greenery table runner

Italian Inspired Rustic Wedding at Family Farm

Stacy Newgent Photography

Stacy Newgent Photography

An early fall outdoor wedding inspired by the beauty and culture of the Italian countryside. Guests gathered at Spring Hill, the bride's family farm for a day of horse drawn carriages, weathered fences and a family style dinner at country tables. Guests dined alfresco under an open sided tent hung with a large wreath chandelier suspended from the center. Long tables were set with natural linen runners overlaid with dense leafy garlands of seeded eucalyptus and white tapered and votive candles.

The bucolic setting and beautiful weather suited this Tuscan inspired wedding ceremony and reception perfectly. Tuscany brings to mind fresh flavors straight from the earth and a bevy of aromatic herbs like eucalyptus and bay. Guests sat at long farm tables with natural linen table runners laid with a mix of eucalyptus, bay, olive, and rosemary. Tapered, pillar and votives of white candles created a romantic ambiance. Each place setting had napkins with a sprig of lavender and rosemary. Earthy, fragrant and unforgettable. 

The bride was gorgeous carrying a simple bouquet of hydrangea and rose. Bridesmaids wore dresses in a mix of slate, pale and stone grays and carried nosegays of white roses, silvery dusty miller, lavender and pine. Hydrangea foliage and mophead clusters of chartreuse and purple were tucked into oblong tin tubs. Ferns draped over rustic beams transforming the airy loft and softening the old wood to create an ambiance of sophistication and charm. This perfect September wedding day was photographed by Stacy Newgent.  

See this wedding featured on Inside Weddings.

Tuscan inspired wedding ceremony and reception at family farm. Florals by Yellow Canary Floral + Event Design. www.yellowcanaryonline.com
photo: Stacy Newgent

photo: Stacy Newgent

Tuscan inspired wedding ceremony and reception at family farm. Florals by Yellow Canary Floral + Event Design. www.yellowcanaryonline.com
Tuscan inspired wedding ceremony and reception at family farm. Florals by Yellow Canary Floral + Event Design. www.yellowcanaryonline.com
photo: Stacy Newgent

photo: Stacy Newgent

photo: Stacy Newgent

photo: Stacy Newgent

Tuscan inspired wedding ceremony and reception at family farm. Florals by Yellow Canary Floral + Event Design. www.yellowcanaryonline.com

Photography: Stacy Newgent | Wedding Planner: Viva Bella Events | Venue: Spring Hill Farm | Lighting: All Occasions Event Rental | Catering: Funky's

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Romantic, Lush Garden Wedding at Greenacres Art Center

A gorgeous June wedding at Greenacres Art Center on a perfect summer day. There was a hint of chill in the air adding a sense of freshness and renewal to the blue afternoon sky. The couple's wedding vision was dreamy, abundant lush gardens where florals were the focal point. Every detail, from the dense floral arch we constructed to soft natural linens to tables overflowing with vine and leaf convey a sense of timeless romance. 

The bride's attendants each carried a unique bouquet. Wild peach and coral roses, papery pink roses, hydrangeas and tiny rose buds mingled together creating a dreamy, exquisite garden of floral delights. 

The ring bearer's pillow took the shape of a bird's nest filled with moss and wax flowers all tied with natural twine. 

The open tented reception was situated next to the stone walls and fountain of the estate. Both long and round tables seated guests which added a feeling of whimsy and playfulness to the elegant dusty rose and lace table cloths. We created tablerunners by repeating the same greenery and pastel florals from the arch. Each table had a stunning mix of foliage and fresh blooms warmly lit by golden votives that seemed like fireflies landing as the evening passed.

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Lush Garden wedding reception at Greenacres in Cincinnati. Florals by Yellow Canary Floral + Event Design.
Lush Garden wedding reception at Greenacres in Cincinnati. Florals by Yellow Canary Floral + Event Design.
Lush Garden wedding reception at Greenacres in Cincinnati. Florals by Yellow Canary Floral + Event Design.
Lush Garden wedding reception at Greenacres in Cincinnati. Florals by Yellow Canary Floral + Event Design.
Lush Garden wedding reception at Greenacres in Cincinnati. Florals by Yellow Canary Floral + Event Design.
Lush Garden wedding reception at Greenacres in Cincinnati. Florals by Yellow Canary Floral + Event Design.

Floral Abundance Garden Wedding at Smale Riverfront Park

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Caroline, the bride said it all when she said "If you dream it, it can be done!".

Florals and miles of greenery took center stage at this bright, summer garden wedding on the Ohio River at Smale Riverfront Park. From macaroon sized succulents tucked into tiny glass cases to verdant runners cascading over the ends of long dining tables covered in sparkly fabric - every detail lent itself to creating a lush, alfresco garden atmosphere.

Caroline and Shane exchanged vows under a romantic floral ceremony arch with the iconic Roebling Bridge in the background. We wanted the ceremony's floral elements to balance the strong geometry of Smale Park's landscape. The asymmetrical ceremony arch was created using blush and white roses, peonies and a variety of greenery including the broad leaves of the hydrangea.    

Floral wedding ceremony arch by Yellow Canary floral and event design.
Pink and white bridesmaids bouquet for outdoor summer wedding at Smale Riverfront Park in Cincinnati

At the tented reception in the park's Anderson Pavilion we constructed hanging gardens thick with the same floral combinations we used in the floral arch.  Pale lime and white hydrangea orbs hung from satin ribbons, suspended in midair like perfect spherical blooms. 

Caroline envisioned flowers everywhere so in addition to tablescapes robust with garden beauty, we created an abstract floral wall of flowers that hung on the wall behind the wine bar. Dense clusters of silver dollar eucalyptus, almond blossoms, layers of roses in blush, white and cherry pushed against peony and hydrangea to create a truly memorable work of art.

Hanging florals for Anderson Pavilion wedding in Cincinnati. Florals by Yellow Canary.
Floral Abundance Garden Wedding at Smale Riverfront Park
Floral Abundance Garden Wedding at Smale Riverfront Park
Floral Abundance Garden Wedding at Smale Riverfront Park
Floral Abundance Garden Wedding at Smale Riverfront Park
Floral Abundance Garden Wedding at Smale Riverfront Park
Floral Abundance Garden Wedding at Smale Riverfront Park
Floral Abundance Garden Wedding at Smale Riverfront Park. Florals by Yellow Canary.