As you know from yesterday's post, when I saw Pamela Lerfald & Nick Davis's wedding photos I quickly jumped on board with doing a 2 day feature of this adorable couple from engagement to wedding! If you missed the Tour de Fat inspired Beers & Bike engagement session check it out here! Now onto the main event, yes?! Keeping with the bicycle theme, Pam & Nick expertly wove 2 wheeled fun machines into a well refined slightly off beat gorgeous wedding. Bike elements were incorporated everywhere from escort card displays, table numbers, guest gifts to even their unique take on a wedding cake! This wedding has everything from a sweetly done first look to completely lovely photography which really gives you a strong feel of not only the emotions but the moody weather our couple faced! Pam is a doey eyed stunner whom the camera seems to be utterly smitten with and Nick is simply old school handsome. This wedding has a lot of wonderful simple touches that prove not every wedding needs to be dripping in crystals to make it chic.
Categories: Cake, Decor, Decor Elements, DIY, Eclectic, Featured, Featured Weddings, Flowers, Garden & Parks, Offbeat, Out West Weddings, Outdoor, Real Weddings, Real Weddings, Red, Spring, Summer, Turquoise, Wedding Themes & Trends, Whimsical
Marisa Rothstein & Nolan Robinson wanted a unique, slightly offbeat, fun wedding in a location was sure to fulfill their needs! Landing on the Housing Works Bookstore (which is a nonprofit), they choose to focus their money where they felt it was the most important. Opting out of traditional things such as cake cutting, tons of flowers and so forth, they instead wrote unique vows for one another and other creative elements. In lieu of a guestbook (and in keeping with the bookstore theme) Marisa & Nolan had utilized an adorable "card catalog" drawer to give guests a way to write their best wishes or a note of advice to the couple. As guests arrived, they were treated to Ketubah signing downstairs, while being able to enjoy a cocktail hour before the ceremony upstairs. Immediately following the ceremony the chairs were whisked away and the crowd was swept up in the Hora dance, complete with chair-lifting and everything. Following this, guests sat down for a meal and were treated to not only the traditional toasts but a fully prepared skit depicting the couple's story performed by Marisa's sister and friends!
Tags: blue, bookstore, card catalog guest book, crosby street hotel, custom vows, daisy, housing works, housing works bookstore cafe, manhattan, manhattan weddings, nyc, offbeat, simple, unique guest book, unique reception venue
Oh my dear friends, its only Monday and we are off to a wonderfully sweet start!! Candy as a wedding theme is not exactly a new idea, however, time & again, its the execution that separates the doers from the triers. What on earth am I on about right? Ideas are great in theory, but if the taste level isnt there, the creative execution & most importantly design savvy, the simplest of ideas, do not pan out as expected. LivingSimplicity, along with some other stellar British Columbia vendors came together to create a world of vintage rustic charm providing the perfect background for a Wonka worthy Candy Theme. Utilizing a gorgeous old school floral pattern, the plates along with the distressed wood tables offer up a place for the candy dream to take flight creating whimsy at every turn. Rock candy, reinvented cotton candy, cupcakes, giant rainbow swirl lollipops, taffy, and so much more playfully join together in harmony. Vintage books & their pages are used to create a familiar design aesthetic not only on the tablescape but in the bunting as well which frames the dessert table. Pops of lace & pearl serve to soften up the rustic wood tables, giving a light feminine touch to the overall feel. Dynamic florals in strong technicolor hues provide powerful bursts of color in the form of garden roses, peonies, billy balls and my own personal OMG is that....Meringue in the bouquet?! Absolutely brilliant! I love love love the act of incorporating sweets into the arrangements themselves in a lovely complementary way! With this shoot as a styled guide, I hope to see a surge of many more stunningly sweet affairs!
Categories: Classic, Decor, Decor Elements, Eclectic, Fantasy, Featured, Floralspiration, Flowers, Fuchsia, Garden & Parks, Inspiration Shoots, Light Blue, Offbeat, Outdoor, Pink, Spring, Styled Shoots, Summer, Summer Weddings, Table, Wedding Colors, Wedding Fashion, Wedding Flowers, Wedding Themes & Trends, Whimsical, Yellow
Tags: book pages, bowtie, bright colors, bunting, cameo, candy, candy theme, cupcakes, garden rose, lace, lace chair coverings, MERINGUE, mix match plates, multi color, pastels, rock candy, rustic, styled shoot, sweets, sweets theme, taffy, vintage, yellow
For the record, I loooove New Orleans. I started visiting New Orleans Bi-Yearly starting around 2004 and fell head over heels for the mystical city. The city I know is not the one filled of drunken people looking to shuck beads at willing flashers while downing every alcoholic beverage known to man. I know a city that is filled with old American history, influenced by both the Brits & the French complete with a deep cultural mix of samplings from around the world. The food is outstanding: I genuinely suggest you don't eat for days before hand, no joke! The joie de vivre & old world society run deeps & you find yourself in an other worldly place that is captivating no matter how many times you return.
Tags: arnaud's restaurant, bed and breakfast, birdcage veil, blue, bourbon street, french quarter, french quarter wedding, garden wedding, green, intimate wedding, lace, mix match bridesmaid dresses, modern, new orleans, new orleans wedding, nola, nola wedding, outdoor wedding, paper parasol, peacock, pedicab, retro, small wedding, southern, southern style, statement jewelry, yellow