Jen and Kris were married in September. In the beginning, Jen came to us in need of tablescapes. Her vision was “vintage romance” with colors of plum and champagne. When we met to show her our plans for her tables, she decided to let us design their entire day! I’m so glad that she did, as it was a true pleasure working with her!
Starting with their Save the Dates and ending with Thank You Notes, we created gorgeous print pieces that fit right in with the day’s atmosphere. There was no better way to set the tone for a fairytale setting than with the invitation suite we made for them.
Both the ceremony and reception took place at The Buhl Mansion in Sharon, Pennsylvania. This made for a most incredible setting!
Originally the ceremony was set to be outdoors in the gardens. Due to heavy rain, the ceremony was moved inside the mansion. We always have a contingency plan for outdoor weddings, it turned out to be an intimate and romantic ceremony. The Bride walked down from the top of the stairs where she met her Groom on the landing above their guests. Their backdrop was a stained glass, a large candelabra surrounded by hydrangeas in plum satin covered vases. The stairs were lined with alternating hydrangeas and lanterns. The guests chairs were adorned with champagne colored gypsophila in ornate purple parchment paper.
When their vows were exchanged and they became Mr. & Mrs. the rain stopped for the day, and the sun came out…just in time for post-ceremony pictures!
While they took pictures on The Buhl Mansion’s grounds, their guests enjoyed hors d’ oeuvres and adult punch inside the mansion throughout the library and parlor. There was a full bar in the carriage house which was adjacent to the mansion. The candy bar and dinner buffet were also set in the carriage house. With all of the sparkly, shiny, sugary treats, guests were tempted to spoil their dinner! Jen and Kris made their favors which were set out to the right of the candy bar. We made the tags and gave them some direction, but Jen and her mother deserve all the credit for making 120 boxes of chocolate crowns. They dusted them with an edible gold dust for a champagne shimmer.
The couple chose cupcakes in place of a traditional wedding cake. What a great decision! Kris wanted an almond torte with raspberry filling. We worked with our good friend Megan of MH Cakes. We gave her the bride and groom’s request, talked out the design, and as always she went above and beyond! She made a variety of cupcakes that were not only gorgeous, but quite possibly the most delicious cupcakes we’ve ever eaten. No joke.
When cocktail hour was over, the tented courtyard was open for their guests to be sat for dinner. The seating chart was showcased in a antique gold frame, with guests names listed by table number in alphabetical order for ease of finding their seat.
Guest tables were covered with a champagne colored table cloth and a plum satin overlay. Napkins were also champagne for a great contrast against the plum overlay, and were folded to hold the dinner and dessert menu. The tablescapes were made up of alternating centerpieces with candelabras and tall stemmed votives. Surrounding these pieces were mercury glass votives and various sized flower vases. The flowers were made by our friend Melissa of Dried Humor. The flowers were made up mainly of cabbage roses, hydrangeas, gypsophila and amaranthus. Table numbers were displayed in champagne colored ornate frames. These were great for them to reuse to for wedding pictures for themselves or friends and family.
The Mr. & Mrs. had a sweet heart table that sat in front of dramatic draping, crystal strands, and a candelabra that was about the same width as their table. We put a smaller version of the large candelabras on their table with two mercury glass vases, one with flowers and a slightly smaller one for Jen to put her bouquet in.
Just when you thought this wedding couldn’t show anymore sparkle, night fell. Each of the tables were adorned with ten to twelve candles, the chandeliers were great, but the tent company only had this style. So we added crystals draping from stem to stem and a single crystal ball from the center. It couldn’t have worked out better! Outside the tent, we lined the stairs to the mansion’s entry, as well as the pathways with lanterns and flowers.
When the night was through, we could not be happier with how the day went…rain and all!
Special Thanks to