Scandinavian minimal wedding inspiration

modern yellow wedding certificate

What a bright and fresh take on a wedding brunch!  So happy and intimate, with a great color palette!

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From Emily Elizabeth Events…
Intimate weddings are some of my very favorite celebrations to design and plan. I love the contrast between the size of the guest list and the momentous nature of the occasion. The smallness of these gatherings encourage a quality over quantity mentality that’s very near and dear to my heart. When combined with a few unexpected details and a little imagination, the most incredible stories unfold. This shoot was created as  restaurant wedding inspiration for a brunch-loving couple who isn’t afraid to break with tradition and have a day-time celebration with their nearest and dearest.
The design concept began with a hand-tufted rug by angela adams, a designer celebrated for her fresh perspective on the natural beauty of the Maine landscape. With its clean, asymmetrical burst of sunny oranges, white, and blue, the Jimi is perfectly suited to a brunch wedding. We found a casual elegance and simple beauty in Solo Bistro’s minimalist ambiance and created an understated and intimate affair to match.
Our bride wears a knee-length orange dress with a structured peplum. Her accessories include nude open-toe heels, brassy gold studs, and a single bangle. A flower crown of white cymbidium orchids completes the modern yet romantic look. Our groom’s ensemble radiates playfulness with pops of color against soft blues and greys.
With an appreciation for fewer better things, the tablescape includes a single row of alternating clear glass bottles and cubed vases with handfuls of orange and yellow tulips, roses, and ranunculus. Their low profile hugs the center of the table and accents the striped cotton napkins and modern shapes of the Scandinavian flatware, china, and glassware. Colorful chairs and pretty, paper mobiles hang from the ceiling giving the space clean lines in a warm setting. The intentionality of each element speaks to the integrity of the couple, hinting at a lifestyle and mindfulness they’ll carry into their future together.
Soft boiled eggs are presented as a first course with local carrot soup, lobster benedict, and fruit-stuffed crepes to follow. Sweets include a two tier paneled cake with a layer of fresh raspberries as well as fudgy brownie bites and fresh baked scones. The care with which the menu was selected can be tasted with each bite and is best enjoyed with a glass of bubbly in hand.
Planning, Event Design, and Styling: Emily Elizabeth Events
Floral Design and Styling: Pretty Flowers
Venue and Brunch Entrees: Solo Bistro
Cake and Treats: The Winey Baker
Rugs, Woolen Throw, Jewelry, and Tea Towels: angela adams
Orange Linen Napkins: Decorative Traces
Specialty Tables: Eben Blaney Furniture
Invitation and Paper Goods: 16 Counties
Make-up: Teague Vivolo
Models: Alexandra Neese and Cody Barry
Men’s Clothier: Joseph’s
Ties, Pocket Square, and Lapel Pin: Mizu
Orange dress, black top, and white skirt: ASOS

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A very Selby wedding


If you checked out Vogue online the other day, you may have caught some glimpses of Todd Selby’s super chic wedding.  I couldn’t resist sharing some of the shots here because its just THAT. DAMN. GOOD. I can’t think of a more beautiful wedding dress or unique whisp of a  bouquet.

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[images from Jesse Chamberlin of Our Labor of Love via Vogue]

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BIG news x 2


Now that the release date has been moved up, I can finally tell you that the book I had been working on for MONTHS and MONTHS last year with Minhee, Jainé and Michelle is FINALLY available for preorder!  It will be released on November 3, just in time for the holidays, which we’re thrilled about.  We’ll all be releasing some sneak peeks over the next few months of what you can expect from the book (you can also follow #weddingsincolor on IG), along with upcoming events, so stay tuned for that.  You can find all the details about the book itself on my SHOP page, but here are the sites you can purchase it at from now.

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound


Annnnndddd….as fate would have it, I’ve got another little addition coming in November, though hopefully not for preorder 🙂  I’m in my 14th week now and let me tell you, these last 3 months have been no cake walk, so I have a HUGE new found respect for all the mamas out there.  I’m still trying to figure out what this means for the 2 blogs, but have no fear, I’ll be keeping all the baby talk over on Brooklyn Living.

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