A Wedding at Terrain


Our Product and Community Coordinator, Kelly S., tied the knot at Styer’s on July 5th surrounded by 105 of her closest friends and family. We always adore a wedding, especially when it’s one of our own! Check out the slideshow above for a peek at the festivities and read on for Kelly’s account of her special day, below.  

“When I began the two-year process of planning my wedding, I knew I wanted a venue that was transportive– rich in character and unique beauty. terrain was the perfect fit – the enchanted garden of my dreams. Two years might seem like a long time to be engaged, but it went by so quickly! My husband and I are both writers— we met in Chicago while attending graduate school. He hails from the shore of Cape May, New Jersey, while I grew up running through the forests and creek beds of southern Ohio. We wanted a wedding that celebrated not only who we are as a couple, but as individuals too. We settled on a theme I dubbed “surf and soil,” threw in a few nods to literature, and set out to grow our own propagated succulents (our favorite plant) for decorating our special day.

In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy washed hundreds of conch shells onto the beaches of New Jersey. We collected as many as we could, concluding that succulents planted in shells would be the perfect embodiment of our roots. We planted over 110 shells, enough for each guest to take one home. I’ll admit I got a little DIY crazy – crafting everything from mini terrariums to hand-stamped place cards. terrain's installation designer Matt M. worked with me closely, harnessing my DIY frenzy to create a look that took everyone’s breath away. The bouquet he created for me brought tears to my eyes with an array of cotton, blueberry sprigs, thistle, and even a giant air plant!  And my flower crown! I could have floated to the ceiling and never come down! Everything about the day was magical – guests enjoyed terrain’s legendary farm-to-table cuisine, capping off the night with wedding pie, s’mores by the fire pit, and a sparkler send-off. 

My favorite moment was walking down the aisle, surrounded by friends and family who had traveled from every corner of the country, and seeing my best friend waiting for me in front of the temple hung with billowing fabric and ribbon, as the layers of my dress floated in the evening breeze. It sure doesn’t get much more romantic than that!"

Images courtesy of db Photography.

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