Nestled in the tall grass and lush trees off the coast of a small lagoon 60 miles east of Manhattan lies The Old Field Club. This elegant, old-fashioned venue was the perfect backdrop for the marriage of Alison and Sean last month, where the couple chose florals in classic, vintage-inspired colors arranged in bold and innovative style.
“I knew from scouting Pinterest and other websites that I wanted flowers that looked like they were freshly picked from the garden, particularly because the vibe of our wedding was more laid back,” writes Alison of what she envisioned for her floral décor.
Alison carried a truly show-stopping bouquet of white and cafe au lait dahlias, white garden roses and sweet pea with light blue delphinium, white scabiosa, silver dollar eucalyptus, rosemary, and olive leaves. Organic, highly textured, and elongated, this bouquet was crowned with a mesmerizing burst of color before a waterfall of greenery and a trailing ribbon of champagne satin. “For the shape of my bouquet, I wanted an elongated, uneven shape – again, to fit in with that ‘just picked from the garden feel,'” explains Alison, “It was perfect, beautiful, and rustic – but still muted enough that neither my bouquet nor the bridesmaids’ bouquets drew away from the dresses or the girls themselves!”
Her bridesmaids carried complimentary bouquets that played perfectly against their timeless blush and rose gowns by Jenny Yoo, while Sean wore a single light blue delphinium, accented with greenery and a champagne ribbon. “For the colors, we wanted to play off of the bridesmaid dresses, which were a dusty rose color, and also the Pantone colors of the year for 2016 – rose quartz and serenity. We played around with a few different blue flowers until we found the blue delphinium, which was the perfect shade of light blue, and fit perfectly in with the freshly picked wildflower feel.”
Sean and Alison met attending Marist College and have been together for over seven years. While they were friends prior to dating, by the time they got together, they both knew right away that their connection was something extraordinary. “Our wedding was such an amazing day surrounded by family and friends, and a ton of the people that we were blessed to meet together at Marist were there to celebrate with us!”
Congratulations, Alison & Sean!
Venue: The Old Field Club
Photographer: Paul Francis Photography
Bride’s Dress: Leanne Marshall
Groom’s Tuxedo: Calvin Klein
Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Groom’s Shoes: Alfani
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Jenny Yoo
Ring: Blue Nile
Makeup: Sally Biondo
Hair: Pinned & Proper
Music: Absolute Entertainment
Invitations / Place Cards: Jessica Leigh Paperie
Officiant: Pastor John Spiciarich