Wedding Blog

Sustainable Wedding Tips: Florals

Posted in Wedding Advice, Wedding Blog on Apr 17, 2024

Let's talk flowers! There's so much debate, controversy and discussion about wedding flowers, and so many misconceptions about what is sustainable and what isn't. First off, let's explain conventionally grown flowers. Many of the giant beautiful arrangements and installations you see on Pinterest and Instagram include hothouse flowers, or flowers that have been shipped from around the globe. This shipping of course is one part of the carbon footprint, but another, less-considered issue is the amount of fungicides and pesticides used on them, as customs isn't terribly keen on non-native bugs c...
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Tiny, young oyster mushrooms courtesy of a local mushroom farm were added to this perfect marriage of two biologists.

Mushroom Wedding Florals

Posted in Blog, Wedding Blog on May 31, 2022

What happens when two biologists tie the knot? You get one unusual, nature-filled wedding!
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Clumpies, Corgies, LaCroix & a Forest Full of Surprises

Posted in Blog, Wedding Blog on May 24, 2022

A late April wedding with fun surprises for their guests - and designed with the thought in mind of: If the forest were to put on a wedding, and you just happened upon it, what would it look like?
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The Spring Woodsy Wedding Vibe

Posted in Wedding Blog on May 17, 2022

Mid April is when the color is POPPING -- from the white violets carpeting the mountainside to the florals around the venue. This wedding had ALL the fun, with the firepit, a super plush seating area, and a cornhole tournament too!
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Say Yes to a Blush Wedding Dress

Posted in Wedding Blog on May 10, 2022

We're sure you've seen the plethora of black wedding dresses that are published by wedding design blogs around October 31, and SO many styled shoots now feature one as well. The fascination is in having something different, a dress that *isn't* white. Here's your permission slip to mix it up if you feel a white dress just isn't your vibe:
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A Sustainable Early Spring Wedding

Posted in Wedding Blog on May 03, 2022

An early Spring wedding with the perfect shades of mauve and green to go with the slowly emerging green in the forest! And, so appropos: the couple's last name is "Green!"
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A Thousand Cranes Wedding

Posted in Wedding Blog on Apr 26, 2022

A late March forest wedding incorporating the Japanese tradition of Senbazuru, or the folding of 1,000 paper cranes to help bless the union.
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A Snowy Georgia Mountain Wedding

Posted in Blog, Wedding Blog, Wedding in the Woods on Mar 15, 2022

A snowy mountain wedding in the forest at Oakleaf Cottage -- we don't often get snow past February out here in the Appalachain foothills, but our balmy spring-like weather had a brief but intense visit from Jack Frost this weekend!
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Getting Married in the Woods - Color Considerations

Posted in Wedding Blog, Wedding in the Woods on Mar 07, 2021

Like any other venue, our setting has great influence on the colors, style, and design of your wedding. However, being set square in the middle of the woods, the thing that isn’t terribly obvious is how much the forest changes. I don’t mean the drastic change from Summer to Fall, Fall to Winter and Winter to Spring. Summer green changes through the season. Winter isn’t steadily brown-gray-neutral, either.
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Our Top Tips for Planning a Winter Wedding

Posted in Wedding Blog, Wedding in the Woods on Jan 05, 2021

Winters here in North Georgia/Eastern Tennessee are fairly mild and snow-free, often extending our wedding season through December and back as early as March
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