August 6, 2015

Lilac French Country Inspiration with Julie Paisley Photography

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Photography by Julie Paisley Photography

Our wedding inspiration is anchored by two loves – the intoxicating beauty of spring Lilacs and the chic simplicity of linen. We chose to ‘dress down’ elements for a french-laundry, countryside freshness. Set in our historic estate venue’s 50 acre estate, the wedding altar is a simple wood frame adorned with fresh floral garlands.A “ceremony circle” defined by flower petals, unites wedding guests with the bride and groom in an intimate space symbolic of Love’s inner circle. The bride wears a J.Crew linen wedding gown, and her wedding party wear simple linen dresses in neutral hues, unified by French Lilac bouquets loosely tied with long ribbons. Bridesmaids bouquets, individually wrapped in butcher paper, are presented as gifts to each girl by the bride. Lilac Eau de Toilette (flower water) are homemade gifts for guests.  Reminiscent of a bistro-style gathering, reception tables impart a simple al fresco aesthetic, with linen tablecloths and white ironstone pitchers filled with fragrant lilacs. Heirloom dinnerware and a milk glass cake stand infuse a touch of romance into tabletop styling for the gorgeous Patty Cakes “barely there” wedding cake, crowned with fresh lilacs. Wedding stationery, including a “Vows” journal, are custom designed by Designs in Paper. Hand-torn linen paper wedding invitations enhance the beauty of the calligraphy in a style statement that is elegantly understated.  We love these dreamy, romantic images shot in film by Julie Paisley Photography. Thanks Wedding Sparrow for featuring our team’s work

Thanks also to Rachel, Abby, Anna, Zoiey, Savannah PLUS two Cedarwood brides – Molly and Sarah – for modeling.  You are all beautiful.  Kudos to Julie Paisley, Patty Cakes, Designs in Paper and our great team of talent at Cedarwood Weddings.

Linda & the Cedarwood Event Team


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