We we’re inspired to run with this concept after we visited Jen Huang‘s new studio and spotted her gorgeous dining table (made from reclaimed wood) and vintage, French, schoolhouse chairs. When the amazing team over at Mélangerie offered to design the seating cards, menu, and table name for our shoot we knew it was the perfect project to collaborate on. They really took the tablescape to the next level with their adorable details!
We tracked down a couple of vintage crayon tins on an antiquing trip and paired them with vintage glass bottles. In keeping with the schoolhouse theme we placed old books down the length of the table and chose bright, playful flowers for our arrangements. Our favorite pairing was the red gomphrena and chamomile with geranium leaves. They resembled strawberries and looked almost edible!
Mélangerie ran with the inspiration and came up with the idea of using chalkboards. Both the menu and table name are hand-lettered onto antique chalkboards. The place cards are pieces of book board they painted with chalk board paint and then hand lettered. To complete the setting, they tied a piece of chalk to each place card with apple red ribbon to match Jen’s chairs. Parfait!!
xoxo Poppies & Posies
[images from Jen Huang]
The ladies of Poppies & Posies have done it again with a fabulous science inspired wedding!
About the shoot…
We’ve been chatting about doing a science inspired wedding for some time now. It seems that every time we go antiquing (which is pretty often) we’ve come across vintage lab equipment and antique medicinal bottles that we couldn’t pass up. They were just begging to be used in a tablescape and ultimately were the elements that inspired our vision for this shoot!
We chose to shoot the tablescape in an outdoor garden because it felt like the perfect natural environment. Each beaker, bottle, and science vile was filled with soft, delicate flowers such as blush dahlias, white scabiosa, garden roses, and vines to create a romantic atmosphere.
We brought Bryn of Paperfinger on-board to create the perfect seating cards and table numbers for the shoot. We’re always blown away by her elegant calligraphy and attention to detail. Her table number was based on the periodic table and we used the mini glass science tube stoppers to hold her oh so sweet seating cards down.
No wedding is complete without delicious cuisine and neither of us would rather eat any other food than that cooked by Stuart and Welch catering. They prepared grilled ahi tuna with local corn, heirloom tomatoes and avocado. The vibrant colors of the dish perfectly ‘popped’ off our tablescape.
Jen Huang joined us for the day to photograph the spread and as always we were blown away by her talent! Her attention to detail and unique perspective really brought it all to life on film.
Jasmine Johnson of BridalBod wore a utterly breathtaking dress designed by Sarah Seven and provided by Lovely Bride. We adored the non traditional and super fun look that a short dress created. Small quirky touches, such as our anatomically correct heart boutonniere and a dinner menu designed using an antique periodic table finished off our science inspired wedding.
The possibilities for designing an entire wedding around this theme are endless. We imagine an entire seating chart painted on glass microscope slides and a dessert bar filled with jars of colorful “elements” (think gold leaf covered chocolates and blue rock h20 candy) would be just the thing to make any wedding unforgettable!
Flowers & Design Concept by Poppies & Posies
Photography by Jen Huang
Food by Stuart and Welch Catering
Calligraphy by Paperfinger
Sarah Seven dress provided by Lovely Bride
Models, Jasmine Johnson of BridalBod & Davraam
A special thanks to our intern, Annie Huang!
[images from Jen Huang Photography]
Poppies & Posies is a member of Brooklyn Bride’s preferred vendor listings
Normally when I get a book to review, I don’t always post about it because it doesn’t fit my audience, but I was pleasantly surprised at the new book by Elle Decor editor at large Carlos Mota, with Rita Konig and photos by William Waldron. Its amazingly versatile with great tips on putting together arrangements with flowers from your own yard or market. Beautifully styled and photographed, I could see so many of the ideas used for modern weddings! Check it out at your bookstore if you get a chance…its a good one!
I especially liked these arrangements in coffee mugs with grass…why didn’t I think of that??
[images by Brooklyn Bride]
I’m so excited to welcome Sierra & Juliet of Poppies & Posies as a new contributer here on Brooklyn Bride! These lovely ladies will be joining us every month to showcase fabulously modern florals…today, we start with a shoot inspired by a recent trip to Costa Rica…
Janelle Sing for the calligraphy/illustrated seating cards
Ella Cafe for allowing us to use their space for the shoot
[images from Missy Photography]
What a lovely way to propose! Emersonmade now does custom text on her Love Letter Flowers…I’d say yes for sure!
[images from Emersonmade]