Amanda Auer from In The Now Weddings sent me this gorgeously modern tablescape she recently designed, and its totally perfect for Brooklyn Bride!
The venue is actually the Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach. It’s brand new, just opened in May of ’09 and has a great retro beach funky theme to it. When I was concepting this shoot, I knew I wanted this table to be a “rat pack” vibe- very mid-century modern with a playful color scheme focusing mainly around whites. Clean, crisp, simple, but some killer details!
I was CRAZY about the drink flags, which said ‘CHEERS!’ in tonal green, as a perfect addition. Also, the stemmed wine glass has a very retro astro-burst pattern [reminded me of the Jetsons for sure, and it also matched the salad plate's pattern as well]. I had to pop the color by filling the vase with kelly green water, wrapping a simple ribbon around each place setting and bringing in the french macarons as favors. I picture this for a couple looking to freshen up a throwback wedding look with a little new modern twist.
The colors ended up at kelly green, aqua, white, with touches of platinum [to give that 50's kick to it]. Think Palm Springs meets TODAY with that funky centerpiece of Dusty Miller. My team and I actually rocked the florals ourselves [and I'm totally in love with the all-filler Dusty Miller centerpiece- totally wacky like a little tree on crack!] while we depended on Wayne Toshikazu, my photographer, to capture it.
[images from Wayne Toshikazu]
I always did love a sunny palette done in a perfectly modern way…the table number buttons are pure genius, and check out that GORGEOUS ring pillow! Look familiar?
I was asked to do what my idea of the perfect giftbag for a Brooklyn wedding would be by Nicole of Kirei’s Nest, and it went up yesterday! Check out my picks as well as other ideas for some fun cities in her Locale Lovelies series. Thanks Nicole!
Blowout Fall Couture Bridal Gown Sample Sale
BY Appointment Only, 212-206-9302
Junko Yoshioka Bridal Salon
70% Off: original prices were $3000-10,000
All Styles and Silhouettes, Sizes
Laces, Silks, Georgettes, Taffeta, Mikado, Satins, Charmeuse
Thanks to Elegant Bride magazine for the Brides Behind the Blogs interview…I almost forgot about it until I saw Chad’s name while flipping through the magazine! Its on newstands now. Thanks Candace!
Thanks so much to everyone that took time out to fill out the annual survey….the winner of tons of goodies + the Wedding Chic book by Colin Cowie is sms1024!
The photo above is from I Love You Cards…you can mail away for a stack of cards yourself and hand them out to friends, family, strangers, anyone! I just found my stack and plan on passing them out this weekend! And SPEAKING of weekend, I’m taking the rest of today and Monday off for a little Labor Day leisure, so I’ll see you back here on Tuesday. Have a great weekend!
[image from I Love You Cards]
When I saw this notebook, the first thing I thought about was how friggin perfect this would be as a guest book? Can you imagine your grandma doing some funky graffiti on that wall with a Sharpie? Classic!
[images from Think Of The.com]
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