A Sweet Serenade
For a pair of MUSIC LOVERS, a Woodstock-inspired wedding hits ALL THE RIGHT NOTES.
For a pair of music lovers, a Woodstock-inspired wedding hits all the right notes.
Once upon a time, Prince Charming proposed to his Princess on a walk in the woods. When the Princess said yes, he pulled out a small bouquet of wildflowers he had hidden behind a rock and handed it to her. In the center was a ring.
Because their wedding adventure began in a wooded glen with a gift of flowers, the Prince and Princess decided to pledge their everlasting love surrounded by a verdant forest and lush blossoms.
Matt Mosley of Black Sheep Events is a pro at helping couples stage one-of-a-kind weddings—steeped in nature or in a myriad of other themes.
“For everything from the invitations to the table decor, your wedding should draw on your personal passions,” Matt says. “If your fiancé loves the guitar and you love bright colors, that’s OK.” Boho weddings feel truly exuberant when you mix and match.
For a Woodstock-inspired celebration, Matt suggests incorporating interesting accents from the ’60s and ’70s. “Choose items that remind you of special people and times in your lives,” he says.
“Start with colors you love and the elements that bring joy to your life,” Matt advises. “Visit local artists and flea markets for decorations and props. Toss out tradition. It’s your day, after all. Do what YOU want!”
EDITOR’S NOTE: To get in touch with Matt Mosley, call Skeffington’s Formal Wear, Des Moines, Iowa, 515-283-0453.
OPPOSITE: Matching rental items can look impersonal. Borrow rugs, tables and chairs from family and friends for a more unique look. TOP LEFT: For a park or farm celebration, ask guests to loan items, such as candlesticks, family photos, and tableware in old suitcases or picnic baskets. After using the contents to set the scene, incorporate the carryalls as part of your decor. TOP RIGHT: The bouquets combined bright blooms, including red dahlias and pink berries, with natural ivy and ferns. LEFT: Forget flower petals; use small rugs to create a dreamy aisle that hints at travel adventures. Tie narrow fabric strips along clotheslines to provide color along the way. BELOW: A string-art message by The Knotty Nail is worked into a wine barrel lid stained a darker hue.