Real wedding: Amy + Scott





Amy contacted me last week with some really fun images from her wedding, and was kind enough to describe a lot of details as to what went on with the planning. I’ll let her do the talking! [tomorrow I’ll focus on her invitation suite…its pretty extensive!]
I am a floral and interior stylist. I do mostly home and event styling and styling for photo shoots. I am also an artist and designed our entire wardrobe of wedding stationary. The wedding was held at the St. Regis Hotel in Midtown. The venue called for Old New York style – our personality as a couple was far less stodgy. As a result I wanted to convey in the invitations be a party full of joy and celebration.
What is better than a burst of color and the joy of a wedding celebration to bring up spirits in the darkest gray stretch of winter?
The Guests:
Our guests were from all over the world, my husband works for a London based firm and a majority came in from Detroit, Michigan and Knoxville, Tennessee. We had a destination wedding of sorts as almost all of our guests came in from different places. I started the wedding suite with an invitation to NYC with Lady Liberty on it.
Inspiration and Decoration:
Inspired by the first signs of spring my inspiration started with bright yellow flowers of the forsythia branch. Orange and all shades into red became accent colors. Hurricane containers lined the aisle and a floral arch of forsythia was at the alter. The tables were all named after places Scott and I had traveled to in the time we were dating. Our sweetheart table was named Antigua after where we got engaged. The glass containers had sliced oranges lemons kumquats and cran-apples floating in them.
Another cool thing we did was frame a photo of our parents, grandparents and siblings on their wedding day. We displayed them near the entrance of the cocktail party. We also took Polaroid photos of our guests as they came in to the party. We had them sign in on individual sheets with their well wishes. Now we have a beautiful fabric box full of their kind words (that looks great on the cocktail table) as a memento!
Vendors:
I wore Monique Lhuillier, and Red Jimmy Choo shoes. The Cake was Sylvia Weinstock, the band was Hank Lane Orchestra (heavily laden with Motown sounds for my Detroit guests!), video by Milk and Honey, photos by Brian Dorsey Studios, and Magician J.B. Benn for entertainment. Cory Davenport did the floral work for me – I could not face doing it myself… way too stressful!
I did the design on all the paper goods sent throughout the engagement and wedding … the accolades came rolling in on our suite of wedding stationary. I am working on a new part of my design business called papercupp. (homage to my maiden name of Cupp) I hope to help other brides set the tone for their wedding day celebration with bespoke stationary.

[images from Amy, by Brian Dorsey Studios]

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i heart the BFF Bridal Event: Blue Ribbon Design


I was so happy to finally meet Kimberly of Blue Ribbon Design! Her work is even more beautiful in person and she’s such a sweetheart! Unfortunately the lighting was pretty dim at the St. Regis so only one photo came out decent, but I had to post a picture of my new favorite invite of hers called Wallpaper. The purples are just stunning! And that Merci card completely satisfied my utter label obsession….

[images from Brooklyn Bride and Blue Ribbon]

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photo favorites: hello!lucky



Sabrina + Eunice of hello!lucky invitations:

There were a lot to choose from but attached are two favorites of late. The first shows a couple of variations for our Classic Cowboy design, inspired by spurs, boot stitching, old posters, and of course cowboys. We love the old-world feel of it, and feel like it captures the romance of the old west while still being elegant enough for a wedding invitation. The second is our L’Oiseau design, inspired by wild flora and faunal we love the color combination of chocolate and lilac, and the lilac envelope lining. The photographs were taken by Sara Remington, a wonderful photographer who also shoots weddings.

[image by Sara Remington]

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Stitch Collection by Anthropologie





Be still my crafty heart….did anyone else get this postcard in the mail? They literally stitched a beautiful flower into the cardstock! I love it! Invitation ideas anyone?

Anyone, this new collection from Anthropologie is pretty darn special….it even warmed my oh so modern heart for a bit of vintage…lovely for the upcoming cooler days….

[images from Anthropologie]

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For Sarah: Ultimate Game Night Wedding






Sarah mentioned having a game night themed wedding in the comments section and at Toast and Tables….it reminded me of a birthday party David Stark designed….hope this helps Sarah. He also did a game night article in an old issue of the now defunct Budget Living, I’ll try to dig it up next week after getting back from Rhode Island.

Have a great weekend everyone!

[images from David Stark Design]

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