Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tuesdays are for Mood Boards... Rustic Chic Winery Wedding

Flora Bond Necklace Etsy (inspiration)

Today's Mood Board is for Erin (who is also a member of Team True Event) and Dan. They are getting married at Saltwater Farm Vineyard, in October. I am having so much fun redesigning the space with each of my clients celebrating their wedding at the winery. It is such an unbelievably unique space near the water in Stonington. An old airport hanger, turned into a winery, it is the perfect blend of vintage and modern. Erin described her vision as Simple Elegance, Romantic, Rustic, Vintage, and Whimsical.

*Erin has also started her own wedding blog with daily inspiration for a rustic chic wedding, it is absolutely fabulous!*

Taken from one of her posts: The Inspiration...why Rustic Chic

It started with the setting. After a fairly short search (my list of criteria combined with our guest list did not provide for a long list of reception site options in Connecticut) Dan and I chose Saltwater Farm Vineyard as our reception site. The moment we turned down the slightly hidden long dirt drive I knew this was going to be the place.

Pulling up it is as though you are transported to another place, and inside the meticulously revitalized space (I don't dare say renovated as so much of the building's authenticity has been preserved) has such fantastic raw energy. The space was originally a WWII aircraft hangar, which means towering high ceilings with gorgeous exposed wooden beams and ceilings. The space comes as-is... and lends itself perfectly to personalization through colors, textures, linens, flowers, lighting, and all sorts of fabulous details.

While exhilerated by this I was also (ever so slightly) overwhelmed... until I met Sarah True. Sarah is the creative event mastermind who after listening to my chaotic inspiration list (French Provincial meets Paris Chic, vineyard but not too wine focused, fall but not overkill of oranges and yellow, soft & warm lighting, browns, dark blues, dark purples, flowers but not too flowery, candles, lanterns, and the list goes on...) somehow decifered it all into a Rustic Chic inspiration - and it just fit! I am so excited (and lucky) to have Sarah working on our wedding; I cannot image attempting it without her.


wesson said...

Nicely designed board!

Chris @ Celebrations At Home said...

BEAUTIFUL inspiration!

TRUE Event said...

Thanks Ladies! I am in love with the blending of natural and girly details!

wesson said...

I wonder who put that fab board together for you?

Anna Sawin said...

Gorgeous details for a gorgeous bride, am so looking forward to photographing the day next fall!