Monday, November 10, 2014

Autumn Wedding at Cranberry Park

An outdoor wedding in the late fall can be risky – and many a bride and groom have worried about rain or cold.  These days, thanks to heaters and well-seasoned caterers, even the nastiest weather need not spoil this special day.  A Greenwich couple found this out recently, as they made their way from Christ Church to the Gallaher Mansion at Cranberry Park in Norwalk in the pouring rain.  With Susan Scully, owner of Watson’s Catering at the helm, everyone knew this event would be spectacular.

For the d├ęcor, it was my job to find a colorful and modern way to distill autumn’s essence.  I had begun by injecting bursts of color in the Bridal and Bridesmaids’ Bouquets and in the Boutonnieres, turning to Coffee Break roses and hypericum berries.

Once inside the tent I set to work with rolls of natural burlap, transforming tent poles into trunks of trees that I topped with canopies of sweet gum leaves.

Table centerpieces picked up this theme, using many of the same ingredients… Pressed maple leaves scattered on each table and votive candles finished the look.

What fun! What a joyful celebration!