We are all about Veteran's Day here on SMP...celebrating the insanely gracious men and women that are out there right now, fighting for our country, fighting to keep this world a better place. And we're putting our love on two film makers that have made it their mission to share the story of three senior citizens who, over the course of three years, have greeted over 800,000 troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. To thank these filmmakers for telling the world such an incredible story, a group of Maine's most talented vendors (see below for a complete list) came together and gifted them the ultimate...a wedding!
The Poppy was a design focal point as a nod to the national symbol of remembrance and the flowers that are given out in recognition of Veteran's Day. Not to mention, it's an adorable stem and makes for a pretty awesome design element!
Here are a few more behind the scene details...
For linens, we used silver fortuny full length table cloths and fuchsia napkin with a black and gold tassel detail. There were (hand made) fuchsia chair pad covers and orange dupioni silk table clothes. We had three unique table designs. The first had three different sized square black metal vases contained compact masses of one type of flower tucked in each vase. The second featured a large manzitia branch that we spray painted gold. And the third table had one large black square metal vase with a base of carnations in a lush mass, with a large gold manzanita branch coming out of it. We draped the manzanita in garlands of marigold mini-poms (to represent the garlands that are traditional Indian wedding decor).
We have a bit more coming up in just a bit, including a look at the simple and completely sweet farewell brunch!
The vendors that participated in this incredible wedding are: Real Weddings Maine Director, Jessika Brooks / Venue by Retreat at French’s Point / Event Design by Flora Fauna Designs and coordination by The Sweetest Thing Weddings / Photography by David Murray Weddings / Stacey Kane / Michelle Turner / Audra Photography / Catering by Silver Tureen / Tent by Sperry Tent / Cake by Let Them Eat Cake / Henna by Genevieve Levin of Blackbird Studios