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Mountain Elegance

July 4, 2017

 

Where to begin on this love story?

 

 

Eric and Britney were such a beautiful couple with such a unique story. Both coming from a past of broken relationships, they were not expecting to find one another. According to the both of them, sparks were flying in their first conversation.... and it was so unexpected.

Britney giggled as she explained to me how strange it was this sudden connection that she seem to have with a near stranger.

Things quickly progressed for this beautiful couple and within six months they were engaged ready to tie the knot.

After 43 day engagement the two became one. Their wedding was so beautiful and it captured who they were so well.When Britney talked about getting married she had first wanted to get married on the beach but that changed when she met Eric. When they got engaged and began the hunt for a wedding they fell in love with a mountain setting- returning to their roots they wanted their special day to reflect a strong mountain heritage.They chose to get married at Memory Mountain. A beautiful mountain venue that reflected them as a couple. However, despite Brittany's mountain upbringing she loved all thing elegant, classy and bohemian. So when she approached me about creating a mountain/elegant/bohemian wedding...I knew that my work was cut out for me, and I enjoyed the challenge- so that's what we set out to accomplish, and yes we did!

 

 

 

Britney didn't really want to much color instead she wanted a lot of greenery and garlands mixed with elegant candlelight. Yes, all things romantic for this mountain wedding. So her for her pallet it was neutral tones with mostly greenery. On the entrance of the Memory Mountain Chapel Brittany wanted greenery and candles wrapping the staircase.

 

Britney was a gorgeous bride all things classic, elegant and romantic. Her hair was pulled back she had a beautiful veil, dangling earrings and a lace dress with a very low back .I am seeing more of this look. Simple jewelry and make up and low backed dresses. Often brides forgo the overdone make up and hair and opt for simple hair, minimal make up and simple jewelry. Britney did the same.

For the ceremony, they had chosen to get married at memory mountain chapel. The chapel was made by hand, wooden logs and very mountain appeal.At the altar there was a cross accompanied by two different pianos. Britney wanted to add an element of elegance. To do this, it's very important that you stay true to the essence of the venue. And that is exactly what I wanted to do. The challenge with the specific wedding is somehow bringing an elegant town to an otherwise very mountain/rustic setting. I was able to accomplish this by adding elegant pieces such as candelabras, garland and tulle. The flowers that she chose was a lot of eucalyptus, roses, ranunculus and of course a variety of greenery that really brought the elegance and bohemian feel to this very mountain setting. For the chapel, I kept the altar deck are fairly simple. There was a wooden cross where I added a floral bouquet and on either side of them there were trees stumps of different sizes and heights with candlelight, candle holders and Garland. I also decorated the piano and organ that or on either side with candelabras and bouquets of flowers. I also had an account and the camera holder each window pain as well as elegant greenery .The goal was to add touches of elegance but to stay true to this mountain, rustic wooded feel. The result was stunning!

 

 

The reception was my favorite. We are back at the table trying to create elegant factors to the mountain space. Britney wanted a Garland made of eucalyptus, roses and ranunculus to embellish the fireplace backdrop behind them. I added a Mr. and Mrs. letters to the backdrop behind them. They decided to save a table joined by their family.

 

 

So we created a feasting table embellished with tulle, Garland, candelabras in a variety of different many lanterns and candles I am resting, handmade farm table. Britney decided to go with a mixed pattern for her dishware. We added gold chargers underneath. Is a perfect score this mountain elegant bohemian wedding.The atmosphere was relaxed romantic with a lot of laughter and soft music.

 The cake table was again A mixture of styles. I had a lace tablecloth with crystal beads in the background, eucalyptus and a rustic cake. 
 

 

They had such a lovely wedding. A dreamy atmosphere, romance in the air and friends and family brought together for this special moment and special couple.

 

Congratulations to the Bride & Groom!