Modern museum wedding inspiration

string art wedding sign

Museum weddings are some of my favorites because you’ve got a big white box to work with and lot of cool art so you can keep decorations to a minimum.   For this particular shoot, a very talented group of vendors came together to show how great it can all look!

grey & white bridal party

blue modern museum wedding ceremony

green and blue musem wedding ceremony decor

How amazing would it be to get married in front of this sculpture?

bride and groom in front of art

blue and white boutonniere & bridal couple

yellow and white bouquet

grey and white bridal party

blue & green DIY just married sign

grey & white bridal couple

blue & white wedding decor

green & white centerpiece and drink

green & white centerpieces

blue and green centerpieces & drinks

green and blue museum wedding

green, white & blue wedding centerpieces

Our real bride & groom models Jenny & Scott (recently married out of state) got to try their hand again at looking like the perfect couple. It was not hard for Jenny glowing in an Alvina Valenta dress fondly called “Glitter Tulle” provided by The White Flower with a beautiful hair piece by Rachel Larraine and Scott looking dapper in his own snappy Grey suit. Our “bridesmaids” also wore fun and flirty knee length gowns in different shades of grey provided by (the White Flower adjacent) The Bridemaids Boutique with handmade accessories by me! They each had the most adorable structured bow headband by Rachel Larraine and a sweet bunch of daffodils that Annette Gomez wrapped with colorful silk wraps. Our adorable Flower girl had her own little silk wrapped basket of daffodils to compliment her beautiful layered flower dress. Lovestruck Make-up Artistry did their magic to make the pretty girls even more beautiful!

The ceremony was held around the sculpture called “The Beast” a purple, blue and turquoise twisted metal piece reaching through the lower level like metal fire tongues ….Red Metal folding chairs lined up in rows waiting for guests. Annette Gomez then created as if by magic two eight foot myrtle hedges set in big sleek black wooden planters. Trios of huge glass cylinders full of water floated aluminum balls and Boxes of wheat grass lined the walkway. The existing stairway provided a dramatic entrance for the bride.

On the main floor we created a “feast table” with a strong base of pewter pin-tucked linens from A Perfect Table and Shiny Black Phantom Chairs from Lounge Appeal, They created a nice contrast to the whimsy and fun of the floral.  Annette sat over 60 vases of frosted glass in fun shapes on our mirrored runner.  The palette of greens, turquoise, chartreuse and aqua were the perfect vessels for the fun flowers she carefully hand picked. There were fat China Mums, fragrant Hyacinth, Spindly Dogwood, Swamp Lilies, and Daffodils standing at different levels and stuck with wire hanging paper signs of different geometric shapes from Brightly Designed…who also created  a custom signature pattern paper insert with the “bride and groom’s ” name which sat between a square mirror charger and a heavy square plate.   A Martini Glass from Raphael’s held a sugar lime concoction with a little flag ready for each guest and an accordion folded place card above each place setting.The paper products which tied in the perfect
randomness of the colorful vases with the turquoise shantung napkin.

The space upstairs is so cool you could do anything with it, but for us it made the most sense to lounge it out ….Lounge Appeal brought in plush charcoal grey couches set with their amazing glow vintage glow cubes and shiny jewel cube seats… We set them up as separate vignettes so people could cozy up and chat We finished the look with custom pillows bringing in all our colors.

The outdoor patio is fabulous and overlooks the gaslamp area…Fresh breeze flows in from the Bay as we set “belly bar” tables. A Perfect Table brought in pop royal blue shantung linens tied with a peacock colored sash. The existing chartreuse green Adirondack furniture from the Museum is so cool and made from recycled milk cartons we worked it into the design.

The New Children’s Museum has a permanent piece called “The Rain House” that provided the perfect spot for our “Smile Booth” check out the bridal party ….It was so fun and colorful they were literally  ..all smiles….

“The Art of Love” was a combination of modern and gorgeous. The layered look was perfect for the bride who is not afraid of color but still wants all the bells and whistles of a traditional wedding…with a modern twist.

Venue: The New Children’s Musem
Photography:  Suzanne Hansen
Design and Coordination: Jennifer Nesovic Jen Likes Weddings
Floral and Decor: Annette Gomez
Invitations and Paper Amazingness:  Courtney Bright
Furnishings: Lounge Appeal
Rentals: Raphaels
Linens: A Perfect Table
Chalk Art: Big Picture Solutions
Hair and Make-up: Lovestruck
Gown: The White Flower
Dresses: The Bridesmaid Boutique
Hair Accessories: Rachel Larraine
Music: Elite British DJ
Catering: Continetal Catering
Cake: CAKE
Bar: Best Beverage  Catering

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What does it mean? Cree + Amanda Jane Jones

What does it mean?” is a continuing series where we ask a blogger how they used their wedding as an expression of their union with their significant other. Today we are honored to hear from Cree and Amanda Jane Jones. Amanda is graphic designer and author of her blog, Amanda Jane Jones and Cree is currently working at the UN. The two are living in Geneva, Switzerland.

