Did you notice the tent on the lawn Memorial Day weekend? It was hard to miss! But did you also notice the lawn games set up by the bride and groom? It seems the trend these days is to have something for your guests to participate in during the cocktail hour and for dancing breaks during the reception. And if your reception is outside, there’s nothing better than a lawn Jenga set or a giant Tic Tac Toe board, Croquet or Badminton, or all of the above! Guests were able to grab a cocktail and play some games while catching up with family and friends to celebrate. It really added a down home, warm country feel to the wedding,
The sister of the bride, a professional floral designer, was hard at work with her team early Saturday morning adding personal touches around the Rose Arbor, unexpected flourishes around the tent, and beautiful accents around the house. She had cascades of carnations strung together hanging from one of the trees to add to a beautiful backdrop for pictures. There were personalized signs around indicating what things were, like the beers that were on tap, as well as a large welcome sign. In the end, the flowers were beautiful accents that helped to enhance the beauty of the Arboretum itself.
To top off the personalization, the bride hand sewn all the floral napkins that guests were using for dinner, both to ensure she had just the right fabric she wanted, but also to add to the homey feel of the evening. It worked and the tent looked spectacular!
The weather was picture perfect, the bride and groom radiated warmth and love and all the guests were treated to a beautiful, delicious buffet meal by Mill Creek Catering & Events.
It was a beautiful night and a great kick off for wedding season at Bailey Arboretum! Cheers to many more to come!
by Jenny Klainberg, Event Coordinator