“In the cathedral of the woods
where the slanting light shines through
the song of the bird enchants the air
and fills the soul with tranquillity..
Over the open fields the spirit glides on the wing of a bee – – – – or a dragonfly
touching each flower growing there – – – – –
and – – as they day slips into night
finds beauty in a blade of grass . . .
Slowly the great panorama of color changes into purple and greys – – – day is becoming night .
. . . .
Trees stand silhouetted against subdued light – –
– – life of the day is quietly resting as the vigilant life of night is stirring . . . . . .
The evening star glistens beside the pale crest of the new moon which seems to pause a
moment on the horizon – – then slips beyond . . . .
Thousand of fireflies twinkle in the low fields – – – twinkling to their mates – – – – then rise in
ecstasy and mingle with the stars . . . . .
Milliards of stars form a great arc across the heavens and create a luminous light . . There
are summer nights when the stars shoot out of the darkness and almost drop to earth . . . . . .
Even among the steadfast stars
there is change and motion . . . .
There are nights when the northern sky becomes a shimmering curtain with vertical rays of
greens – – – yellows – – and shades of rose – – – moving – – – moving – – – constantly changing
. . . . .
. . . nights of reverence
and tranquil solitude – – – –
time for the imagination to recreate itself . . .”
Remember my Ferngully wedding? That was the opening to her 30+ page wedding style guide she gave me for their fern infused celebration. And for that reason, and many more, I adored working with Crissie to make her wedding dreams a reality. The remaing pages were filled with poetry, ferns, art deco details, watercolor touches and shades of glacier grey, lilac, dusk blue and navy peony. No detail was left untouched. From her discription of what Northern Michgian means to her with its intricate arms of fern across the forest floor to the selectively chosen gold accents. She wanted her day to be “an elegant event in a natural setting. The decor will gracefully elevate the oragnic feel of the surroundings, through a whimsical lens.” I think we accomplished just that. And today you can see the full feature on Grey Likes Weddings.
Photography: Samantha James Photography | Floral Design & Day of Coordination: The Day’s Design | Ceremony Venue: Congressional Summer Meeting House | Reception Venue: Elberta Lifesaving Station | Catering: Catering by Kelly’s | Rentals: GJ’s Rentals | Cake: Crescent Bakery | Hair & Makeup: Memorable Occasions