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A Day of Beauty

Although I don’t do wedding planning anymore, I helped out a friend who was getting very stressed out with her wedding plans. She was at the point of just letting her vendors make the final decisions due to being overwhelmed.

Her day turned out beautifully, but I think the moment I loved the most was seeing how emotional her father was. And my favorite design feature was my suggestion to do a floral chandelier hanging above them as they exchanged vows, rather than ceremony floral arrangements.

The day was captured by Matt Lien Photography.

Bride and mother of the bride were equally stunning.

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The bride had a very specific idea of what the look of her wedding she wanted, but had a hard time designing it, so we were worked with Summer Harsh Botanical Artistry and Ultimate Events to give her the exact look she dreamed of.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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Conservatively Chic

I was given the task of creating a look that was conservative in a contemporary space with amber windows at The Guthrie.

Rather than try to neutralize the yellow, I decided to use the yellow as an asset and created a simple, minimalist design that still conveyed a conservative feel.

Thank you to Lauren B Photography for the great photos (and how she neutralized the yellow in the photos…I have no idea!)

I fell in love with the silver and yellowish-gold damask linen at Linen Effects.  Fresh and modern with the use of a conservative design such as damask.

Adding a bit of whimsy by using billy balls makes me smile.  Cheerfully understated (kind of like the florist, Summer Harsh Botanical Artistry).

When you have a view like this, it is important to use it as part of the design.  Gorgeous.

The Black List August 2011

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