Thursday, October 11, 2012

A Summer Picnic Inspired Reception

Inspired by pinwheels, Sugar Snap Events on location at The Sanderling  created a relaxed and playful feel reminiscent of a relaxing beach picnic on a warm summer day.



    Bride’s Bouquet
 The Sanderling’s new Pavilion was the perfect setting for this summer picnic inspired reception.  From the wood parquet dance floor (by Ocean Atlantic Rentals) to the colorful paper daisies hung from the ceiling (provided by Cultural Intrigue) to the casual and inviting tables tops, guests are sure to enjoy a relaxing and casual reception on the Outer Banks.

With many options for where to say "I Do", The Sanderling property's Main Inn Deck is an ideal location with the Atlantic Ocean as its backdrop.  It’s gazebo was adorned with natural Smilax Vines (by Sugar Snap Events) and bright yellow, orange, and hot pink paper daisies. Bamboo chairs (provided by Ocean Atlantic Rentals) accented with rice paper daisies completed the simple yet colorful look that complimented the casually elegant location. 

For those who want to feel the sand between their toes, look no further than the Sanderling’s beautiful beaches.  A bamboo altar was adorned with sheer white fabric and colorful cascading arrangements of orange Ranunculus, yellow/gold Gerbera Daisies, white Spray Aster, and pinwheel accents (flowers provided by The Roy Houff Company; arrangements/décor by Sugar Snap Events).  Bamboo chairs (provided by Ocean Atlantic Rentals) were in place for the guests and the aisle was lined with bright arrangements of orange Ranuculus, yellow/Gold Gerbera Daisies, white Spray Aster, greenery and pinwheels in pine wood boxes (arrangements by Sugar Snap Events).


Love is Sweet! Always a centerpiece in its own right, the 3 tier picnic inspired cake by Great Cakes was on display with the Currituck Sound as a backdrop. The wedding cake was complete with a quilted pattern, lime green Gingham bands, and pinwheels set on a bed of Wheat Grass and bright orange Ranunculus.

The Tables- burnt orange linens were topped with custom made green gingham overlays.  The centerpieces were mason jars accented with twine and custom made table numbers were filled with arrangements of orange Ranunculus, yellow Gloriosa Lilies, yellow/gold Gerbera Daisies, and white Spray Aster.  Bamboo chairs added to the casual summer feeling and clear round china and ivory votive candles completed the picture.  (overlays & centerpieces by Sugar Snap Events; custom table numbers and menu card  by HLR Designs; chairs/colored linen/clears dishes by Ocean Atlantic Rentals).

 Kids Table- A small white wooden table and chair set was just the right size for the little onesto have a party of their own.  Each place setting had a gingham placemat, basket filled with coloring books/crayons/crazy straws, a delicious cupcake “icecream” cone, bright colored vintage soda bottles, and a whimsical centerpiece of Gerbera Daisies, pinwheels, and wheat-grass in a burlap wrapped container.  Wet Your Whistle- continuing on with the picnic theme, guests were able to indulge themselves at the lemonade table which included lime-aid, traditional lemonade, and pink lemonade.  In addition, brightly colored bottles of soda were displayed in a wooden canoe.

   Escort cards, created by HLR Designs- a banquet table dressed with a lime green Gingham overlay held a rustic wooden tray filled with a bed of wheat-grass   Custom made pinwheel escort cards were perched in the grass.  One of the beautiful boxed wedding invitations was on display.

Who doesn't love a candy bar?  Varying height shaped apothecary jars (by Sugar Snap Events) held irresistible candies (provided by The Sanderling) for kids of all ages.  HLR Designs provided candy containers- each accented with a small pinwheel as well as the invitational sign from the bride and groom to help themselves to the sweet treats.

             Soundfront Gazebo- set on the waters of the Currituck Sound, the Sanderling’s gazebo is the ideal spot for sunset shots, for guests to relax, and in this case to get a sweet tooth fix.  The “windows” of the gazebo were adored with colorful spinning pinwheels.  The bench seats were accented with lime green Gingham pillows.  The candy bar was set up on the center of the gazebo- complete with matching linens, a variety of tasty treats, custom candy boxes, and a playful floral display.Customized Papers - The pinwheel theme was carried out in all of the custom print  materials from the boxed invitation to the escort cards to the candy boxes.

  Quality papers and attentive craftsmanship by HLR Designs captured the spirit of this playful wedding.


Thank you to all of the wonderful wedding professionals who helped with our themed photo shoot on location at The Sanderling Resort & Spa

1 comment:

  1. So love the wedding decor, it's so beautiful and colorful. I really appreciate it so much. Thank you for sharing this to us.