Summer Garden Party at The Crane Estate

Arielle & Jordan, August 30, 2015, Crane Estate, Ipswich

There are a lot of historic wedding venues on the North Shore, and all of them are really beautiful.  One of the great things about holding a wedding at an Historic home is the fact that the houses and the settings are so beautiful that there isn’t a lot that needs to be “done” to them to dress them up.

I love when clients who are getting married at a historic venue come to me with a vision that will enhance the natural setting, and not something that tries to fight with the aesthetic or the uniqueness of the venue.

Arielle and Jordan were married at The Crane Estate in Ipswich this past August, one of my favorite historic venues to work at because of the natural beauty of the property.  Arielle’s vision for her wedding was a 1920’s inspired garden party, which is absolutely perfect for the Crane Estate!

Jordan’s father is an award winning grower of Dahlias, an amazing wedding flower - they are big and have tons of texture but are also soft and romantic and come in nearly any color you can imagine, so I love to work with them.

I was honored to be able to incorporate tons of Jordan’s father’s Dahlias into their floral designs.  They are gorgeous.  Jordan’s father worked endless hours to make sure his flowers look amazing for their special day. It took a lot of collaboration  from the both of us behind the scenes leading up to wedding to get the job done and the outcome was truly worth it.

For the tall centerpieces I sourced gold candelabras and wrapped them in ivy and greens and added in blush and white dahlias.  I really loved the look of the candelabras in the estate, they looked like they belong in the Crane’s inventory!

For the lows centerpiece tablescapes we used a large gold urn with spilling over greenery. I added in dahlias, roses and astilbe in whites and blushes to achieve a romantic straight from the cutting garden look.

For the ceremony I created two urn arrangements that marked the aisle and also gave guests a tease of the decor to come later in the reception. I sprinkled petals down the aisle and used my custom built birch arch  covered in tons of greenery and dahlias to create a ceremonial Chuppah.

This was a beautiful event with a great team of vendors: catering by Timothy S. Hopkins and amazing photography by Kivilo Wedding Photography.