Decor & Details/Flowers

Garden Weddings Are In! This Editorial Shows How To Effortlessly Style Your Space…

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We’re experiencing a serious uptick in garden wedding editorial & real wedding submissions, and that’s no accident! Garden weddings, overgrown with lush flowers and greenery, are becoming more popular by the minute!

Danni LaRaia Photography wanted to steal us away to a secret garden which we happily oblige. In years past, barn weddings were typical boldly rustic & in country-style. This barn venue gets the wild & whimsical floral treatment.

Scrolling through this stunning editorial you’ll find all sorts of details that will culminate in an effortless, whimsical garden wedding. Rather than taming the wild, overgrown florals & greenery, the team embellished the scene with even more “overgrown” floral arrangements. Adding mismatched vintage China, blush tapered candles, little tipples of sparkling rosé (in complementing pink of course) & whimsical stationery we feel transported to a secret garden.

What’s more, we’re captivated by the sweet watercolor wedding cake. This artful confection mimics the delicate details throughout. And we can’t mention the watercolor cake without adding note of their live painter, painting the glorious garden scene.

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From Danni LaRaia

Just a few hours from the hustle and bustle of New York City lies the lush landscapes, rolling hills, and vibrant gardens of the Hudson Valley: a serene oasis perfectly suited for brides and grooms looking for a romantic getaway to say “I do!”

For this shoot, we envisioned a way to truly showcase the artistry that exists beyond the city. In choosing our venue, we knew M&D Farms would be the perfect starting point to create an intimate countryside wedding among the colorful gardens overflowing with fragrant lavender and blush peonies. With the help of Kate Taylor Events & Weddings as our day-of coordinator, we were able to bring our vision to life!

We carefully chose our vendor team to highlight the most exclusive and elegant work within the region. Carrie Bielinski of Blooms for Rooms incorporated blooms from her own gardens including voluminous peonies and creamy ivory roses to create a tablescape overflowing with floral, the perfect mirror to the surrounding gardens. With a custom floral installation of intertwining vines hanging from a trellis above the table, the atmosphere felt closer to an intimate dinner off the coast of Italy, rather than a quick train ride from downtown Manhattan.

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The Fashion

When it came to our fashion choices, Jessica Haley of Jessica Haley Bridal Shop provided a sophisticated two-piece Antonio Riva silk mikado dress that included a separate detachable train that caught the sunlight during golden hour with an unforgettable glow. With our groom in a dashing Tuxego suit, the two were a perfect pair. Julie Occhino Luxury Beauty ensured they were both looking absolutely flawless!

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The Invitations & Stationery

We enlisted Stephanie of Stephanie Tara Stationery to craft delicate, soft paper goods with a touch of feminine sweetness – the hand-designed invitation suite showcased the farm itself nestled among a garden of flowers, a beautiful representation of the overall vision. For the escort display, she designed a stunning installation that incorporated hanging ribbon to allow movement in the early summer breeze!

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The Food & Dessert

Robin of Deliciously Different Foods developed mouthwatering culinary creations in a true farm-to-table fashion with local fresh fruits, vegetables, cheeses, and meats. Kate from Galway Vineyards in the Adirondack region of New York State provided miniature bottles of Saratoga Rosé, the perfect local favors representative of the location.

For dessert, Sandy of Gingersnap Cake Shop designed sweet and sugary pieces of artwork. She hand-sculpted and painted the edible flowers and birds that decorated the whimsical garden-inspired cake, and for a touch of European flair, she created a French macaroon tower and individual cakes to be served on Italian ceramic plates.

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Special Details

As a final special touch, we had a live painter capture the bride and groom dancing among the gardens. Janet’s artwork truly brought the inspiration for this day to life!

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Special Details

For the table, we were lucky to have Jenifer Green of Green Tree Home Candle provide handmade beeswax candles made from 100% Hudson Valley beeswax. The ivory and blush candles gave the perfect soft glow for the intimate tablescape.

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