Photography by Kristyn Hogan
We love combing the banks of Cedarwood’s Mooncake Lake for unique pieces of wood that have been smoothed by nature and time into sculptured works of art. This transformation from rustic-to-refined beauty inspired the Cedarwood design team’s driftwood wedding inspiration at the 2014 Cedarwood Style Show.
Partnering with The Dress Theory, we selected designer Sarah Janks “Briana” bridal gown to complement our styling contrasts. According to the designer, “a Sarah Janks bride nonchalantly moves from sophisticated to sexy in a contrast of strong and vulnerable” and finding this unique balance became the aim of our team’s event design.
We infused both dramatic and romantic qualities in our sophisticated driftwood styling by blending re-claimed, weathered wood and antler sheds with organic hues, exotic flowers, and sequin-embellished linens. A driftwood chandelier (custom Cedarwood installation of flowers and candlelight reflecting in glass globes) hangs over the head table, repeating elements from the tablescape. Hand-lettered driftwood sentiments for guests, French bistro chairs and driftwood charger plates lend a warm, rustic- organic quality to the sophisticated ambiance. Befitting the mood of our event styling, the bride and groom enjoy a glide across Cedarwood’s Mooncake Lake in a vintage rowboat bedecked with a floral and driftwood garland.
We want to thank some talented and special people for helping us showcase our driftwood inspiration:
Photography: Kristyn Hogan | Event Design, Styling, Florals + Decor: Cedarwood Weddings | Venue: Historic Cedarwood | Bridal Dress Designer: Sarah Janks | Bridal shop: The Dress Theory| Groom’s Attire: Nordstrom | | Invitations + Paper Goods: Designs in Paper | Hand-lettered driftwood: Belle Foley | Cake: Patty Cakes | Chair rentals: Classic Party Rental/Panache | Linen rentals: Liberty Party Rental | Draping: Events Plus
Linda & the Cedarwood Event Team