Kat + Josh | Real Wedding at Eolia Mansion at Harkness Memorial State Park
Malachite—a green, copper mineral and gemstone—served as the primary source of inspiration behind Katrina Thrall (31 and works at Free People) and Josh Rheault’s (31 and a musician) romantic affair.
A single, gold-dipped turkey feather was an unexpected addition to Katrina’s bridal bouquet—a loosely gathered arrangement wrapped in pink velvet and silk ribbon. Hand-painted gold votives illuminated tables and shelves throughout the mansion, while black-and-white family photographs lined the dining room bookshelves. “I wanted guests to feel like they had entered our own home,” Katrina says of the intimate reception setup.
DIY wood signs and painted arrows on the foot path guided guests to the ceremony site on the mansion’s pergola. Once there, Katrina and Josh exchanged vows in front of an arch made from copper pipe that was strung up with green, hand-tied tassels. Bridesmaids added a glam note with sparkly, sequin-accented gowns.
Josh’s father collected barn wood to create a one-of-a-kind, trifold board that served as the couple’s escort card display. In addition to dozens of calligraphed, agate slice place cards, Katrina’s mother hand-painted each of the malachite-inspired escort cards. “She also scripted all of the wedding signs,” Katrina says.