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French Countryside Inspired Wedding

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Leslie and Glan share a love of Provence and they wanted to bring the feel of the French countryside to their elegant country club affair. Leslie's family have been members at the club for several generations and the couple were also drawn to their ceremony location on the First Fairway with its mature trees and open sky.
Thanks to Finch and Thistle Event Design this wedding is a stunning example of bring the outdoors indoors for a unique and super pretty reception that we can't help but adore! Snag some of the amazing ideas from this French countryside inspired wedding from the full gallery here, photographed by Jagger Photography.

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Country Club Wedding Ceremony

The ceremony took place on the First Fairway with a custom built arch draped in garlands and linen held with floral tie-backs. We used loose bunches of lavender, boughs of pears and market baskets to define the space where the bride and groom would stand. Guests were greeted with lavender lemonade as they found their seats. Cocktail hour took place on a patio lit with cafe lights and guests found their tables at the dried herb bundle escort card display.

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Bringing The Outdoors Inside

We started with herbs and lavender and went from there adding soft grey linens, hemstitch napkins, vineyard chairs, cream draping, cafe lights and beautiful rattan chargers. We filled the long banquet tables with garden compote arrangements, potted herbs and topiaries and brass candlesticks. The arrangements overflowed with local fruiting blueberries, garden roses in peach, coral and butter yellow, zinnias, apple blossom dahlias, pears on the branch and lots and lots of flowering herbs. They were a riot of color and soft fragrance. Each place setting had a sprig of lavender and was accented with lace.

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Sweetheart Table On Display

The sweetheart table was set on the stage so the couple could look out over the reception space. We styled the dusty blue vintage couch and farm table with french market baskets and overturned vintage apple baskets overflowing with lavender and garden roses. The cake was also displayed on the stage on top of a vintage dresser with pear boughs filling the open drawers.

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Advice From The Bride

I would have hired a wedding coordinator. Everything went perfectly and our event coordinator on-site helped out so much the day of, but it would have been nice to have someone else that was a point person to relieve some of the needless worry I had leading up to the wedding.See the beautiful day unfold in the video below, filmed by Bogle Productions. https://player.vimeo.com/video/141013610

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