Caverly + Bradley :: 5.19.17
Infused with the most gorgeous lilac and lavender tones, watercolor gobo design, and picturesque pops of metallic, this celebration crafted by our very own Sarah Whisenant is the perfect combination of beautiful design and dreamy details. From the brides bohemian braid to the show-stopping floral design by our in-house floral team, to the champagne toast at their ceremony, and the hand dyed silk ribbon backdrop draped behind the sweetheart table. This wedding was more than just aesthetically pleasing, it was also a lot of fun for our team. See more of this eye-catching wedding captured by Teale Photography, and get swept away by this magical May summertime soirée..
For bouquets, Caverly knew she want them to be flowy, light, and airy. Our floral team crafted the bridesmaids bouquets using shades of ivories, greens, lavenders, and lilac. Each bouquet included one purple succulent for cohesiveness, and all were tied with strands of satin ribbon. Caverly's bouquet was similar to her bridesmaids but she chose to include a single green succulent intertwined with a palette of green and ivory hues, lavender, and blush.
Meanwhile in the Grooms Loft..
For the guys, Brad wanted the boutonniere design to be similar to the ladies in color and style. He chose a pin-on corsage style with mini green and purple succulents, pink astilbe, and lavender sprigs each wrapped in gray satin.
For their ceremony, Caverly + Brad wanted their guests to start the celebration as soon as they came in, and we loved that idea! Guests were not only greeted by glasses of champagne but also by our white washed antique entry table. On the table, our couple asked that we guided guests to not pick a side bur rather a seat, and they also asked guests to respect the moment and refrain from using their cell phones during the ceremony. For the floral and decor, Sarah and our floral design team applied a selected palette made of ivory, blush, and greenery with personalized features. The grapevine wreath was adorned with a simple floral arrangement and that same arrangement carried into the pew markers. The aisle was lined with ivory lanterns with satin ribbon tied to each one.
For their reception, Caverly + Brad wanted to carry the same design elements from their floral and ceremony into their reception, which meant a lot of detailed decor and customized elements. For the entry table, Sarah placed gold atrium's, mixed votives, and floral arrangements to create a balance between the touches of gold and the personalized decor, such as the whiskey barrel top sign-in for guests. Our antiqued mail slot was used for their seating chart; a laser cut wooden 'seating' sign placed atop the primitive piece with hand calligraphy escort tags of guests names and table numbers, softly tied to dried lavender bunches. The aroma from the lavender was heavenly!
FYI: "Escort cards are the more informal sibling of place cards, and direct guests at a more informal wedding to their table number, where guests are free to choose their own seats. As attendees are free to select their own place at the table, escort cards are considered a more casual choice." (via: brides.com)
For our rectangular farmhouse and round seating, both tabletop designs embodied modern Southern style sophistication with a bohemian twist. Silver floral boats overflowing with purple and ivory hues were placed down the middle of the table, atop white chiffon table runners to accompany the eclectic placement of gold atriums, clear and silver etched compotes, mercury glass votives, wooden floral boxes, and modern golden trimmed glass lanterns. Crystal chandeliers thoughtfully suspended overhead added to the romantic ambiance. As guests arrived to their tables, place cards elegantly floated off of the wine glass rims. Laid at each place setting were individual menus for each guest, wine glasses alongside water and tea glasses, silver flatware, vine style china, and lilac linen napkins.
(Fun fact :: Lynn Whisenant, the owner of Mint Springs Farm, placed the floral on their wedding cake by hand!)