Our wedding day was so simple. We were married in the morning, had a beautiful luncheon with family and close friends then by 4:00, Cree and I turned off our phones and headed straight for Highway 1. We had nothing planned…just a full tank of gas and a week to explore the California coast. It wasn’t a big affair, but a wonderful way to start our life adventure together.

We kept our wedding simple with a few personal elements. Here are a couple that I felt made the day extra memorable:

PAPER GOODS: Being a graphic designer, my paper paper goods were extremely important to me. I designed our announcements and name plates and had them printed by Bjorn Letterpress. He is a very talented craftsman and took such care. I’ll be forever grateful for his beautiful work.

THE DRESS: I adored my wedding dress. It was my grandmothers’s and she graciously let me alter it by removing the train and hemming it to tea length. I felt like a Grace Kelly surrounded by so much vintage lace and tulle. For me, it was everything I ever dreamed a wedding dress could be and it was a special moment for both grandma and me. (Speaking of vintage, my adorable bridesmaids are most definitely worth mentioning. I found vintage dresses for each of them…I thought they looked as sweet as could be.)

THE MUSIC: All through college I sang in a Jazz Band with my sweet friend Alexis Munoa. She teamed up with a guitarist to serenade us during our post wedding luncheon. Her voice is a favorite and I was honored to have her there as a part of our celebration.

Wedding photos by J. Fields Photography

Thank you Cree and Amanda!

by Brittany Watson Jepsen of The House That Lars Built 

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Lots of Love shoot

kissing couple

What started as a simple styled shoot on the beach in Portugal turned into a real engagement!  Doesn’t get more romantic than that….how special to have it all caught on film!

couple getting engaged

bride kicking her heels up

stuffed heart cake topper

white tent engagement

pink flowers and finger food on the beach

initial placesetting with pink napkin

succulent centerpiece and pink placesetting

pink favor bags and succulent centerpiece

pink hearts on the beach

sunset engagement at the beach

Food, Styling, Bouquet and Stationery :: Susana Abreu da Inspirarte
Hair and Make-up :: Bárbara Brandão
Bride/Groom Clothes:: Zara
Photography :: Instante Fotografia
Video :: Maria FerreiraCity :: Vila do Conde, Porto

[images from Instante Fotografia]

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WINK inspiration shoot

geometric table decor

So I’m finally (kinda) back from all my travels the last few weeks….thanks so much to all my guest bloggers who covered for me!  I’m still catching up on emails and plan on sharing some photos, but wanted to share this awesome styled shoot that was sent to me by KIM+PHIL Photography.  I love this modern take on the traditional wedding!  From the colors to the shapes, to incorporating kids, it all just screams fun!

WINK takes a modern perspective on the traditional wedding. Our inspiration is based off of Lindsay Zogas of Paper Bloom’s, charismatic personality—colorful + effervescent + loving + colors. We transformed these aspects into every component for the design of the shoot. Using bold colors to bring a new spin on traditional wedding attire. Incorporating graphically charged the decor and paper products with an assortment of font- types and patterns to bring in Lindsay’s passion for design. While featuring some playful children and games to integrate Lindsay’s values about home and family.

geometric decor

geometric centerpiece

geometric wedding inspiration

geometric escort card table

geometric escort cards

multiple drinks

geometric wedding invitations

wedding favor notebooks

kids at wedding

stylish wedding guests

purple bridesmaids dress with yellow bouquet

Design, Planning & Floral: Petalos
Paper Products: Paper Bloom
Wardrobe Stylist: Amy Allen
Hair & Makeup: Destiny Taylor
Models: Bride – Lavenda Memory
Groom – Tyler Andre, Friends – Nick Wilson, Corrie Murdoch
Kids: Ella Memory, Oliver Zogas
Wedding Favors: Scout Books
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Guest post: Color inspiration from City Sage

Anne is pretty damn awesome if you ask me…loving this travel and color inspired board she’s come up with!

My last vacation? It was my Hawaiian honeymoon, and it was longer ago than I care to admit. Let’s just say that I’m more than overdue for a getaway, shall we? I’m thinking something in the south of Europe–Greece, the Riviera, or the Amalfi Coast. But really anywhere with sparkling blue waters, cool breezes, and hot sunshine will do!

Images: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.
My packing list is short and sweet. A mix of brights and neutrals will do me fine, with silky skirts and scarves doubling as beach covers-ups or sightseeing wear. Simple sandals, a raffia tote, and a few favorite accessories let me focus on what I’m really in town for: a little R&R. (And you’ll note what’s not on this list…my phone!)

Shopping Guide: 1. Watercolor Scarf 2. Lomography La Sardinia Capri Camera 3. Acqua di Parma Fragrance 4. Polkadot One-piece 5. Maxi Skirt 6. Wire-Rimmed Sunglasses 7. The Polaroid Book 8. T-Strap Sandals 9. Turkish Beach Towel 10. Raffia Beach Tote

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