Friday, July 17, 2009

GH Does Weddings!

Did you know that Gatewood Hall does weddings? We do! This is a project that Shawn completed last week. The beautiful non-traditional wedding held at The Southern Tree Plantation in Blairsville, Georgia ( The wedding for Ashley Strickland and Caleb Paquette was held on a beautiful summer evening in the North Georgia mountains. Shawn said that this was such a fun project because the of the wonderful natural and rustic mountain setting. The reception was in a beautiful barn and the tables were set with Ivory colored tone on tone linens with a burlap overlay. Shawn and Kelli used honeysuckle vine and various mosses to create a base for beautiful floral arrangements that included Hydrangeas, Queen Anne's Lace, Bells of Ireland and local Fern put together in galvanized containers with a beautiful green patina. Old fashion Bell jars were filled with birdseed and white candles to create a little sparkle.

The bride's bouquet was a simple and elegant hand-tied arrangement of mini green Calla Lilies with fresh Lavender stems. Oh., I loved this idea...because the bride didn't want a traditional wedding cake she opted for individual homemade mixed berry cobblers (her Grandmother's recipe) placed on tiered pedestals. How unique and special is that?!

Shawn put these beautiful arrangements on the barn entrance doors!

They look absloutely beautiful! Mother of the bride Fran Strickland and her daughter Ashley. Congratulations and thank you for letting us play a part in your very special day!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Shawn, you made this a beautiful setting that everyone is still commenting on how beautiful the flowers were. What makes it even better is that I was able to recycle eveything you used:-)Thanks again!