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Woodland Wonderland Styled Shoot

The perfect woodland wonderland wedding starts with finding the ideal spot-an old growth forest whose foliage high above you filters the glaring sun. The forest floor is covered with ferns and packed earth, allowing you to meander through the trees without worry of stumbling through thick brush and low hanging limbs. And the light is nothing short of magical. Watching the morning rays break through the tress takes your breath away. Even on a cloudy day the swaying branches create such movement in the light that you will swear you're been transported to Wonderland.  

The space feels private and peaceful, an unspoiled natural beauty. If you long for the mood of Walden, On Golden Pond, or even your long ago summer camp, this type of venue is for you. For our styled shoot, we found our wooded bliss at Blue Moon Rising in Deep Creek, Maryland. Less than a mile away is the bustling area of Deep Creek Lake during peak tourism season, yet you would never guess that such activity was occurring so close by.

Blue Moon Rising is an eco-resort designed to be a completely natural experience. Their wedding areas give you access to the woods in a way that is both comfortable and completely respectful of the environment. It took only a brief visit to Blue Moon Rising for the design mavens of Farmhouse Fête (that's us!) to envision the woodland wonderland wedding that would fit beautifully there.  

Decor was kept simple, utilizing wooden and wrought iron pieces that would complement, but not compete, with the natural setting. We wanted the floral design to appear organic, as though these gorgeous blooms were growing directly out of the earthen forest floor. The bride would appear as mother nature, covered in her flora. There would be no picked and process bouquet for her- the blooms would appear to grow across her body and drape from her wrist.

When thinking through any celebration, we at Farmhouse Fête are guided by our founding principles: inspire, connect, captivate. "Weddings are about love, but not just the love between the happy couple. They are one of the only times you will be surrounded by all of the people you care most for in the world", says Amy White, Farmhouse Fête's Director of Floral Design. Michelle Atkinson, Fête's Event Stylist adds, "We love to design events in a way that is genuinely reflective of a couple's personality and invites guests into their world, while enabling them to relax and live in the moment."  

As the evening progresses, excitement builds, and the day becomes a celebration of all love, while inspiring hope for the future and renewing faith in friendship, commitment, and family." Designing in a peaceful wooded paradise is a natural fit for our philosophy, as the connection with nature further fosters human connection. Farmhouse Fête, based out of Friendsville, Maryland, brings a chic worldly design perspective to a rural area. It is part of The Fête Companies, a group of wedding businesses dedicated to redefining the modern wedding.

The stunning photography was captured by Shannon Gray Photography, and the dress was supplied by Kaposy's Bridal Shop. Our gorgeous model was Caroline Miller, wedding coordinator with The Fête Companies.


FLORAL+EVENT DESIGN: Farmhouse Fête
VENUE: Blue Moon Rising
MODEL: Caroline Miller (who is also The Fête Companies/Chanteclaire Farm's Event Coordinator)
DRESS (provided by): Kaposy's 
PHOTOGRAPHY: Shannon Gray

 

For information on Farmhouse Fête's florals and wedding styling services, contact us at info@farmhousefete.com or call her at 301-750-6790.

Holiday Party Decor - Winter Wonderland

Our icy winter wonderland decor items are great for the host that wants to display her holiday items all winter long!

Holiday Decor Ideas

Use our mirrored tray to get a great icy look.

Holiday mirrored tray

Blue mercury glass votive holders are perfect for a blue Christmas.

Holiday Votives

Hangtags are great as accents on gifts, to dress up each place setting, or as a party favor.

holiday hangtags

We love the look of our silver beaded trees with our silver antler escort card holders and blue votive holders.

Use our blue frame to hold your party menu, or to mark each place setting.

Frame and place setting

Call 301-750-6790 or email info@farmhousefete.com for an appointment to see our winter wonderland collection.

Holiday Party Decor - Traditional Red & Green

There are so many wonderful reasons to relish the holiday season, but we'd be lying if we said that the chance to host and attend a multitude of festive events wasn't high on our list of favorites.  

