We are SO delighted to share some fun news with you! We have been *featured* on Swooned Magazine’s website with our styled photo shoot! Check it out!
After months of planning, designing and collaborating with some of our favorite pros in the area, our collective idea of an elegant, outdoorsy wedding began to take shape! Incredibly drawn to details pointing to something different, completely customized and unexpected – really, something a bit avant-garde – we incorporated natural elements & details with a bit vintage glitz and glam.
We designed the wedding inspiration shoot at Oakeside Mansion in Bloomfield, NJ, and focused on a theme with deconstructed elegance. We incorporated rose gold sequin linens with mint-colored, hand painted plates and enamel flatware. Antlers adorned the tablescape and set-ups throughout. Vintage items, provided by Bits and Pieces include a mantel which created a focal point for the wedding ceremony backdrop along with vintage polaroid cameras, chairs and lounges. Jaclyn Auletta Photography took the images to another level, and truly captured the romance and spark of the displays!
To create consistency amongst the wedding details, we developed a monogram which is seen across a number of wedding details. We started with the invitations which highlight a 3D effect with antlers, revealing a peek-through glitter gold background. Our sweets, crafted by My Daughter’s Cakes and Heather Westhead, were adorned with this special detail as well. Finally, in one of the more unexpected places, the guest plates were individually painted with the same monogram – a truly personal touch!
The floral design really made the tables and décor come alive. Specially crafted by Laura Clare Floral Design, they pulled together a tone and feel that evokes passion, using deep purples and raspberry reds throughout.
The stunner of a bride-to-be (yes, she’s a real bride – and the groom is her real knight in shining armor!) was styled by L’Fay Bridal who provided the stunning dress made especially for the wedding atelier as well as with pieces from the jewelry line that they carry in their store. Hair and makeup was artfully applied to the bride by Melissa D’Aloia & Co. The groom was outfitted by J.Crew and his peacock feather bowtie was hand-crafted by Brackish Bowties.
Many of the DIY elements can be easily recreated as well. From the painted place settings, personalized glass-etched champagne glasses in lieu of traditional seating cards, drink and dessert table signs in vintage silver platters turned into chalkboards – lettered by our calligrapher, Calligraphesque, all the way to the favors – champagne glasses etched with “cheers” accompanied by black champagne bottles, mimicking a chalkboard, written on with a big ‘thanks’ for the guests!
We hope you enjoyed our style shoot as much as we did!
Author: Lindsay Jani
Date: September 16, 2014