Catherine and Jacob were married on September 5th underneath the arch, which was covered in greenery and dripping with green dendrobium orchids.
A bride with some serious style—Catherine’s bouquet featured green succulents, green hydrangeas, green hanging amranthus, and green cymbidium orchids, and green scabiosa pods wrapped in green variegated leaves and raffia.
The groomsmen wore green cymbidium orchid boutonnieres, and Jacob—not to be outdone by his bride—wore an orchid with a small green succulent, a bit of green hanging amranthus, and a sprig of curly willow wrapped in raffia.
The bride, an artist, hand-made aisle markers for the ceremony chairs. Guests enjoyed music from a gramophone, which was a family heirloom. The music for the processional was also played on the gramophone.
It was a beautiful evening and guests were treated to a plated meal of peppered beef tenderloin with pumpkin mash or greek lasagna with feta and local vegetables, and a toasted pine nut and sweet potato salad. For the kids who attended the wedding, DVDs and games were provided by the bride and groom in the Mansion with nannies to watch them—fun for the kids, and the adults got to relax. The guests were also treated to a projector show of the couple’s courtship during the reception.
The bride’s cake featured a cake topper resembling the bride and groom with piped brown twigs and real white wax flowers atop a yellow background. Instead of a groom’s “cake,” they had groom’s “cupcakes.”
Stacy Cross—amazing photographer that you are—thank you for the beautiful pictures and congratulations on your new baby!!