by: Lauren

I am so excited to finally share a new special series, “Do This, Not That” with you all! This series was born from a conversation with wedding planner and designer, Amber of Amber Veatch Designs, about how small tweaks can make a big difference in wedding design. In this series, you will see several elements of a wedding design done two ways, all photographed by Caroline & Evan Photography. One way will be the “Not That” way- generic, non-personal, and lacking intentional design. The second will be the “Do This” way, in which the element is taken a step further in personalization or design. The whole goal of this series is to show the amazing things that design can do for your wedding look, and I hope it will inspire you to design your wedding with intention! Take it away Amber!

First up is the centerpiece! Flowers can be a very challenging design element for brides, mainly because most people aren’t knowledgable about flowers. That’s okay, don’t be scared- this is where the professionals come in. We had V List Member Andrea Layne Floral Design create these two arrangements for us. A lot of brides on a budget come in to meet with her and request hydrangea and roses and/or greenery. Her theory is they do this for several reasons. Maybe those are the only three floral names they know and fair enough, you’ve probably never had to know anything about flowers before now. Or, maybe you read somewhere that you should use hydrangea because they are cheaper. There are just so many other flowers out there and they may not necessarily be more expensive than hydrangea and roses.

In the “Do This” centerpiece, Andrea used flowers and greenery that are at the same price point as the flowers in the “Not That” centerpiece. Now, the “Do This” centerpiece is indeed larger than the other centerpiece, so there is a price difference between the two, but if the “Do This” centerpiece was the same size as the “Not That”, then the price would be very close. Work with your professional floral designer to think outside the box and help you select flowers that are within your budget, in season (those two tend to go hand in hand) and best of all, are cohesive to your wedding design.

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A big thank you to all of the vendors who participated in this series! We can’t wait to share the other elements soon!

 

Vendors who made it all happen…

Photography: Caroline & Evan Photography // Venue: Forty-Two Ten // Design: Amber Veatch Designs // Floral Design: Andrea Layne Floral Design // Paper Goods: Citrus Press Co. // Linens: Linens By The Sea // Tabletop Rentals and Boxwood Wall: Set Event Rentals // Chairs: A Chair Affair

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by: Lauren

Meagan and Wade aren’t only a cute couple that tied the knot, but they threw an incredibly meaningful North Carolina wedding that was comprised of special moments that would last a lifetime.

Though they were living in Los Angeles, they chose to travel back to their home state of North Carolina for their wedding day. Their style was simple and polished, with an eclectic mix of handcrafted elements that added a fun pop of personality to the design of their day. We love the mini animal figurines sporting party hats that were found tucked into their decor, which gave a fun and playful vibe that set the tone for the day. Much of their design incorporated minimalist geometric details with the perfect punch of color, and we love how this all played in the industrial space found at The Lofts at Union Square.

They also chose to keep their wedding party small by inviting only their siblings to stand beside them, but since their friends are a huge part of their story, they highlighted them as their “wedding squad,” and even had them join in their portraits.

They finished off the evening with a colorful send-off as guests tossed pom pons as they exited the evening, and from the first moments of the day through their final goodbyes, we love how Let’s Frolic Together captured their day. We hope you enjoy it as much was we did!

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We absolutely love how much these two truly celebrated throughout their wedding day, and they chose to do so with so many fun, and memorable touches that highlighted their personalities.

 

VENDORS WHO MADE IT ALL HAPPEN…

Photographer: Let’s Frolic Together // Venue: The Lofts at Union Square // Day of Coordinator: Muse and Delphia // Florals: Bowerbird Flowers // Catering: Sweet Basils Catering // DJ: Vox DJ // Dress: David’s Bridal, White by Vera Wang // Shoes: Poetic Licence purchased at Irregular Choice London // Tux: Zara // Rentals: Southern Event Rental



by: Lauren

We love that this team of creatives decided to break from the expected with these Spring-inspired geometric wedding ideas! A lovely combination of modern eclectic details and beautiful garden elegance perfectly softens the style of the typically industrial space.

Artifact Events is a beautiful industrial space located in Chicago with brick walls, metal walkways, an elegant staircase leading to a focal point clock, and so many other unique details. Ever So Elegant Events wanted to create a look that complimented the rich style of the space, but also offered unexpected elements that would create beautiful inspiration for future couples.

By combining sleek, modern details with organic blooms overflowing with loose greenery from Trablume Floral Design Studio, they created a beautiful mixture of a modern garden style. We love that they embraced the space, but enhanced it with a splash of spring colors and blooms. From the stationery and the bridal gown, to the intentional design details, this team of professionals created a beautifully cohesive look with simple elements that made a big impact.

We hope you enjoy the beauty captured by White Quill Creative as much as we do!

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One of our favorite small details that we felt made a big impact was the simple jewelry by Lady Faye Jewelry, featuring modern shapes and organic stones, which we see as the perfect sum of the style of this day.

How do you feel about these combination of styles? Do you think it’s something that may work for your upcoming event?

 

VENDORS WHO MADE IT ALL HAPPEN…

Planner/Coordinator: Ever So Elegant Events // Photographer: White Quill Creative // Venue: Artifact Events // Florals: Trablume Floral Design Studio // Dishware & Rentals: Vintage Place Settings // Linens: BBJ Linens // Invitations & Calligraphy: Paper Love Club // Bakery: Yum Squared // Bridal Gown: Ultimate Bride // Bridesmaid Dress: Brideside // Formalwear: Black Tie Formalwear // Hair: Beauty by Ann Krause // Makeup: Melanie Larson Makeup // Jewelry: Lady Faye Jewelry // Geode Bride & Groom Place Card Holders + Table Number Holder: BHLDN



by: Lauren

This Tennessee wedding has roots in both American and English tradition. Hope and Freddie met while Hope was studying abroad at Oxford. Freddie was from England, and Hope from New York City. They shared a whirlwind romance, and despite a break-up due to distance, they found their way back to each other. At the time of their wedding, the couple was living in London, but decided to have a garden wedding in Nashville, Tennessee, where the bride’s parents had moved.

They exchanged vows at Scarritt Bennett Center and celebrated through the evening at Cedarwood Weddings. We love that they chose locations with rich Southern charm, but also gave guests a feeling of being transported to the English countryside. Due to planning a wedding from across an ocean, the all-inclusive reception venue was an ideal choice to make the planning process more seamless.

Hope and Freddie chose to have a traditional English wedding ceremony, while enjoying a more traditionally American reception. The men all wore wool morning suits, and then did a change into black-tie evening attire for the reception. A major highlight for us was definitely the double decker party bus as a fun, and unique way to add a little English flair to the day. As guests arrived to cocktail hour, they were greeted on the lawn with a bluegrass band, and continued the evening in an elegant garden reception.

There are so many beautiful details carried throughout Hope and Freddie’s wedding day, and we can’t wait for you to see how Erin Lee Allender Photography captured it all.

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One last detail that we love, was that Hope also made a wardrobe change for the reception. She changed into her mother’s wedding gown to celebrate not only the beginning of her marriage, but celebrated the love and tradition that has been passed down. Such a beautiful, and fun way to add a personal touch to the day.

 

VENDORS WHO MADE IT ALL HAPPEN…

Photographer: Erin Lee Allender Photography  // All Inclusive Reception & Florals: Cedarwood Weddings // Ceremony: Scarritt Bennett Center // Cake: Patty Cakes // Hair and Makeup: One10 Beauty // Catering: Chef Christopher, Epic Event Centre  // Paper Goods: Designs in Paper  // Rentals: Liberty Party Rental // Dress: David’s Bridal