When Shane proposed to Maddy, he wrote her a message in a bottle, which she "discovered" during one of their walks on the beach. In light of this touching proposal, as well as her love of the birds of paradise flower, we created her wedding vision by incorporating colors of burnt orange and strawberry and elegant, tropical details. The bride's bouquet was absolutely stunning with bright tropical orchids, birds of paradise, ranunculus, calla lilies, and pincushion protea, with a collar of white ostrich feathers! Bridesmaids carried similar bouquets accented with orange ostrich feathers. The guys sported colorful boutonnieres of orange calla lilies with blue orchids, and the groom wore a bird of paradise blossom. As guests were seated for the beachside ceremony, they collected mini "message in a bottle" programs. The aisle was lined with palm frawns and framed by driftwood floral arrangements. The bride wore a stunning mermaid lace gown by Maggie Sottero, and the groom wore a khaki suit with orange paisley necktie and flipflops. The bride made her entrance to the tunes of a steel drummer. Following the ceremony, guests were given seashells to cast into the ocean upon making a wish for the couple's future. Dining tables were draped with sheer organza table runners with custom koozie favors tucked inside iridescent napkins. The centerpieces featured tropical floral arrangements resting atop tall vases with submerged orchids. Following a buffet meal of Floribbean cuisine, guests enjoyed an ocean sunset and danced under the open-air pavilion. At the end of the evening, the bride and groom were sent off under an arch of sparklers.
Lovebirds Buffy and Dave’s intimate wedding was full of romantic, rustic details. The newlyweds exchanges nuptials at The Lange Farm accompanied only by their two children. Light tones of misty pink, ivory, and gold were reflected throughout the flowers and linens. The couple chose a “Naturalistic Love Nest” style, tying in vintage furnishings and décor, glowing candles, and lovebird accents like feathers, nests, and metal birdcages. After the newlyweds sealed their vows with a kiss (with an adorable look of awe from their daughter and amusing grimace from their son), they shared a special first dance under the canopy of Oak trees. Delicate miniature bird nests tucked into branches created the seating chart, and the reclaimed wood dining table was lavishly decorated with a Spanish moss runner, pedestal bird cages, terrariums of flora, and an abundance of candles. Place settings of layered chargers and vintage china were topped with organza napkins in metal finch napkin rings. The new family enjoyed a light meal of delicious hors d’oeuvres, and the children filled printed kraft bags at the trail mix bar before partaking in the dessert display – a vintage hutch featuring butterscotch-nest topped cupcakes displayed in teacups and vintage china stands, and a wedding cake adorned with a suspended birdcage ornament topper.