After sharing some of the DIY projects from our wedding (which, if you missed, you can catch up on here), I want to take a moment to share the amazing wedding vendors that helped to make our day as perfect as it was. These are the people that did everything I couldn’t do myself (or didn’t want to do myself). These are the people that gave their time and talents for five (or fifty) hours of exclusive attention to my wedding guests, my family, my husband, and me. They all deserve recognition, thanks, and great. big. hugs.
Our Location & Catering Company: The Inn at Millrace Pond // Frungillo Catering
Long before the ring was on my finger, hubby and I spent time discussing how we each pictured our wedding day. Fortunately, we both came to the table with similar ideas about what an “ideal” wedding location would be. I wanted water & nature, hubs wanted somewhere unique. We both agreed it would be awesome to find a place where we could do it all – ceremony, reception, overnight rooms - for the convenience, simplicity, and intimacy. (Oh, and we also knew we wanted our little pup Emma to be involved, so we needed a pet-friendly spot!)
While searching for our perfect location, we stumbled (via google) upon the Inn at Millrace Pond, and decided to make the trip to the quaint little town of Hope to check it out.
The minute hubs & I stepped out of the car, we knew we had found the perfect place. There was a stream (water- check!), there were lots of trees (nature- check!), and the Inn would host the outdoor ceremony I dreamed of and a tented reception – with the added bonus of a great tavern, pet friendly guest rooms (WOOT!) and a FIRE PIT (which meant S’mores!).
Our Florist: Peggy Patton // The Flower Mill
I love flowers. Actually, I absolutely adore flowers. Planning the flowers for our wedding day was one of the most exciting aspects for me – and I could not have been luckier to have Peggy of The Flower Mill to work with.
From our first meeting, I could sense her love & passion for her business, and her excitement about designing the perfect look for our late fall wedding. She just oozed enthusiasm & warmth towards the hubs and me.
Peggy had a great eye for what would look best at our location, and at the same time was very open to my suggestions and ideas. We bounced ideas off each other, and collectively worked towards our vision for the day.
One of my favorite parts of the wedding day was in the afternoon, before I dressed, walking through the grounds, buildings and tent & admiring the beautiful arrangements that Peggy designed.
She made sure every detail was in place, extending her design to include outdoor lighting & decor.
When the sun went down, the place was transformed into a magical little world of twinkling lights, lanterns & hanging, candle-filled mason jars, which perfectly matched the beauty of the flowers in daylight.
Our location & floral design was everything I had dreamed of- so hats off to these amazing vendors!
[All photos courtesy of Focal Point Studios]