Floral prints are one of my favorite new trends for this year and today’s wedding from Stef Atkinson is the perfect example. I’m so in love with the fun floral bridesmaids! And how sweet are the vintage tin cans in lieu of bouquets? The result is a whimsical, colorful, and unique! And I can’t fail to mention the bride is wearing one of my favorite BHLDN gowns (too dreamy!)
Our wedding was the most wonderful day in our lives thus far. Everything went oddly perfect and was beyond our wildest imagination. This didn’t come without some work though. Being such a crafty couple, we wanted to make sure that our day was a total refection of us. Since we had plenty of time to plan, everything was just what we wanted.
We crafted was paper bunting made by using an craft knife to cut hearts out of a Harry Potter book. We then ripped out each page, punched two holes, and strung red and white bakers string between the pages. Staying with our underlying Harry Potter theme, we made our ring box by cutting a “box” down to the chapter titled “The Unbreakable Vow” where our rings were kept throughout the ceremony.
For over a year we collected vintage tins from all sorts of decades and from all sorts of things, cookies, coffee, tobacco, candy, etc. Scouring flea markets, antique shops, and endless Ebay auctions, we finally collected over 80 tins for our center pieces and other decorations. Using flowers grown in our home garden and supplementing from a wholesale flower shop in Nashville, we were able to have wonderfully bright and diverse arrangements. Also, rather than flowers, the girls carried tins which they ended up loving especially when they realized they doubled as a purse.
There were many more hand crafted items and personal touches at our wedding that only added to the eccentricity of our day. Our reception featured many of the Danish traditions such as a waltz that ended in the capturing of the groom and cutting off his tie and tips of his socks, songs and speeches written by family members, and some other funny Danish touches. It was certainly a night to remember and we wouldn’t have been able to do it without our amazing friends and family’s help.
Photography | Stef Atkinson Photography | Venue | Travellers Rest | Caterer | Vintage Cakes and Catering | Gown and Bridesmaid Dresses | BHLDN | Vintage Rentals | Stockroom Vintage | Lighting | Bright Events | Music| Lieutenant Dan
I’ve been really into blue lately, especially this dusty blue paired with gold. It’s such a sophisticated, yet romantic and whimsical palette. It would be perfect for a winter wedding, without getting too cliche with winter blues and whites.
Today I’m sharing this romantic and chic LA Jewish wedding from Love Light Images. I love all the chic, elegant, and timeless details. How stunning is the bride’s custom gown? Those delicate lace sleeves are too lovely!
The inspiration for our wedding was the California Club. The venue was chosen before everything else because Adam is a member and always dreamed of getting married there, so we let it guide our design decisions. We learned a lot about the history of the California Club throughout the wedding planning, and wanted the wedding to blend in with the elegant ambiance.
We chose long tables because it promoted conversation and allowed us to use tall candelabras (which I’d fallen in love with at a prior event), and we chose a live band because we wanted the reception to be a party above all else (that’s the reason I had a “short” dress, too! No getting stepped on for me). We wanted our wedding to set a tone for who we’re going to be as a family, and if we came across as fun-loving, elegant, and respectful, then mission accomplished.
Photography | Love Light Images | Venue | The California Club | Florist | Tommy Farmer Studios | Cake | portos bakery | Gown | Kirstie Kelly Couture | Shoes | Kate Spade | Make Up | Be.NYLA | Band | Earl Alexander Band