I already published this wedding on my website, but I wanted to blog about it as well so I could share about all the amazing details that went into this killer wedding!
First of all, I have to talk about the bride! I have had amazing brides these last two years, but Stacia takes the cake! Not only was she easy to work with and gave me a ton of creative liberty, she was also so personable! She shared with me like we had been friends for years and made my job even better than it already is! Thank you Stacia for being so great and setting the bar high for brides to come hehe.
Q: How did you come up with the floral design for your wedding?
A: I knew I wanted the flowers to have deep/rich tones, but I also wanted the loose/bohemian feel. The one floral piece that I really wanted to include was the Amaranthus. These flowers have a lot of visual interest and capture that loose and bohemian feel. The rest I left up to you (The Sodus Blossom), and you did not disappoint!
Q: Where is this amazing greenhouse?
A: We did all of our portraits, bridal party, and family photos at a private residence in South Haven. The greenhouse is attached to their home.
Q: Where did you get that dress?
A: Becker’s Bridal.
Q: Is there a story behind the sewing table?
A: The sewing table belonged to my grandmother. We found it cleaning out her garage and I knew at once what I wanted to use it for.
Q: Tell me about these amazing doors and windows for the ceremony site?
A: I wanted to be married outside, but church and faith is also something very important to Bryce and I. Our goal was to make our outdoor ceremony space have the feeling of a church. The doors and the windows were the main pieces of this. My dad and I took a day to visit vintage shops and found 3 doors (2 for the ceremony and one for the reception. My dad then made the frame out of recycled barn wood. The barn wood was given to us from a man who’s barn had collapsed.
Q: How long did it take to collect all the centerpiece items? Where did you search for them?
A: I collected the centerpiece items over the course of a year. They came from local antique shops, goodwill, and my grandmother. I would stop in whenever I had extra time or passed by a shop. I never looked for anything in particular, would just get something if I found something I liked.
Q: Where did you get the idea for the head table wall and who made it?
A: A tent wedding was never something I dreamed of, but it gave me the opportunity to be a little more creative. I thought the wall would be a great focal point for the bridal party in the tent and would help create the atmosphere we were looking for. My dad made it out of the same barn recycled wood that the doors were made from. My dad had the great idea of the sliding doors after I suggested the “Bodtke” cutout (I stenciled it, my dad cut it, and I stained it).
"I would like to share a little advice- Hire vendors that you can trust and that reflect a style that you love. Give them your vision and then give them the creative freedom to run with it. You hired them for a reason; they are good at what they do. They have a passion for their job so let them have the freedom to do what they are good at and they will not disappoint." -Staci Peterson
I'm Kelsey Lee, a 24 year old Michigander, business owner, and lover of all things floral. The Sodus Blossom is my floral design co. that I have started from the ground up. Please feel free to leave a comment & follow along as The Sodus Blossom blooms and grows into something wonderful!