What Dreams are Made Of (part 1)

A few months ago, we spoke to floral designer extraordinaire Evan Leggoe of Thicket Creative about doing a wedding shoot. Evan recently moved to Chattanooga from Atlanta, and is building her business locally. We had a shared dream of stringing carnations on a line, like you see on temples in India.

From there, Evan pulled together the most amazing group of vendors:

Dresses: Monicas Bridal | Hair: Shaina Ramsey Beauty | Makeup: Gabriella Bordo | Furnishings/Tableware: Ramblewood Events | Florals: Thicket Creative | Photography: OK Crowe (Rachael Crowe) & Wonderly Creative (YeeWon Wilkey) (Part 2) Models: @nenerina @davywidt  & @angeladominessy @carlsimakoff17 (Part 2) |

And they made magic…

Photographer Rachael Crowe brought in the smoke bombs to add some serious movie-style mood to Evan’s impressive floral installation in the rocks. (all photos in part 1 are by Rachael Crowe).

And then there’s the barn:

We are loving how our whitewashed barn is letting all the colors pop! Evan imagined a beautiful table setting with daffodils, kumquats (those are tiny citrus fruits), and of course, the verrrrry cool strands of carnations. Ramblewood killed it with heavy-handled silverware and weave & thatch plateware, with deep gold napkins to heighten the drama.

Back up to the Cottage, and a few getting ready photos:

Gabriella Bordo applying makeup to Angela Dominessy (p2)
Shania Ramsey on hair!

We always always always love this wall:

The talented Evan Leggoe at work:

And finale!

If you are interested in having your own theatrical, jaw-dropping, epic wedding, email cottageatoakleaf@gmail.com – or call/text 706-409-0218

Our Fave Wedding Trends

Making the jump from interior design to loving all kinds of wedding design has been a pretty short hop-skip over. We’re always keeping an eye on the trends to see what the latest is, and to dream up our latest take on all the styles.

Pampass Grass

Green Wedding Shoes

Long the semi-hated yard staple, these giant puffs of fluff have breathed hot new life into floral installations. We’ve found images of them flowing down the aisle, bursting in beautiful wedding bouquets, and adding billowy greatness to the wedding arbor. We love it all.

Green Wedding Shoes

 

Green Wedding Shoes — and we LOVE that bright dress!


Shaped Wedding Arches

image from Green Wedding Shoes

Be they diamonds or triangles, circles or even asymmetrical, these seem to be fast becoming a staple of boho wedding design. Dave insists the triangle is too simple and then starts doodling in his sketchbook. A new arbor design is on its way for us, but it will have a definite ‘Dave take’ on this trend.

Green Wedding Shoes
Junebug Weddings

Headdresses 

Green Wedding Shoes

So unlike the wedding headdress worn by my great-great-great grandmother for her wedding, these floral creations challenge even those famously worn by Carmen Miranda – minus the fruit, of course. We love everything about the next image —

Green Wedding Shoes

Floral, or Patterned Suits:

Green Wedding Shoes

A fresh take on traditional attire! It takes a confident fellow to step out in a floral suit, which is why we think we’re seeing more with patterns. Maybe paisley will make a comeback? Dave and I agree though – a patterned jacket and coordinating tie would be a more approachable option.

Green Wedding Shoes
Green Wedding Shoes

Outdoor Receptions

Junebug Weddings

Well, you KNOW we love these! DUH. We’re surrounded by outdoor gorgeousness. I’m besotted with the long, neverending table concept.

Green Wedding Shoes
100 Layer Cake

Big Floral Installations

100 Layer Cake

These big, showy greenery installs are stunning in every way. Gracing arbors, showcasing the aisle or changing a ceiling into a display of color perfect for photo ops.

100 Layer Cake
Green Wedding Shoes

What’s your favorite trend?

Images courtesy of Green Wedding Shoes, 100 Layer Cake, Martha Weddings, and Junebug Weddings