Brit Pop inspired wedding shoot

Double YAY for some brightly colored wedding inspiration…its just what the doctor ordered!  You really can’t go wrong mixing lots of white with pops of color.

Photographer: Sara Gray Photography

Hair Stylist: Madeline Roosevelt
Event Designer: Billede Design
Floral Designer: Rosemary Stafford Floral Design
Reception Venue: Saucebox Restaurant
Invitation Designer: hi, friend
Dress Store: Divine Designs
Cake Designer: Sugarhouse Cake
Heirlooms and extras: Pigeon Toe Ceramics
Equipment Rentals: The Party Place
Jewelry: Fresh Tangerine
Veils and headpieces: Jade Rose Designs

[images from Sara Gray Photography]

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The New Modern: Beach Inspired Wedding


Hello Summer! Here we are with our next Modern Table setting. This time I was directly inspired by the cover of Undecorate: The No Rules Approach to Interior Design by Christiane Lemieux.  There is something so soothing about the cool blues and light woods of a beach house.  I wanted the table to reflect that ease and be filled with lots of different textures. Again, looking to make the design approachable we kept the table cloth white and used different glasses for vases. To jazz up  plain glass vases I covered them in twisted muslin that I quickly white washed with some leftover house paint. The table number is a regular house number I picked up at Home Depot and covered with twine.  Full disclosure; I put this design together in late spring (hence the sweet pea and tulips) but it would work equally well with late summer flowers, like grasses and Queen Anne’s Lace. Enjoy! ~ Denise

Vendors:

Concept and floral design: Denise Fasanello Floral Design
Coordination and planning: Bespoke Affairs
Photography: Tory Williams
Letterpress: Sesame Letterpress

Materials:

Fabric runner and napkins: West Elm
Blue glasses: Ikea
Ceramic vases: Paula Greif

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The New Modern: Tropical rehearsal dinner

I’m so excited to have one of my favorite floral designers, Denise Fasanello, join us as a regular contributer, and showing us all the ways florals can be modern!  She blew us all away with her Modern Tablescape Challenge submission (and won!) so you KNOW she’s going to come up with great ideas!  Welcome Denise!!

What is modern in floral design? Is it clean lined and slick? Geometric? Does it lean towards minimalism? Yet, can it still be romantic and feel natural and organic? I say yes to all of these hypothetical questions because Modern to me is more about making a strong design statement regardless of trends. It takes its cue from what’s happening currently in design, fashion and interiors rather than from the floral or wedding industry. It’s not about creating work that looks the same regardless of the venue. Yet any venue or setting can have a modern floral design approach.   For me modern is not overly complicated or fussy. It’s not about placing flowers in unnatural positions. Its not contrived. It’s youthful and fresh with some unexpected detail.   I am beyond excited to develop these ideas with you as a regular contributor at Brooklyn Bride. There’s no place better to explore these concepts than here.

For this initial shoot, I was actually inspired by a recent Anthropologie summer catalog. The use of  vibrant colors and a specialty cocktail make for a fun, exuberant party. – Denise

Vendors:

Concept and floral design: Denise Fasanello Floral Design
Coordination and planning: Bespoke Affairs
Photography: Tory Williams
Calligraphy and paper goods: Papermade Design

Materials:

Fabric runner: Silk Ikat at Mood Designer Fabrics
Wooden vases: Jamali Garden
Ceramic vases: Designer’s own
Bamboo placemats: Home Goods

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Modern orchid tablescape

Barb from Hatch Creative Studio sent over this incredibly innovative shoot with Maggie Harkov featuring the coolest centerpiece I’ve seen in a while…I just love how the orchids float over the table and how even the roots are made beautiful!

[images from Maggie Harkov Photography]

Hatch Creative is a member of Brooklyn Bride’s preferred vendor listings

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Tablescape challenge: Orange inspired sweetheart table

Modern Tablescape Design
Tied Together by { Tinsel & Twine }

For our Modern Tablescape submission, we decided to put a Modern spin on a Bride and Groom’s Sweetheart Table, because we felt that these can easily end up looking tragically traditional. Cue the red roses and tapered candles!

We were inspired by a recent meeting with a bride-to-be who described her dream wedding as a “non-wedding wedding.” She wants her big day to feel like a cool New York City loft party or a rooftop dinner party with a view of the city. So we envisioned for her a chic sushi dinner party with low tables accented by clean lines, geometric shapes, and bold pops of color. The hydrangeas and hypercium berries add a sense of romance without overwhelming the table and are balanced by the wedding ring icons that denote Bride and Groom. The table is pulled together by square edges and circular elements — down to a playful parade of oranges. The juxtaposition of sophisticated black and white elements also adds a sense of cohesion and makes the table feel elegant and modern.

Team Members:  Liz Castelli, Adette Contreras & Erica Taylor of { Tinsel & Twine }
Materials & Florals Used:  Linen and silk panels, ribbon, assorted porcelain dining ware, hydrangeas, hypercium berries, clementines
Photography:  Adette Contreras

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