And back again to that sprezzatura wedding in Marblehead last month. The bride, who is an incredible artist and designer along, hand painted the signage for the tables and the bar. Handwritten words, painted in watercolor on a textured paper, tugged on my own heart – the diy handcrafted with love component personalized all of the wedding details. Paring down to the essence, without loosing the poetry. She nailed it.
Flowers, bouquets, boutonnieres and table scapes created by Foret Designs – an amazing floral design studio based in one of my favorite creative small business collective – Fringe.
The wedding flower arrangements were unusually beautiful with a loose, lovely and pastoral feel to the bouquets. The bride?s cascading bouquet was a mix of whites blooms, bundled with flowing white silk ribbons. This created a waterfall of flowers and the mixed use of textures emphasized the drama of the cascading bouquet.
The same elements were picked up in the simple and elegant floral arrangements punctuated the tables at the 5 Corners Kitchen. Again taking the lead from the bride, the vessels were glass, porcelain and metal – keeping the elegant seacoast aesthetic going. The French-inspired food at 5 Corners Kitchen was delectable. Guests were greeted at the marble top bar with a raw bar and charcuterie paired with either a crisp glass of white wine or the couple?s signature cocktail, the Mint To Be – a perfect beverage for a summer afternoon wedding made with gin, St. Germain, mint and cucumber.