A Whimsical, Greenery-Filled Wedding at the Industrial Via Vecchia Winery
Photography of this joyous day by the talented, Lauren Lee Photography
A picturesque, classy wedding with ample greenery winding throughout the venue paired with delicate white blooms offered such a timeless and romantic aesthetic for our August 2021 couple and their guests. Plenty of candlelight also added the perfect glow just as the sun was setting on this sunny and beautiful day here in Ohio! Led by creative visionary & wedding planner, Natasha of Aisle and Company, our couple enjoyed both a calm day and an absolutely beautiful one.
Charli and Christian look so vibrant and in love for their balmy August 14th wedding. Their green and white bouquets were not only timeless, but also modern and fresh, truly offering a unique composition of elements during a time when green and white has become so omnipresent in the wedding industry.
Our bride's choice to utilize various selections of dark green foliages and delicate, small flowers that were carefully woven among amongst the greenery really made for such a classic look and tied together all of these different colored bridesmaids' dresses. They were filled with small pon-pon dahlias, ranunculus, lisianthus, stock, statice, and a star-shaped bloom called star dianthus. Christian's white ranunculus boutonniere really popped against his navy suit.
Christian and Charli's ceremony backdrop was a blank white canvas with winding vines of smilax up the venue's wall in a natural, whimsical fashion. The introduction of smilax to the wedding industry in recent years has truly changed the face of wedding floral designs, and we're all about it! To our dear readers, as you're considering smilax for your wedding, please be prepared that it is not available from early to mid-April through June, and sometimes does not come back into availability until mid to late July, depending upon the weather.
We love placing large, lush arrangements on top of barrels, and what more appropriate design for a winery could there be? These were full of textured greens such as, elaeagnus, podocarpus, huckleberry and nagi. We also added pops of some hardy blooms that could take the heat such as roses and mums.
On this beautiful and sunny August day, it was perfect for an outdoor cocktail hour! With a great patio like Via Vecchia Winery has, you almost have to. Bars provided by Aiden and Grace were fun to add our smilax to. Even the cocktail tables were embellished with a touch of bay foliage gathering their linens.
Believe it or not, there is a place and time for artificial flowers, and one of those times is in full sun on a brick patio, facing the South, in August in Ohio. If we're doing our job well, you'll never be able to spot them among the real flowers. This lovely seating placement chart, supplied by Aisle & Co's rental department, which spent quite a bit of time out on that patio was adorned with draping smilax, other greens and bright, white blooms. Roses, dahlias, mums, hydrangeas, and spray roses offered fragrance and beauty while the guests discovered where they were to be sitting.
The room reveal -- one of our favorite moments is taking a step back to appreciate how it all came together just before leaving and before the guests start flowing in. By "moment", we truly do mean a moment, as we are usually finishing up just in time. Our couple chose multiple looks for their guest tables, some having low and some having tall floral centerpieces. Others were rectangular, adorned with garland spilling to the floor on each side. Several varieties of textural, dark greenery went into make these lush garlands including huckleberry, podocarpus, bay and more.
No matter the table you were seated at, you had a beautiful view. Our tall gold harlow stands held up a large spray of textured blooms and greenery with petite greenery accents at the base of the stand along with white pillar candles. On other tables, our gold, Lita compote could be found bursting with delicate blooms of statice, lisianthus, dahlias and carnations.
During cocktail hour, our services were employed to be involved in "flipping" the room. During this time, we used some of the ceremony pieces to dress up the sweetheart table, shown above.
The large open room came together like a romantic garden party with the late afternoon sun shining through the glass doors to celebrate the day.
Lastly -- a little cake detail photo for your enjoyment...