Fabulous Fêtes

Mountaintop Wedding

The location for Aliya and Kyle's mountaintop wedding was kind of like that scene in Princess Bride on the hill, except for the whole falling down part. At the top, the view was so amazing and serene. 

Aliya and Kyle wanted something relaxed, but also wanted a celebration that would last all night long. They chose a picturesque location for all the events of the evening.

They envisioned a fun outdoor wedding with hay bale seating, a park bench lounge area, unique lighting, bonfires, outdoor lawn games (we provided corn hole, oversized Jenga and oversized tic-tac-toe). They wanted a very casual ceremony with a fun, outdoor celebration that goes all night long. The wedding was relatively intimate, with about 100 guests. 

On Thursday evening, we went with Kyle to the wedding location to see see how things looked. We set up the larger items including the outdoor lighting, hay bales, picnic tables and the ceremony twig arbor. It was a beautiful evening with an even more beautiful sunset. 

THE WEDDING DAY


The day of the wedding was beautiful, after the monsoon went over the mountain of course. We spent lots of time setting up the different decor areas. There were many setups to create and flowers to place including the bar area, photo booth station, ceremony, lounge with oversized games, table centerpieces and other floral designs. The view was amazing, as you can see. 

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Congrats Aliya and Kyle and thanks for having us be part of your amazing wedding day!

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

2016 Wisp Wedding Showcase

 Photocredit: Shannon Gray

Photocredit: Shannon Gray

Fête recently had the honor of styling the McHenry Lodge for Wisp Resort's 2016 Wedding Showcase.  

At our vendor booth, we showed off one of our rentable arbor options, dripping with greenery and blooms.  We featured some of our clients' favorite products: the flask tie and flask scarf (big hits for bachelor and bachelorette gifts), the girly go- garter, and our preppy selection of bow ties and pocket squares.  Sitting in front, we featured our rentable chivari chairs in gold and white.

 Photocredit: Shannon Gray

Photocredit: Shannon Gray

 Photocredit: Shannon Gray

Photocredit: Shannon Gray

 Photocredit: Shannon Gray

Photocredit: Shannon Gray

We always get excited for an opportunity to get creative with our floral design, and decided to focus on creating a range of options, each using some truly unique and beautiful blooms. Parrot tulips, ranunculus, anemones, pink astilbe and lush greenery were flown in from Italy and Holland.  We chose runners in subtle blush tones to set the mood for each chic look.  The variety of centerpiece options were brought together with our telescoping table number holders, and a selection of some of our favorite votives.

 Photocredit: Shannon Gray                             One of our favorite centerpiece ideas: a selection of bottles                                                                            in varying heights featuring just a few dramatic blooms.

Photocredit: Shannon Gray                             One of our favorite centerpiece ideas: a selection of bottles                                                                            in varying heights featuring just a few dramatic blooms.

 Photocredit: Shannon Gray       Trumpet vases are a perfect choice for couples looking a lush, opulent style. 

Photocredit: Shannon Gray       Trumpet vases are a perfect choice for couples looking a lush, opulent style. 

 Photocredit: Shannon Gray                                           At Fête, even business card design is a chance to                                                                                                create something new and innovative.

Photocredit: Shannon Gray                                           At Fête, even business card design is a chance to                                                                                                create something new and innovative.

 Photocredit: Shannon Gray                  White parrot tulips and anemones are both and exotic and simple.

Photocredit: Shannon Gray                  White parrot tulips and anemones are both and exotic and simple.

 Photocredit: Shannon Gray            Garlands are a great option for couples looking for a soft, natural design.

Photocredit: Shannon Gray            Garlands are a great option for couples looking for a soft, natural design.

 Photocredit: Shannon Gray         Our short pedestals make a big impact with these gorgeous stems.  The                                                        size is perfect for creating an opulent look without a centerpiece so                                                                        large it blocks conversation between guests.

Photocredit: Shannon Gray         Our short pedestals make a big impact with these gorgeous stems.  The                                                        size is perfect for creating an opulent look without a centerpiece so                                                                        large it blocks conversation between guests.

