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The Royal Treatment: Styled Burgundy Inspiration

Flyover country no more: Find inspiration in our own backyard gardens for a regal wedding celebration fit for a Midwestern king and queen.

(Above) “In the Midwest we really value beautiful, deep connections with others, and we know this happens readily around the dinner table,” says wedding planner Ashley Ebert, owner of La vie Charmé by Simply Elegant and coordinator of this theme. “So with that, we found our inspiration in luxurious, artfully plated dishes.” Gather around a table full of lush florals in shades of crimson, and towering greenery like this ceiling-to-floor garland by Kindred Blooms.

Long before exchanging rings, set the tone for your wedding day
with a cohesive invitation suite and color theme. Here, Kate Panke of
Paper Rock Scissor designed regal invitation pieces, pairing rich colors
and sweeping lettering by Hooked Calligraphy, all with a distinctive,
approachable Midwestern vibe. Give a nod to your day’s theme with a
forever keepsake, such as this velvet ring box from the Mrs. Box, in the
same hue.

“Food is such a huge part of the holidays and makes for fond memories for families. But sometimes with weddings—because you are feeding such a large crowd—that art can be lost,” says Ebert. What was once lost is found in this delectable main course: espresso-peppercorn-rubbed bison loin atop parsnip purée, with chanterelle mushrooms and charred onion, all brought to the plate by Quince Catering.

Passed plates of pickled herring will please both your hip, food-focused friends and your Nordic relatives. In canapé form, topped with smoked cream cheese, mustard, radish and fennel, your guests will keep reaching for more.

An abundant harvest of figs, crabapples, black grapes and ground cherries are more than delicious; they also make for delightful tablescape décor. Take a trip to your neighborhood farmers’ market to see what will be in season come your wedding day. Then scatter the fruit around lavish centerpieces; in this one, garden roses pair beautifully with hellebore and andromeda heather.

Sweet, simple and certainly scrumptious—how about a “naked” caked, like this olive oil with hibiscus buttercream creation, for the last bite on your wedding night? (Save us a slice.)

It’s 2017; go ahead, ignore the wedding traditions that don’t suit you. Perhaps you’ll dress your bridesmaids in white (gasp!), or trade in bridal party bouquets for these hoops. Flanking the new Mrs., wearing Mira Zwillinger’s “Beatrice” gown, are two ’maids in Monique Lhuillier’s “Charlotte” and Tara LaTour’s “Alba,” carrying their hoops of roses and bay leaves.

Give your guests the details of your day—the who, the when, the where—with an invitation they’ll want to keep long after you say “I do.” Paper Rock Scissor designed this invite with natural, quintessentially Midwestern elements in mind—hence the floral motif.

Oh so delectable! Dig into this pear and brandy tart topped with elderberries, a feast for all the senses.

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