Outdoor Wedding

A TLB Real Wedding: Classic Seaside Vows

My heart almost skipped a beat the first time I met with Alysa, our bride, and her mom during her bridal consultation. As Alysa painted the most beautiful vision for her June wedding, my attention was caught when she mentioned her desire to include buttery yellows into her color palette. As someone who has designed for over eight years, I have worked with a lot of different color palettes, but buttery yellows have never really been a thing. Not only was I so excited to use this beautiful color but the icing on the cake was that my bride and groom had chosen the perfect time of year for this color and locally grown flowers with a wedding date right in the heart of the local peony season! The stars had aligned and I couldn't wait to design for Alysa and Tim! 

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With a classic New England feel and a nautical theme at the heart of the design, Alysa chose a beautiful array of blues for her bridesmaids while her groom Tim and his groomsmen sported classic black and white tuxes. For all of the bouquets, we chose to keep the palette clean and summery, with all whites and greens. June is a great time for locally grown flowers and foliages so I chose to incorporate Privet greenery and its green berries as the main staple to build all of the bouquets with. Next I added white ranunculus, white lisanthus, white peonies, white stock, white orlaya and other white florals. The end result was classic and timeless! 

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On June 10th, 2017 Alysa and Tim tied the knot in Newport, Rhode Island. The couple chose to have their ceremony at the beautiful Salve Regina chapel, Our Lady of Mercy, because of the chapel's small size. They wanted to be close to their guests, creating an initimate and personal feeling. For the ceremony I wanted to carry out Alysa's vision of lush and natural floral decor that was clean and monochromatic. Using a color palette of summery greenery and all white florals, I chose pottered urns in a pure white to highlight the beautiful architecture of the Salve's chapel. 

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Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed a beautiful cocktail hour at the Eisenhower House, located in Fort Adams in Newport, Rhode Island. The Eisenhower House is a historic home, which was built in 1873. With beautiful victorian architecture, a dream worthy wrap-around porch showcasing panoramic views of Narragansett Bay and the most perfect buttery yellow exterior color, this was the perfect setting for Alysa and Tim's classic New England reception! 

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For the reception, Alysa and Tim wanted the nautical feel to carry out throughout their tented reception while giving their guests a wow factor. Okay, not just one, but several wow factors! This reception space was a great example of how flowers and foliages can add so much to a reception's decor and overall feel. From the amazing floral entrance of the tent, to the greenery chandelier that hung over the dance floor, no detail was left out. The star of the show though? Those buttery yellow peonies I mentioned before. Grown by our talented farmers, Electric Moon Peony Farm, these intersectional plants were the beautiful Prairie Charm variety. Their blooms are huge like a tree peonies and their vase life is strong like typical herbaceous peonies making them the perfect showstopper!

In a reception space, it is always a good idea to add depth and dimension so we chose to mix elevated designs with low designs. On half the tables were our clear glass elevated vases, with lush and wild greenery-filled arrangements, that also showcased a white and buttery yellow color palette. For the low arrangements, I carried out the white theme and chose compote-style pottery containers, complimenting the crisp and clean color palette of greens, yellows, and whites. On the head table, which sat the bridal party, we chose to do a lush greenery garland that stretched the entire length of the table and cascaded romantically down the sides. The bridesmaids bouquets and bridal bouquets were then repurposed on this table in clear glass cylinders adding a floral element to the table.

With a mix of square tables and round tables and the prettiest page blue linens, this wedding reception was everything and then some! 

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Thanks to an amazing team of vendors, Alysa and Tim's seaside New England wedding was one for the books.  (Full credits below)

Photographer: Erin McGinn

Venue: The Eisenhower House 

Planner: Infinite Events

Catering: Blackstone Caterers

Lighting and Decor: Ryan Designs

 

Garden Romance

"If I had a flower for every time you made me smile and laugh I'd have a garden to walk in forever" 

A budding and blooming flower garden is always the best place to be come the Spring! So when this beautiful couple chose to have their wedding at Independence Harbor, our team was excited to have such a colorful backdrop for their "I-do's"!  Independence Harbor, in Assonet, MA is known for their thoughtfully planned and well maintained flower gardens. From the moment you step onto the grounds of this venue you are immediately greeted by color, luscious scents, and a welcoming feeling almost as if you have entered a dear friend's garden. Add a sprawling back deck, good cocktails and a fun and vivacious family and you have the makings for a great wedding!

 

Hannah and Elliot were wed on June 3, 2016 surrounded by their loving family and beautiful scenery. From the beginning we were excited to design for this young and energetic couple because of their great love for one another and their excitement for their new life together. Hannah, a designer at heart, chose a beautiful spring palette of soft peach and pink coupled with hints of sage green. With the boys wearing slate gray suits and the girls wearing blush pink, this palette complimented all of the natural details in the surrounding landscapes. Early June is one of the best times of year for locally grown flowers because you have the most amazing Spring blooms including anemones, poppies, ranunculus, and sweet peas combined with early summer favorites like peonies and lisanthus! We chose to keep the designs classic, natural and definitely romantic for this garden-inspired wedding. 

Photographer: Melissa Rabbit Photo

Venue: Independence Harbor

 

Simplicity meets Sophistication

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July 19th, 2014


When a world traveler meets a non-profit philanthropist, their wedding is nothing short of a beautiful affair. Mike and Leila tied the knot on July 19th at the quaint Acoaxet chapel in the seaside town of Westport, Massachusetts. Following the vows, the Groom’s family hosted a tented reception in their backyard overlooking the serene waters of the Westport River. Rustic and natural was the overall theme throughout the whole reception, complete with green and cream florals in weathered tin containers as well as tall glass vases for a more dramatic look, lanterns of mixed woods and metallics, and even a eucalyptus-based table runner. Creams and blush tone bouquets accompanied the soft-white eclectic dresses of the bridesmaids while a sentimental all Calla Lilly bridal bouquet and boutonniere finished the look of the stunning couple.

Photographer: Lisa Rigby Photography

Venue: Private Residence