Wedding Design Tip | Tell a Visual Story

Planning a wedding can easily turn into a shopping spree.  “I love this and this and this…!”  It’s so easy to do, you pick everything you fall in love with: dresses, shoes, invitations, linens, decor, etc.  When you take a step back and look at all of your choices as a whole, as they will be seen on your wedding day, do they all tell the same story?  Not everything has to match, but in order to throw a wedding that visually captures your guests and could be wedding blog or magazine-worthy, the design must be consistent.  You should be able to hold any of your choices up to another and they should make the same statement.  Telling a story is a phrase I’ve heard countless times as a designer; it’s like a theme, but more so, it portrays a feeling in a moment.  It visually tells viewers about a person, a time, a place and an emotion, without speaking a single word.  It is the easiest way to captivate an audience, to throw a wedding that becomes known for it’s details, and to help you keep your choices manageable as you plan your big day.
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Here are two examples of different stories.  Notice the feeling the groups create, what kind of bride & groom would each of these stories portray?  What would the guests experience?  They both tell two very different stories, but both are beautiful…
What story will you tell at your wedding?

TOUR DE FORCE | swoon-worthy headpieces!

They’re over the top, full of playful personality and made with luxurious folds of fabric.  London based Tour de Force is a designer that makes unique fashions and headpieces that have completely rocked my world today.  They are not for every bride but if you think you can pull one of these babies off at your wedding, PLEASE DO, and don’t forget to send me pictures!  I’m putting one on my wish-list since I can’t stop daydreaming about wearing one to a party someday. They ship to the states and create custom bridal pieces upon request.
Photos by: Kiyotaka Hatanaka

Like Cake | My Favorite Things

I’ve had a long running obsession with anything that resembles a delicious frosted cake. Typically it’s architecture, I love buildings that look like you could walk up to them with a fork and take a bite. A perfect example is this photo of a white church that I keep above my desk in my office. My god-mother sent it to me from a vacation that she was on a couple of years ago…I can’t wait to see it in person someday!

Santa Lucia Catholic Church, Costa Rica

Lace Necklaces | Delicate Wedding Inspiration

I came across these necklaces by White Owl, they are so delicate and nostalgic; I love the lighthearted feeling.  They are made using new and re-purposed materials, the owner describes herself as a lover of art, flea markets and great style.
Here is more inspiration on the same light & airy note…
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Wedding Sugar Palette #1008 | Marry in Sperry

A daring combination at a carefree wedding by the water.  Perfect for a hot sunny day: flying kites, paper boats, and chic, comfortable bridesmaids wearing bright patent leather Sperry Top-Siders.  What more could you ask for? Your guests will remember how much fun they had at this whimsical event for a long time to come.
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Featured Find | L’Objet “Evoca” Cake Stand

L'Objet Cake Stand

I love the blend of lavish finishes and organic design in this nickel plated and gold cake stand by L’Objet. It would look beautiful in a rustic outdoor setting that is adorned with warm gold accents, filled with bamboo chairs, and boldly represents the beauty of natural inspired elements. For example…

L'Objet Inspiration Board

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Wedding Inspiration | Elie Saab On the Runway

A fabric draped dream, the Elie Saab Fall 2010 Couture Collection is one of the most inspirational shows I have ever laid eyes on.

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Sheers, lace, texture, reflection, rich muted tones – it’s flowing perfection.  Notice the color variation between dresses and on each garment. The dresses look like they are laid on the models, wrapped around and secured for a perfect fit.
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Photos by: Marcio Madeira