We hope you’ll like looking at this shower as much as we liked throwing it. The lovebirds you see here are Mike and Amber, two of our wonderful friends. They just got engaged (congrats, you crazy kids!), and we thought it would be fun to feature them in a few of our posts as they start their wedding planning.
For this shoot, we wanted to put autumn on par with summer as the go-to season for romantic soirees. When we were planning it, we kept coming back to the word “cozy,” but still wanted to maintain a celebratory feel that didn’t feel like a holiday display at Macy’s. We whipped up our inspiration board in plums and neutrals, and we knew we were on the right track. On the day of, joined by the astoundingly talented Trent Bailey, we shined up our prettiest cake plates, packed up our coziest sweaters, and and hightailed it out of the city for this cozy couples’ shower.
Photography: Trent Bailey Photography
Desserts (fig cake, canele, leaf cookies, chocolate and caramel dipped pears): Cake Hero
Florals: Blossom and Branch
Couple series pillow: K Studio
Gray knit poncho: Wai
Knit scarves and bows (on packages): Emmadime
Burlap bags and other wrapping supplies: Olive Manna
Wreath and felt bows: ItzFitz
[images from Trent Bailey Photography]
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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