Our wedding came and went in a happy, relaxed weekend that ran as perfectly as it possibly could have. The whole family pitched in to help and the weather was unbelievably pleasant. The week of Greg and I spent an afternoon planting the herb boxes with mint, sage, thyme, and basil. My mom foraged and crafted the craft paper/stick table numbers to poke in the planter boxes. My main B's descended on the barn the Friday before the wedding to help me bang out the centerpieces - I didn't even end up making one! (aside from the demo arrangement)
Jennie Love TOTALLY hooked a sister up. She sent me off with, among other things, buckets of porcelain vine, currant tomatoes, pristine white dahlias, and autumn Anemone buds. And my big, bodacious bouquet smelled amazing with the tuberose she snuck in there as well as hops and wild grapes. With the whirlwind of activity on Friday I saved a bucket of the primo dahlias for the bridesmaids' posies - which I ended up making on the porch in my bathrobe the morning of the wedding. It was the most peaceful way to start the day. I woke up before anyone else and strolled the property where we were staying, clippers in hand.
I ended up making simple posies of one big dahlia, japanese maple, and a trailing vine or two all tied off with a rose wine silk ribbon from silk and willow.
I'll share a second post of the tablescape details when some more photos come through. Such a fun day and totally worth all the work (at least I think so!) Mad love to my peeps.