Come with me, my love, to the sea, the sea of love.
Phil Phillips & the Twilights, “Sea of Love”
Our bride glides along the dock of A View West Shores in Waterloo, a painterly vision in the “Misty” gown by Calla Blanche. The soft blue and green pattern on billowing organza goes with the flow of her lakeside surroundings.
Floral design by Elle Seals is the headliner at this waterfront wonderland. With blooms sourced from nearby farms, centerpieces, each with its own personality, keep it charmingly quirky, along with airy boho pendants floating above.
Rippling linens evoke gentle waves lapping at the shore, while seashell-like chargers are a beachcombing bride’s flight of fancy. In a clearing by the lake, a ceremony installation of towering grasses and dried willow branches could have grown right on the spot. The lady of the hour, in a corseted and tiered “Diadore” gown, looks just as radiantly natural, with a whisper of wind carrying her veil. Shades of sunset in palest peach and sky blue waft across this minimalist cake, with indigo mussel shells, callicarpa berries and Spanish moss for organic texture and earthy intrigue.
Another floral work of art by Elle Seals, our bride’s bouquet is a burst of romantic hues and offbeat blooms such as cymbidium orchids, delphinium and heather.
This page The bride’s hair and makeup, crafted by Story Beauty, blend breezy and sophisticated. Loose tendrils soften her on-trend center part, with a summery pink lip and subtle blush for a just-come-in-from-the-meadows look. Her “Hazel” gown from Olive and Grace Bridal’s private collection boasts oversize floral appliqués on the bodice and skirt. The elements in this refined invitation suite by Dana Osborne Design—deckle-edge paper, graceful script and a luxurious ribbon to tie it all together—tell you everything you need to know about the chic day to come.