The invitation.
The invitation.

Taking the woodland setting a inspiration, I designed this invitation in the form of a wooden log, with a naive hand-painted floral motif and a fun swivel twist.

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Kemer Country Orman Evi, a small grass area surrounded by woodland, was exactly the kind of rustic country atmosphere the bride and groom were looking for.

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My visual of the event.
My visual of the event.

The bride and groom wanted to keep the place feeling very relaxed and informal, with traditional wooden furniture and natural local greenery for flowers. I seated young guests near the large dance floor, and older guests sat at flower-shaped table formations under hanging light 'gazebos'.

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The wedding ceremony area.
The wedding ceremony area.

The couple got married under the trees on a stage covered in ferns, logs, moss and candles.

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The family own a ceramics firm so I designed plates for each of the courses.

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Tabletop decor.
Tabletop decor.

The family own a furniture-production firm so I worked with the family to custom-design and produce all the furniture.

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View towards the bar.
View towards the bar.

Mixing the chair styles helped create a more informal boho feel.

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Table arrangements for older guests.
Table arrangements for older guests.

Older guests sat at flower-shaped table arrangements beneath 'gazebos' of sparkling fairy lights.

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Roman villa wedding

This couple wanted a spring-time destination wedding in a European capital with lots of great shopping and history so what could be better than Rome?

I recommended a gorgeous villa on the outskirts of the city - a villa that is so perfect it doesn't really need much decor, and they were delighted with the final result - arrangements of elegant white and green flowers, candles and fine linen.

Seen here, the gorgeous Villa Aurelia, Rome.

A detail of the floral arrangements outside at the fountain area where we hosted their symbolic marriage ceremony.

The elegance and opulence of the rooms at Villa Aurelia don't need much to help transform them into beautiful wedding salons.  Here we used classic round tables and alternated high and low floral decor in each room to keep the space feeling full but not crowded.

Kartell lamps combined with real candles created a magical glow at each table centrepiece.

My hand-drawn menu continued the same style as the invitation and while everyone loved the illustrations I did for each course, the catering, by California Catering - was even more perfect.

A detail showing the menus and place settings with the floral centrepieces.

Gorgeous springtime blooms stood in large glass vases around the space.

Another view of the dining room as it grew darker.