I love our clients. Really, I can’t begin to say how lucky we feel getting to work with some of the sweetest, most adorable and fun couples around! Libby + Dan were no exception–we worked with them for over a year as we planned a fun wedding day at Post Family Farms that included a lovely color palette of coral, burgundy & gray; patterned linens, beautiful flowers from Modern Day Floral, yard games, a delicious comfort-food menu, a rocking band & tons of personal details.
We incorporated lots of the couples favorite items–comfort foods, vintage sodas, Garrett’s popcorn, Kilwin’s caramel apples, rustic farm-inspired details like the giant hay bail with custom floral monogram embellishments, invitations adorned with vintage mix & match stamps…such a fun day to design & plan! Thank you Libby + Dan for letting us be a part of your special day–we had a blast planning with you and your family & we wish you many, many hears of happiness!
Lovely Photos by 430 Studios
Stella Services: Full Service Planning & Design
Thanks to all of the lovely vendors who made this day possible: Post Family Farms, 430 Studios, Coastline Productions, Matt Stedman Band, Modern Day Floral, Mirabella Confections, Dream Tree Design
How time flies! Back in October we were invited out to Hidden Vineyard Wedding Barn in Berrien Springs to set up a Spring-inspired wedding shoot. We’ve been to the venue a few times to finish and we’re happy to get to share a little tour of the space and let you have a peak at what it has to offer. Plus, we have some pretty eye candy, so be sure to read on to the photo shoot at the bottom! Lovely photos by the very talented Ben Pancoast Photography, who is always so much fun to work with, even when we’re wrapping up a shoot at 11pm!
So let’s start with a little virtual tour of the exterior: The back of the property features picturesque scenery that includes a giant pond and views of the rolling country side and vineyards. The balcony at the back has great views and your ceremony could be hosted in the back of the barn, or under their beautiful old Catalpa tree that sits on one side of the barn. Lots of space and lots of options!
They did a great job with the interior of this venue. The upper level features the main entertainment space…the guest areas, restrooms and catering prep room. The lower level features a lounge area, brides room, grooms area, and another set of restrooms. (Clockwise below: brides room, mirror collection in the brides room, lounge area that sits outside of the bridal room, upstairs women’s restroom, and the grooms area)
The main area of the barn fits about 150 comfortable, and the covered deck area can be used for additional seating if you like. We did several layouts for our shoot, utilizing a mixture of long and round tables, which I think works really nicely in this space. Hidden Vineyard Wedding Barn does not have in-house vendors, so you have the flexibility of bringing in your own catering, bar service, alcohol, etc, which is always nice. Beloe (upper left) you’ll see the view from the barn out onto the deck that overlooks the property. There is a lot of room for a cocktail hour on the deck, or in the yard just below the deck!
Now moving on to the pretty stuff. We picked this pretty blue that pops alongside the wood of the barn, accented with a pale yellow napkin, threw in some of our brick brown rattan chargers and used a fun and textural mix of flowers including: hydrangea, astilbe, scabiosa pods, freesia, succulents, roses, snapdragons, tulips, craspedia, ranunculus and Queen Anne’s Lace.
The lovely cake was provided by C’est La Vie Cakes, who are always such a pleasure to work with! We shot in the evening, during the same time that weddings usually take place and wrapped up around 11:00 when they usually end, so I’ll leave you with a night shot of the barn as we welcome one of Southwest Michigan’s newest wedding venues onto the scene. Thanks for inviting us out to design your pretty space!
Venue: Hidden Vineyard Wedding Barn
Photography: Ben Pancoast
Design & Floral: Stella Event Design
Cake: C’est La Vie Cakes
Linens & Rattan Chargers: Stella Event Design
Place Settings: CK Catering