Posts Tagged ‘wedding’

June 12th, 2013 1 Comment

weddings: a rustic, candlelit wedding in alaska

I showed you the canned salmon favors from this wedding the other week and thought I should share more from this wedding in Alaska with you especially since it’s primarily a white, cream and brown color palette (this week’s palette). Originally shot for Martha Stewart Weddings by Rick Lew and styled by me, this wedding was casual and inspired by the regional beauty. I hope you can draw some ideas and inspiration from these images! (Please remember though the photos are from my portfolio and if you pin the images they should be credited to Martha Stewart Weddings and photographer … Read more

March 19th, 2013 No Comments

tabletop: citrus details bring a table to life

In continuation from yesterday’s post, I mentioned I would share more of the citrus story I created and styled for Martha Stewart Weddings. Above, a floral centerpiece incorporating citrus is the focal point, while a soft orange/yellow cloth lets it stand out.  White china, chairs and clear votives and glassware keep the table light and airy. Below, details of the table, like citrus lollipops covered in clear cellophane with a numbered round sticker to denote the table number. Attached to the lollipops with waxed twine are rectangular calligraphed place cards to personalize each pop (add a bit of … Read more

February 12th, 2013 No Comments

weddings with gail brill: this couple preserved their love story creatively, and you can too.

As an artist and invitation designer, my work with brides usually falls into certain parameters. The invitation has a prescribed wording. The cards are a certain size and color. In most cases, the boundaries of tradtion are well maintained. Occasionally I’ll work with a bride who wants a Dupioni silk lining to her envelopes, a sprig of evergreen on the invitation or turquoise ink on a chocolate brown card. Every invitation I design is a one-of-a-kind reflection of the bride and groom. But  sometimes, something extraordinary happens. In July of last year, I heard Julia Goren and Adrien Vlach’s love … Read more

January 9th, 2013 No Comments

weddings with liz banfield: something blue, a wedding shoe!

“When I got married a dozen years ago, it was customary to select a pair of practical white pumps from the half dozen options at the bridal salon and have them dyed the exact shade of white/ivory as your gown. I felt like a renegade buying my shoes “off the rack” from a non-wedding retailer (though they were white). Wedding shoes, like so many things in the bridal industry, have come a long way in the meantime. Brides are looking at their footwear as another way to personalize their wedding and express their unique style. After all, as even Cinderella … Read more

October 31st, 2012 No Comments

fern & woodland inspired cake

One of my favorite wedding cakes is this fern and woodland inspired cake that writer and editor, Celia Barbour had at her wedding on Squam Lake in New Hampshire. The cake is made of smooth buttercream-frosted tiers. Buttercream piped ferns, real acorns and oak leaves adorn the layers. Many printing companies can add almost any icon of your choice to tie all your details of your wedding together. Pictured below is an example of a fern invitation from You could also use the icon on matchbooks, napkins and programs. Ferns and woodland elements (such as moss, leaves and … Read more

September 5th, 2012 No Comments

honey themed celebrations…bee creative

Sometimes you can take a color palette literally… and this is one of them. Honey and bees can make a great thread for a celebration. Whether it’s a wedding shower or a simple cocktail party for friends, there are so many recipes you can make with honey and a lot of packaged items for favors. Honey recipes can range from breakfast foods to drinks to sauces for appetizers, so your honey themed celebration could be any time of day. Here are a few of my honey and bee picks:  Mrs. John L. Strong’s “bee crawling” note card set (great … Read more

July 18th, 2012 No Comments

weddings: a classic wedding reception by Michael George takes cues from the surrounding foliage

Michael George does simplicity so well. His attention to detail and stem finishes and cuts are so precise every arrangement is a piece of art. Here he brought 3 different white flowers together in 3 varying heights and exposed their expertly cut green stems in clear glass vessels to create a visually interesting centerpiece. Though Michael’s perfection in cutting and binding stems is very organized, his event design is so classic, most of his palettes follow natural color combinations and textures so that his events never feel contrived. The varying size and height of the hanging lanterns, combined with … Read more