This Australian wedding has one of the coolest invitation & signage suites I’ve seen in a while, designed by the bride herself! I’m just loving all the bright colors!
From the bride:
As I am a big fan of modern design, and bright colours, I tried to keep our wedding day modern, but the vintage twist snuck in (deco dress, our vintage e-type, mansion surrounds) & also using the Australian flowers and natives in the bouquet Hard as it is, I became so addicted to making mood boards for modern weddings in the city/ art gallery spaces/ cool bars etc, it was strange how we ended up with a mixed theme on the day! But the venue was only a 30 minute drive from the city- so it was a perfect weekender location, with a recovery lunch the following day at Shadowfax Winery for pizzas and live jazz music.Our garden ceremony was held at a historic homestead on the property of one of Australias’ oldest Mansions, Werribee Mansion, nestled amongst stunning Jurassic trees and never-ending gardens, with a true Australiana feel. Next door to the Mansion, is the Open Range Safari Zoo, as guests entered the property they could view over the river giraffes and other African animals running in this bush home. Michael & Letitia chose this venue to celebrate their pasts, Letitia having lived in South Africa along the Crocodile River for 5 years, and Michael having been brought up as a teen in the same area as the Mansion, and to celebrate a new future together filled with our selected friends & family!The Australian/ African/ slightly vintage yet still modern inspired day was set from the beginning in all of the design for the invitation suite that Letitia delighted in creating and illustrating! From the invitation suite, the badges, the ceremony cards and the little sign cards for guests to write on.
[images from Sayher Heffernan]
If you love purple, this wedding is definitely for you! Rountree Flowers did an amazing jobs with the flowers, and I especially love the escort card display…the varied heights and inclusion of little objet d’art really make it quite compelling. You could easily replicate something like it with collections from your own home!
[images from E. Leigh Photography]
The reception of this wedding was a big draw for me, and I just know you’re going to love it! It was done at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, and they were lucky enough to already have this amazing art installation set up which automatically made the space super festive, fun and modern! It would be easy to duplicate (though time consuming for sure), but definitely makes a big impact.
[images from Elizabeth + Rich Photography]
This adorable urban Portland wedding is filled with GORGEOUS succulent centerpieces, a beautiful color palette thats both sleek AND sophisticated, and clean details….its a beaut!
Photography: KIM+PHIL Photography
Venue: EcoTrust, http://www.ecotrust.
Cake + cookie favors: http://www.
Officiant: Lisa Kristen-Scott
Hotel: Hotel Modera
[images from KIM+PHIL Photography]
I can’t even believe how adorable and simply beautiful the tasseled huppah came out! The ultimate DIY gift from friends of the groom…and such a great idea to boot!
Andrea and Josh wanted their wedding to be a shared event where the bride and groom were as much the focus as their family and friends, all joining together in celebration of their marriage. To do this, they asked their guests to participate in a variety of ways throughout the wedding, making it a perfectly homespun and crafty Brooklyn affair.
In preparation, family members helped make the luminaries and the signing quilt, while the groom’s architect friends designed and built a huppah (a Jewish wedding ceremony canopy), topped with over 100 handmade strung paper tassels.
When the day of the wedding arrived it was a perfectly autumn afternoon: 65-degrees and sunny with leaves taking hues of deep green, yellow and fiery red. The ceremony was outdoors on Prospect Park’s Long Meadow starting at 1pm, and was introduced by the bride’s two friends as the fluitist and officiant. With the park’s lawns and trees as their backdrop, Andrea and Josh read each other vows as the huppah’s tassels swayed in the breeze. Sharing the park with their guests was important to Andrea and Josh since they spent much of their time there, relaxing on the weekends and running and biking before work. So having a kids soccer game going on next to the ceremony was a perfect complement, if not an adorable forecast of Andrea & Josh’s possible future: someday brining their own children to the park.
After the ceremony guests were invited to a reception held in the Picnic House, a lodge with large windows overlooking the Long Meadow. Guests were treated to a variety of homemade beers crafted by the bride’s father and a series of passed hors d’oeuvres, starting with savory and ending with sweet. Dessert was highlighted by homemade pies made by the bride’s family. The afternoon was filled with laughs, conversation and dancing while a slideshow featuring family photos of the bride and groom as kids played in the corner, and a jazz trio led by the groom’s step-brother carried guests through the afternoon. At sunset, Andrea and Josh were whisked away by a pedi-cab, driven from the park and through Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza as passers-by wished them congratulations, sending them into the night.
Location: Prospect Park Picnic House
Caterer: Great Performances
Homemade Pies: Stone Soup (bride’s sister’s boyfriend)
Homemade Beer: Bride’s father
Photographer: Brookelyn Photography
Florist: Sprout Home
Terrariums: Bride & Groom
Dresses: Bride – LulaKate, Bridesmaids – Lynn Lugo
Shoes: Kate Spade
Suit: Hugo Boss
Jazz Musicians: Trio Slaye with Josh Reed (groom’s step-brother)
Get-away Pedi-Cab: Revolution Rickshaws
Signing Quilt: Bride, Groom & Bride’s mother
Huppah: friends of the groom
Luminares: Groom’s step-mother
Officiant & Flutist: Friends of the Bride
[images from Brookelyn Photography]