Kong to celebrate our day, it was crucial to us that they felt welcome and at home. We started the weekend off with a traditional Maine lobster bake and made sure that our guests were never without food, drink or merriment for the rest of the weekend.
There was a moment after dinner, Justin and I were standing outside in the crushed stone driveway, with the jazz band in the background, the sun freshly set and the smell of cigar smoke in the air, and I remember thinking, this is the exact moment I want to remember forever.
As out guests nibbled home made baklava and other tasty confections, Justin and I danced our first dance to ‘Fly Me to the Moon’…and fly we did.
From the Groom… My favorite memories of the wedding were pretending to get ready with my guys while really playing ping pong, having a moment with Rori during our first look, seeing her and her dad walk out of the house, and finally, knowing when we sat down to our wedding dinner that night, I would go to the ends of the earth to have that feeling every day.
Photography: Emily Delamater Photography | Event Planning: L. brook events | Florals: Marianmade Farm | Dress: Spoil Me | Cake: Vintage Baking Company | Band: Mark Tipton Quartet | Venue: The Farm At Eastman Hill | Invitation: Wedding Chicks | Veil & Headpeice: Twigs & Honey