Sailcloth Tent With Lush Entrance

Photo by Gayle Brooker
A gospel choir led guests from the cocktail hour to a large sailcloth tent on the venue’s lawn for the reception. A lush garden trellis draped in vines and flowers framed the entrance to the tent, which was designed to meet the couple's French-garden inspiration. In fact, when Jenny and Chris had trouble coming up with decor ideas, planner Kristin Newman suggested that they flip through home magazines, like Architectural Digest. “We pulled images of hedging, topiaries, and French gardens to find our theme,” the bride says.