What happens when two biologists tie the knot?
You get one unusual, nature-filled wedding!
Nick and Sarah opted to have only Grandmother Oak behind them at their ceremony -- no arbor, no floral arrangement, just nature herself. We loved it.
Down the aisle, florist Evan of Thicket Creative added potted Dusty Miller and ferns to our large stash of driftwood running down the aisle -- and of course we had rugs! The driftwood didn't show well in the photo, but we know we'll get photos from Hillary at Wandermoore!
As guests arrived, they were invited to make themselves a flower crown to wear throughout the evening. It was so much fun!
Cocktail hour offered the next surprise for Nick and Sarah's guests: a red-shouldered hawk, courtesy of Reflection Riding.
You can make out the second bar area, and our antique seating lounge in the backdrop!
A second surprise guest was Olivia the Oppossum, who was once illegally kept as a pet and was just the CUTEST!
Tell us this doesn't melt your heart:
The reception dinner decor held yet another all-too-perfect detail: MUSHROOMS! Oyster mushrooms, to be precise. Thicket Creative went ALL out with these incredible arrangements. We may or may not have saved those mushrooms and sauteed them in copious amounts of butter a day or so after the wedding. :-) IYKYK Each table was also named after a national park Nick and Sarah had been to, and each guest was given a camp-classic mug to commemorate the event. It was a completely GORGEOUS day! Timy little wedding tip: if you have a super wild idea for your wedding and you know someone in your inner circle will pooh-pooh it... DON'T tell them. We're still crying that we couldn't sign a moose skull.
Wedding Date: April 24, 2022 All photos in this blog post are by Cameron Smith, of noremaC Studios, who takes a few photos on wedding day for the venue.
VENDORS: Coordination: Desiree Wells Catering, Dessert Cookies & Bar: Foodworks Florals: Thicket Creative DJ: Dutty Laundry Wildlife Abmassadors courtesy of Reflection Riding Photographer: WanderMoore