Citrus and pampas grass is the chic boho combo I didn’t know I needed! You can’t help but love this summery orange tented wedding from Amanda Wose Photography! The bride hunted down and dried all of the pampas grass herself to complete her centerpieces and decor!
I am usually very drawn to neutrals but when I thought I wouldn’t be able to get ahold of pampas grass the vision took a turn into something more citrus-y. I’ve always been really drawn to the color orange so when I came across a pinterest photo of a centerpiece focused around oranges I knew this was my chance for something totally out of my comfort zone! I took a leap and decided I wanted to try using more color. There is a small historic house on the grounds where we got married and it ended being a huge inspiration for the entire palette of the wedding. My bridesmaid’s dresses are a complete reflection of that. One of my bridesmaids, Allie, really encouraged me to dive in headfirst and make the vision happen. She helped by creating edited photos to help me see what exact shades I needed to fulfill the looks!
My dress is actually one that took me by surprise. I was going for something spaghetti strap and satin, but after trying tons on I just wasn’t feeling good about it. I tried on a different dress by the same designer as my dress and had wanted to try it on in a different color. The stylist told me they didn’t have that particular dress in the color I wanted in the store but they had it in a different style. She came back with the second dress and I was so opposed to trying it on because it was originally a halter neck and I thought it was too sporty, but I agreed to trying it on just for the color. The second I put it on I knew it was my dress. I was so suprised and it just goes to show that you have to try things on before makinga decision.
I think the most important thing to the two of us was our vows. We wanted them to reflect us as a couple and be really personal and special. We sat down the week of the wedding and really worked on them to make sure that the most important promises were made and that we were on the same page. I think it’s very special that we sat and worked together rather than apart because it made us more “one” than seperate. Making the same promises to each other was important in making sure our marriage functioned equally and fair. Writing them together is something I know we will remember and cherish. We recommend all couples doing it together.
During the ceremony I wore a lavalier necklace that was gifted to my great great grandmother from her husband on her first wedding anniversary. My mother keeps hold of it, but allowed me to wear it as my something old. The veil I wore belonged to my mother which she also wore in her wedding. My Aunt Adrienne helped me make it a hair piece so it would stay in properly. At reception time we snipped a string so i could remove it, but still keep the hair clip in!
My wonderful Aunt Adrienne took the time to cut out and handwrite each guest’s name on faux leaves for our place settings and as you can tell, I actually did get ahold of pampas grass the week OF the wedding! I cut every piece down myself and dried them all for the decor. There was a local storage business called “Castle Storage” in White Plains Maryland that was so kind as to let me go in and cut down as much as I needed for FREE. I also took a trip to the outer banks that week and my cousin and bridesmaid, Annabelle, helped me cut more down!
Our wedding cake was done by Charles Street Bakery in La Plata Maryland who actually took us on the WEEK OF the wedding due to some challenges we ran into with our previous bakery. We are so grateful to them for making it work and being to cheerful and willing. They put together the most beautiful wedding cake. My vision was exactly what we got.
Photography: Amanda Wose Photography | Ceremony Venue: Port Tobacco Courthouse | Florals: Copper Moon | Catering: Angelo’s Catering | Rentals: Bailey’s Catering Service | Cake: Charles Street Bakery | Hair: The Loft Salon | Makeup: Kristen C Artistry | Stationery: Minted | Bar: craft cocktail carriage | Handlettering: Adrienne Spignesi | Bridesmaid Dresses: Dear Cleo | Groom’s Attire: Joseph a. Bank | Engagement Ring: Joson’s Fine Jewelry | Wedding Ring: Manly Bands | Officiant: Rhoderick A. Parker | Photography Assistance: Marielle Hunt Photography | Submitted via Matchology