Did you all see this save-the-date by Chewing the Cud, and wonder about what awesome wedding it belonged to? Well, I certainly did, and there’s so much more to love about Iris and Travis’s wedding at Beaulieu Garden. The couple first met at Butter in New York City, and this simple ingredient served as the inspiration for an elegantly rustic, farmstand chic wedding, starting with these tea towel save-the-dates by Viola from Chewing the Cud.

 Iris not only made jam for all of the guests to take home, she also designed the labels for them.

To achieve that earthy, farmstand chic vibe, Torryne from Birch poured mounds of soil directly onto the tables, along with flowers and a variety of root vegetables.



Photography: Anna Kuperberg / Venue: Beaulieu Garden in Napa, California / Bridesmaid Dresses: BCBG / Flowers: Birch / Stationery: Chewing the Cud / Catering: Paula LeDuc Fine Catering

  • Farmstand Wedding at Beaulieu Garden

    21 March 2009
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    Sorry for disappearing yesterday – trying to get some things sorted out with the blog, and hopefully things will be back to normal by next week. I got my bracket all filled out and I’m ready to show my honey what’s up (not really – I totally pick teams at random, but it makes these three weeks of basketball so much more fun!). And now for some of my favorite links from around the web…

    by W. Scott Chester


    A beautiful invitation with calligraphy by Crystal Kluge.

    Inspired to make your own bouquet with surprises from the garden?

    Jocelyn is making me want to take a trip to Amsterdam.

    Ooh – I like the new tux look!

    Vintage tags for your vintage wedding, via The Bridal Wishlist.

    Mirror, mirror on the wall… perfect little gifts via Cafe Cartolina.

    These recipe cards would make good gifts, too.

    I’d love to see a bride wear one of these pretty headbands.

    Who knew Chelsea was dressing up shoes and didn’t tell me? I love them!

    Have a great weekend lovelies!

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    Growing up, my family would take summer picnics into the California hills north of our house. Those golden hills, dotted with dark green California oak trees, are still one of my favorite things in all the world, and they inspired today’s wedding board. A casual, California picnic in late summer – utensils wrapped in brown twine, a simple meal of fruit, baguette, and cheese, local wine, and miniature almond cakes in place of a traditional wedding cake. Bentwood chairs around a rustic farm table fit perfectly in this space.

    Mood: easy-going, gourmet rustic
    Palette: wheat, almond, oak

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    Top row from left: oak tree photo by Ian Grant, photo by Allyson Magda, wine photo by Johnny Miller, mailbox from Grapevine Paperie
    Row 2: twine-tied utensils photo by Bill Kingston, box of snacks from Martha Stewart Weddings, oak tree photo by Ian Grant
    Row 3: bentwood chairs from Oh How Charming!, invitation from Martha Stewart Weddings, dress by Kate Towers, bouquet by Artfool
    Row 4: bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings, invitation by Wiley Valentine, mini almond bundt cake from Martha Stewart

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    I can’t say enough good things about Leo Patrone‘s photography. He is incredibly talented, and is by far one of my favorite photographers. I think when you see his work, you’ll understand why…

    Because he loves the look and feel of it – the color, the grain, the softness – Leo shoots exclusively with film. However he does it, he’s definitely doing something right! If you haven’t already, check out his brand new website, and see updates on his blog – his work is truly inspiring, and any couple would be lucky to have him capture their special moments on film.

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