We'd like to thank Jessica and Katie at Wisp Resort for giving us the opportunity to style their event, and Shannon Gray for the fabulous photographs.  If you're interested in having Farmhouse Fête style your big day, please call 301-750-6790 or email info@farmhousefete.com.

 Photocredit: Shannon Gray

Photocredit: Shannon Gray

Wisp Wedding Tent Styled Shoot

Fête recently teamed up with Jessica Fike Photography and Wisp Resort for a styled shoot at Wisp's Wedding Tent.  We decided to make the most of the billowing white ceiling panels and create a stunningly sophisticated black and white stripe theme.

 Photocredit: Jessica Fike Photography

Photocredit: Jessica Fike Photography

Gorgeous chair covers don't have to break your budget.  Use our elegant rentable options to really wow with your sweetheart table.  Choose a more economical option for guest tables.

 Photocredit: Jessica Fike Photography

Photocredit: Jessica Fike Photography

 Photocredit: Jessica Fike Photography

Photocredit: Jessica Fike Photography

Layering black, white, and striped layers brings richness and depth to your guest tables..

 Photocredit: Jessica Fike Photography

Photocredit: Jessica Fike Photography

The gorgeous chandeliers create an elegant atmosphere.

 Photocredit: Jessica Fike Photography

Photocredit: Jessica Fike Photography

We'd like to thank Jessica Fike Photography and Wisp Resort for their assistance with this shoot.  As you can see, Wisp's wedding tent is a literal blank canvas, so contact us today to paint your own gorgeous event there.  For information on events at Wisp Resort, please contact Katie Morris at 301-387-4000.  To book Farmhouse Fête for floral or event styling, contact us at info@farmhousefete.com or 301-750-6790.

Thankful for Family Fêtes

Despite a few unseasonably warm days last week, it's clear that fall has come to Garrett County, and before we know it we'll be gathering with our friends, family, and loved ones for one of our favorite yearly traditions- Thanksgiving!  If you're like us, you look forward to this special day all year: enjoying grandma's secret-recipe stuffing, seeing cousins you haven't seen since last year, reflecting on all your blessings, and generally treasuring every moment with those you love.  At Farmhouse Fête, we aim to make these gatherings just a little more special for you with all of the great decor options we have in stock.

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.

Styled Shoot at Deep Creek Lavender Farm

lavender farm table

This summer sunny days have been hard to come by, but luckily we found a few dry hours at the end of June during the Deep Creek Lavender Farm's peak growing season to squeeze in a styled shoot with Jessica Fike Photography.  We are so thankful to Jessica for the amazing photos, and especially love the ones featuring her adorable daughter Ally!

 

We'd also like to thank the Lavender Farm for having us.  Their farm is just perfect for small intimate weddings or showers.  And talk about beautiful!  How could you not be inspired by these beautiful blooms?

At Farmhouse Fête, we pride ourselves on being able to turn any field, yard, barn, or room into a magazine-worthy event.  The pictures in this post show both smaller decor items we carry in the shop, and also larger rentable items that bring structure and visual interest to any space.

Imagine your guests being greeted by our beautiful wooden farm tables and using our large wooden frame as a backdrop for a sweetheart table or guest book display.  We can also create custom back drops based on your ideas and theme.

The possibilities are endless with our collection of tiered trays, cake stands, glassware, and votives.  We love how our simple burlap runner adds a nice touch to the gorgeous wooden table without stealing the show.  We have runners available in a wide variety of fabrics and colors to suit your event.

tiered tray with cupcakes

Our iron trees come in various sizes, and can be used a million different ways!  We especially like hanging votive holders or using them to hang notes for an alternative guest book option.

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A few lavender touches in the cupcake wrappers and tied around the flatware were simple yet elegant.

Thanks for checking out our styled shoot.  Please give us a call at 301-750-6790 or email info@farmhousefete.com for help in creating a beautiful shower or wedding day.  Check out our Pinterest boards for more inspiration!