Garden Wedding at The Liriodendron Mansion
February 4, 2014
Mid Atlantic
Classic WeddingsRomanticEstate Weddings
As much as I adore a modern or rustic wedding, I am a true romantic at heart.  A Jane Austen lover who falls head over heels for soft, lush blooms and garden party-esque receptions that will take your breath away.  This, my friends, is one of those weddings.  A drop-dead gorgeous affair that is all about the romance, and all about the pretty.  See it all captured by Redfield Photography in the full gallery.
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From the Bride... Peter and I met in middle school, but didn't start dating until after we graduated from high school. After dating for over eight years, Peter finally decided to propose with the help of our dog, Dexter. Peter made a sign to hang around Dexter’s neck that said “Mommy, will you marry Daddy?” with a little dog paw on the sign. 363 days after Peter proposed, we got married. If I could pick some keywords to describe the overall inspiration and theme we were going for they would be: romantic, classic, and elegant. Nothing too heavy… We wanted a light evening full of love, laughter, family, and friends. We just wanted everything to be classic.

Special touches and DIY projects: We had a live artist (painter) which every single guest thought was pretty amazing! And she was absolutely incredible; a very talented young lady. Also, our dog played a special role, he was in the background of the wedding ceremony, and then after we were officially married he came forward so that we could recess down the aisle as a family. Our beer list was also hand selected by the father of the groom.


• Lifesaver mints in cardstock that looked like match books with “R” on them, or the wedding date, or our married monogram in gold pen.

• The toile and navy table numbers in frames—I shopped for frames for several months, picking up one or two here or there, then spray painted all of them gold. I love toile and wanted it in my wedding in some capacity, but not all over, so I had the idea to make the table numbers toile. So with ivory and blue toile wall paper, I cut each piece according to the size of the frame, traced numbers, and then painted the numbers on with navy blue craft paint.

• I also made the “Mr. and Mrs.” sign the same way but used gold paint for a different touch.