Scandinavian minimal wedding inspiration

modern yellow wedding certificate

What a bright and fresh take on a wedding brunch!  So happy and intimate, with a great color palette!

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From Emily Elizabeth Events…
Intimate weddings are some of my very favorite celebrations to design and plan. I love the contrast between the size of the guest list and the momentous nature of the occasion. The smallness of these gatherings encourage a quality over quantity mentality that’s very near and dear to my heart. When combined with a few unexpected details and a little imagination, the most incredible stories unfold. This shoot was created as  restaurant wedding inspiration for a brunch-loving couple who isn’t afraid to break with tradition and have a day-time celebration with their nearest and dearest.
The design concept began with a hand-tufted rug by angela adams, a designer celebrated for her fresh perspective on the natural beauty of the Maine landscape. With its clean, asymmetrical burst of sunny oranges, white, and blue, the Jimi is perfectly suited to a brunch wedding. We found a casual elegance and simple beauty in Solo Bistro’s minimalist ambiance and created an understated and intimate affair to match.
Our bride wears a knee-length orange dress with a structured peplum. Her accessories include nude open-toe heels, brassy gold studs, and a single bangle. A flower crown of white cymbidium orchids completes the modern yet romantic look. Our groom’s ensemble radiates playfulness with pops of color against soft blues and greys.
With an appreciation for fewer better things, the tablescape includes a single row of alternating clear glass bottles and cubed vases with handfuls of orange and yellow tulips, roses, and ranunculus. Their low profile hugs the center of the table and accents the striped cotton napkins and modern shapes of the Scandinavian flatware, china, and glassware. Colorful chairs and pretty, paper mobiles hang from the ceiling giving the space clean lines in a warm setting. The intentionality of each element speaks to the integrity of the couple, hinting at a lifestyle and mindfulness they’ll carry into their future together.
Soft boiled eggs are presented as a first course with local carrot soup, lobster benedict, and fruit-stuffed crepes to follow. Sweets include a two tier paneled cake with a layer of fresh raspberries as well as fudgy brownie bites and fresh baked scones. The care with which the menu was selected can be tasted with each bite and is best enjoyed with a glass of bubbly in hand.
Planning, Event Design, and Styling: Emily Elizabeth Events
Floral Design and Styling: Pretty Flowers
Venue and Brunch Entrees: Solo Bistro
Cake and Treats: The Winey Baker
Rugs, Woolen Throw, Jewelry, and Tea Towels: angela adams
Orange Linen Napkins: Decorative Traces
Specialty Tables: Eben Blaney Furniture
Invitation and Paper Goods: 16 Counties
Make-up: Teague Vivolo
Models: Alexandra Neese and Cody Barry
Men’s Clothier: Joseph’s
Ties, Pocket Square, and Lapel Pin: Mizu
Orange dress, black top, and white skirt: ASOS

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Winter to Spring wedding inspiration from Maine

handwritten save the date

I love seeing how wild and carefree this shoot is….from the elevated centerpieces to the loose calligraphy of the invitations and menu…its a wonderful departure from what I normally would post, but still delightfully modern at the same time!  Scroll down to get more insight behind the shoot.

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From the vendors:
The vision for this styled shoot was to play upon the exciting seasonal transition of winter to spring in Maine, by invoking a sense of drama that comes with the end of a long and dark winter, while incorporating light and life with the shift that comes with daylight savings. We chose a venue that enveloped light and provided both the urban backdrop to a big city soiree we envisioned taking place in celebration of winter’s end and a new life together in the birth of spring.

Our Bride wears a custom designed Sash Couture silk dress with sheer swiss dot chenille overlay influenced by the winter snow, and is paired with Sandgrens suede ankle clogs. A carefully handmade wool and velvet capelet provided a classic warm layer while framing our model’s beautiful dark features. Our Groom’s suit is entirely black velvet paired with a traditional black and white gingham shirt and textured cotton knit tie. The wedding rings and Bride’s earrings are by Jen Burrall Designs.
The invitation suite by Parrott Design Studio infused a modern yet feminine feel, summoning guests to a formal and artistically festive gala in the city.

The table design was comprised of a unique black stained bar height table with custom white canvas panels and sheer white swiss dot chair skirts that mimic our wedding dress. Pewter platters and trays, some on wrought iron stands were used to create additional height and visual symmetry beneath three sputnik style chandeliers with gold dipped bulbs. Although silver is a focus, both gold and silver metals were used to compliment the black and white color scheme and proved to be a stunning canvas to the spring floral design and color palette.

From our floral designer, Megan Hevenor of FIELD Sustainable Floristry:
“Maine winter has its special gifts of darkness, coziness, intimacy, and reflection that I loved the chance to highlight in this pretty shoot.

The silver flower platters brought a shiny reflective aspect to the dinner tablescape, and their varying heights highlighted the tall dark table and tall dark venue ceilings. I filled these platters with plant foliage lush with purple undertones, creamy veins, speckles, fuzz, and iridescent qualities to play off the silver. The use of novel plant foliage added interest and abundance to the arrangements. I worked in coordinating hues of deep burgundy ranunculus, purple checkered lilies, plums, black agonis leaves, lady slippers, and white garden roses. The palette was rich with texture, shimmer, and winter darkness.
I followed a similar tack for the bridal bouquet, of deep plums and interesting foliage, but brought in more pinks and apricots to lighten her look.”

The wedding cake was designed by Jessica of Nothing Bakes Like A Parrott and embodied all aspects of our vision, from the classic modern vibe to the arrival of spring just around the corner.

