Alexa Pulitzer of New Orleans designed the antler and crown monogram for the stationary. The crown is a nod to the Vanderbilt family that owns Biltmore Estate, who were certainly American royalty around the turn of the last century. The antlers are a nod to Diana, the goddess of the hunt. Her statue stands high on a hill overlooking Biltmore House and that is where the wedding was held.
Julia and Tony's intertwined initials are in the center.
We got permission to create a special stamp for the invitation of the Biltmore House and created it on Zazzle.
The ceremony site was simply decorated with hydrangea bushes and heads of purple hydrangeas lining the area. Biltmore House was the back drop.
For the cocktail area, we rented a rustic bar and decorated it with meteor lights, antlers, and candles and flowers.
Antlers over the bar.
Flower urns on the cocktail tables.
the bridal bouquet complete with ferns and feathers-
Bouquets for the attendee's of honor.
The ring bears carried silver antlers tied with streamers of hand dyed Hana Silk ribbon.
Boutonnieres with feathers and ferns.
Ring bearers mossed pillow for the rings - I loved this !
Pressed flowers under glass for the escort card table.
The tent was a mixture of communal tables for families and round tables for friends.
Every table was a little different, but all created a lush forest environment.
The wood tables had dressy gold chargers, while the skirted round tables had wood chargers.
Menus were tucked in black napkins with ferns and feathers.
The round tables had tall tree like centerpieces with moss, hydrangea and antler bases.
The head table had a cloth of purple roses, purple glasses and a mass of flowers down the center.
The grooms men drank from horn goblets.
The cake table ready for the cake!
A bronze and rhinestone overlay over a tulle skirt with a tutu under it!
Ring Bearers and Flower Girls
The bride- dressed and ready for the first look.
bustling the dress.
Mia- ready for her flower girl duties.
The I do's are done and its on to the party!
The newly wed Mr. and Mrs. Stella with Mia !
Children being children!
This was 60 seconds after the ceremony! Lucky we kept them tucked in for the ceremony!
My future daughter in law and father of the bride enjoying a moment!
Two new friends forever- my granddaughter and my new step granddaughter!
Family table having some fun with the candle lit glass bubbles.
It seemed everyone wanted their picture taken with the great house in the background.
A sparkler good bye!
As drawn in the guest book by one of our young guests- this says it all!