Photography by Christina McNeill
You might remember this amazing welcome dinner we planned and designed based off of an inspiration board we created. This year, along with some amazing vendors, we decided to bring to life one of our all-time favorite inspiration boards, the vintage botanical jasmine vine. Like with any event you’re planning, you might have to be flexible with slight differences in design, for example, we couldn’t fit in apothecary jars for our faux wedding, and we also added cherry blossoms to the story as they were too beautiful at the market to pass up. It just goes to show that you can take inspiration from anywhere and truly make it your own!
How darling are these letterpress invitations from Milkfed Press?
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One thing we really love about Beaulieu Garden is the multitude of options for your ceremony location – perhaps in a sunken garden, beneath a 200-year-old oak tree, or in front of vineyard vistas. (In case you’re curious, see some of those gorgeous real weddings at these very spots here, here, here and here!). Seasonal cherry blossoms were too pretty to resist incorporating, so we decided to go slightly off script from our original jasmine-focused inspiration board. Adding the blossom arch to a tree-lined space with views of the vineyard, and using romantic wrought iron cafe bistro chairs, made this ceremony look oh-so-romantic.
Kathryn‘s own words about this particular inspiration board spell out exactly why we couldn’t wait to create it in real life:
“I love the way jasmine vine grows- completely unashamed, it takes over everything and fills the air with perfume. Maybe it’s because the flowers are little, but I’m surprised that I’ve never seen a wedding with florals centered around jasmine – both flower and vine. So I decided to create one in an inspiration board! There’s a bit of a vintage botanical/apothecary motif here, which you could certainly abandon or enhance, depending on the overall look you’re going for. Though I think with jasmine, it’s impossible not to have “romantic” be a descriptor.”
Loop Flowers created a tablescape with overflowing jasmine vines hanging from the trellis above, blush velvet linens, Vietri dinnerware, and bistro cafe chairs. It’s impossible to choose our favorite element of this whole romantic look!
Doesn’t this flower-adorned cocktail look (almost!) too pretty to drink? Be sure to check back tomorrow for Paula LeDuc’s recipe for the Spring Fling!
We hope you like the end result! Do let us know in the comments which inspiration board you’d like to see come to life next…