Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Beautiful Garden wedding at Caramoor!

After waking up this morning to the first snow of the season in New York I thought it would be an appropriate time to share a beautiful garden wedding I recently created.  A couple of months ago I had the opportunity to design a gorgeous outdoor wedding in the spectacular setting of Caramoor Gardens in Katonah, NY.  

There are several garden settings throughout the property and our client chose to start off by holding their ceremony in the Sunken Garden.  To add to the already beautiful scene, I covered the benches behind the ceremony area with ferns and yellow floral and, as the couple walked up the steps to the ceremony they were flanked by 2 huge stone urns filled with a variety of garden flowers that enhanced the overall setting.

Given the setting, it is not a surprise that the Bride and Groom wanted all of the floral to look as if it was freshly picked from the garden.  The Bride also wanted organic elements such as Spanish Lavender, Rosemary and Chamomile so I incorporated those into to her bouquet.  The ring bearer's pillow was made entirely of mimosa flower as well as the bridesmaids' bouquets.  We even carried the theme through by covering the flower girl's basket in Rosemary.

Ring Bearer Pillow
Flower Girl Basket
Bridesmaids Bouquet
Bride's Bouquet
Following the ceremony guests were escorted to the Tapestry Hedge Garden where a true garden party was set.  I really loved the Escort Card "Wall" that I created using rows of twine strung between two trees and escorts cards then hanging with clothespins.  It was a great visual for guests as they arrived from the ceremony.

Escort Cards
After guests collected their escort card they were then free to roam the garden where we had incorporated farm tables and centerpieces using natural elements such as rosemary, lavendar and bowls of lemons.  

Following cocktails it was time to escort guests to the main tent for dinner and dancing.  To maintain the theme I actually brought the garden elements into the tent.  For example, I added branches and foliage to the 2 center tent poles so they became "trees" within the tent.  I also used more natural elements in the table centerpieces and created table numbers out of Rosemary.  Everything came together perfectly to create a scene that the Bride and Groom loved.

As I always say, no event is complete without a happy client and in this case the Bride and Groom were thrilled with their garden wedding.  I want to thank everyone at Caramoor Estate and Great Performances Catering for their help in making this wedding perfect and to Kat Cheng Photography for providing the images.

I hope this gives you warm thoughts on a cold day!


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