Modern rustic engagement party

rustic wood backdrop with modern centerpieces

 This engagement party shoot is the perfect mix of modern and rustic…I’m loving those pops of color against the wood!

modern rustic centerpieces

pink engagement party invitations

modern salad

modern rustic pink and green centerpieces

modern rustic pink and green centerpieces

modern chocolate dessert


neon pink menu

modern rustic engagement party

a modern couple, a simple gathering of food enthusiasts, the perfect mix of industrial and cozy … just some of the inspiration behind this engagement-themed shoot. together with a creative team replete with letterpress, photography, and floral design specialists, we set out to showcase the restaurant’s unique interiors and restless attention to its dishes. an engagement party seemed to fit the bill in creating an intimate, yet stylish celebration …. custom letterpress featuring the couple’s story + menu, a couple DIY projects, one amazing floral + wood centerpiece, drool-worthy food + drinks, and voila!

event design + coordination // mStarr event styling + design
floral design // ilex flowers
letterpress stationery // smudge ink
venue + food // journeyman restaurant in somervilla, ma
photography // liz linder photography
makeup artistry // jaime mullane makeup artistry
hair styling // jenny matthews

[images from liz linder photography]

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Top 10: Modern yellow bouquets

 modern yellow bouquets

 1. Meghan Andrews Photography via SMP | 2. Florisity via NYMag | 3. Janie Medley by Amelia Johnson | 4. JL Designs | 5. Tec Petaja via d*s | 6. JM Events by Amelia Johnson | 7. Blossom & Branch by 1. art beauty life via BB | 8. LSL Event Designs via EAD | 9. Bash Atlanta| 10. Sprout Home, photo by Brookelyn Photography via BB

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Gift guide 2012: For the ladies

brooklyn bride holiday giftguide for the girls 2012

1. Neon bowl | 2. Tieks foldable shoes | 3. Pin | 4. Totebag | 5. Initial necklaces | 6. Karl Lagerfeld pin | 7. Classics from Penguin | 8. Neon pink ipad case | 9. Famous badge | 10. Yummy caramels from Droga | 11. Snake clutch  | 12. Baggu + Fredericks Mae | 13. Izola candles | 14. Cat eye mask | 15. Hex earrings

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Top 10: Modern wedding cakes | 4

 modern wedding cakes

 1. Neon cake via MSW | 2. The Cake Company | 3. Sweet & Saucy Shop via MSW | 4. The Cake girls | 5. Sweet & Saucy Shop via GWS | 6. via Orange Bike | 7. Nine Cakes | 8. Hello Naomi | 9. Gimme Some Sugar via Principal Planner | 10. Lael Cakes, image by Clean Plate Pictures

PS. Check out cake roundups 1, 2 and 3

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Guest post: Modern wedding details from Ritzy Bee

washi tape neon bride

I LOVE Maria & Kelly from Ritzy Bee!  Such sweet and talented ladies…

Hello fun and modern Brooklyn Bride blog readers! We are so flattered to help Vané out while she travels the world. Over at the Ritzy Bee blog, we love to focus in on wedding detail inspiration and we thought we would share with all of you our top 10 favorite modern wedding details…

What’s not to love with combining some of our favorite things – wedding fashion, neon, washi tape + a bit of color blocking? Featured on Brooklyn Bride. [above]

green felt garland

Felt and garlands are fun enough…but stitch them together and we love the gorgeous style they create! Featured on Brooklyn Bride.

green centerpieces in white bowls

Collections of modern shaped mini vessels with monochromatic whites and greens set the perfect table. Photography by Jose Villa Photography

green, white and yellow brooklyn bride wedding buttons

Cohesive patterns, icons and color add the perfect punch to wedding favors like these mini buttons from the Busy Beaver Button Co. Vané and Chad used for their own wedding. Photography by Belathée Photography.

yellow and white modern wedding invitation

Letterpress combining color, blind impressions and a bold font give these SIMPLESONG design  save-the-dates modern appeal. Featured on Martha Stewart Weddings.

martha stewart geometric wedding cakes

Edible glitter dust make these mini cake desserts as appealing to eat as they are to look at. Featured on Martha Stewart Weddings

randi & jacob's wedding balloons

All white wedding decor with touches of oversized balloon whimsy + color create a modern-meets-pulled together look. Featured on Martha Stewart Weddings

lucite pink and yellow escort cards

Lucite and acrylic speak sleek to us and we love the use of hanging neon lucite escort cards. Featured on Martha Stewart Weddings

wheatgrass centerpiece with poppies

Wheatgrass on it’s own is playful…but we love these fun poppies added for modern flair! Featured on Martha Stewart Weddings

betsy dunlap black and white calligraphy

Betsy Dunlap‘s calligraphy not only literally spells Brooklyn Bride, but well suits any modern invitation suite mailing too!

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