Well it really doesn't get much dreamier than this absolutely stunning French countryside side wedding inspiration by Grand Rapids wedding photographers THE FOURNIERS. In fact it's not hard to imagine you're in France itself despite this being set in Michigan. Planned and designed by ALL BUTTONED UP EVENTS, it is set at HOLMDENE MANOR at Aquinas College which made for the perfect European style backdrop. With creeping vines against the stone and brick, you are transported to what could be a Manor house in the hills of France. "When designing, creating levels that the eye can travel to is fundamental which is why the guest tables were placed in the cozy pocket of grass that then leads up to the upper level of the house where a cocktail hour would take place. The blue patterned linens bring your eye up and create additional interest. The paper products were all lovingly made by the ALL BUTTONED UP team and featured hand-torn cotton place cards at each seat, custom seating chart and invitations."
When creating the design, texture and natural elements became the main focus in order to achieve the elegant, high-end feel while still being comfortable and welcoming. You will see this play out in the rich textured linen that plays off of the hand-made clay plates. The textured elements are carried throughout with the natural stone table number and heirloom silverware. There is a slight pop of french blue incorporated in the candlesticks and wax seals that compliment the neutral tones that are the primary colour palette of the design.
The real star of the show were the florals created by RHIANNON BOSSE. She took the vision of design and brought it to life with the most elegant and delicate blooms. The floral was arranged in a custom vase from Italy and was flanked by silver plated tulip vases. It was fresh, elegant and simply picturesque. The cane-back chairs helped drive the comfortable feel of the event while still remaining upscale. SPECIAL OCCASIONS provided the luxurious linens and ALPINE EVENTS the modern, clear glassware.
The overall intention of the editorial shoot was to provide something that is attainable for couples getting married who crave a look that is fresh, elegant, intimate, and unpredictable. This is not your average wedding and has some really distinctive custom elements that make this a truly remarkable affair. We couldn't love this style more!
A huge thank you to Grand Rapids wedding photographers THE FOURNIERS for sharing this beautiful inspiration with us. Together this married duo create radiant and adventurous images of their couples in breathtaking locations around the world. "With romantic film tones and a blend of guided posing with photojournalism, we capture your most euphoric moments with a signature experience that is tailored to you. Our film wedding photography focuses on romantic, editorial, candid images full of radiant light." You can see more of their work in their portfolio here and check out this Garden romance wedding ideas at La Valencia Hotel.