The darling details of this wedding have left us in awe! We wish we could have experienced (in person that is) the tender love and joy between this happy couple… but these gorgeous photos will have to do! How could you not feel all kinds of warmth and happiness after viewing them?! We love all of the careful thought and consideration that went into planning this sweet pink garden wedding. From incorporating a family flower, to narrowly escaping a rain storm, it features more than one good story. So, read on to hear about how the bride and groom knew just what they wanted their special day to look like!
Photographer, Emily Wren, shares…
When Jaclyn & Greg were planning their wedding, they knew that the day had to include Cattleya orchids. Cattleyas are dramatic and striking, considered to be one of the most beautiful orchids in the world. But the bride & groom weren’t merely drawn to them for their beauty. In fact, the groom happened to be a descendant of Sir William Cattley— the horticulturist who discovered the orchid! Appropriately, the flower is also known as the “corsage orchid,” and Greg was sure to wear it on his lapel. Their florist, Papertini, made sure to tuck Cattleyas into arrangements placed all over Appleford Estate. And it seems the family flower was something of a good luck charm. Despite forecasts for thunder and torrential rain, the couple was able to exchange vows at the pond’s edge and not until the last guest returned to the tented terrace for the reception did the skies finally open! The day was everything the bride & groom had hoped it would be.
Jaclyn wore a delicately embellished gown with an illusion neckline from Limor Rosen. Her bridesmaids wore elegant chiffon gowns in mismatched shades of pink. The groom was dashing in his steel gray suit, and his groomsmen and groomswoman coordinated in varying shades of gray. In addition to the striking white Cattleyas, Papertini created arrangements of bright peonies in corals and magentas, sunshine yellow Craspedia, and tendrils of soft greenery. The couple’s band, For The Win, kept the party going all night. And when the rain let up later in the evening, we stole the couple away for some dramatic misty portraits to end the night!