Although they both come from families in the the dairy farming business, Annelise and Blake left the cows and rustic country living at home on their special day. Instead, this couple's wedding was a posh event filled with bright colors and dramatic lighting.
By pulling various attributes from the couple, the amazingly talented Craig Edwards' Events created a breathtaking setting for the bride and groom to celebrate with their friends and family. Don't miss a single detail from this colorful elegant wedding by visiting the full gallery here, all stunningly captured by the talented Tana Photography.
From Craig Edwards:Both Annelise and Blake come from large, tight-knit dairy farming families. When designing this event I pulled elements out of the bride and groom and that is specific to them and their lives. The invitations set the tone. We use high end paper with white foiling, and carried that feel and theme all the way through; a sense of family, closeness, romance, and elegance.
The goal was to make the venue look like something no one ever had seen before. We opted for family style seating with long sections of tables allowing people who have not seen each other for a while to catch up or to create new friendships.
For a casual approach to assigned tables, we used the same font as the invitations, and had the designer hand write names and table number on chalk boards painted out and written in grey pencil. We set them near the entrance to the dining room.
I also wanted to black out the venue to make the vastness of it disappear and give it a sex appeal. The tables were pin-lit added another element of style. We kept the farm feel (without having to bring in the cows and hay) by renting 15 foot trees and have them placed in between the rows of tables. Up lighting created even more drama.
For the flower arrangements we used mercury glass vases and lined the center of the tables with the vases stuff with dahlias, gardens roses, black calla lilies and trick all on top of black linen tables. We placed candles on the tables to bring in yet another light element and to soften some of the dark edges.