When floral designers renew their vows… you know it’s going to be GOOD! What started out as a moody, spring styled shoot and much needed creative outlet for the design teams of Feather + Rock Events and Dark + Diamond Floral Design, quickly shifted after an idea changed the focus of the shoot to feature a family vow renewal. It now took on a dark + wild, bohemian style, overflowing with meaningful details.
Mia of Feather and Rock Events shares: The idea to highlight a real-life family exchanging vows and promises to each other in an intimate ceremony at the romantic Foxfire Mountain House in the Catskills took the vision to the next level. There was no need to look very far to find our family inspiration, and with only a little coaxing, the talented team behind Dark + Diamond, Katie, Michael and their baby girl, Ziggy Moon, agreed to step in front of the lens and star in the intimate, lunar-inspired family vow renewal.
Let’s travel up to the Catskills and see how they pulled off this vow renewal, in the photos snapped by Love Me Do Photography!
No details were spared; since the overall theme centered on celestial-inspired and lunar designs, everything was a bit out-of-this-world. This darling invitation suite from Lavender + Love Creative, was inspired by the moon child herself, Ziggy.
Subtle moon-phase accents in the jewelry by Holly Bobisuthi? Don’t mind if we do.
Hot mama, look at that fringe!! Katie rocked the Dakota gown from Rue de Seine.
Michael’s boutonniere featured an owl feather, which was a nod to Katie’s grandmother.
The Floral Fireplace Backdrop
Didn’t we tell you?! When floral designers get to create a masterpiece, they CREATE. K+M wanted a “wild + free” fireplace floral installation to serve as the backdrop for their ceremony.
One of the most memorable moments for us was after we exchanged vows to each other, we read a promise for the future to our new daughter, Ziggy Moon. It was a poetic mantra to help guide her throughout her life.
We did this in front of a gorgeous stone fireplace that we designed with wild growing vines and flowers. As floral designers, we get to play a very important role in creating wedding memories for our clients, but crafting a ceremony backdrop for ourselves was such a special and sentimental moment in our lives and we will never forget it.
Texture meets moody hues GALORE in this sutnning bouquet.
Can more family events look like this one?!
Because they are floral designers, the textured foliage was the focal point for the tablescape.
Watercolor + gold accents have a special place in our hearts… These served as a touching momento for K+M: the place cards on the reception table featured names of family members and friends who are no longer with us.
How darling is Ziggy?!
What a cake by Clara’s Groovy Deliciousness! Do you think this is reminiscent of the night sky or a geode? How about both? :)
The Dynamic Duo
DO IT! What an incredible opportunity to reconnect and celebrate the journey of marriage together. Recommitting to your partner, your family and your future together is a really powerful experience. Finding a venue or ceremony location that means something to you adds to the intimate experience. For us, that was Foxfire Mountain House, a beautiful Catskills hideaway, where we were able to be in nature and be surrounded by a beautifully curated space. Being there inspired our design aesthetic and the overall vibe of the day. With a new 6 month old baby girl, we felt like it was the perfect time to renew our vows and focus on our new family.
Who else ADORES vow renewals?! We think they are such a special thing to be able to do + remind each other of the vow you made… so, so sweet. And to be able to include the little one!! Congratulations, K+M!!
Thinking of doing a vow renewal or curious about the Catskills? Check out this flick from Solidity Films:
photography: Love Me Do Photography // venue name: Foxfire Mountain House, Mt. Tremper, New York, USA // event design: Feather + Rock Events // planning: Feather + Rock Events // florals: Dark + Diamond // wedding dress: Rue De Seine Bridal 'Dakota' // wedding dress boutique: Lovely Bride Philly // bride's shoes: Vintage // bride's ring: Emily Chelsea Jewelry 'Apollo' // makeup artist: The Blush Sparrow // groom attire: Vintage // groom's ring: Emily Chelsea Jewelry 'Palm' // videography: Solidity Films // paper goods: Lavender + Love Creative // cake: Clara's Groovy Deliciousness // tabletop rentals: Party Rental Ltd. // moon phase necklace: Holly Bobisuthi // hand-dyed linen napkins: Feather + Rock Events // bride's second dress: Vintage