Classic Day at the Estate

Welkinweir Estate | Oleander Florals | Logan Cole Photography

This detailed day left nothing to chance even when mother nature intervened, a tented reception with a warm, inviting palette with natural, organic touches and lots of candlelight. The ceremony location was meant to be in the old barn ruins with a gorgeous stone wall with cascading flowers and ivy, overlooking a peaceful pond. Everything changed when a huge rain cloud rolled in 10 minutes before the ceremony was meant to start, and we made a last minute call to corral all of our guests into the estate living room. Guests were standing shoulder to shoulder with some having to peek in from the foyer. Julia would be lying to say there wasn’t an initial pang of disappointment, but looking back she wouldn’t have had it any other way. The ceremony was so intimate with an overwhelming feeling of love that filled the entire room. Her dad and his six brothers and sisters sang a medley of The Beatles “In My Life” and The Turtles “Happy Together.” When the line “How is the weather” came around, guests erupted in laughter and it’s a moment Julia will never forget.