Roopa & Ryan
Marrying in the covid years has made for plenty of changed plans and this party was no exception. For Roopa and Ryan, this day was the one they could finally share with their family and friends after having married in a smaller more intimate ceremony a few months prior. Roopa and I brainstormed all the things with help from Debbie at Miller's Farmstead (she's one of their on-site coordinators and a very sweet person). An extension was built onto the back of the arbor to make enough space on the platform for the ceremonial wedding rituals. We strung and hung a flower curtain along the back of the extension and added florals to each of the six corners of the arbor piece. Tons of local flowers and my favorite...autumn dahlias and amaranthus were heavily feautured. Oh, and that vining greenery on the drapery off the patio? Every single strand was attached by hand. While it did seem to take forever (and may have rivaled the time it took to construct the flower curtain) I'd say the result was worth it.