Friday, October 30, 2009

At Home with Pink and Green

I love planning intimate home weddings. I love planning all weddings – but home weddings are special. There is something very unique about getting married somewhere you have such a strong emotional attachment.

Initially, we decided to meet over dinner. I knew this wedding was for us, when the couple was sitting at a table next to us for 15 minutes, and we could all hysterically laugh. At that meeting, I learned that they wanted to marry at their good friend’s home in Southern Maryland. They met each other and fell in love while working as postal workers years ago. They were a very close knit couple, and they wanted to plan an extraordinary home wedding but they were on a tight budget. They had definite ideas on how they wanted it to be, but they looked to us and our connections in the area to make it happen.

The colors were pink and green. The beautiful pond on the property was a natural focal point for the early summer outdoor ceremony. An aisle heavily filled with pink and ivory rose petals lead to a decorated arch that stood right near the water’s edge. Our duck and geese friends provided the perfect touch to the most magical and intimate ceremony. The ceremony was highlighted by the bride performing sign to “I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You” to her groom.

While the guests enjoyed cocktails by the side of the house, and the Bride and Groom were taking pictures, we made sure every single detail was attended to under the tent. The place cards were placed in small pewter chairs, providing a unique touch . The tables draped in pink were topped off by florals in pink and green. Large pink hydrangea plants surrounded the tent. Playing cards doubled as table numbers. Everything was very colorful and festive, which is perfect for a summer wedding.
Even though it rained towards the end, it didn’t dampen this great evening. It was the feeling of love and friendship that overflowed during this wonderful event.

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