Anne and Patrick were one of our first pandemic couples. Their wedding was supposed to take place at the beautiful Hotel Du Village in spring. As the world shut down they realized that it wouldn’t be possible. They made a quick pivot to a backyard wedding and in early July we had the opportunity to create something beautiful at home. The couple drew color inspiration from the vibrant Guatemalan textiles included in the reception decor.
Complimenting the colorful textiles, the bride’s bouquet featured roses, scabiosa, nerine, poppies, double tulips, fire poker (yes, that’s a flower), snapdragon and goditia in bright, happy colors. These flowers were also reflected in the bridesmaid bouquet, mothers’ florals, and the arbor–the focal point of the ceremony. Petals from these blooms also lined the aisle giving an extra pop of color.
Dressed in navy, the groom donned a patterned bow tie and pocket square while the groomsmen wore colorful pocket squares. The men’s boutonnieres were a little more subtle, reserving the reds, pinks, and oranges for the bridal party and decor.
The tablescape featured mini arrangements, subtle Italian ruscus garland, candles and stone citronella candles to ward off the mosquitoes at dusk.
This intimate outdoor celebration felt so joyous in the midst of what was such a challenging time. In fact, this wedding was one of the first we did in the midst of the pandemic. Those beautiful, bright colors lent themselves so beautifully to lifting the spirits of all involved, myself included, and it felt amazing to be able to do what we love so dearly.