Studio tour: poppies & posies

Can these girls BE any cuter??  And their space is to DIE for!!

Name: Juliet Totten + Sierra Yaun
Location: Upper West Side
Company: poppies & posies

What is your aesthetic? I’d say our aesthetic is country garden meets fabulous vintage shop.  We love bold, bright flowers and found objects, and what happens when you put the two together!

How does your studio style convey your professional aesthetic? We’re surrounded by vintage vases, antiques, and found objects that we use in many of our designs and they certainly keep us inspired!  Also, the more permanent parts of our studio, like our old farmhouse table (now desk) and old industrial toolbox, reflect our belief that beauty can be found and realized in unexpected places.

Favorite part of your studio? The big shuttered windows let lots of light pour into the space which makes for a pretty great place to work!

Where do you go for inspiration? Our antiquing trips outside of the city really inspire us. It’s really fun to find little treasures and use them in our designs. We recently found a vintage hat box that said “park ave nyc” on it. We bought it and filled it with flowers for an event.  Also, any place with fresh flowers and produce.  We’ve definitely been known to go to the farmers market and come back with huge amounts of herbs and vegetables… excited to turn them into some fabulous centerpiece or bouquet.

What tool do you use in your business that you can’t live without? Clippers… Juliet is especially attached to her clippers and really hates leaving the house without them… this is especially awkward at black tie events 🙂

Is there anything you’d upgrade to? Sometimes we daydream about our future retail shop.  We’ve already designed the whole space in our heads.

Anything else we should know? We really love when we get the chance to work on the overall design of a wedding.  It is so exciting to help our clients take their personal sense of style and turn it into an environment that reflects them as a couple.  We also love getting to handcraft all of the tiny details… we’re mad for the crafty stuff!

[images from Oh Darling! Photography]

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Parcel Post for Brooklyn Bride [no.19]

Happy belated third birthday to Brooklyn Bride! I am amazed on a daily basis how much Vané packs into this blog while staying on top of the fabulous events she puts together. Hope you are all having a good start to your week so far. For this week’s post, I took some snapshots around Urbanic of some of my favorite invitation sets we have been working on lately.

above collections include – Hollis by Dauphine • Helaini, Rhon and Lashar by Smock • Creme Brulee and Salon by Elum • and Hollie by Spark

{all photos by Parcel Post}

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Real wedding: Corrie + Chris


Its hard for me not to love every single little detail from Corrie & Chris’s wedding!  Sometimes black and white palettes tend to be very serious and stark for my tastes, but here it totally works.  The wedding is chic, sophisticated, and fun!  Corrie tells all below…







Chris and I met three years ago through mutual friends and instantly fell for each other. Last summer, we went to the Highline Park to play a game of dominoes, and in the box of game pieces was his grandmother’s ring.

I’ve always wanted a wedding in my hometown of Charleston, and November is a beautiful month in the south. We knew that we wanted a short engagement so that we wouldn’t be tempted to over-think every aspect of the day. So on a tight budget, and with four months to plan, we were going to have to be creative in order to fill in the gaps. My talented and hands-on sister rallied my family and brought out a crafty side of them that we’d never seen before. The Harbor Grille miraculously had an open Saturday, so we jumped at it. Their dock and view of the Charleston harbor made us feel like we weren’t just settling on a venue, but actually excited about it.

There weren’t many things that Chris had a solid opinion on one way or another, but an open bar was one of them. The restaurant said they’d provide a grooms drink and a bride’s drink, so all we had to do was come up with one for each of us. We thought we could top that, so if you ordered the groom’s drink (a Jack on the rocks) the bartender would read one of a hundred wedding insults prepared by Chris (ie: “It’s nice to enjoy a meal you didn’t have to wrestle from a raccoon, right?”) and if you ordered the brides drink, a Bellini, you would have a kind word written by me read to you, (“You make bow-tie’s spin!”). Everything was printed out, cut into little strips of paper and then placed in two separate bowls behind the bar to be completely ignored be the bartenders. I think they read about three, then just got bored and started making up their own. I heard the bartender slag my brother and thought, “Chris wouldn’t say that.” Fair enough.

Since we are both graphic designers, we designed all of the printed material needed for the wedding…the Invitations, the Menu and the favors. I found to be a great source of inspiration for the little things. I got the table numbers from and glued them onto the vellum that we wrapped around votive candles. We made the favors ourselves by simply designing and printing different black and white patterns and pasting them to the inside of a clear topped tiny tin. We filled them with chocolate covered sunflower seeds, which ended up being a hit with all of the kids.

My sister designed and made the wedding canopy. We ordered our flowers wholesale and my aunt prepared all of the bouquets, boutonnieres, and table arrangements. Another aunt of mine and my sister labored over the wedding cake, which was the most delicious cake I’ve ever eaten. My grandfather made the wooden sign that pointed out the direction of the reception and ceremony.

I found a dress that I liked at J. Crew and stalked it on E-bay  (brand new!) for a quarter of the price. I also found my necklace at J. Crew and my earrings at Anthropologie. A workmate took time out to make a veil for me. We got material and feathers from Mood and used the flower that was originally on the sash of my dress. My younger sister is a hair stylist and so she took care of my hair, and my cousin, who is a make-up artist did my make-up.

Not only was our photographer amazing and made everyone feel relaxed, she also became the tent pole of the evening by offering to drive us to the ceremony when our wedding party accidentally left us stranded at the pre-wedding photo session.

We couldn’t have been happier with the way everything turned out. It was a day made perfect by the love and help of family and friends.

[images from Shannon Michele Photography]

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...