Studio tour: Styled Creative

Name: Kimberly Fink and Beka Rendell
Location: Old City Philadelphia
Company: Styled Creative

What do you do? We have an event design and styling firm.

What is your aesthetic? We like to think of our aesthetic as Domino meets Elle Decor. We are always on the hunt for interesting antiques and mid century items to mix with modern pieces.

How does your studio style convey your professional aesthetic? We were very conscious of this as we designed our space. We want potential clients to get a feel for our style when they walk in the door. They see a playful mix of old and new, which is a representation of our event design style as well.

Favorite part of your studio? We love our inspiration boards. It is important for us to be surrounded by items and photos that contribute to our creative processes. The photos on the boards are constantly changing. We keep some for the event we are working on and some for our personal inspirations.

Where do you go for inspiration? We find inspiration everywhere, in fashion, art, nature, pop culture… literally everywhere. Even today we saw some interesting, architectural-looking packaging in our neighbors recycling and tried to figure out what we could do with it! We are always looking, constantly taking photos with our cell phones of interesting things we see on the street.

What tool do you use in your business that you can’t live without? One of the item that we couldn’t live without is our Russel + Hazel 3 ring binders. We LOVE them. Number one they are adorable. Number two they keep us organized. We have one for each client and they keep everyone in the office in the know.

Is there anything you’d upgrade to? We each have different ideas of what would be the ultimate upgrades to our space. Kimberly wants rootbeer on draft for anytime enjoyment and while Beka would prefer a walk-in shoe closet so heels don’t pile up under her desk.

Anything else we should know? One of our favorite traditions in the office is that we keep a polaroid camera by the door. Anytime we have friends over we always take a photo. These photos remind us of all the amazing and creative people we get to work with daily.

[images from Shea Roggio]

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Outside the Flowerbox: Science inspired table

The ladies of Poppies & Posies have done it again with a fabulous science inspired wedding!

About the shoot…
We’ve been chatting about doing a science inspired wedding for some time now.  It seems that every time we go antiquing (which is pretty often) we’ve come across vintage lab equipment and antique medicinal bottles that we couldn’t pass up. They were just begging to be used in a tablescape and ultimately were the elements that inspired our vision for this shoot!

We chose to shoot the tablescape in an outdoor garden because it felt like the perfect natural environment. Each beaker, bottle, and science vile was filled with soft, delicate flowers such as blush dahlias, white scabiosa, garden roses, and vines to create a romantic atmosphere.

We brought Bryn of Paperfinger on-board to create the perfect seating cards and table numbers for the shoot. We’re always blown away by her elegant calligraphy and attention to detail. Her table number was based on the periodic table and we used the mini glass science tube stoppers to hold her oh so sweet seating cards down.

No wedding is complete without delicious cuisine and neither of us would rather eat any other food than that cooked by Stuart and Welch catering. They prepared grilled ahi tuna with local corn, heirloom tomatoes and avocado. The vibrant colors of the dish perfectly ‘popped’ off our tablescape.

Jen Huang joined us for the day to photograph the spread and as always we were blown away by her talent! Her attention to detail and unique perspective really brought it all to life on film.

Jasmine Johnson of BridalBod wore a utterly breathtaking dress designed by Sarah Seven and provided by Lovely Bride. We adored the non traditional and super fun look that a short dress created. Small quirky touches, such as our anatomically correct heart boutonniere and a dinner menu designed using an antique periodic table finished off our science inspired wedding.

The possibilities for designing an entire wedding around this theme are endless. We imagine an entire seating chart painted on glass microscope slides and a dessert bar filled with jars of colorful “elements” (think gold leaf covered chocolates and blue rock h20 candy) would be just the thing to make any wedding unforgettable!


Credits:
Flowers & Design Concept by Poppies & Posies
Photography by Jen Huang
Food by Stuart and Welch Catering
Calligraphy by Paperfinger
Sarah Seven dress provided by Lovely Bride
Models, Jasmine Johnson of BridalBod & Davraam
A special thanks to our intern, Annie Huang!

[images from Jen Huang Photography]

Poppies & Posies is a member of Brooklyn Bride’s preferred vendor listings

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Bridal shoot: Aislinn

Aislinn, the bride, won this shoot a few months after her wedding as an opportunity to revive her wedding dress, and Courtney Wilson coordinated the shoot with some great vendors!  Its a nice way to get some more mileage out of your dress.

Vendors:
Location: www.41Taylor.com

[images from Courtney Wilson Photography]

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Real wedding: Molly + Raphael

I’d love to attend a low-key, relaxed feeling wedding like this one at some point in my life…good food + good music = great marriage!

For our wedding we knew we wanted good food and good music and we wanted to make our friends and family feel welcome. We tried to focus on these big goals instead of sweating the small details. We delegated lots of things to our very helpful Mothers. (My mom took care of the tent rental and favors and seating chart, and Rafael’s mom found the mariachi band.) We were really lucky that our wonderful friends all chipped in and helped as well. Our old friend Molly Neuman did the incredibly delicious catering (we had tacos and margaritas), another friend, Justine Heilner, did the gorgeous flowers, and yet another talented friend Nicole Lang-Key made our delicious cake. With all this great help we were able to relax a bit and enjoy the evening.

Vendors:

Dress: Gabriella New York Bridal Salon – Dress designed by Renella de Fina.

Photos: Kelly Guenther

Catering: Molly Neuman/ Simple Social Kitchen

Flowers:  Justine Heilner

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