I’m so excited to get this series started! We got some great submissions over the last few weeks and this week we’re going to show our favorites! Next week we’ll announce the winner of the $500 prize thanks to Newlywish!
Our design inspiration is actually one that I have been considering using at my own wedding next Spring. We love how the paper planes incorporate a strong geometrical accent and also serve as a whimsical throwback. The baby’s breath softens the look and our florist, Birch Blooms, intended to make them reminiscent of fluffy clouds. The menus are featured on clear transparencies with white or black ink, the white menus having been designed with original calligraphy by Little Byrd Lettering. We wanted to achieve a practical table so that guests views wouldn’t be obstructed and used translucent black vases for the tall bouquets, and stout vases holding just a touch of baby’s breath running the length of the table.
We think this is a clear example of why black and white weddings are so classic, and just adore how the crisp white plays against the moody black in a way that’s both elegant and edgy.
Designer: Lauren Davi
Stylist: Ashley Pepitone
Photography by Janet Howard Studio
Floral design by Birch Blooms
Calligraphy by Little Byrd Lettering
Place settings, silverware, table, napkins from Peachtree Tents and Events
Table runner, champagne flutes, vases: Designer’s own
This month we were so inspired by the bright fresh colors of 1950′s era plastic and bakelight jewelry. The soft corals, greens, and turquoises that so defined the baubles of the times are just thing to brighten up any winter wedding. We love the idea of putting a modern twist on the tried and true color combination and using such a bright palette amidst the pearly gray overtone of these long winter months. The gorgeously packaged (and equally gorgeous tasting) chocolates from Brooklyn’s own Mast Brothers and delicious nosh from Michael Stuart Catering were just the thing to top of this light hearted affair. Thank you to the fabulous Green Building situated right here in Brooklyn for letting us use your space, and to Lovely Bride for the super chic dress from Quail Bridal.
Flowers: Poppies & Posies
Photography: Missy Photography
[images from Missy Photography]
Poppies & Posies is a sponsor and member of Brooklyn Bride’s preferred vendor listings
Weddings are often big, lavish affairs but if that doesn’t fit your personality what could be better than a casual, afternoon dessert party for you and your guests to enjoy! Dessert is always the best part of the meal, so why not make it the only part! We filled apothecary jars with various treats such as twizzlers, chocolate kisses, and sour watermelons for guests to serve themselves. Rock candy served as the place card holders and “I love you” gum packets were scattered through the sweet, romantic flowers. Guest can choose their favorite cupcakes, cookies, or pie if their sweet tooth hasn’t been completely satisfied yet. Lastly, we imagine that a hot cocoa bar with marshmallows, cinnamon, hazelnut, and nutmeg allowing guest to concoct their favorite beverage would be the perfect finish to this afternoon (of course there would be special liqueurs included for the big kids).
Floral and event design by poppies & posies
[images from Oh Darling Photography]
Fall is in the air! We’re suckers for crisp cool air and ruddy cheeks. After the long warm summer days, piling on big, comfy sweaters and having cozy dinners at home couldn’t be more welcome. During these autumn months there are so many gorgeous flowers (I’m mean look at those dahlias; they are good enough to eat) but there are also a plethora of fruits and veggies to be found at local farm and supermarkets alike. We decided to utilize all of the season’s bountiful harvest in our floral inspiration this month. From tiny crabapple seating cards to a crisp radish bouquet there are endless possibilities when it comes to designing an autumn wedding. Serving a family style meal at large farmhouse tables is a great way to encourage your guests to interact with one another. Placing your centerpiece in a petite vintage crate helps to carry the earthiness of the fall aesthetic through to the tablescape. Last but not least…don’t forget to serve up plenty of apple cider!
Trent Bailey photographed this months ‘Outside the Flower Box’ for us and we couldn’t have asked for a more talented photographer! Originally from Louisiana (same home state as Sierra) his Southern charm is just as lovely as his photographs! He was an absolute pleasure to work with and we can’t recommend him enough to anyone looking for some one to capture their big day.
Trent Bailey and Poppies & Posies are sponsors of Brooklyn Bride