If you find yourself hosting a holiday get together, whether it be a work party with your colleagues, an ugly-sweater party with friends, a traditional family meal, or anything in between, make Farmhouse Fête your first stop. Let us help you create a holiday season that will be sure to warm your heart all winter long.

We quickly realized we had too many holiday products to feature in one blog post, so here's a first peek of the fun and festive elements we've added to our supply of party decor.  

We'll start with items from our traditional red and green holiday collection.

Red and green holiday collection

We have lots of festive red and green votives to adorn your holiday table.

Saucer crackers

Bring a bit of European flair to your gathering with our red and green saucer crackers.

Mistletoe sign

Our Good Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses sign was too cute to pass up, and would be perfect for a Christmas wedding or for a couple celebrating their first anniversary.

holly berry plates

Pick up some holly berry disposable plates and napkins to keep things classy and easy at the same time.

holly napkins
wooden gift tags

Our cute tags make a great addition to a wrapped gift, or look cute as an accent at each place setting.

They would also make cute and useful party favors, as guests can place them on their tree.

If you're bringing a dish to a party, dress it up with our aluminum baking pans with decorative lids.

holiday party picks

Our party picks featuring felt snowflakes and Christmas trees are a cute addition to any party tray.

holiday place cards

Pick up some of our place cards, which rest nicely on a wine glass.

 

Stop by Farmhouse Fête daily from 10-6 to take a look at all the fun holiday party products we've added to our inventory!


Amy's Floral Creations

We are working on bringing you a portfolio of Amy's unique and beautiful floral creations, so in the meantime, here are a few of our favorites.  Please note the photography credits below each image, and be sure to visit the pages of these talented local vendors:

www.sonlight-imaging.com

www.kirstensmithphotography.com

www.karlophoto.com

www.higherfocusstudios.com

  Photography by Sonlight Imaging

Photography by Sonlight Imaging

A soft, romantic, and flowing natural mix of peonies, Queen Anne's lace, and dusty miller wrapped with burlap and lace.

  Photography by Sonlight Imaging

Photography by Sonlight Imaging

We love how the soft feminine touches of this bouquet pair perfectly with the bride's gown.

  Photography by Sonlight Imaging

Photography by Sonlight Imaging

Lovely blooms enhance the dessert table, giving a soft and dreamy feel to the tablescape.

  Photography by Kirsten Smith Photography

Photography by Kirsten Smith Photography

A sculpted bouquet of hydrangea, garden roses, and seeded eucalyptus classically wrapped with ribbon and pins.  

  Photography by Kirsten Smith Photography

Photography by Kirsten Smith Photography

The combination of this classic sculpted bouquet and the gorgeous vintage Ford truck makes us swoon!

  Photography by Kirsten Smith Photography

Photography by Kirsten Smith Photography

Fun and playful bridesmaid bouquet featuring Gerbera daisies and  mini hydrangeas, with mixed greenery and colorful raffia ribbon.

  Photography by Karlo Photography

Photography by Karlo Photography

A bold and vibrant mix with rich eggplant mini calla lilies, roses and dahlias.

  Photography by Karlo Photography

Photography by Karlo Photography

The colorful pop of this rich bouquet elegantly complements the bride's gown.

  Photography by Karlo Photography

Photography by Karlo Photography

Classic county charm abounds in this dessert display with mason jars of miniature sunflowers and other field fresh favorites to accent the delicious pies.

  Photography by Higher Focus Studios

Photography by Higher Focus Studios

Simple and sweet bridesmaid blooms featuring daisies and baby's breath.

 Photography by Farmhouse Fête

Photography by Farmhouse Fête

Interesting textures add visual appeal in this bouquet featuring terra cotta roses, hypericum berries, dahlia, and ivory garden roses.

 Photography by Farmhouse Fête 

Photography by Farmhouse Fête 

We love the play of the burlap wrap against the soft feminine touches of the white hydrangea and purple hued florals.

We hope you've enjoyed these beautiful images.  For more information on having Amy create a beautiful floral design for your wedding or event, please give us a call at 301-750-6790 or email amy@farmhousefete.com.