Vintage Backyard Wedding

Vintage Backyard Wedding

February 15, 2010  |  In Her Shoebox  |   |  1 Comment

When faced with her only child entering school full time, Jeannine Kennedy knew she needed a new creative outlet to fill her days.  Wedding planning made the short list of possibilities, and ultimately, FAVOR Events was born. In November 2009, Jeannine launched a new image & style blog devoted to wedding & event planners.  The Stylish Planner is the only resource of its kind, covering everything from personal branding to simple fashion solutions for busy event planning professionals.

INSPIRATION

The inspiration for my wedding shoebox came from a photo shoot for the blog design*sponge.  My sweet friend and amazing wedding stylist, Joy Thigpen did this shoot and I immediately thought of my mother’s flour sack china.  When I saw this shoot, I felt like it had been created just for me – it contained so many wonderful vintage, outdoor touches that I adore.

DETAILS

I think the simplicity of this bouquet is amazing and I love the collar made of dusty miller, which has this beautiful green/gray fuzzy quality to it. I love depression glass.  I love feeling the raised patterns and the seams where the two pieces were forged together.  Things just aren’t made like this today. This table linen is so lovely.  It would pick up the color of the bridesmaids dresses as well. I think the contrast between the rustic charger and the delicate china would be so lovely.  When working on outdoor weddings, I think it is important to incorporate the outdoors on the table in ways other than just flowers. The dress is in the softest shade of gray I think I’ve ever seen.  I think the wrap style is very flattering to most figures and I like the casual elegance of the dress design.  I would think ladies would be happy to wear it again and again and I like this wedding dress because it is short and the skirt is a little flirty without being risqué.  Also, the lace overlay has a wonderful vintage quality to it.

Credits:

1. Pottery Barn 2. BBJ Linens 3. Google images 4. JL Designs via Bride and Bloom 5. J. Crew 6. Anne Barge

Classic New York

Classic New York

February 12, 2010  |  In Her Shoebox  |   |  1 Comment

Based in New York City, Christine Paul is the owner & principal planner/designer of Christine Paul Events, Inc. The company provides professional event planning services for any type and size of wedding, party, corporate event, and just about any other social occasion.  Christine Paul is known for her innovative and fresh ideas, her devotion to detail and her surprising décor accents. Christine’s charismatic personality and cool, calm, demeanor help her clients feel at ease as she creates the party of their dreams.

INSPIRATION

The Four Seasons Hotel is truly a Manhattan landmark. I am inspired by the duality of feminine and masculine lines here, the combination of hard surfaces paired with soft colors – very similar to the joining of husband and wife.  I love the energy when you walk into the great lobby and know that these massive limestone walls hold so many great love stories.  Knowing mine will one day join this grand dynasty brings me much happiness.  Harry Winston also inspires me.  His designs create a lovely feeling of timelessness; they are true pieces of art.  To be given a Harry Winston diamond by the man you love is a moment in time to adore always.

Credits:

1. Four Seasons Hotel 2. Alpine Creative Group 3. Ron Ben Israel via Martha Stewart 4. Harry Winston 5. New York Magazine 6. Oscar de la Renta via New York Magazine 7. Versace

Garden Wedding Brunch

Garden Wedding Brunch

February 5, 2010  |  In Her Shoebox  |  No Comments

Courtney Spencer is the owner of Merriment Events, a full service planning shop located in Richmond, Virginia that specializes in producing creatively designed weddings and social events.

DETAILS

The design I put together was really inspired by the color palette. I wanted something that felt sophisticated but fun. I built this with garden wedding in mind. I’ve always loved the idea of an intimate brunch wedding.

Credits:

1. Unknown 2. Parrot Design Studio 3. Ribbons Galore 4. Eventology blog 5. A Practical Wedding via Snippet and Ink 6. Romona Keveza 7. Meadowood Napa Valley

Mexican Fiesta

Mexican Fiesta

February 1, 2010  |  In Her Shoebox  |  , ,  |  5 Comments

The day that Ashley Baber got married her life changed forever. She not only married the love of her life, but she fell in love with the feeling of creativity, accomplishment and joy associated with planning her first wedding. Seven years later, she continues to plan weddings, each with the same passion with which she planned her own. Ashley Baber Weddings brings a fresh and modern approach to designing, planning and coordinating weddings of all sizes and styles, which has earned Ashley and her team a reputation for excellence in the Atlanta area, Virginia and throughout the Southeast.

