Posts Tagged ‘farm’

Inspired by the Ballet…
Posted by Kate. Filed under Wedding Inspiration

What is it about the ballet, that is just so romantic, alluring and inspiring?  A group of wedding professionals in Virginia took the concept and ran with it to produce a poetic evening photoshoot at Mount Ida Farm.  Feminity and grace were juxtaposed against the rustic-luxe venue.  Billowing florals cascaded across the tabletops, exquisite calligraphy danced across the paper goods, and the shoot even featured dancer/models from the Richmond Ballet!  Enjoy reveling in these photos by Aaron Watson Photography.

Photos by Aaron Watson Photography

Event Design by Ashley Baber Weddings

Venue:  Mount Ida Farm

Calligraphy by if so inklined

Florals by Couture Designs

Bridal Gown by Casablanca Bridal via West Main Bridal & Couture

Hair Styling by Bella Hair Studio and Elan Charlottesville

Makeup by Lora Elaine and Elan Charlottesville

Headpieces by Haute Head

Lighting by Blue Ridge Light Forms

Linens by Festive Fare

Dance Floor by Skyline Tent Company

Jewelry: The Gemstone Collection by Sara Greenfield

Bakery: Two Sweet, A Cupcake Boutique

Artwork Contributed by Alexander Reeves Fine Art

Models: Whitney Logan, Michael Logan, Vallerie Tellman, Lauren Fagone, Shira Lanyi and Phillip Skaggs

PR: OFD Consulting

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Lady in Red… {A Real Wedding Designed by Orange in Bloom}
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

First things first.  Big props to Dana for wearing this little red frock on her wedding day.  I love her retro look- from the glasses to the hair to the red lips.. perfectly photogenic!  From day one, Dana and Shane knew that their wedding was going to reflect them down to every last detail. The day was full of color, handcrafted details, outdoor fun, music, and good times with friends.  Inspired by her knack for planning her own wedding, Dana started a company called Orange in Bloom and plans weddings in the Chicago area. Have fun peeking thru their amazing photos by Hanle Productions!The couple and many of their guests made the short trek from Chicago to La Porte, Indiana to enjoy a rustic, lakeside experience at The Red Barn.  The ceremony was a quick one… outdoors, under the hot July sun, while the reception lasted long into the evening with fun and games like bags and croquet. 

Dana gives the full run down of her planning process just below…

All our best to Dana + Shane!

Planning a unique and creative wedding?  I was recently interviewed by REVEL blog about that very topic… {head over here} to read it!

Photos by Hanle Productions

Event Design by Orange in Bloom

Day Of Coordination: Get Hitched Weddings

Bride’s Dress by Anthropologie

Bride’s Hair & Makeup by Tigerlilie Salon

Venue: The Red Barn Experience in LaPorte, Indiana

Catering by Sweet Baby Ray’s Catering Company

Reception Entertainment: Style Matters DJs

From the Bride: Our wedding ended up being exactly what we had hoped it would be. A labor of love that we had put a lot of work into and a wonderful party that our guests enjoyed as much as we did. We spent months making the paper flower centerpieces. We also handmade our favors, which were family cookbooks with some of our favorite family recipes.

My mom made the table runners out of fabric that I had chosen and my lovely grandmother made hundreds of cupcakes. We had a “build your own cupcake” table with different toppings set out in mugs to sprinkle on top of each cupcake — chocolate chips, sprinkles, nuts, even gummy bears made an appearance. It was fun for the kids especially, but the adults loved it, too.

One of the greatest struggles we had in preparing for our wedding was the dreaded dance. Neither of us are dancers and at one point, we joked that instead of having a first dance we would have a “first game of bags.” We are both music lovers though and so we decided to suck it up and figure out a way to unleash our inner dancers. I suggested something that at first sounded crazy to us, but ended up giving us the direction we needed. We watched videos online, learned the Foxtrot and made it work with our first dance, which was to “Baby” by Devendra Banhart.

Our wedding ceremony was seven minutes long (we timed it) and included a Kurt Vonnegut quote (we have our wonderful officiant to thank for that). I know that the guests were grateful to only be out under the hot July sun for seven minutes. But, as the night progressed and the sun began to set, it was impossible for them to ignore the beautiful setting. The field was practically glowing and everyone was enamored of the stars.

We still get compliments from our guests who insist ours was the most enjoyable wedding they’ve ever been to. My advice to other couples is to be true to what you envision and go with your gut. Your guests will appreciate all those little details and see the love you put into it.


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Eclectic, Bohemian Style Real Wedding
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

Although they planned from the opposite coast, Jamie and Jake found it easy to book a venue and set a date.  When they came across Keys Creek Lavender Farm, they knew it was perfect, and they booked it without seeing it in person.  Since the lavender was in full bloom in June, the date was set for June 11th, 2011.  Such a nice sounding date, don’t you think?  They were dedicated to infusing their day with nature and their eclectic bohemian style… a look that turned out so nice…  Anjuli Paschall captured the relaxed, intimate day and all of the DIY décor!

Photographs by Anjuli

Keys Creek Lavender Farm

See the full feature in our real wedding gallery…

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Real Wedding: Heather + Tom
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

The team at Bear Flag Farm did such an ammmazing job coordinating Heather and Tom’s late summer wedding.  The couple resides in Colorado, but they fell in love with the farm’s ‘field-to-table’ concept and decided to have a destination wedding in California wine country.  The unique red and blue color palette exuded charm and elegance, and the bounty of the farm provided exceptional décor and edible delights.  {Click here} to see the full feature!

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Heather + Tom from Studio MSV

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