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A Sugarcomb Tablescape “Downtown Downhome Charm”

 

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With the whirlwind that was 2013, we’re a bit behind on sharing! So, here we go with the first of many posts that we’re excited to blog about.

First off is this spread from Seattle Met Bride & Groom Magazine’s Summer/Fall 2013 issue. It was shot at the beautiful modern and rustic Cast Iron Studios in Bellevue. The inspiration was rough-hewn white-on-white industrial. Our design included unique florals that looked like they’d been poured into our antique metal basket by July Floral Design. Also included was stunning letterpress paper goods by Two Thousand Pounds of Letterpress, a wonderful new printer in Fremont. A La Modo cake slice boxes were used as favors, tied with antique raw silk ribbons and adorned with customized flatware. The vintage metal chairs and candlesticks were from Scout. The hand-painted pillows, napkins and table runner were by Honey Brush. And the cakes and delicious food items were all provided by Cast Iron Studios.

“Foundation of Love.” A Styled Shoot with Jasmine Star

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This spring, I had the tremendous privilege to begin working with Jasmine Star and CreativeLIVE on an exciting styled shoot project. Jasmine came to Seattle in April to teach a 3-day CreativeLIVE course to photographers on how to shoot an editorial wedding, Sugarcomb was brought in to create her live set design, which was used as part of the classroom experience.

We started with the story of who our bride and groom were – a savvy fashion blogger and a detailed architect, and took the design from there. I designed a concept based on water-washed feminine elements and structural images that came together to create a bright, angular and floral heavy wedding reception that was a balanced blend of the bride and groom. It took place in an empty industrial photography studio where we collaborated with a fabulous team of builders and wedding pros to put our vision together. Here are is a sampling of the images that Jasmine shot live during the class…

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Photography: Jasmine Star
Floral Design: Mum Floral Design
Beauty: Tiffany Colors
Cake: The SweetSide
Fashion: Styled.Seattle
Paper Goods: TKTJ Design
Set Design, Decor and Floral Structure Design: Kelsey Eads with Sugarcomb

We’re featured on Grey Likes Weddings today with Jasmine Star!

I was honored to be invited to be a part of photographer Jasmine Star‘s latest CreativeLive workshop on shooting an editorial. We worked together in the months leading up to April’s shoot – I designed a set for Jasmine to use in her class where she could show her students how a live editorial shoot works and what shots and techniques are important. Jasmine’s final images were chosen to be featured today on the Grey Likes Weddings blog! Yay! More images are on Jasmine’s site today as well, and I’ll share more in the future including inspiration sketches and design details. Click below to view Summer’s full post on Grey Likes Weddings.

Sugarcomb and Jasmine Star featured on Grey Likes Weddings

Featured Find | L’Objet “Evoca” Cake Stand

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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 Sugar Palette #1005 | Sunset Blue

A warm evening, sunset ceremony, blue lanterns hanging from the trees.  The golden votives glow the color of the sky at the time of the ceremony all of the way through the night…
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Wedding Sugar Palette #1004 | Barely Metallic

I’m writing this on a beautiful day, the sun is pouring in through the window on to my desk.  What a perfect time of year.  This color palette is very exciting in that it is the first I’m publishing (aside from real weddings) that I’ve had the chance to take from color palette, to inspiration board to an actual table-scape.
This was created for the annual Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) / International Special Events Society (ISES) Table Top Design Competition which made for a wonderful day this past Monday.  Meghan Stoller from MUM Floral Design put together a stunning punch-bowl flower arrangement for the table.
Here is the inspiration board:
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Inspired by bare tones of gold and cream, this color palette is easy on the eyes and intriguing to guests.  Hints of lavish sparkle round off this luxurious wedding design.
The elegant neutrals become the palettes strongest color tones while black acts as the bold base that grounds the concept.  This palette is for a bride and groom who have a flair for bold choices like a silver bridal gown and abalone chandeliers, and who want a timeless theme with modern glamor.
Photos by: Jack Young Photography

Wedding Sugar Palette #1003 | Antique Luxe

Pink has been a popular wedding color for ages.  Lately the pink and chocolate brown trend may be what comes to mind.  Here is an elegant way to use the girly color in a way that makes a slightly different statement.  Paired with a muted teal blue, a warm champagne and a rich charcoal, it delivers a polished look with a luxe antique flair.  It is an ideal color combination to use with old furniture pieces, vintage china and mercury glass vases with timeless pale roses.  Warm, inviting and nostalgic.  Perfect for reminding your guests that they are there to celebrate an age old tradition, this style plays to the important history that wedding’s have held in our lives for generations.
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Wedding Sugar Palette #1002 | Outstanding Orange

I love orange, a lot of people love orange, but it is one high maintenance color!  Easy to misuse, complicated to blend, quick to overwhelm.  So, what is one to do who must have orange in their wedding?  The key is to make it work with your palette, rather than against it.  Orange is best used with equally warm neutrals.  A warm cream and toasty charcoal are the perfect pair to tone down the powerful color and let it stand out as a beautiful pop of energy.
Below is my compilation of items that fit this perfect palette.  Flirty bridesmaids dresses, a fun Swarovski goldfish bracelet, and the star of the show is the amazingly flirty and fun Badgley Mischka ruffle flower t-strap sandal on the bottom right.  Delicious!