Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Lisa & John – A Wedding at the Condon Homestead

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Here we are, almost two months later, but the memories are still fresh.  A beautiful family celebration for two of my favorite people.  There’s too much to capture in clever prose, so please enjoy these photos and short captions in its place…

(photos by yours truly)


The gardens were in top form.


With a dreary forecast, we brought the gardens into the tent as well.


Preparing for the big day.

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Jo kept close watch on all activities.

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The yard was ready for guests.


The flowers waiting patiently for placement.

PreppingThe main event!

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Poms of Baby’s Breath and yellow Mums hung with votives to frame the ceremony space.

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I don’t think I’ve ever been so nervous to present a bride with her bouquet…

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Seemed fitting to photograph a craftsman’s bout on an antique handsaw.

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Each table featured a unique vessel filled with white, yellow, and orange blooms.

white and yellow centerpiece 

Table numbers were stenciled onto aluminum buckets (for rib bones – mouth-watering photo to come).

white and yellow centerpiece

The tent was strung with lights and each table glowed with votives once darkness fell.

white and yellow centerpiece

Tom’s famous ribs were a hit, as always!  The Father of the Groom took his grilling duty very seriously, building a custom grill pit we’ve since named “Grillzilla” (it’s a beast), and holding test run tastings leading up to the wedding.  We’ve never eaten so well!  A big thank you to to “pit crew” for their service under very wet skies.

Tom's famous ribs

Speaking of delicious treats, the gorgeous cake by Tastefully Wright.  We are spoiled with family talent. 

Tastefully Wright

No detail too small.  A welcome sign for the rehearsal dinner, our signature chandelier, and custom made sap bucket wall sconces.

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The army of umbrellas for all the good luck the sky dumped on the couple.  It wouldn’t be a family wedding without it!

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The happy couple sawing into their cake and dancing to the local Blue Grass band who rocked the barn that night.


So much love for two wonderful people.  The amount of family involvement from both sides of the wedding aisle warms the heart.

And they lived happily ever after…



Venue: The Condon Homestead

Flowers & Decor: Ideas in Bloom

Cake: Tastefully Wright

Entertainment: TMud and the Spuds

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

In the Studio This Week


It’s another busy week in the studio as we prep for this weekend’s wedding at the Essex Conference Center.  Above is a hint of what we’ll be designing.  The theme of the weekend is “woodland soiree.”  Think the whimsy of Fantastic Mr. Fox combined with a posh antique market and a dash of rustic charm and you are on the right track.  Lots of unique rentals and rich, jewel toned flowers will come together to compliment all the one-of-a-kind touches this bride and groom have created for their special day.  The invitations alone will blow your socks off…just wait to see everything else!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Happy Birthday, Pam!


Happy birthday to my wonderful mother and partner!  Sorry we won’t be celebrating at the beach like last year…