Hi everyone over at Brooklyn Bride, Happy New Year!
In case you don’t know me, my name is Audrey, I blog over at Parcel Post and have a shop called Urbanic Paper Boutique. In the past I have guest blogged here occasionally but have plans to be here more often in 2010! I’m excited as it is truly an honor to contribute to Vané’s fantastic site!
Valentine’s day is on the horizon and so many couples are busy choosing invitations for their spring and summer weddings – so these days there is definitely a lot of love in the air over here at Urbanic! Inspired by it all, here are some fresh finds!
I capital L – love this scratch-off Save the Date by Unless Someone Likes You! • heart garland by unknown, but seems pretty easy to make right? • cute patterned paper by every jot and tittle • “good luck i love you” print by Bread and Butter (a perfect morning of wedding gift!) • Love Joy Vodka- the packaging is incredible to say the least, would be fun to have around/give! • bakers twine in adorable colors by Divine Twine which comes in large amounts! There are endless possibilities to use these for all of those special little details!
I’m happy to announce that Audrey will be posting her fabulous stationery finds and wedding inspiration on Brooklyn Bride on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, so stay tuned for much more goodness from the West Coast!
I love these exaggerated puffy frames hanging from trees…wouldn’t they make great photo ops?
[image from Velocity Art and Design]
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!
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