By: Jessica Robinson
Caitlin had a really great inspiration board she had created for us. From that we designed many just gathered looks. I used old aluminum sap buckets from my parent's sugar house to showcase some antique purple hydrangea I picked out of my gardens at 4:30 am the morning of the wedding. For her centerpieces we created three different looks. One was in wooden crates, lined with sheet moss and overflowing with seasonal flowers. The other were a chocolate footed metal urns filled with antique hydrangea, garden spray roses and locally grown flowers. For a simple look, we gathered bright pink and purple salvia, fresh mint, fresh sage leaves and garden roses in various sized mason jars. Then, clustered them together on the tables. The smell of fresh herbs is intense and wonderful for a summery wedding.
We created a "family tree" with manzanita branches in tall cylinder vases and purple mokara orchids. The bride created her own DIY escort cards of flower seeds in envelopes. We strung natural twine from the two trees and then hung each escort card with a wooden clothes pin. (pick up the clothes pins at Walmart for $1.39 for 50 clothes pins) Natural twine can be found at your local Home Depot or hardware store. We dressed the escort card table with chocolate color burlap (JoAnn Fabrics $2.99/yard).