The Family Heirloom China Pattern Inspired This Bride's Big Day
September 25, 2017
Mid Atlantic
RomanticChurchWeddings in Wineries
Working in the wedding world, I have the pleasure of hearing of some of the most thoughtful and creative ways couples honor loved ones throughout their big days. Today's wedding decor inspo is one of those extra special ones – the sweet Bride, a high school art teacher, had one of her students recreate the floral pattern of her grandmother's china, and Kruse + Vieira Events expertly incorporated this watercolor painting throughout the celebration. It made for not only the prettiest of weddings, but also one of the most meaningful, and you can see it all here with thanks to the gorgeous photos by Lisa Ziesing for Abby Jiu Photography.
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From Kruse + Vieira Events... It was such a pleasure to help Melissa and Brennan plan and design their romantic Stone Tower Winery wedding. From our first meeting, Melissa had mentioned the desire to use her grandmother’s china pattern as the guide for her color palette. We ended up taking it a step further and having one of her high school art students recreate the floral pattern in watercolor form to use throughout her big day. This was just one small example of the thoughtfulness that this couple put into commemorating their loved ones and their relationship through the deliberate personal touches that permeated their big day.

The ceremony took place at St. John’s the Apostle where Melissa’s uncle officiated the wedding. Following the ceremony, guests were greeted with a wine tasting bar at Stone Tower Winery as a nod to the couple’s proposal, which took place after a visit to their favorite wine tasting bar. It was important to Melissa and Brennan to provide their guests with interactive and personalized experiences. Food and wine played a big part of that with a curated passed appetizer selection from Occasion’s Catering to pair with the couple’s favorite Stone Tower wines. The French fry station ended up being one of the bigger hits of the evening with the Cacio e Sale (parmesan and sea salt) – a nod to the Bride’s Italian heritage – being the crowd favorite.

One of the biggest wow moments ended up being the escort card display directing guests to their tables. Melissa spent hours collecting photos of the couple's friends and family with them that we turned into black and white polaroid-esque escort cards displayed on a large wooden frame adorned with delicate blooms and stunning Café au lait dahlias.

Melissa loves soft lavender, blush, and white blooms so there was no shortage of peonies and roses in the bouquets and centerpieces. Sweet Root Village even added some fragrant little fresh lavender buds to the boutonnieres. Simple, elegance was our guiding principle for the tables, which allowed Sweet Root Village’s stunning florals to be the main focus. We paired natural linens with lots of soft candle light and several other romantic textures such as silk ribbon tied around the menus and a vintage lace runner on the head table. After dinner, the dance floor filled up quickly and remained packed throughout the evening with several spontaneous dance-offs bursting out. The dancing went on into the night and only paused shortly when late night snacks of Brennan’s favorite breakfast food – egg and bacon biscuits –were served before finally coming to an end with a stunning sparkler exit.