July 12, 2022

Emerald and Pink Wedding at 1868 Farmhouse


Hues of emerald, pink, and gold formed the palette for Jessica and Chris’ wedding at 1868 Farmhouse. Although rain forced their ceremony indoors, the two were all smiles. And despite the last-minute change, their indoor ceremony came together beautifully! The reception hall was a perfect fit for their guest count of 125, and candlelight cast the space in a warm glow.

Modern Wedding with Traditional Elements at 1868 Farmhouse

Jessica’s family is of Hispanic descent, so her mother wanted the couple to have a traditional wedding in the Catholic church. However, they preferred to keep things simple and host their ceremony and reception at the same venue. The light and airy 1868 Farmhouse, with its white walls, hardwood flooring, and floor-to-ceiling windows, ended up being the venue of their dreams! Still, the couple strove to honor tradition for her family’s sake, while including personal elements in their ceremony. For example, Jessica requested a bouquet with a customized pearl rosary attached.

In addition, Jessica and Chris honored her heritage by inviting a mariachi band to perform at their ceremony and reception. The band traveled from quite a distance to be there, and they were a hit! To add to the fun, each guest could select a handpainted maraca to shake as they welcomed the newlyweds into their reception. We loved how Jessica and Chris blended traditional and modern elements to create a day that was uniquely their own!

Event Styling and Floral Design by Lavender Blue

Intentional design elements within the couple’s chosen color palette were present throughout the day as well. Jessica’s bridesmaids wore emerald green velvet dresses, and we wanted to incorporate their texture elsewhere in the reception styling. So, we ordered some extra-thin emerald green velvet ribbon, then used it to secure each guest’s napkin. A gold-painted leaf completed each arrangement, which rested on top of chargers rimmed in gold beads.

And we would be remiss not to mention the floral design of this day! We worked with Jessica to select a blend of pink and white roses for her bouquet. Then, we featured the same blend throughout the day alongside greenery and sprigs of white lupine. Jessica and Chris’ sweetheart table was situated in front of a fireplace mantle, which we styled for a shoot several months back. Jessica saw our design on Instagram, fell in love, and asked that we replicate it for her special day. So, of course, we did! The greenery brought so much life to the indoor setting, while the Fuschia roses provided a pop of color. In addition, the couple rented a wall of cream-colored roses from us to stand behind the mariachi band during the ceremony. Later on, it doubled as a lush backdrop for photos with the couple’s family and friends!

What a pleasure it was to meet Jessica and Chris and style their wedding at 1868 Farmhouse! From florals to rentals to event styling, we’re your one-stop shop for all things wedding here in Iowa. If you’re in the market for any (or all!) of our services, we would love to chat with you. To get started, just fill out this quick form!


Venue: 1868 Farmhouse

Photography: Kirstie Veatch Photography

Styling, Rentals, and Florals: Lavender Blue

Videography: Tolman Media

Catering: St. Kilda

Cake: Mel’s Sweet Occasions


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