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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October 1: Post Pink


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and today, October 1st, bloggers all over will be posting pink. So many people have been touched by this disease, and this is just our little way of supporting the cause.

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Marth Stewart Show!




This is the only non-pink post for today, but I just had to share!

Last week was so great, but Friday was a complete thrill for me! Why you ask? Because Darcy Miller, whom I had met at the BFF Bridal Event, invited me to a taping of the Martha Stewart Show and I was more than happy to go! She was doing a great segment of wedding trends that are all in the new MS Weddings issue [which is great by the way, pick it up ASAP] and I got introduced to Reem Acra during the commercial break! Check out her blog for some behind the scenes photos and closeups of the bling the brides were wearing…..Darcy, thanks again for the invite!

[images from Brooklyn Bride]

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photo favorites: Nancy Liu Chin





Nancy Liu Chin from Nancy Liu Chin Designs.

I’m a sucker for Pink Peonies…what can I say. As a floral designer, I’m suppose to love and appreciate all flowers, but secretly, Peonies with their beautiful and large blooms have a soft spot in my heart. It’s rare to do a wedding with so many peonies so this one at Auberge du Soleil really stands out. The chuppah was very special as it was adorned with strandes of woven pink cymbidium orchids. The peonies were clusters of pink peonies. The centerpieces were large arrangements in shades of pinks. The bride was like a princess in her fluffy gown. It’s a dream to me.

[images from Nancy Liu Chin]

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Calligraphy cake


This cake from the latest issue of MS Weddings is just absolutely darling…from the beautiful calligraphy to the little crepe paper flowers at the top!

[image from MS Weddings]

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