Saturday, October 18, 2014

A Wedding at Graeme Park: Kim & Pat

Kim and Pat had a rather dreary day in October for their wedding ceremony and reception at Graeme Park, but fortunately they were still able to do their ceremony outdoors by the stream. The bridal party gathered by the garden and then processed through the house and out to the ceremony site.

They'd set their guests up on two levels, using the natural landscaping and stone walls around the Keith House at Graeme Park, which they'd decorated with pumpkins and large mums.

Their wedding arch was draped with fabric and decorated with gorgeous yellow and orange roses and burlap bows. The florals were done by JL Original Designs.

A little station at the entrance invited guests to fill pretty paper cones with birdseed to toss in lieu of the traditional (and bad for the wildlife) rice.

In place of individual place cards, the table assignments were written on an old window - clever and easier than alphabetizing and arranging all the individual cards. Pictures at the entrance to the Open Aire Affairs tent commemorated family members no longer with them.

The tent itself was decorated in the colors of the season - oranges, yellows, and greens.

The tables were kept simple with yellow and gold linens, tall, twiggy branches, and candles all aglow (especially pretty because the day was on the darker side). 

The head table had a unique set-up: a sweetheart table table in the middle, flanked by the bridal party tables.

Red Cedar Grille of Colmar did the catering and their beautifully presented buffet included choices of chicken, salmon and beef, scalloped potatoes, mixed vegetables, salad, and a mac & cheese bar!!

When October rolls around, the candy bars come out and guests were provided with bags to fill with candy corn, caramel creams, mini candy bars, and the like. 

Believe it or not, that leaf basket in the middle is the cake! So detailed, right down to fondant "staples" holding the basket together. 

It was almost a shame to cut it.

And the evening wrapped up with a few last dances.

Congratulations Kim and Pat and thank you for choosing Graeme Park to celebrate your day. 

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