Hello, Brooklyn Bride readers! We are so happy to be joining the crew here as guest contributors, and we’re absolutely flattered that Vané brought us on board. Since we are not expressly wedding folks, every month we’ll be cooking up a little inspiration for you for all of the other events and details that go with weddings–showers, parties, gift ideas, and other ways to make getting married more fun and less stressful (we hope). To learn more about us and what we do, you can visit our website and our blog. Let’s get to it!
Though both of us have pledged our eternal and undying love to summer, we have to admit that we’ve been caught making eyes at fall a few times. Fall has a wonderful masculinity about it. It smells like bonfires and tobacco, and is a time when we all want to adorn ourselves with argyle and tweed. In short, it’s the perfect season for a not-girly-at-all couples’ shower. Here’s our inspiration board; look for the full post tomorrow!
1. Blossom and Branch 2. West Elm 3. Alyssa Ettinger 4. HappyHints 5. Elle Oh 6. Mulberry via Honestly WTF 7.Tiki Lounge 8. Bonnie Tsang via Elle Oh 9. Christmas Magazine 10. Tec Petaja
I know I tweeted this yesterday when I saw them, but they’re too good to not show here too! The ceramic letter garlands from Paloma’s Nest are genius, and I’m pretty sure I’m buying a bunch of the personalized ornaments for Christmas this year!
This weekend has been INSANE with Bridal Market, and I promise I will be getting lots of dress pictures to you soon…
[images from Paloma's Nest]
A bit about the shoot…
This month Domestic Construction and Poppies & Posies teamed up and got creative with a hardware inspired wedding shoot fit for a Brooklyn bride! The ladies got together to discuss ideas for a collaboration and started chatting about how much fun it would be to design a wedding completely from hardware store acquisitions…and so that’s exactly what they did! Stuart & Welch catering, Clean Wash Letterpress, Lovely Bride, Calipher, and Missy Photography joined the team to create the perfect metal shop wedding!
Domestic Construction…We were on the same page from the start! We didn’t even discuss colors before hand and the pipes we painted turned out to be the same color as the flower arrangements they made. The metal shop (*thanks to our friends at calipher) ended up being the perfect setting for this exciting wedding. whatever we forgot to buy at the hardware store was easy to come by here. We created the floor out of scrap metal we found lying around… we even found two perfect circles for the bride and groom to stand on! colleen of cleanwash letterpress created all the menus and name cards and they couldn’t have tied things together better. It’s not every day that a few girls get to live out their secret fantasy of getting married in a metal shop.
poppies & posies…We headed over to the hardware store to get inspired for the shoot and wound up finding fabulous detail elements to incorporate into our tablescape. We convinced the owner of the hardware store to give us his us old round sanding paper pieces to use as our place mats and we discovered that long bolts makes for the perfect cocktail stirrer (new ones of course)! Faucets posed as great seating card holders and fresh cocktails were passed on a big round blade. Our goal was to create a romantic atmosphere in an industrial workshop by pairing the hard, metal elements that we found at the hardware store with soft, romantic flowers. We used juliette garden roses, veronica, amaranthus, unirpened blackberry, queens anne’s lace, and nigella to create the perfect tablescape. Lastly, the bride’s bouquet was placed in a brass pipe to tie it in with the rest of the decor.
Clean Wash Letterpress…I made an inspirational trip to the hardware store where I found purple sand paper and a roll of green carpenter’s masking paper which I thought would be a great complement to the simple brown ink and chip board. Staying with the hardware store theme, I focused on simple and recognizable tools for the illustrations. YouWorkForThem‘s Trihart font was the perfect fit.
Stuart & Welch Catering…Trying to figure out a menu that fit into a hardware theme wedding wound up being quite enjoyable. I used one element you’d find in a hardware store in each dish, such as a fresh herb salad with “blowtorched” manchego toast, slow roasted salmon with “hacksawed” carrots, roasted cippolinis, and pumpkin vinaigrette, and seared lamb loin with stuffed squash blossoms, and “painted” currant compote.
[images from Missy Photography]
You guys might remember Alicia and her husband Adam from their real wedding feature here a few months ago. Well Alicia emailed me with this shoot she styled with her hubby at their store Bows and Arrows, and I had to show you all!
This party is inspired by sweet treats that are fun to eat and to look at! eye candy all around! On the plate are a few pink flavorful favorites including; cotton candy, Mexican pastries, sno balls and strawberry sugar wafers. Adding to the scrumptious time are clusters of fluffy flower arrangements of pink and yellow. Flowers include: peony, dusty miller, ranunculus, astilbe, dahlias, roses, hydrangea and billy balls! A few vintage touches are the milk glass for the arrangements, vintage chanel shoes, and a 1920’s craftsman style house as the setting. Handmade goodies include the felt pennants, pink veil, pompoms, table coverings and bandanna.
[images from Bows and Arrows]
Our wedding pictures are now up in the gallery over at Project Wedding…such a fun way to relive the day from 2 years ago!
[images from Project Wedding]
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