White Winter Wedding

This lovely snowy winter we are having reminds me of a wedding we did last winter.  Instead of fighting the white snow and ice, I suggested that we integrate it into the design.

White on white on white.

The bride and groom were the sweetest couple, obviously madly in love, all captured by La vie Photography.

The Style Laboratory Lina and David The Style Laboratory

They decided on a brunch wedding reception at the beautiful Calhoun Beach Club, which meant a rather early morning set up for the ceremony!  And meant that makeup artist Sherry Fredkove had a very, very early morning!

I am obsessed with the clear glass risers we used from Linen Effects (to help emulate the ice outside) with the snow white falling flowers by Summer Harsh Botanical Artistry.

The Style Laboratory Ceremony Flowers La Vie Photography

The Style Laboratory Ceremony Set Up La Vie Photography

And then 45 minutes to flip the room from ceremony to brunch reception.  D’Amico Catering staff is always so fast!

The Style Laboratory Head Table La Vie Photography

The Style Laboratory Brunch Wedding La Vie Photography

The Style Laboratory Brunch Table La Vie Photography

And D’Amico Catering took the pattern from the Linen Effect’s table linen and applied it to the wedding cake.  Gorgeous!

The Style Laboratory Wedding Cake La Vie Photography

 

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (and a Peppermint Bon Bon)

The Gorgeousness That Was

Leaning toward contemporary design, I’ve always loved the Skyline Room at the Walker Art Center (in fact, The Style Laboratory did the very first wedding reception in that room).

When discussing the design of the wedding reception with Jeanine and Curt, we focused on how to “marry” the contemporary space with a nod to a Great Gatsby feel.  At the center of the vision was Jeanine’s stunning black wedding gown.

jeanine and curt wedding gown

Cadence and Eli (what talented and passionate photographers) captured the images so beautifully!

jeanine and curt bouquet

Floral was designed and meticulously executed by Bastian*Skoog.  They integrated the black lace seamlessly with the very romantic florals and…

…the amazing custom bunting installation that served as a backdrop of the ceremony and later the band.

jeanine and curt wedding bunting

Break dancers did double duty as they provided some entertainment as guests awaited the start of the ceremony, as well as escorting the bride down the aisle.

jeanine and curt wedding break dancers

Following the ceremony, guests were greeted by Cigarette Girls.

jeanine and curt cigarette girls

D’Amico Catering provided some yummy food (required, as the groom has been in the restaurant industry for most of his adult life) and Cocoa & Fig put together a breathtaking dessert table.  Pretty signage by MaeMae Paperie and rentals from Wallflower Event Rental.

jeanine and curt wedding slider station

jeanine and curt dessert table

jeanine and curt skyline

And the happy couple….

jeanine and curt sunset

 

Radiant Orchid

Pantone make its announcement of 2014 Color of the Year and its the Radiant Orchid.  A pink hued purple…so regal, yet soft.

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