Anniversary Fête at Wisp Resort

 Shannon Gray Photography

Shannon Gray Photography

We were thrilled when Yvonne called us to discuss non-floral options for her 25th anniversary soirée!  The couple were married at Wisp Resort, and were coming back to celebrate the milestone!  To celebrate the silver anniversary, Yvonne and Marc asked for touches of silver, crystal, and "bling" as the theme for the decor.  Garrett County locals are familiar with the McHenry room in the Lodge- it is perfect for large receptions, being able to hold somewhere over 1,000 guests depending on how the room is set up.  Size can be a blessing, but also a challenge for more intimate events.  To create a more cozy space, we made use of the large black curtains Wisp uses to divide the room, but added some champagne color splashes to make them look purposeful and part of the overall picture.  

 Shannon Gray Photography

Shannon Gray Photography

We also made use of a client favorite- our large iron trees- which held crystals, beaded spiral ornaments, and gorgeous glass votive holders glowing with tea lights.  These rentable pieces are so versatile, and can be used for everything from holding escort cards, notes from guests, or decor to match any theme.  They also double as a great way to add structure to an outdoor celebration space, or in this case, a very large indoor space!

 Shannon Gray Photography

Shannon Gray Photography

 Shannon Gray Photography

Shannon Gray Photography

 Shannon Gray Photography

Shannon Gray Photography

One of our favorite sayings here at the shop is that a party without a cake is just a meeting.  Well, this was truly a party, because it featured not one, but four cakes!  The group used the opportunity to acknowledge birthdays and anniversaries of other family members.  We supplied the cake stands, and styled the tablescape, which featured a selection of our votive holders and mercury glass accents.  The beautiful cakes were made by Tammy at Lorenzo's Frostburg Bakery.

 Shannon Gray Photography

Shannon Gray Photography

 Shannon Gray Photography

Shannon Gray Photography

 Shannon Gray Photography

Shannon Gray Photography

 Shannon Gray Photography

Shannon Gray Photography

We created two different tablescapes for guest seating to add visual interest.  Both featured gorgeous satin chair covers in a lovely champagne color.  Champagne is a great neutral for any event, as it really picks up either a silver or gold tone depending on the surrounding decor.  Half of the tables featured our silver candelabras adorned with silver votives and strands of crystal sitting on a gray burlap runner and surrounded by mercury glass hearts.  

 Shannon Gray Photography

Shannon Gray Photography

  Shannon Gray Photography

Shannon Gray Photography

  Shannon Gray Photography

Shannon Gray Photography

  Shannon Gray Photography

Shannon Gray Photography

The other half featured glass vases of varying heights with floating candles and a touch of sparkle provided by a submerged acrylic bead garland.  The vases were surrounded by silver votives and sat on a flowy gray rayon runner.  Yvonne and Marc included a hand-written note on each table to welcome guests, which sat in our harp stands.

  Shannon Gray Photography

Shannon Gray Photography

  Shannon Gray Photography

Shannon Gray Photography

  Shannon Gray Photography

Shannon Gray Photography

  Shannon Gray Photography

Shannon Gray Photography

The couple provided guests with chocolate wine bottle favors, and we had fun styling a table to house the cute confections.  Our candle lanterns and a tin tray held the goodies, and we included a tin wine bottle label and resin Cheers sign to play up the wine theme.

  Shannon Gray Photography

Shannon Gray Photography

  Shannon Gray Photography

Shannon Gray Photography

  Shannon Gray Photography

Shannon Gray Photography

  Shannon Gray Photography

Shannon Gray Photography

We hope you enjoyed the pictures as much as we enjoyed styling the event!  We'd like to thank the staff at Wisp Resort, it was a pleasure working at your venue!  Also, a big thank you to Shannon Gray Photography!  Shannon is new to the area, so be sure to check out her website for more examples of her beautiful photography work at shannon-gray.com.  If you are interested in any of our decor, or having us style your next event please give us a call at 301-750-6790 or email info@farmhousefete.com.