Carey + Brendan | Williamsburg Inn Wedding
Designing for our clients is always an adventure and a rewarding journey. But designing for a family member, for your sister, that is about as rewarding as it gets. Carey asked for fall inspired colors that were refined and brought the surrounding gardens into their historic colonial venue at the Williamsburg Inn. So, we loaded up the car (boarded up the house - because Hurricane Matthew was making a determined effort to hit our home in South Florida), and headed off to Virginia for some fresh fall air, family time, and inspiration.
I wanted to make sure her centerpieces and bouquet felt freshly gathered, so we sourced plants from the area, combining interesting textures with bold blooms such as peonies and dahlias. In order to bring the lush greens of the grounds in, we designed half of her centerpieces primarily with various and texturally interesting greens and added touches of floral accents in shades of blackberry and goldenrod. The remaining centerpieces incorporated larger focal blooms in shades of blush, burgundy, ivory, and blackberry.
With Hurricane Matthew headed along the east coast, heavy rains called for an indoor ceremony. Large urns of fresh rosemary were used to define the ceremony space and filled the room with the scent of fresh herbs. You immediately felt as though you were outside in a brimming garden and quickly forgot about the surging rains.
I'm a big believer that everything happens for a reason, and if it hadn't been for the threat of a hurricane, and the rains that come with it, Carey and Brendan wouldn't have these gorgeous and dewy couple portraits. As they strolled through the garden they remained huddled extra close to one another under a clear umbrella - because all great romances have a rain storm or two intertwined.
Congrats Carey and Brendan! We are so beyond happy for you two, and know that your life will be filled with a lot of love, boardgames, and laughs. Love you so much and thank you for allowing me to create some pretty moments for your big day.