Rebecca and Geritt are so obviously in love and full of life! When we asked them what their favorite things were, we got responses like “roses, cooking, holding hands, stair races, going for walks together, and flour fights in the kitchen,” just to name a few. Inspiration instantly sparked from their love story…they had so many favorite things about each other!..and so we turned to the classic tune from The Sound of Music, “These are a few of my favorite things” to take us down a planning path of whimsical details and playful puns 🙂
Rebecca loves to bake…always has. When she was a little girl, she used to make cookies and even had her own pretend bakeshop she called the Busy Bee Bakery. We thought this would be a perfect favor for her guests to enjoy.
From the bridesmaids soft blue tailored dresses and pearls, to the boys black suits, this picture is straight out of the vonTrapp family album! We knew the Darlington House would be the perfect setting for such an elegant style.
“Silver white winters that melt into springs!”…or summer.
The roses at the Darlington House were definitely in bloom in summer and added such a beautiful, lush backdrop for guests to enjoy. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect. Probably my favorite look from the entire wedding was the head table. We teamed up with Twigg to create the “raindrops on roses” feel with, of course, copper containers, red parasols and crystal rain drops that were hand strung to shower the entire table.
The cake was another delicious confectionary creation from Michele Coulon desserts. We created the custom cake stand for Rebecca and Geritt with a vintage red fabric. Twigg Botanicals decorated the cake with the gorgeous tulips, berries, rose petals and delphinium. Quite the team effort!
Cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels! OK, so logistically, it just didn’t work to bring in cream colored ponies 🙂 But crisp apple strudels? That we could do! Working with Crown Point Catering was a complete joy! They custom created the crisp apple strudel station that allowed guests to top their warm treats with ice cold vanilla bean ice cream. They even had fresh carmel sauce on hand for anyone who needed an even more decadent dessert!
Something you may not know about me, is I was once an aspiring actress. Any of you who know me probably think this is really funny…but I was in The Sound Of Music in a local theater production. Needless to say, I’m a wedding planner, and NOT an actress, but to this day, I will never forget my one show-stopping line, “Maria!” That about sums up my acting career 🙂 In all seriousness, ever since then I’ve been dying to do a wedding based on the beautiful details of this classic film.
This was such a fun and playful wedding, and thanks to all of the great people involved, everything really came together! We most likely have left you humming the tune as we found ourselves doing so many times throughout the designing, creating and planning process. But when the dog bites, when the bee stings, when I’m feeling sad, I simply remember my favorite things, and then I don’t feel so bad! Thanks to Rebecca and Geritt for allowing us to create such a unique and fun wedding! Best of luck you two, we can’t wait for all of the new favorite things you’ll discover along your journey!