Guests entered the ceremony and were greeted by A Legendary Event service staff offering fresh lemonade in mason jars. The small ceremony of 75 people sat upon bales of hay that were topped with burlap pads and adorned with ribbon and magnolia leaf details. The front of the chapel was entirely framed with a graceful, lush strand of garland composed of magnolia and lemon leaf.
The bride held a bouquet of gorgeous white hydrangea, roses, mini callas, spray roses and lily of the valley. The bridesmaids each carried a bouquet of white and chartreuse hydrangea along with other complimentary blooms and were placed on silver goblets (which was a great twist on the traditional bridesmaid bouquet!). The silver goblets belonged to the grooms grandmother, and were used as a loving tribute to her everlasting memory. The groom and groomsmen all wore boutonnieres of white rose, lemon leaf and curly willow.
The reception was held in a gorgeous white tent at the horse barn on the property. The afternoon reception was very casual with seating areas made from bales of hay and adorned with pillows in the bride’s signature colors of brown and green. The mother of the bride said “Everyone is still talking about the clever use of our hay bales ---for chapel seating to couches and coffee tables for the reception, cleverly covered with burlap and throw pillows in the bride’s color scheme----and oh so comfortable!” The wedding cake sat upon a tree stump which gave the elegant cake a rustic feeling. The buffet and bar area featured accents of “birch vases” filled with fresh cut white wild flowers.
The clients were ecstatic and have been enthused with the LEGENDARY work that our team provided. In a letter sent to our team, the mother of the bride made us all smile stating, “The icing on the cake for all of us, however, was the genuine loving, caring, personal attention to our every need – from start to finish – that all of you offered us at every turn. I know of no other professionals who give of themselves as much as you do. And you do it with such ease and grace. This is a special treasure to me, and I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart.”
****Photos courtesy of the fabulous Nancy Jo McDaniel!!