We had the pleasure of designing Lauren and Jordan’s whimsical June wedding at Blue Hill at Stone Barns.
Lauren and Jordan have the picture perfect love story. The young couple had known each other as children, and their romantic relationship blossomed when they were sixteen years old. Their love for each other and family was solidified when Jordan pulled off a romantic surprise proposal in Lauren’s parents’ backyard. He conspired with her best friend to get her out of the house for the day, and decorated the garden path with candles and rose petals. Their families were hiding in the bushes when Jordan dropped on one knee and popped the question!
Lauren & Jordan selected a muted pastel palette of white, cream, blush and lavender for their ceremony, and incorporated fuschia, coral, pink and peach into their reception decor. The first venue they visited was Blue Hill at Stone Barns, a beautiful Hudson Valley farm that focuses on delicious and sustainable farm to table fare.
They immediately fell in love with the venue because of it’s gorgeous garden setting, critically acclaimed executive chef, and attentive staff. Foodies at heart, Blue Hill at Stone Barns provided a wedding menu to Lauren and Jordan that was unparalleled to any wedding food they had tasted elsewhere!
Lauren walked down a petal strewn aisle in a gorgeous Ersa Atelier gown and held a classic bouquet of white and blush peonies. Tears came to Jordan’s eyes as his beautiful bride approached him. We decorated the aisle with beautiful stone urns on pedestals featuring hydrangea, larkspur, limonium misty, amaranthus, stock, peonies, vendela, menta, quicksand roses and peach Juliet roses. We decorated the aisle chairs with sweet clusters of blush peonies and stock and lavender menta roses, while mixed lanterns with pillar candles lined the aisle.
After the ceremony, guests enjoyed a delectable cocktail hour and then a modern and whimsical reception in the HayLoft. With long wooden barn tables and stone walls, we brought in bright florals, mixed mercury candles and large lanterns to bring a contemporary vibe to the rustic reception room. Lauren originally did not want any greenery in her arrangements, but decided later in the planning process to add them in to create whimsy and natural movement in her wedding centerpieces.
We gave the room movement, texture and dimensions with four different style centerpieces featuring beautiful pops of color. Some tables were decorated with a tablescape of low arrangements featuring astilbe, hydrangea, ranunculus, peonies, roses, stock and eucalyptus in mercury vases interspersed between lanterns, pillar candles and votives. Other tables were decorated with the same gorgeous blooms in larger low centerpieces in trendy mercury pedestal vases and lit with mixed metal mercury glass votives. The third style and family head table were decorated with identical small and low arrangements mixed with mixed metal mercury votives and mesh metal lanterns. By keeping the arrangements low but varying their designs throughout the room, we brought texture and dimension to the room while still keeping the space very intimate. Lauren and Jordan’s family and friends didn’t leave the dance floor empty for a minute!
With such a beautiful natural landscape as a background, a full embrace of a spectrum of pastels and bright colors and a lush and garden like selection of several varieties of blooms, Lauren and Jordan’s wedding was an absolute joy to design!
Venue, Catering and Cake: Blue Hill at Stone Barns
Photographer: Craig Paulson
Planner: Paula Clemente Woods
Videographer: Cord 3 Films
Dress: Ersa Atelier
Tux: My Suit
Bride’s Shoes: Rene Caovilla
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Miss Hayley Paige
Hair & Makeup: Stephanie Duelle
Music: DJ Martin D’Arce
Invitations & Paper: Momental