Jaclyn & Marc's Vineyard Wedding
One of our favorite places in the world is Italy's Tuscan countryside and so we were over the moon when we had the opportunity to design for Jaclyn and Marc's wedding at Raphael Vineyard in Peconic, NY-- a vineyard that looks straight off the pages of an iconic photo of Tuscany!
Though we've done countless numbers of affairs throughout the North Fork, in both barns and vineyards, this was our first time at Raphael and we were really in for a treat. The venue has big tall ceilings, incredibly impressive wood columns, a rustic-meets-industrial aesthetic, and plenty of natural light and beauty. It's truly a designer's paradise.
The couple's overall theme for the wedding was vintage travel meets a vineyard vibe. They wanted things to feel fresh, natural and beautiful. Nothing too flashy, and nothing too overtly feminine. In keeping this direction in mind, we worked to complement the natural characteristics of the venue, through exclusively using green and white flowers. Since Jaclyn and Marc wanted a feeling of rustic and natural, almost as if we had entered into an enchanted forest, we used different textures and heights to capture that woodsy feeling.
Since the venue was so grand it was important for us to add dimension that would work with the space rather than against it. By playing with different types of greens and blooms, we were able to add some special touches to the venue that normally might feel too over-the-top, including decorating the overhead beams, creating large statement pieces for the mantels and entryways, and much more.
Though the experience of designing the interior was just incredible, it was perhaps even more amazing to design for the outdoor ceremony. The couple took their vows directly overlooking the vines in prime blooming season under the August sun. With the rows of grapes as our backdrop, we worked hard to find the balance between bringing the vines to the guests without detracting from them. For this, we opted to stick more with whites and utilized orchids and branches to add texture. It was a smashing success!