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May 22, 2018
This wedding design captures the bright colors and vibrant energy of the season. A blank canvas to embrace the beauty of the natural, outdoor environment, working at the Ruins at Barnsley Resort gave me and my team a chance to bring out the best in my favorite parts of spring.
For this wedding, I wanted to put a modern spin on your traditional outdoor wedding. I wanted to amp up the romantic details with unexpected touches. We had a gorgeous venue to work with, but unlike a typical white tent or tailored aisle, the Ruins are ripe with intricate, asymmetric detail that allowed us to give that typical spring wedding a fresh take.
One of my favorite details from the vignette was the suspended arrangement hanging over the reception tablescape. Flowers were spilling over in an artful abundance that made it hard to turn away. Gorgeous arms of flowers covered the altar and made appearances both subtly and as a show stopper, everywhere from the bride’s bold cascade bouquet to the place settings and along the table.
I loved the luxe combination of a tufted silver velvet sofa next to the exposed brick walls, and the modern, acrylic chairs on stone floors. The juxtaposition of rich and tailored textures with rustic, raw materials made for a bold contrast to truly celebrate the season.
Bright yellow is a traditional choice for spring … but it was anything but mainstream when we used it in fun, unexpected ways. The atypical floral arrangements, the modern lounge furniture and the subtle pops of different hues on the cake, the tablescape and more gave a layered touch to this natural environment.
Amidst fun yellows, crisp greens and rustic neutrals, I wanted the bride to carry an air of sultry romance. From the Liancarlo Spring 2018 collection, her matte crepe mermaid gown with an illusion neckline and Italian “Stars and flowers” embroidery was a perfect complement to add in another layer of texture on a fresh, evolving backdrop.
I hope this vignette challenges you to put a spin on your own celebrations, and to mix the organic and the ornate for something truly out of the ordinary!
Planner – Lemiga Events
Floral – C Wayman Design
Venue – Barnsley Garden Resorts
Photographer – Jessica Gold Photography
Linen – Nuage Designs
Stationery – Paper Daisies
Rentals – AFR
Hair and Makeup – Scoobie West
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