August 16, 2017

Tess + Adam || Intimate Country Wedding

From Eve Floral Co. about this intimate country wedding…
It’s not everyday you come to a wedding where the couple only invites 15 guests to their wedding. When Tess met me to talk about her wedding details, she urged me to come see the private cabin that her family bought and restored where she would be holding her wedding to really understand the feel she was going for. She told me to meet her at the end of the road and she would show me the way to get there. Little did I know that the cabin was only available to get to through a windy two-trek dirt road where little to no visitors ever venture down. After being there for just moments, I knew that this was going to be a special day.

The morning of the wedding turned out to be an incredibly long downpour of rain, thunder, lightning, wind and flash floods. Tess remained calm and optimistic assuring all of her vendors (including the chef who was hand-making pasta noodles in the cabin’s kitchen) that there was nothing to worry about and brunch was still set for outside on the porch!

As the chef was scurrying around the kitchen and the smells were filling the air of freshly baked bread, the hair and makeup stylists ran from their cars in the pouring rain with curling irons and toting suitcases of makeup while Tess was upstairs with her dog getting ready to attach a flower crown around her collar.

After about 3 hours, the rain suddenly let up and a cool breeze filled the air with the sun peaking through the clouds. The long vineyard exposed wood tables were wiped down and Tess’s mother brought heirloom china for each guest along with matching flatware adorned with a sprig of rosemary. Two of Tess’s best friends set up the mimosa bar and set out the coffee while the florals were being installed on the wooden arbor.  

As guests started arriving and final touches were placed, this intimate setting was truly transformed into a one-of-a-kind event that could never be duplicated (which is how it should be) in the backwoods of Northern Kentucky surrounded by Tess and Adam’s closest relatives. After the formal brunch was served, guests left and the “reception” began where friends were shuttled in buses from downtown Cincinnati to enjoy the many samplings from the couple’s extensive record collection, sipped on locally brewed beer and hand-crafted cocktails made by Tess’s dear friend and sommelier.  

Tess and Adam kept true to their original plan; spending the day with all of their best friends with happy and full hearts in a setting that they felt most comfortable in. Cheers to true love and best wishes to the Brown’s!


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Ceremony + Reception Location: Private family cabin overlooking the Licking River in Cold Spring, Kentucky
Photographer: Christen Endicott, Everleigh Photography   ||  Florist: Evelyn Streeter, Eve Floral Co.   ||  Stationery: Oak + Orchid  ||  Caterer: Steven Shockley, Sous Chef at The Anchor, Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati  ||  Cake: Sugar Realm  ||  Dress Designer: La Sposa  ||  Ceremony Music : Rose Trio  ||  Rentals: All Occasions Event Rental  ||  Groom’s Apparel and Accessories: Romualdo  ||  Hair and Makeup: Coco Creative Wellness

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