Monday, June 9, 2008

Frontier Garden

Frontier Garden is really the start of Milkmaid Press, since it's the suite I designed for my very own wedding! We knew we wanted a small, intimate wedding in the spring, outside in a quiet, green meadow, and a fun, relaxed reception to follow. Our colors were chocolate, spring green, pale pink and ivory, and we wanted a rustic, vintage feel that wasn't too serious, since, I am after all, a country girl at heart! My gown was a strapless, ivory lace A-line, and i wore delicate Siman Tu Jewels, in addition to my size 4 wedding rings! The ceremony and reception site were the same (I highly recommend doing this-it makes life easier on everyone!), and it was the Cameron Estate Inn, a historic Bed and Breakfast in bucolic Mount Joy, PA. Our ceremony was outside, near the ruins of an old stone barn, next to a stream. We had originally wanted to have an outdoor reception, but the weather reports of thunderstorms forced us inside their cozy, beautifully decorated dining room-which happened to share our colors and vintage chic theme! Fragrant pink garden roses were potted in moss covered pots and decorated the tables, along with lots and lots of candles. We had giant apothecary jars filled with chocolate covered pretzels and other treats as favors, and the vintage ribbon from my bouquet was used throughout the reception to tie everything together. We had one of our vintage polaroid cameras outside on the porch for portraits, which we chose in lieu of a guestbook since we are both photographers. EMD dj'd, and everyone went outside after the short spring showers to have their portrait taken, dance, drink and enjoy in the general merriment of the day!

1 comment:

cassandra said...

this board is absolutely stunning! it's like my dream wedding staring back at me.

i just found your blog and love it! also, i'm going to be hosting an inspiration board challenge that i'm announcing on monday and i hope you'll participate! i'm SO going to be stealing some images from this one for my own!