About the Day
One of the absolute best things about June weddings is the availability of peonies, one of our favorite early summer blooms! Michaela and Connor’s White Elephant Wedding showcased some of the best white and blush-toned peonies of the season. The bride’s bouquet was primarily green and white, with lavender and blush accents. Echoing the bride, the bridesmaids wore blush-colored dresses and carried white and green bouquets. Rounding out the florals for the bridal party, the flower girl wore a delicate halo of ivy and white blooms. Primary blooms used throughout the day were peonies, ranunculus, and roses, with pops of astilbe and sweet pea.
The ceremony took place on the back lawn at the White Elephant Hotel. Just before the ceremony, the fog rolled in off the harbor, creating a dramatic backdrop. Two urns were grouped on each side of the aisle with lush arrangements in white, blush, and green. After the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktails on the lawn and moved to the covered terrace for the reception.
At the reception, three distinct table styles greeted guests with a mixture of round and farm tables. The round tables had a classic white linen coupled with a silver mercury-glass pedestal vase. These vases held centerpiece arrangements in shades of green, white, blush, and lavender with juicy garden roses and peonies. Additionally, the round tables were sprinkled with clear and mercury-glass votive candles. The farm-style tables had two design schemes. One of these was a cascading garland picked in with white, blush, and lavender blooms with taper candles scattered along the length. The other farm-table design was used in lieu of a traditional head table. Part of what truly set Michaela’s wedding apart, were the elevated “tree-style” arrangements on these two farm tables. Smaller arrangements in bud vases and gold mercury-glass compote vases were scattered down these tables. For candlelight, these tables had gold mercury-glass votives and classical white taper candles.
Adding to the reception décor were a number of Moroccan-style lanterns in different sizes, sourced by the bride. These lanterns, along with pillar candles and our topiaries created mini vignettes throughout the reception area. A gorgeous three-tiered cake from Kelly Badger of Cake Nantucket, adorned with peonies, roses, and bits of ruscus, tied the evening together.