There are times when your plan goes off without a hitch, and then there are times that unavoidable circumstances cause you to switch venues 48 hours before the wedding. Yes, we said 48 hours! Mother Nature decided to play a role in Lindsey and Whit's Wedding, and we're here to tell you the story of how we switched gears.
To say that Lindsey was the *opposite* of a bridezilla is an understatement. The couple was less concerned about the nitty-gritty details, and their sole focus was to have a dreamy garden wedding at Yew Dell here in Louisville. That was, until the forecast was looking less than pleasant: cold, rainy, windy… a disastrous combination for an outdoor wedding. We knew that no Plan B tenting structure would mask the weather that was set to come through Louisville. So, it was time to gear up for Plan C. With 48 hours left until the big day arrived, Lauren made the decision to switch venues. Our saving grace was the The Speed Art Museum, which had been recently renovated and miraculously available for Saturday evening. The challenge was to create Lindsey and Whit's dream garden wedding in a quite contemporary space. Scroll on to see how we pulled off the swap below!
While the tablescapes stayed relatively similar to the original design, the key to having a garden wedding in a concrete and glass museum was to really amp up the flowers across the board. We incorporated floral canopies, extra greenery, and hanging lanterns to bring the space to life with a garden aesthetic. Plus, the hand-tied chiffon chair backs helped to soften the space even more.
The natural elements didn't stop at floral canopies and lively centerpieces. Boutonnieres made from succulents with a range of colors and tones along with beautiful, fresh bridal bouquets really brought the garden theme to life.
Splashes of muted watercolor details on the table numbers and seating chart were another way that we brought fresh elements to the Speed. Plus, the hand-lettered font made for the perfect extra hint of romance.
One cake? Not at this wedding! Martine's Pastries knocked it out of the park with not one, not two, but FIVE! cakes. Showcased on a piece of antique furniture, these wedding cakes topped with fresh florals were a highlight of the room.
The smiles on Lindsey and Whit's faces say it all! Even though Lauren describes this wedding as one of the most complicated and stressful punts of her life, it was also one of the most successful, and the couple celebrated their first anniversary this year, which makes it all so worth it.