The venue is primarily a fermentory for kombucha and cider, and to keep with the cocktail-style feel of the event, we incorporated a bar hosting signature cocktails of ‘gin and juice’ that played off the floral color scheme.  Creatively prepared amuse bouche-style hors d’oeuvres and Charcuterie are presented in a way that encourages conversation, mingling and merriment.  To continue the semblance of drama and celebration, the ceremony is staged after dinner when the natural light is all but gone, creating a sense of heightened climatic ending to a most beautiful engagement.

Photography: Sarah Morrill Photography
Event Design, Styling & Prop Rentals: A Family Affair of Maine
Floral Design: FIELD Sustainable Floristry
Catering & Food Styling: Aurora Provisions
Invitation Design: Parrott Design Studio
Specialty Lighting Design: The Event Light Pros
Wedding Dress Designer: Sash Couture
Wool Capelet: Old Port Wool & Textile
Wedding Cake Design: Nothing Bakes Like A Parrott
Hair & Makeup: O2 Salon
Jewelry: Jen Burrall Designs
Clogs: Sandgrens
Venue: Urban Farm Fermentory

[images from Sarah Morrill Photography ]

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Brooklyn bridal shoot at Glasserie

jewel toned invitations

I absolutely love everything about this hyper-local Brooklyn shoot…the vendors took the inspiration from Glasserie and translated it perfectly for this bridal inspiration.  Scroll down for more information on the shoot!

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This Brooklyn styled shoot is full of eclectic and geometric inspiration. Glasserie’s incredible mint green diamond wallpaper against dark wood floors and industrial design inspired a palette of muted colors paired with soft textiles and geometric shapes. We utilized natural fabrics paired with ceramics and touches of brass to create layers of texture and color throughout the shoot. Rather than work with a single designer for the women’s attire, we paired modern, edgier pieces from Titania Inglis with the soft, romantic work of Alexandra Grecco. Our beautiful DIY yarn and tassle ceremony backdrop was created by designer Michelle Bablo with gorgeous pieces from Adaptations for our tablescape and lounge area.

This shoot was also hyper-local and exclusively features vendors who live/work in the Greenpoint & Williamsburg neighborhoods of Brooklyn. We could all walk home once we were done!


Venue: Glasserie
Designer/Florist: Michelle Bablo
Planning: Modern Kicks
Photographer: Katie Osgood
Rentals: Adaptations
Paper: And Here We Are
Women’s Rings/Earrings: Winden Jewelry
Ceremony Dress & Outerwear: Titania Inglis
Bridesmaids & Reception Dress: Alexandra Grecco
Men’s Suits: Brooklyn Tailors
Men’s Accessories: In God We Trust
Makeup & Hair: Bespoke Beauty and Bridal
Cake: Ovenly
Styling Assistant: Emily Shapiro

[images from Katie Osgood]

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Miami meets Mid-Century Modern

geometric invitations

Welcome back everyone and happy 2015!!  I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to see some bright colors this year, and this shoot is the perfect kick off towards that goal.  I do love a good geometric pop when it comes to weddings!!

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Miami Meets Mid-Century Modern

Situated on one of the most iconic beaches in the world The James Royal Palm in Miami Beach hosted this mid-century inspired shoot. While I specialize mostly in wedding stationery and paper goods, I also love to style and art direct. The goal was to showcase my design aesthetic, and love for mid-century and contemporary designs. I felt it was important to stay true to the dynamic and culture that is unique to Miami. Another major source of inspiration for the shoot was Ray and Charles Eames, husband and wife-duo, furniture designers.

Charles Eames was once said “At all times, love and discipline have led to a beautiful environment and good life.” I believe in this quote whole-heartedly, as this is something I put into practice everyday in the studio.

The majority of the shoot took place in the South Shore Lounge and Florida Cookery Patio.
We were also fortunate enough to have a special dish prepared by the talented team at FCP.


Styling and Coordination: Llorente Design
Paper Suite: Llorente Design
Geometric favors and place settings: Llorente Design
Photography: Pabelona Studio
Hair and Makeup: Christina Vidal
Cake and Sweets: Earth and Sugar
Flowers: Ines Naftali
Bride’s Wardrobe: Dress by Miss Brache, Necklace by JCrew, Shoes by Chinese Laundry
Groom’s Wardrobe: Suit by Topman, Tie by Penguin, Sunglasses by Shwood

[images from Pabelona Studio]

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Honeymoon staycation ideas

I love getting well styled photoshoots in my inbox….I feel like they can capture a new idea really well, and show brides how it can be accomplished.  This one comes thanks to Erica from Tinsel & Twine….I’ll let her explain!  Thanks Erica!

The theme of this photoshoot is a Honeymoon Staycation. We imagined a sweet couple with enough love and wanderlust between them to fill a New York City apartment … but just not the funds to go somewhere far, far away.

We chose a variety of complementary colors, shapes, and textures, but kept our table purposefully imperfect. Each placesetting was dressed with a collection of travel-related accessories like vintage binoculars, passports, and sculptural globes.  To add to the homespun feel of the decor, we created a mobile installation of fanned tissue paper and newsprint.

We also DIY’d a multi-colored cloth and yarn rope to snake down the length of the table. Rather than adding flowery plant-life, we decked the table with hearty airplants anchored in bowls of red beans that hint at some place exotic and tropical. To tie the story together, each placesetting holds a mock boarding pass that doubles as a love note.

We are so proud of our fabulous intern, Natasha Melo, for leading this photoshoot. And of course, we could not have pulled this fun shoot together without the help of our awesome “dream team” made up of the following talented people:

Photography:  You Go, I Go, We Go Photography
Gowns:  Alexandra Grecco
Hair:  Dominique Clark
Make-up:  Melissa Cunillera
Tablescape Design & Styling:  Tinsel & Twine

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