For someone who longs for life in Europe, Oheka Castle is a dream come true. Our very own castle, set close to home, and hello, it’s gorgeous. DM Events dressed the castle up for this beautiful couples wedding and holy cow, Mel Barlow, we’re obsessed with every single image you captured.
From DM Events… We fell in love with Ame and Mike early on when we realized that one party was just not going to be enough! The gracious couple hosted a party-filled wedding weekend at the stunning Oheka Castle.
The welcome party took place on the lush upper lawn of the estate. The guests, dressed in their best garden party attire, were invited to enjoy a BBQ fete under the stars in a setting we can only describe as garden chic meets BBQ glam! We selected a completely clear tent to ensure guests had unobstructed views of the grandeur of the property and gorgeous sunset. Staying true to our summer garden party concept, we wanted to dress down the tent with wooden farm tables adorned with a linen runner and soft, simple florals. And no garden party is complete without dancing under the stars so we worked with the amazing team at Frost Productions to create a star-filled ceiling of bistro lights.
When it came to the decor for the wedding reception, the couple wanted a design that was elegant, yet reserved. While the Terrace Room at the castle lends itself to being filled with heavy florals, we wanted the evening to feel more soft and romantic, so we chose to design the room around the luxurious feel of candlelight. Half of the tables featured varying sizes of antique silver candlesticks and pedestal candles only, and the room was aglow! We imagine it was illuminated the very same way when the castle was originally built! To complement the luxurious candlelight and lush blooms, we worked with Sesame Letterpress on the stationery suite and fell in love with the sweet coral monogram they created, and we applied throughout the design.
The weekend felt effortlessly perfect and we were elated to see our couple so happy and in love!
Photography: Mel Barlow | Videographer: Unique Visions Studio | Florist: Rebecca Shepherd Floral Design | Stationery: Sesame Letterpress | Calligraphy: Robyn Wylde Calligraphy | Lighting: Frost Productions | Officiant: Jeffrey Kaufman | Ceremony music: Rock Symphony Orchestra for Hank Lane | Venue: Oheka Castle | Friday night music: Artie Stuart Band for Hank Lane | Hair and Make-up: Blow Dry on the Fly | Lounge Rentals: Taylor Creative | Rentals: Broadway Party Rentals | Saturday night music: Karen Lloyd Band for Hank Lane | Second Photographer: Ahmet Ze | Tent: Stamford Tent | Wedding planning and design: DM Events