David and Emily’s wedding at Reckman Farm was one for the books! Their wedding was the biggest for 2018 and I feel so grateful to have worked with the best vendors to bring it all together. I cannot recommend to my brides enough on the importance of hiring the right vendors for your wedding! Each vendor plays such an important role in making wedding dreams come true. Continue on to read all about the details that went into the wedding!
David and Emily were combining their Jewish and Scottish heritage to reflect and pay tribute to their families traditions. A favorite detail of mine was David and his groomsmen wearing kilts! This was to honor their Scottish heritage. Another favorite part was the ceremony chuppah to honor Emily’s Jewish background. Both the bride and groom wanted the ceremony to be a focal point, and I think we accomplished that! I loved designing with dahlias grown locally by a dahlia farmer here in Cincinnati. The dahlias really stood out against the greenery of the scenery and chuppah design.
When you have your wedding at Reckman Farm, you get the best of both worlds on having an indoor and outdoor space. The indoor space, the barn, is a great place to hold a reception, cocktail hour, or even a ceremony if the weather is not ideal. The event design team, Social Design and Events, used the barn in a way that was completely unique. David and Emily’s entire reception was lounge style. Instead of traditional tables and chairs, Social Design brought in Queen City Vignette, a vintage furniture rental company. QCV created “moments” throughout the barn where people could chat, drink, and flow easily through the space. It was casual but had a certain elegance to it as well. We loved providing centerpieces and accent bud vases for each of the coffee and end tables for the lounge spaces!
Since the Reckman Farm barn was mostly brown, the bride Emily, wanted to soften it up with some greenery. We went all out! Greenery can really transform a space and give it that organic feel that it sometimes need. The before and after transformation was incredible and I’m so happy with how it turned out.
The outdoor space is absolutely stunning. Reckman Farm is located in the middle of a forest and a large lake. My favorite detail for their outdoor decor was the grill installation that we did. The grill was made of stone and quite large. It looked a little out of place for a wedding and was close to where the ceremony was going to be held. David and Emily wanted to somehow cover the grill but still allow it to blend and look natural in the forest. This was my first time designing a grill and I’m thrilled with the outcome! Always ask your design team or florist for options, you never know just how creative we can be!
To compliment Emily’s love for purple and to keep on theme with the forest, we used a lot of textural blooms and greenery. Allium Bullet, Thistle, Heuchera, and Scabiosa were some of the textural flowers that we used. I also wanted each of the arrangements to have a nice romantic element as well. I ordered dahlias, speciality garden roses, and clematis.
Event Planners: Social Design and Events
Photographer: Kathryn Fruge Photography
Rentals: Queen City Vignette
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"Kaytee has been nothing short of AMAZING! From the first time we met with her I knew that she would be able to make all of my wedding flower dreams come true! And that is exactly what she did! From my bouquet, to all of the personals for the wedding party, to filling the terrariums that my mom and I bought for my centerpieces! She never hesitated to help us with suggestions or brain storm when changes needed to be made. Even with her moving out of the state that I live in, she never missed a meeting or detail! Kaytee and her assistant even stayed to make sure all of the transition from cocktail hour location to our dinner location was a smooth and seamless as we wanted! Our day was so perfect and a HUGE reason why was because of Kaytee’s professionalism and passion for her business! Thank you so much Kaytee! I would recommend Roots Floral Design to anyone and everyone!"
- Mikyla, Spring 2018 Bride