Wedding Theme Inspiration: New England Meeting House

There’s a certain purity about an old New England meeting house with its clean architectural lines, all-white paint and spare interior. A perfect place to stage a wedding. Sorrell Downing, of Events By Sorrell, saw the possibilities at the Old Meeting House of Francestown, built in 1801. See what she and her talented team did.

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Flowers by Posies By Trim, posiesbytrim@gmail.com

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This minimalist setting for the ceremony allows both the couple and the colors to stand out. Gathered together with a deep pink ribbon, the loosely structured bouquet consists of red and pink roses, gerbera daisy, kangaroo paw, clematis, ranunculus, stock, wax flower, privet berry, eucalyptus, salal, grevalia and fern. Flowers by Posies By Trim, posiesbytrim@gmail.com

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Elegantly simple place cards feature a wax seal, an artifact of the past that translates well to today’s weddings. “Wax seals are timeless,” Downing says. By Southern Calligraphy

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Vow books, like the “His and Hers” shown here, are trending. “It’s much better than pulling out a crumpled piece of paper or a phone to read your vows,” says Sorrell Downing. By Southern Calligraphy

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Dress by BHLDN

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The couple takes a private moment, allowing a peek at the bride’s bright flowered shoes and the groom’s festive socks. Models are Ciera Gobron and Matt McCaron

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For the wedding feast, the on-trend place settings include pottery, rose gold flatware and copper napkin rings. The acrylic table number is done in rose gold. “Copper and rose gold are very popular,” Downing says. Rentals by Peak Event Services

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