I’d love to introduce you to the latest Brooklyn Bride intern, Michaela! She’s going to be helping me behind the scenes, and since she did such a great job with her submission for the Modern Tablescape Challenge a few weeks back, occasionally do some inspirational shoots for us, so give her a big welcome!
I’m Michaela, intern at Brooklyn Bride, writer of bliss! and start-up entrepreneur. As a portfolio project for our new company Hey Look, my business partner Lotta and I wanted to create a very “Brooklyn Bride” inspiration shoot – romantic and whimsical, yet modern and a little bit fancy.
Our aim is to show that you don’t need a lot of fancy and expensive ingredients to set up a gorgeous dinner table. We used 300 red and purple carnations to create the flower decor. Ok, 300 flowers don’t come cheap, but you could use a lot less and fill up the arrangements with greens from a forest. Drinking glasses with pretty black ribbons serve as vases, the table runner is a simple scarf. The menus are printed on basic white paper, cut into small rectangles and glued onto red cards. Add some candles and your favorite dinner ware – and you’re done! Any dresser or side table can serve as a finger food and welcome buffet. Use the same type of flower and candle decor to tie the whole look together. - Michaela
[ All images by Michaela of bliss! for Hey Look and Brooklyn Bride. ]
A little something for your something blue! – Courtney
Credits: Clockwise, from left to right: Bride and groom photo by Joyce Loo via The Inspired Bride, Favors from Martha Stewart Weddings, Boy photo by Justin DeMutiis via Grey Likes Weddings, Table setting by Kate Harrison Photography via Style Me Pretty, Bouquet shot by Bluebird Photography via Style Me Pretty, Cake shot by Pobke Photography via Style Me Pretty, Groom shot by Erica Velasco via Ruffled, Pomander shot by Punam Bean via Once Wed, Pattern via rubyblossom.
1. Alexis Bittar Small Woven Bracelet, $185.00; 2. Custom Cake Banner, $18.00; 3. Silk Rosette Brooch Pin, $16.00; 4. Yoox Alexandra High Heel, $125.00; 5. BHLDN With a Kiss Shift, $395.00; 6. Very Berry Ribbon Candy, $5.25; 7. Bella Figura Marie Invitation, $625.00 and up.
My darling Tara from INK+WIT introduced some new stamps and decals at NSS this year…some of the designs are perfect for decorating escort cards and table numbers. And wouldn’t the bird decals just made for great ceremony decor? Yeah, I thought so too.
[images by me]
This white and black board was tough to do simply because there is so much inspiration out there in this color palette—I probably could have done five boards that were all completely different. If you’re looking for color scheme that’s truly effortless, black and white really is the simplest and most direct route to a chic and sophisticated event. (And by the way if you have a specific White + color request, please let me know in the comments!) – Courtney
Credits: Clockwise, from left to right: Black dress photo by Jose Villa via Green Wedding Shoes, Wax seal via Dry, Wedding party photo by Julie Afflerbaugh Photography via Style Me Pretty, Cake via Real Simple, Calligraphy by Javi Aracil, Shoes by Julie Afflerbaugh Photography via Style Me Pretty, Wine bottles by Work Labs, Flowers shot by Jessica Claire via Style Me Pretty.
1. Topshop Black Suede Ruched Clutch Bag, $66.00; 2. Movado Large Bold Bracelet Watch, $495.00; 3. Kate Spade New York Black Square Stud Earrings, $38.00; 4. Diane von Furstenberg Jessalyn Dress, $345.00; 5. Dinner Menus by Shine Invitations, $100.00; 6. Back and White Cameo Cookies, $36.00; 7. Ralph Lauren Regency Silk Tie, $115.00.
You really can’t go wrong with blush pink. Sweet, romantic, and downright pretty—this shade is seen quite often in weddings this time of year, and with good reason. It blends right into the springtime landscape and effortlessly lends an air of romance to any event. And luckily, vendors have taken note. So if you happen to chose this color for the big day, your choices abound—from flowers to attire to decor and beyond. – Courtney
Credits: Clockwise, from left to right: Bride photo by Simply Bloom via Style Me Pretty, Macarons photo by Amanda Wilcher Photographers via Style Me Pretty, Silverware photo by Steve Steinhardt via Southern Weddings, Bride and bridesmaids photo by Dave Robbins via Ruffled, Groom’s outfit via Martha Stewart Weddings, Cookie photo by Simply Bloom via 100 Layer Cake, Lockets and glasses styling by Shana Faust and photography by Joseph De Leo, Cake by Whisk Kid.
1. Alfred Sung Bridesmaids Dress, price unknown; 2. Custom English Rose by Twigs & Honey, $80.00; 3. Organic Raspberry Marshmallows by Have it Sweet, $10.00; 4. Lulu Townsend Satin Clutch from DSW, $29.95; 5. Chroma Candlestick from Anthropologie, $28.00; 6. Ornate Frame Letterpress Mini Cards by Missive, $6.00; 7. Flora Small Daisy Pin by Alexis Bittar, $295.00.
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