Rustic, Folk Elegance

Hassler Granary (1 of 1)

I have to admit that last month’s wedding at The Granary in New Harmony was one of my favorites to design.  The bride told me that her theme was rustic, folk elegance and she wanted a lot of texture. I believe texture is what separates good design from average.

Hassler sign #1 (1 of 1)

It also helps that The Granary is one of the most beautiful venues in the tri-state area.

Hassler entry (1 of 1)Hassler entry table (1 of 1)

Guests entered at this level to the guest table and adorable ribbon wands made by the family.

Hassler ribbon wands (1 of 1)          Hassler stairway (1 of 1)

The ceremony was held upstairs .

Hassler aisle (1 of 1)

Minimal decor was needed because of the rustic beauty of the space.  Just two chairs on either side of the front row were decorated.

Hassler chair swag (1 of 1)

We used ruscus, seeded eucalyptus, astilbe, hypericum and ribbon for the chair swags.

Hassler table arrangement #2 (1 of 1) Hassler table arrangement #3 (1 of 1)

Cigar boxes were filled with flowers and foliage and placed in the window sills during the ceremony.  During the cocktail hour, the room was reset for dinner and the boxes were used as table arrangements.

Hassler table arrangement #6 (1 of 1) Hassler table arrangement #7 (1 of 1)

Hassler table arrangement #8 (1 of 1)

We achieved the textural look by using shiny ruscus, matte blue-green seeded eucalyptus, airy explosion grass, shapely echeveria succulents, and dried ornamental grass plumes as a base.  Bold color was added with cream, gold, and burgundy dahlias.  More colored texture was added with smooth peach hypericum berries, spiky blue thistle, and feathery cream astilbe.

Hassler bridal bouquet (1 of 1)

The bride wore rose gold accessories which we carried over to her bouquet through ribbon and the colors of the dahlias and berries.

Hassler bridesmaid bouquet (1 of 1)

Bridesmaid bouquets echoed the bride’s bouquet but were tied with navy ribbon to coordinate with their navy dresses.

Hassler boutonnieres (1 of 1)

The groomsmen were wearing navy and white gingham shirts with suspenders and ties that were mostly navy with a small white dot.  The navy and white polka-dot ribbon on their boutonnieres tied into their look.

Hassler corsages (1 of 1)

Corsages were similar to the boutonnieres with the addition of the feminine, feathery astilbe.

Hassler table arrangement #4 (1 of 1)

A beautiful day in a beautiful space.  Congratulations to Cameron and Michael!

-Whitney

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