INSPIRATION

I had the pleasure of taking a trip to Mexico in January. As my husband and I rode around on a scooter in the little town of Progreso, Mexico, I was struck by these bright, colorful papel picado that hung in the streets. My mind began to wander and think about a wedding….

DETAILS

Guests settle in for the late afternoon ceremony in a small villa surrounded by warm air, friends and family. A Flamenco guitarist plays in the background as the casual affair gets underway. The bridesmaids emerge in gowns in various pastel colors and the bride follows in a stunning and sleek yet unpretentious lace gown. Traditional Mexican cuisine is served tapas style as guests nosh for hours on end. Everyone dances to the sounds of a mariachi band into the early hours of the morning, when, in Latin tradition, guests are treated to breakfast.

Credits:

1. Papel Picado via Domestic Reflections 2. Stirrings 3. Aaron Delesie via Style Me Pretty 4. Ink & Peat 5. Betsy White 6. Martha Stewart via Style Notes

Modern Meets Chic

Modern Meets Chic

January 29, 2010  |  In Her Shoebox  |  ,  |  No Comments

**** We have a new perspective today!! What would a wedding photographer do? Where do they find inspiration? I told photographers who submitted to choose one of their own images as the inspiration for the entire palette.  Mrs. Ashleigh Jayne shares hers! ****

Ashleigh Cormier is the owner of Ashleigh Jayne Photography based out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She specializes in authentically telling wedding stories from a unique artistic perspective. By limiting the number of posed and staged shots, couples are captured comfortably and naturally in relaxed settings just “being themselves.” Her fresh and happy images give emotion the opportunity to surface. Ashleigh’s passion is capturing her subject’s essence in the moment, and providing them memories that will last a lifetime.

INSPIRATION

I am convinced that effective photography depends on three main ingredients: Color, light and style. And that’s what catches my eye. Anything with a classy modern feel inspires me. A large focus on vibrant color really brings an image to life. I believe weddings should reflect your individual personality. My wedding style was not very traditional, but it represented who I am. It’s all about putting a personal touch to the look. Every woman has a glamorous side to them, and I feel there’s no need to hold it back on your special day. Sleek can be sexy.

DETAILS

For a bride, the word “details” usually equals stress in a very dramatic season in her life. Just relax, breathe and discover your inner style, and find someone to partner with you in your journey. Choose a look that is based entirely on the colors and decor of your wedding. Be bold. Be vibrant. Think outside of the box! There are no rules to follow except your own. You wedding day is a once in a lifetime experience, so don’t hold back. Tell the story of your day by looking at the details in a simple, elegant light. A pair of colorful shoes. An outdoor alter lit by the afternoon sun. A sweet smile of a flower girl. The way his hand brushes yours during a prayer. A tear in the father of the bride’s eye. So keep in mind – these are the details that will last for a life time.

Credits:

1. Kiss the Groom 2. Hip Hostess 3. Jasmine Star 4. Ashleigh Jayne Photography 5. Snippet&Ink 6. Once Wed 7. Jim Hjelm 8. Cheree Berry

Elite City Flair

Elite City Flair

January 27, 2010  |  In Her Shoebox  |   |  2 Comments

Lauren Kelly, the creative director and owner of Lauren Kelly Events, has a passion for creating events that capture your heart and take you on a journey.  She started her career in Los Angeles, California and although she now resides where her family roots grow deep (Texas), she always loves to incorporate her west coast flair.  Lauren married her high school sweetheart in an outdoor garden celebration this past July full of family, flowers, a Frank Sinatra impersonator and SWEETS!  She is now located in Waco, Texas where she and her team bring your visions to life in a whimsical way that will ensure your stress level stays low and your excitement is ever present.

INSPIRATION

Although my husband and I had a wonderful Southern plantation garden wedding, I have a piece of me that is still a city girl.  This boards embraces femininity without being girly which is so important to that burly husband of mine.  While I know my love wouldn’t be caught dead in coat tails, I can’t help but picture this wedding taking place in the high society realm deep in the evening with black baby grands, bowties and city views galore!

DETAILS

This board exudes high fashion and timeless elegance while playing up drastic contrast and couture mentality.  Black and pink, when done well, has a certain old world mystique to it.  You should never be afraid to touch on some of the older ideals of weddings – dare to be old world traditional with a twist of modern design.  Lace gloves, in black.  Fur coats, in pink.  And sleek black vases overflowing with soft blooms.  If I were to do-over my wedding I would opt for city lights over Southern Charm… Just this once.  Because nothing feels better than dressing up for a fancy party!

Credits:

1 . I Dream of Cake 2.&4. Martha Stewart 3. J. Crew 5. This is Glamorous